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Sports

On Second Thought

BU wrestling program forced into submission

Abruptly, as if toppled by a taser-like double-leg tackle, Carl Adams and his Boston University wrestling program were pinned, counted out, and relegated to the scrapheap Monday afternoon by athletic administrators. Save for one last hurrah of the 2013-14 season, the program is toast, leaving 25 student-athletes out of luck and Adams at a loss for explanations.

“I had no inkling whatsoever,’’ Adams said Friday morning, still trying to reckon how 32 years on the job at BU vanished in an instant. “And quite honestly, I’m still trying to figure out . . . why? Maybe it’s just me, but given the kids we have in the program, given the history of the program, given alumni, given what we had to work with, what we were doing on the mat, and as a program . . . I am still trying to figure it out.’’

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