This is an article about saving money for education by cutting sports. As someone who played sports and only went to the public high school in order to play, I have mixed feelings on the subject.
Yes this would save money but it would also take away an institution that helps some students meet friends and stay motivated to keep their grades up.
On the other hand, Europe has proven that without school sponsored sport, teams do not disappear. My friends that lived with me through high school were all multi-sport athletes and did this through great club sports. If we could develop these teams and found ways to keep them as inclusive as school teams they may be an adequate substitute.