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  1. http://espn.go.com/college-sports/story/_/id/12927527/lacrosse-growing-united-states-colleges-adding-programs-study-shows In contrast for wrestling, these 9 schools are adding in 2015-16, and none are D I. Emmanuel College (GA) Division II Adrian College (MI) Division III Millikin University (Ill) Division III Greensboro College (NC) Division III Hampden-Sydney College (VA) Division III Davenport University (MI) NAIA Southeastern Univ. (FL) NAIA Kansas Wesleyan (KS) NAIA Barton Community College (KS) NJCAA What's the problem? For so long we were told that it's to hard to add a male sport at a Divison I but.... "That spike included Division I men's programs at Boston University, Furman, Monmouth and Richmond, and women's programs at Colorado, Elon, Mercer and Michigan. In the previous year, 60 new varsity programs were added, including eight in Division I" Boston U dropped wrestling for lacrosse, and those other schools don't have wrestling teams. So again what happen? Where's our leadership at the coaches association? I find it disturbing that schools in D I will add a male sport, but the coaches association seems to lack any spark. I have a lot respect for Moyer and all the work he's done, but there needs to be someone with a spark, someone who can push the coaches association to new heights and get more programs added, especially at the D I level.
  2. He's a community college wrestler at Fresno City College I believe.
  3. http://www.inforum.com/sports/3731694-bowlsby-expects-big-12-conference-add-wrestling-programs-doubts-next-season
  4. A clear overreaction here. Coach Smith has been endowing the program for years. This type of overreaction is common but much unfounded. Everybody needs to relax. Good to be proactive but crying wolf isn't needed also.
  5. Looking forward to good news from the admin in the near future. I wonder what woman's sport they would add if they listen to the students vote.
  6. They have no program as far as I know. And I don't think they have plans to add one.
  7. 2014-15 Colleges & Universities With Wrestling Division I (77) American Air Force Academy Appalachian State Arizona State Army Binghamton Bloomsburg Boise State Brown Bucknell Buffalo Cal Poly Cal-State Bakersfield Campbell Central Michigan The Citadel Clarion Cleveland State Columbia Cornell Davidson Drexel Duke Eastern Michigan Edinboro Franklin & Marshall Gardner-Webb George Mason Grand Canyon University (Provisional) Harvard Hofstra Illinois Indiana Iowa Iowa State Kent State Lehigh Lock Haven Maryland Michigan Michigan State Minnesota Missouri Navy Nebraska North Carolina North Carolina State North Dakota State Northern Illinois Northern Colorado Northern Iowa Northwestern Ohio Ohio State Oklahoma Oklahoma State Old Dominion Oregon State Penn State Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Princeton Purdue Rider Rutgers Sacred Heart South Dakota State Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Stanford Tennessee-Chattanooga Utah Valley Virginia Virginia Tech VMI West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Division II (58) Adams State College Alderson-Broaddus College American International College Anderson University (South Carolina) Ashland University Augustana College (South Dakota) Belmont Abbey College California Baptist University University of Central Missouri University of Central Oklahoma Chadron State College Coker College Colorado School of Mines Colorado State University-Pueblo East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania University of Findlay Fort Hays State University Gannon University University of Indianapolis King College Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Lake Erie College Limestone College University of Mary Maryville University Mercyhurst College Millersville Colorado Mesa University Lindenwood University Long Island University-Post (NY) McKendree University Minnesota State University, Mankato Minnesota State University Moorhead Minot State University of Nebraska at Kearney New Mexico Highlands University Newberry College Newman University University of North Carolina at Pembroke Notre Dame (Ohio) Northern State University Ohio Valley University Ouachita Baptist University University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown San Francisco State University Seton Hill University Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Shorter (Ga.) Simon Fraser Southwest Minnesota State University St. Cloud State University Tiffin University Truman State University Upper Iowa University West Liberty University Western State College of Colorado University of Wisconsin, Parkside Wheeling Jesuit University Division III (95) Alfred State College (Provisional) Augsburg College Alma College Augustana College (Illinois) Baldwin-Wallace College Bridgewater State University College at Brockport, State University of New York Buena Vista University Case Western Reserve University Centenary College (New Jersey) Central College (Iowa) University of Chicago Coe College Concordia College, Moorhead Concordia University (Wisconsin) Cornell College State University of New York at Cortland Daniel Webster College (NH) Delaware Valley College University of Dubuque Elizabethtown College Elmhurst College Ferrum College Gettysburg College Heidelberg University Huntingdon College (Ala) Hunter College Ithaca College John Carroll University Johns Hopkins University Johnson and Wales University King's College (Pennsylvania) Knox College Lakeland College Loras College Luther College Lycoming College Manchester College Maranatha Baptist Bible College* (Discontinued for 14-15) McDaniel College Messiah College Empire Milwaukee School of Engineering College of Mount St. Joseph Mount Union College Mount Saint Vincent (NY) Muhlenberg College Muskingum University The College of New Jersey New York University North Central College Norwich University Ohio Northern University Olivet College State University College at Oneonta State University of New York at Oswego University of the Ozarks (Ark) Pacific University (Oregon) Penn. College of Technology (Provisional) Plymouth State University Rhode Island College Rochester Institute of Technology Roger Williams University Univ. of Scranton Simpson College University of Southern Maine Southern Virginia Springfield College St. John's University (Minnesota) St. Olaf College Stevens Institute of Technology Thiel College Trine University Trinity College (Connecticut) U.S. Coast Guard Academy U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Ursinus College Wabash College Wartburg College Washington and Jefferson College Washington and Lee University Waynesburg University Wesleyan University (Connecticut) Western New England College Wheaton College (Illinois) Wilkes University Williams College University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire University of Wisconsin, La Crosse University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh University of Wisconsin, Platteville University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point University of Wisconsin, Whitewater Worcester Polytechnic Institute Yeshiva University York College NAIA (48) Bacone (Okla.) Bethany Coll (Kan.) Baker (Kan.) Benedictine College (Kan) Brewton-Parker College (Ga) Briar Cliff (Iowa) Calumet St. Joseph (Ind.) Campbellsville (Ky.) Central Baptist (Ark.) Concordia (Neb.) Cumberland (Tenn.) Cumberlands (Ky.) Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) Dickinson State (N.D.) Doane College (Neb) Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) Graceland Univ (Iowa) Grand View (Iowa) Great Falls (Mont.) Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) Hastings (Neb.) Indiana Tech (Ind.) Jamestown (N.D.) Life University (Ga) Lindenwood-Belleville Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) Lyon College (Ark.) Menlo (Calif.) Midland Lutheran (Neb) Missouri Baptist (Mo.) Missouri Valley (Mo.) Montana State-Northern (Mont.) Morningside (Iowa) Northwestern (Iowa) Ottawa University (KS) Oklahoma City (Okla.) St. Andrews Presbyterian Univ. (NC) Simpson University (Ca) Southern Oregon (Ore.) St. Catherine College (KY) Truett-McConnell (Ga.) Waldorf (Iowa) Warner Pacific (OR) NAIA Wayland Baptist (Texas) Williams Baptist College (Ark) West Virginia Tech. (WV) William Penn (Iowa) York (Neb.) NJCAA & *CCCAA (62) *CCCAA competes in Fall Arkansas Baptist College Bergen Community College Camden County College Clackamas Community College Colby Community College Darton St College Ellsworth Community College Gloucester County College-Rowan Harper College Highline Community College Iowa Central Community College Iowa Lakes Community College Iowa Western Community College Itasca Community College Jamestown Community College Labette Community College Lincoln College Mercyhurst North East Middlesex County College Minnesota West Community & Technical College Muskegon Community College Nassau Community College Neosho County Community College Niagara County Community College Northeastern Oklahoma Comm. College North Idaho College North Iowa Area Community College Northland Comm. & Tech College Northwest College Northwest Kansas Technical College Pratt Community College Ridgewater College Rochester Community & Technical College Southwestern Oregon Community College Spartanburg Methodist College Springfield Technical Community College SUNY -Sullivan Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Triton College Valley Forge Military College Wentworth Military Academy Western Wyoming Community College *Bakersfield College *Cerritos College *Chabot College *Cuesta College *East Los Angeles College *Fresno City College *Lassen Community College *Modesto Jr. College *Mount San Antonio College *Palomar College *Rio Hondo College *Sacramento City College *San Joaquin Delta College *Santa Ana College *Santa Rosa Jr. College *Shasta College *Sierra College *Skyline College *Victor Valley College* (Discontinued for 14-15) *West Hills College Schools that are adding in 2015-16 Emmanuel College (GA) Division II Adrian College (MI) Division III Millikin University (Ill) Division III Greensboro College (NC) Division III Hampden-Sydney College (VA) Division III Davenport University (MI) NAIA Southeastern Univ. (FL) NAIA Barton Community College (KS) NJCAA
  8. My email to the president....... Mr. Berkman, Your explanation to look for external resources to support the wrestling team are not acceptable to the Cleveland community. National trends show wrestling growing at the College level and this year Fresno St in California has decided to bring their program back due to an overwhelming community that supports wrestling just like Cleveland. Their president understands that wrestling is a sport for all sizes and all ethnicities. I see a prejudice in adding a sport that usually trends toward upper class Caucasian communities and doing away with a sport that helps people who have disabilities, who wouldn't be able to be a student-athlete if it wasn't for wrestling. Wrestling is a sport for people of all sizes. Did you know that a wrestler with one leg won an NCAA Championship a few years back? Can you name another sport that would happen in? In a world today where we should be promoting opportunities for school and athletics and supporting all ethnicities to strive for that, you decide to take that opportunity away from them unless they can fundraise. I'm not against lacrosse in any way, but I don't believe supporting one mans private agenda is a smart way to conduct a university. The Cleveland St wrestling team had 2 national qualifiers and a winning record despite limited funding. Are there any other sports at Cleveland St that had NCAA Qualifiers? I hope you reconsider the decision to hold wrestling for ransom and figure out a way to keep both sports. Is it necessary to have the students vote for a fee initiative? I ask this in all sincerity because I know at some schools a fee can be added by the administration without a student vote. I thank you for reading this and have a great holiday weekend."
  9. 8 new programs for next year? That's pretty darn good. Any word if Fresno St comes back next year? How about Division I schools? Its great getting these lower level schools but what about some of the smaller Division I schools who don't have football to worry about?
  10. Title IX is always a concern, but Clarion is supportive of their wrestling team, and they are really pouring $ into the program. Their is a commitment from the university and the admin. The program is on good standing.
  11. how much wrestling would benefit their sport and how much cheaper it is then football. I have seen JB and others talking on twitter and I hope the National Wrestling Coaches Assoc. makes some soft of push. That would be great to get some momentum in the south with D I. It has seem to happen at the other levels.
  12. Wade has decent ideas, but he also throws out things without much facts or makes a huge grand statement to "capture" the reader. Fact is, wrestling programs are growing at the college level, except D I, but with Fresno St coming back, and possibly some others, that could change the trend. I'm not saying he is off base or wrong, or he doesn't have good ideas, I just think he likes to mislead slightly to get his point across.
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