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(SOC) Will we ever get Men’s Soccer.

Discussion in 'Alligator Alley (other sports)' started by ozgatorfan, Mar 31, 2021.

  1. ozgatorfan

    ozgatorfan Junior

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    Get some more of these SE kids interested and maybe qualify for the olympics.
     
  2. oragator1

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    No. Unless we add another women’s sport or 2, and the money train has probably just about peaked.
     
  3. apkgator

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    Womens beach volleyball is a cheap, easy no brainer addition where we would immediately be a contender, and we haven't done that. No chance for mens soccer
     
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  4. ozgatorfan

    ozgatorfan Junior

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    I think you’re right. No men’s soccer in the SEC. Ever.
     
  5. BurkeGator

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    Other than current teams at Arkansas and South Carolina. The fact that nearly every Florida school has a team would make it seem a natural add by UF. But alas, as apkgator pointed out due to Title 9 UF would have to add probably two additional women's sports to counterweight the add of men's soccer. And with the financial strain induced by Covid-19 it is doubtful Stricklin is even contemplating adding a single sport any time soon. If we ever get there perhaps also look at adding a wrestling team. UF use to have a pretty good team back in the 70s.
     
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  6. missourigator

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    soccer heck I like to get a basketball team
     
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  7. ozgatorfan

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    There are a lot of kids playing in Florida and the SE. We would have first pick at those. Maybe even get an IMG kid, finally.
     
  8. missourigator

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    why I think this is a great idea, the big question is "show me the money!"
     
  9. KronoGator

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    Lets see how SS handles the new women's soccer coach search.
     
  10. bgator85

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    Yeah, I think it's odd that we haven't added this. I'm all for us adding some cheaper sports to operate to at least open the door for a potentially new men's sport. Throw women's bowling in there too.
     
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  11. TJtheGator

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    Nothing to do with money and everything to do with Title IX.
     
  12. missourigator

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    It costs to run any sport.
     
  13. hoyt233

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    Prattvile, AL-Go Lions!
    7 people responding should answer the question.
     
  14. gatorbiz

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    Make it 8. Title IX makes this basically the non-discussion that it is.
     
  15. apkgator

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    And those costs vary by massive amounts dependent upon scholarship numbers, facilty needs, etc. For example beach volleyball would be a fraction of soccer cost
     
  16. ahudson

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    Hopefully NO