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RE: Will Missouri keep wrestling?
(02-15-2012 11:52 AM)LSUtah Wrote:  
(02-15-2012 11:46 AM)DrTorch Wrote:  Tigers are having a very good year. But the SEC is too weak to have wrestling, so will Missouri drop it when they move? Wrestle indpendent? Keep affiliation w/ Big 12?

WVU has a wrestling team, will be a tough move to the Big 12, but good for the conference. Loss of Neb didn't help them.

Would love to see Texas start sponsoring a varsity team.

Men's wrestling and soccer are Title IX casualties in the SEC - not sure what you meant by "SEC too weak to have wrestling", but you can't have it all. In the SEC, fans prefer good baseball (which actually generates revenue for some schools) over wrestling & soccer anyway - so there's that.

I hear they are going to align themselves with some other schools for wrestling. I am sure this was discussed with the SEC.
02-15-2012 10:03 PM
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RE: Will Missouri keep wrestling?
(02-15-2012 05:49 PM)justinslot Wrote:  
(02-15-2012 03:16 PM)10thMountain Wrote:  Football just eats up so much of the male side of the scholarship balance that a lot of sports like men's hockey, wrestling and lacrosse either get cut or can not be added even if there is a lot of interest.

I just had the completely stupid thought that the only way to remedy the unfairness of football eating up male scholarships while not providing any female scholarships since it's the one sport without a female equivalent is to MAKE CHEERLEADING A NCAA SPORT. I mean, right? Oh, there are male cheerleaders but the bulk are female. And it's not like there aren't tons of organized cheer competitions. Oh sure, you'd have to get some logistics worked out--when would the competitions happen? On game days? Before or after games?--but between the football and basketball squads that would eat up a healthy chunk of those 80 football schollys.

They recently had a court decision on this and the courts said cheerleading wasn't a sport. Why? I don't know. But the Title IX crusaders don't want the equality they claim they're after, they want tilted benefits for women...who already make up the majority of college students, and who get better pay in comparable jobs.
02-16-2012 12:00 PM
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