The D1 programs are limited by money and Title IX, but even with all the money in the world I doubt some schools would re-instate wrestling (like Oregon). But I wish some ADs would state whether they would re-instate it if they had the cash, as it might be possible to actually help those programs if they were known.
Speaking of which, Cal State Fullerton is still fundraising to stay alive this year and next. They are still short of their fundraising this year, and need to raise an additional $200K by next May to stay alive for 2010.
This is the team that Joey Eon (4 time Maine State Champ) and Cameron Mitchell (3 time Wisconsin state placer) are on....should be good this year
By Margaret Cunniff
October 30, 2009
Despite having raised $1.6 million from alumni, the MIT wrestling team was denied by the administration in an attempt to regain varsity status. Wrestling will now function as a club sport, making it the last of the eight varsity sports that were cut from varsity status last spring to transition to club status...
So, which Division I schools have reinstated wrestling in the past few years? Are there other threads that I can go to in order to answer my question?
By the way, any reinstatement in any division is good for the sport.
2011 NAIA Wrestling Championships, March 3, 4 & 5, Cedar Rapids, IA. I'll see you there.
Ad looks at the number of guys on the team and the team's record and feels that it is a good candidate for elimination. I feel that she either does not unerstand the specail nature of the demands of wrestling or doesn't care.
Very disappointing considering the long history and recent success of the team and the direction the team was heading.