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I know other thread mentioned Hartford starting a women's LAX program and getting rid of tennis. It seems UMBC is also getting rid of tennis. Is the AE completely done with the sport and could UA possible drop it?

 

http://www.umbcretrievers.com/sports/general/Tennis_General

 

Very interesting. If this is official, AE would have only 3 programs with Women's Tennis (Stony Brook, Binghamton and UA...NJIT is a associate member for the sport, but they should be leaving with new conference affiliation).

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Is it mean if I say who needs it anyway?

 

I mean I don't know how much of yearly budget goes to the program, but to me if it brings sound academic students to the school, to me why get rid of it. If you look at the teams roster, it is mostly made up of international students. As a school, the team is doing recruiting on the international level as well. At the same time, Gordon Graham seems to be making strides with the program.

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Is it mean if I say who needs it anyway?

 

I mean I don't know how much of yearly budget goes to the program, but to me if it brings sound academic students to the school, to me why get rid of it. If you look at the teams roster, it is mostly made up of international students. As a school, the team is doing recruiting on the international level as well. At the same time, Gordon Graham seems to be making strides with the program.

 

 

I understand the benefits, but do they outweigh the costs?

 

I won't sugar coat it, I'm not a big tennis fan. I'll occasionally follow the results on ESPN (I know who the big names are, etc.) but if this is putting the school back $500k (don't know, just throwing a number out), I'd rather they take that $500k and put it towards a more meaningful sport that engages the community on a far greater level...but that's just me. If it's only setting the school back like $50k having that team, then just leave it because there is some benefit as you stated.

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