Word on the financial street is that Dick's is looking for a buyout. They are losing money and store closings and consolidations are scheduled for Q1/Q2 2020.
What made Dick's unique was their appeal to traditional male and female sports oriented shoppers. With the removal of firearms and other male oriented stock, they've reduced their male foot traffic and also the companion female foot traffic. Sales show this. You can look at the Meta Data unique to Dick's and see that their foot traffic overall and store time (amount of time a person stays in the store indexed against purchases) is dropping steadily.
They have about 24-36 months before they are in a unrecoverable hole.