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    http://www.tamuc.edu/campuslife/camp...20Complex.aspx

    Could it be that the Lions are going to reinstate their Tennis Program? Large investment just for fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Techster88 View Post
    http://www.tamuc.edu/campuslife/camp...20Complex.aspx

    Could it be that the Lions are going to reinstate their Tennis Program? Large investment just for fun.
    Hmmmm..... that would be great. The LSC will be stacked in women's tennis next year. But it is listed on the campus rec page not athletics....
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    No immediate plans to renew the Tennis program. I know that baseball has been planned,but no firm date yet. They may do a Womens team if title ix requires something to offset the baseball program, but again, no firm timetable for that.

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    How is TAMUC going to gross up the tennis courts with that expansive lion head?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JakeTAMUC View Post
    No immediate plans to renew the Tennis program. I know that baseball has been planned,but no firm date yet. They may do a Womens team if title ix requires something to offset the baseball program, but again, no firm timetable for that.
    Could it be that the lions are positioning themselves for a potential move to Division 1?

    Commerce currently sits at 12 sports (5 men / 7 women). Moving to D1 would mean needing two more sports and either a 7/7 or 6m/8w split. Adding Womens Tennis and Baseball would make that work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisattsu View Post
    Could it be that the lions are positioning themselves for a potential move to Division 1?

    Commerce currently sits at 12 sports (5 men / 7 women). Moving to D1 would mean needing two more sports and either a 7/7 or 6m/8w split. Adding Womens Tennis and Baseball would make that work.
    I don't think it will be that easy to start offering baseball. In addition to total scholarship programs, adding women's tennis would not open up enough scholarship opportunities to field a competitive baseball team. If current FCS schools are a blueprint, Sam Houston has 6 men's programs to 9 for the woman. SFA has 6 men's programs to 10 for the women. It's hard to find balance when a football team is so much bigger...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisattsu View Post
    Could it be that the lions are positioning themselves for a potential move to Division 1?

    Commerce currently sits at 12 sports (5 men / 7 women). Moving to D1 would mean needing two more sports and either a 7/7 or 6m/8w split. Adding Womens Tennis and Baseball would make that work.
    There isnt any serous consideration of moving to DI in the foreseeable future. Too many facilities here need to be improved. There may be eyes on that as a long term goal, but I'd guess it wont happen for another 10 years at the least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by We-Are-Lions View Post
    I don't think it will be that easy to start offering baseball. In addition to total scholarship programs, adding women's tennis would not open up enough scholarship opportunities to field a competitive baseball team. If current FCS schools are a blueprint, Sam Houston has 6 men's programs to 9 for the woman. SFA has 6 men's programs to 10 for the women. It's hard to find balance when a football team is so much bigger...
    adding baseball has been on the chalkboard since Softball was put in place 5 years ago. It keeps getting shuffled to the back burner though. If we had kept growing the way we were 6 or 7 years ago it probably would have been a done deal already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by We-Are-Lions View Post
    I don't think it will be that easy to start offering baseball. In addition to total scholarship programs, adding women's tennis would not open up enough scholarship opportunities to field a competitive baseball team. If current FCS schools are a blueprint, Sam Houston has 6 men's programs to 9 for the woman. SFA has 6 men's programs to 10 for the women. It's hard to find balance when a football team is so much bigger...
    Baseball doesn’t require that many scholarships. I believe it’s 9 for D2 and not much more for D1. Juco offers the most. Women’s tennis is only 6 for D2. These are maximums allowed by NCAA.

    Kinda odd for both sports since you need 9 to play a baseball game and you need 6 to compete in a tennis match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Techster88 View Post
    Baseball doesn’t require that many scholarships. I believe it’s 9 for D2 and not much more for D1. Juco offers the most. Women’s tennis is only 6 for D2. These are maximums allowed by NCAA.
    So then my understanding of Title IX is that under those scholarship numbers TAMUC would need to add women’s tennis fully funded plus another program to be able to be to add fully funded baseball… Or drop funding in other men’s sports.

    Though I am assuming men's and women's programs are funded equally today...

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    Quote Originally Posted by We-Are-Lions View Post
    So then my understanding of Title IX is that under those scholarship numbers TAMUC would need to add women’s tennis fully funded plus another program to be able to be to add fully funded baseball… Or drop funding in other men’s sports.

    Though I am assuming men's and women's programs are funded equally today...
    You know I initially thought it was just equal number of scholarships. But, later I was told that if the school had more female coeds than men say 55% women to 45% men total enrollment, then 55% of the total athletic scholarships should go to women. Not sure about this though.

    I really can’t see building six new NCAA regulation courts plus restrooms and locker rooms without having the mindset of reinstating Tennis sometime in the near future. Just my thinking.

    And, six courts are the exact number needed for duel match play.

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    Default Re: NEW Tennis Complex coming to TAMUC

    Quote Originally Posted by Techster88 View Post
    You know I initially thought it was just equal number of scholarships. But, later I was told that if the school had more female coeds than men say 55% women to 45% men total enrollment, then 55% of the total athletic scholarships should go to women. Not sure about this though.

    I really can’t see building six new NCAA regulation courts plus restrooms and locker rooms without having the mindset of reinstating Tennis sometime in the near future. Just my thinking.

    And, six courts are the exact number needed for duel match play.
    I think there is also an equal opportunity component, especially when it comes to playoffs

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