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"What is the BEST sport that W&M has?"
The other day I was thrown off when asked "What sport is W&M's best?" ...To which I answered "Well, we're good at football for our level" -- but no, this person meant NATIONALLY/in general (not taking into account relative to your own division), I had to think...W&M Baseball comes to mind, with recent trips to the NCAA Tournament, so after some deliberation, I answered that W&M Baseball is our best squad (men's and women's).

But that got me thinking..are there actually other sports that I'm not thinking of that are arguably "better" on the national stage? Certainly of the "big sports" (footbal, baseball, basketball), you can quite easily say baseball.

Wanted to hear everyone's thoughts! What's our best sport for both men's and women's? And not "the best relative to our league," but nationally, without regard for divisions/conferences/etc.
02-16-2017 09:42 PM
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Gotta be cross country right?
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(02-16-2017 09:49 PM)zablenoise Wrote:  Gotta be cross country right?
By a long shot

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CC not even close
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Men's and Women's?
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RE: "What is the BEST sport that W&M has?"
Women's Soccer has to be up there, as well. Only three other programs have been to more NCAA Tournaments than Tribe Women's Soccer: UConn, UVA and UNC-CHeat.

36 consecutive winning seasons (tied with UNC-CHeat for the most). Notable alumni such as Jill Ellis.

That's a big one for us.

Also, our tennis teams deserve a shout out.
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Isn't men's gymnastics in the conversation? Last I heard, they've kind of owned the state title for a silly number of years.
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(02-17-2017 03:43 PM)WM Beancounter Wrote:  Isn't men's gymnastics in the conversation? Last I heard, they've kind of owned the state title for a silly number of years.

Well we're the only program in the state.

I have a pet peeve with men's gymnastics. They're always hyped as a "top 20" team nationally. There are only 20 teams.
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(02-17-2017 03:59 PM)zablenoise Wrote:  
(02-17-2017 03:43 PM)WM Beancounter Wrote:  Isn't men's gymnastics in the conversation? Last I heard, they've kind of owned the state title for a silly number of years.

Well we're the only program in the state.

I have a pet peeve with men's gymnastics. They're always hyped as a "top 20" team nationally. There are only 20 teams.

03-lmfao In all seriousness though, what's the value prop in having gymnastics if there are so few teams? Couldn't that money go to the other sports? Sorry to offend any gymnastics supporters on here - just not sure why we'd be spending money on something less than 20 other schools have when we're not flush with cash.
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(02-17-2017 04:56 PM)tribemike09 Wrote:  
(02-17-2017 03:59 PM)zablenoise Wrote:  
(02-17-2017 03:43 PM)WM Beancounter Wrote:  Isn't men's gymnastics in the conversation? Last I heard, they've kind of owned the state title for a silly number of years.

Well we're the only program in the state.

I have a pet peeve with men's gymnastics. They're always hyped as a "top 20" team nationally. There are only 20 teams.

03-lmfao In all seriousness though, what's the value prop in having gymnastics if there are so few teams? Couldn't that money go to the other sports? Sorry to offend any gymnastics supporters on here - just not sure why we'd be spending money on something less than 20 other schools have when we're not flush with cash.

I don't know how many scholarships they have, but I would guess very few. Put another way, I don't think we could cut gymnastics to get a basketball practice facility unless our target start date is 2050.
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