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RE: Johns Hopkins , Big Ten Lacrosse and the future
(04-26-2017 03:25 PM)NoDak Wrote:  Another story on the Minnesota drive to add DI M/W lacrosse.

minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/04/16/university-minnesota-gophers-mens-lacrosse/

Quote:But it doesn’t have the facilities. And most importantly, it doesn’t have the money.

Athletic Director Mark Coyle said Minnesota is “not in a position to add additional programs” and doesn’t plan to “in the near-term,” pointing out it already has the fourth-most in the Big Ten.


Here's the easy button for that:

- you cut Men's Tennis as a varsity sport (it becomes a club sport), and replace it with Men's Soccer. Already have soccer facilities, only costs would be operational and scholarships. Minn has lots of participation in boys and particularly youth soccer. And now has an MLS team. Absolutely no reason the U of Minn should not have a men's soccer team.

- you cut M/W Golf as varsity sports (they become club sports), and replace them with M/W lacrosse. They play at the soccer stadium, as many schools with varsity lacrosse use the soccer stadium as a multi-purpose field for minor field team sports.
04-28-2017 11:35 AM
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RE: Johns Hopkins , Big Ten Lacrosse and the future
(04-28-2017 11:35 AM)MplsBison Wrote:  
(04-26-2017 03:25 PM)NoDak Wrote:  Another story on the Minnesota drive to add DI M/W lacrosse.

minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/04/16/university-minnesota-gophers-mens-lacrosse/

Quote:But it doesn’t have the facilities. And most importantly, it doesn’t have the money.

Athletic Director Mark Coyle said Minnesota is “not in a position to add additional programs” and doesn’t plan to “in the near-term,” pointing out it already has the fourth-most in the Big Ten.


Here's the easy button for that:

- you cut Men's Tennis as a varsity sport (it becomes a club sport), and replace it with Men's Soccer. Already have soccer facilities, only costs would be operational and scholarships. Minn has lots of participation in boys and particularly youth soccer. And now has an MLS team. Absolutely no reason the U of Minn should not have a men's soccer team.

- you cut M/W Golf as varsity sports (they become club sports), and replace them with M/W lacrosse. They play at the soccer stadium, as many schools with varsity lacrosse use the soccer stadium as a multi-purpose field for minor field team sports.
Does each sport dropped create the money for each sport added? Sorting out team sports traveling costs and individual sports traveling costs are different issues ... it would not be surprising if each of those switches increased hard athletic department budgetary costs.
04-29-2017 06:28 AM
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RE: Johns Hopkins , Big Ten Lacrosse and the future
New revenue offsets the minor increases.

No one watches college golf or tennis. It's possible some would come to men's soccer and men's lacrosse games.
04-29-2017 08:52 AM
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