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RE: Additional women's sports?
(11-11-2017 12:43 PM)posterformerlyknownasthedoctor Wrote:  As I imagine most of you know, we've had a moderately-well-performing women's triathlon team going on, with mostly freshmen.
Now......

next women's sport will be?

Read the last sentence/paragraph.

I have no inside information, but I can almost guarantee the next women's sport we sponsor will be lacrosse. It's the only women's sport the SoCon holds a championship for that ETSU does not field, and they can play at Greene Stadium without a major inconvenience to the football program (the field at Summers-Taylor is too small, IIRC, or they would have done it sooner).

I'd also be curious to see if we sponsored a rifle team at some point in the future. It doesn't have the same visibility or ROI as other sports, but it's coed, allows 3.6 scholarships max, and it's not like there are no skilled shooters in the mountains...
11-17-2017 12:47 AM
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Do any schools of our size offer gymnastics? Just seems like the Dome would be an ideal venue for it.
11-19-2017 09:08 PM
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(11-19-2017 09:08 PM)etsubuc Wrote:  Do any schools of our size offer gymnastics? Just seems like the Dome would be an ideal venue for it.

Well, remember, we *used* to offer gymnastics, and it was in the dome. Had it for a few/several years. Chris Ayers(??) was the coach.

But I also think the next one will most likely be lacrosse.
11-20-2017 03:12 AM
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Lacrosse would be interesting. It's definitely a lesser known sport around here though, so most of the players will not be local. Anyone have any clue where the nearest HS with women's lacrosse is?

And a rifle team makes loads of sense too, especially with the range under the dome not getting a ton of use. I bet most of the students on campus have no idea it's there.
11-20-2017 06:28 AM
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East Tennessee State Rifle was a storied program with numerous high rankings and all Americans. Marsha Beasley '78 is one of the first who comes to mind. Beasley went on to coach at West Virginia University, leading that school to 8 ncaa national rifle titles. She is currently rifle coach at Ole Miss.

The 1980 NCAA Rifle Championship was held on campus in Memorial Center.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1980_NCAA_...mpionships
11-20-2017 11:50 AM
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We've discussed this before, at least twice, but it's been awhile.
Within this link, begin reading about post #10. In my post #17, there are links to the sites showing championships. However, and this is weird......the link "ETSU champs in 1974" doesn't seem to show ETSU on that page anymore. Can't explain that. Maybe I'm missing it somehow, but I don't even see "Rifle", although I see "Pistol". Maybe those were moved over to some NRA site?? (I'm not gonna go looking.)

I knew many of the rifle team members over the years (but not Beasley). Some *very* interesting folks.

earlier thread discussing ETSU championships and near-championships

And no, we've never challenged Grand Valley St. for dodgeball supremacy. And I strongly doubt wakeboarding will be added as a sport anytime soon.
11-20-2017 12:27 PM
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(11-20-2017 06:28 AM)queenladybug817 Wrote:  Lacrosse would be interesting. It's definitely a lesser known sport around here though, so most of the players will not be local. Anyone have any clue where the nearest HS with women's lacrosse is?

And a rifle team makes loads of sense too, especially with the range under the dome not getting a ton of use. I bet most of the students on campus have no idea it's there.

Relatively big in the schools in middle Tennessee, especially girls lacrosse.
11-21-2017 10:00 PM
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(11-20-2017 06:28 AM)queenladybug817 Wrote:  Lacrosse would be interesting. It's definitely a lesser known sport around here though, so most of the players will not be local. Anyone have any clue where the nearest HS with women's lacrosse is?

And a rifle team makes loads of sense too, especially with the range under the dome not getting a ton of use. I bet most of the students on campus have no idea it's there.

There's actually a really good program down at Seymour, but most of the better players in the state are from the suburbs of Nashville and Memphis. Lax is so big in North Carolina and Virginia, though, we will have plenty of quality recruits to draw from in our traditional footprint, plus opportunities to get students from pretty much anywhere between San Diego and the Mississippi River, because the only program in that span is Denver.
11-23-2017 09:01 AM
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