Tennis Programs Added

brucewaschuk

New User
When many 'non-revenue' college athletics are at risk of being dropped, why not take a moment to acknowledge the tennis programs added during these difficult times?

New Jersey City University (DIII men's & women's teams) → Announcement

"Yet while COVID has prompted other colleges and universities to scale back their athletic programs, New Jersey City University is going right ahead with the launch of its men's and women's tennis teams." NorthJersey.com
 

andfor

Legend
This huge news. Congrats to the ITA and all of their hard work. I am sure they will be joining the Power 5 soon.
Your negativity is showing. Props to any schools adding and keeping tennis programs at this time. I just saw a press release where a large DI school slashed all salaries. While that's obviously tough for those impacted, they get to keep their jobs and all programs are still in tact.
 
Your negativity is showing. Props to any schools adding and keeping tennis programs at this time. I just saw a press release where a large DI school slashed all salaries. While that's obviously tough for those impacted, they get to keep their jobs and all programs are still in tact.
No negativity here. I can't wait to see them beating Power 5 schools in the near future.
 

bobleenov1963

Hall of Fame
Your negativity is showing. Props to any schools adding and keeping tennis programs at this time. I just saw a press release where a large DI school slashed all salaries. While that's obviously tough for those impacted, they get to keep their jobs and all programs are still in tact.
Power-5 D1 schools not only furlough and slash salaries, they also include layoff in the athletic departments. My beloved Ohio State University permanently eliminates 25 full-time athletics positions, in addition to slashing salaries and furloughs. I just donated 10K to OSU since I am doing well financially during covid-19 (my investment in both Tesla and Amazon stocks are doing so well for the past two years, and they sky rocket since the start of covid-19). I hope things will get better for OSU soon.

 

brucewaschuk

New User
... I am sure they will be joining the Power 5 soon.
It appears you might be a fan of Power 5 tennis. That's great! There is exceptional tennis played at that level.

However, Power 5 teams represent less than 6% of the total number of college tennis teams. You can check out the complete team listing by division and gender at wearecollegetennis.com.

I like this quote from Amanda Carroll in her 'Why College Sports?' article.

"Throughout the country, there are three main organizations that give student athletes the opportunity to pursue a career in collegiate sports. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Each serves a different purpose and gives student athletes the ability to receive an education while continuing to participate in the sport they love. Although there are many criticisms of collegiate athletics organizations, the benefits of participating in collegiate sports put student athletes in a position to succeed no matter which path they decide to choose."

Why not celebrate the success of college tennis at all levels?
 
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andfor

Legend
Power-5 D1 schools not only furlough and slash salaries, they also include layoff in the athletic departments. My beloved Ohio State University permanently eliminates 25 full-time athletics positions, in addition to slashing salaries and furloughs. I just donated 10K to OSU since I am doing well financially during covid-19 (my investment in both Tesla and Amazon stocks are doing so well for the past two years, and they sky rocket since the start of covid-19). I hope things will get better for OSU soon.

I went back and dug into the article I previously glanced over, full disclosure, I mostly looked at the headline. The university I am referencing that slashed salaries also furloughed some employees as well. Again all programs are still in tact. Sad times indeed.
 

silentkman

Semi-Pro
I went back and dug into the article I previously glanced over, full disclosure, I mostly looked at the headline. The university I am referencing that slashed salaries also furloughed some employees as well. Again all programs are still in tact. Sad times indeed.
I knew the athletics program was self sustaining. I'll see if i can find the other 20 schools that are self sustaining.
 

brucewaschuk

New User
Dillard University will add both men's and women's tennis teams. Dillard University is in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC), and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

Those interested in applying for the head coach position can apply on Glassdoor.com.

Related: "The GCAC voted to revive championship competition in the spring sports of baseball, softball, men's tennis, and women's tennis by 2022."
 

ClarkC

Hall of Fame
I see that Converse College (Spartanburg, SC) got six commitments from male tennis players. Converse has only been coed at the graduate level, and female-only at the undergrad level, so the college must be going coeducational at the undergrad level starting this fall, and starting up a men's tennis team. NCAA Division II, Conference Carolina.
 

brucewaschuk

New User
UMass Dartmouth Reinstates Women’s Tennis & Other Sports --> Release

Due to changing demographics within the UMass Dartmouth student population and given the current collegiate sports environment, the University has revisited its July 2020 decision to discontinue eight of the University’s 25 intercollegiate athletic programs – women’s equestrian, men’s golf, men’s lacrosse, co-ed sailing, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, and men’s and women’s tennis.
 

silentkman

Semi-Pro
Kudos to the United 11, all sports are coming back. I know the wrestling team raised 10 million by themselves.

 
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brucewaschuk

New User
Northeast Mississippi Community College Reinstates Men’s & Women’s Tennis Programs --> Release

Northeast is reinstating its men’s and women’s tennis programs following a four-year layoff. The Lady Tigers and Tigers will officially return to head-to-head competition during the upcoming 2021-22 academic year.
 
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