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Old 11-24-2012, 05:58 AM   #101
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Originally Posted by gully View Post
I'd be very interested to see any actual data that supports this claim. According to the NCAA,

1981-82: Total Men's Tennis Teams (d1, d2, d3): 690. Number of participants: 7,340.
2011-12: Total Men's Tennis Teams(d1, d2, d3): 765. Number of participants: 8,177.

(The numbers of teams and participants for d1 ONLY is very slightly lower in 11-12 than it was in 81-82.)

http://www.ncaapublications.com/prod...ads/PR2013.pdf, pp. 168-69.
http://www.itatennis.com/AboutITA/Advocacy.htm - Regarding dropped and added tennis programs you'll find more stats here.
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