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University of Oregon to reinstate baseball after almost 30 years

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by luckyducky, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. luckyducky

    luckyducky Guest

    Adds baseball and competitive cheer, drops (a successful) wrestling program.

    From the athletic department:

  2. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Is it contradictory to say Oregon had Beaver penis envy?
  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    I'm going to bet Oregon State isn't all that worried.
  4. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Does the NCAA really sanction "varsity women's competitive cheer" as a sport?
  5. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Probably. They let schools have like 50 gazillion girls on a crew team.
  6. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    Can't wait to see what those Oregon baseball uniforms will look like. They'll probably make the MLB Turn Ahead The Clock unis look downright traditional.
  7. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Unlike regular rally squads, competitive cheerleaders must include at least one routine that encompasses a stripper's pole.

    Of course Maryland backs this. It's been trying to pass off competitive cheerleading as a sport, and avoid spending real money on a true women's sport, in an attempt to attain Title IX compliance on the cheap.

    And I woundn't call Oregon's wrestling program "successful". The Ducks had a national champion in 2006, but they have won a grand total of three Pac-10 titles since 1963, the last of which came in 1982.
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    But they work hard too
  9. luckyducky

    luckyducky Guest

    Ranked in the top 25 more often than not and producing at least a couple wrestlers each year who advance to the NCAAs is more than a lot of programs can say.

    Of course, when you're battling cross country and T&F in Pre's town, I guess there's just no hope for a "traditional" sport.
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