Anyone know why Suny Albany doesn't have a mens tennis team?

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  1. zhengb

    zhengb New User

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    anyone know?
     
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  2. cujays

    cujays Professional

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    ive never heard of that college
     
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  3. 10isDad

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    Best bet would be to contact their athletic director. He/She will probably have an answer.

    Most viable options:

    #1 - Budgetary reasons

    #2 - Title IX restrictions (if they add a men's tennis team, they might also have to add another women's sport to keep the ratio of mens to womens sports participants relatively equal. )

    http://www.ualbanysports.com/SportSelect.dbml?SPSID=93254&SPID=8003&DB_OEM_ID=15800 is a link to their athletic staff directory.
     
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  4. JerseyDevil

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    I was going to attend SUNY Albany when I got out of high school a few years back and I was very disappointed when I found out there was no tennis team. I always wondered why, too.
     
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  5. JLyon

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    more than likely Title IX, along with Budget Constraints.
     
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  6. slice bh compliment

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    The Great Danes, right? Superb schools, the SUNYs. I thought about going to Albany (I visited, and hit with the team -- they did have men's tennis back in the 80s), but I ended up getting a ride at a small DI school and got a great education. So, no regrets.
     
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  7. MIGHTY MANFRED THE WONDER

    MIGHTY MANFRED THE WONDER Semi-Pro

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    CUJAYS

    I would like to hear about your experiances at Creighton- I'm sure others would also, to compare D1 "smaller" school experiances.
     
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  8. srv vlly

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    probably funding. check other sunys tho i know stony brook is a top suny with a d1 team, most sunys are d3 tho
     
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  9. ollinger

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    Sports are very low priorities at all the SUNY campuses, of which there are many. Most sports operate as clubs.
     
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  10. cujays

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    i dont go to creighton
    just a huge fan
     
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