Great point! This is nothing new and it occurs in all NCAA sports. I was part of GMU Track and Field during the 80's and had several teammates (and 1 roommate) lose their scholarships. Coach could say lack of performance, injury but often the Coaches were upgrading the scholarships with a better athlete. Athletes quickly learn that NCAA is a business even in a non-revenue sport. The Coaches would tell us it's a business - they have pressure to win and create a winning program and their expectations are you perform in key track meets at the time State, Regional (IC4A) and NCAA's (if you make it). It is tough to lose a teammate, most would still be allowed to compete but did not always have the means without scholarship. Harsh but at least the team I was on saw great progress. From a start-up program my first year - 6th in VA State Meet, double digit finish at IC4A's (over 100 schools oldest T&F Championship in Country). Within 3 years GMU won the VA State Collegiate Track Meet over powerhouse programs UVA, VA Tech and VMI. By year 4 GMU so dominated the state meet that the P5 schools pulled out and the VA Collegiate State meet disbanded. My 5th year (1 redshirt season due to injury) - GMU won the IC4A's and in GMU 1996 would win the Indoor NCAA championship.I think if you’re going to tell someone that if you enter the portal your scholarship is revoked you also have to guarantee a scholarship for four years so long as they don’t quit the team and are academically eligible. In other words, coaches can’t just be pushing kids into the portal if they don’t develop the way the coach thought they would.
Show some loyalty on the front end, maybe get some back.