Back in April 2009, the NCAA added Sand Volleyball as one of its emerging sports for women---along with the other revenue-risky sports of equestrian, rugby, and squash.
As you can imagine, allllll sorts of snickering and bickering started over sand volleyball.....
The New York Times is reporting today that the NCAA will vote soon to kick sand volleyball off the list !!!! W T F
And guess who is leading the pack??? The BigTeleven ! along with Duke, Stanford, and Clemson.
Our own volleyball coach says this to the NYTimes:
"But Mark Rosen, the volleyball coach at the University of Michigan, opposes sand volleyball because he says it puts schools in cold-weather states at a disadvantage. “If a school in the south has both programs and one in the north doesn’t, it forces me to lose a recruit or ask my athletic director to spend money where he can’t spend it elsewhere,” he said.
Schools that want to override sand volleyball also question how many new scholarships will really be created. Initially, cash-strapped schools may ask indoor volleyball players and coaches to play sand volleyball as well.
“When you start double-dipping, you’re not adding,” Rosen said."
Like Baseball, Softball, and Track don't need to find warmer climates to play in come spring!?
Oh no, this is a much bigger issue than weather.
This is an affront to women's sports!!! This is clearly one more slap at female athletes everywhere, and must not be tolerated!!