Discussion in 'University of Colorado News and Olympic Sports' started by cmgoods, Nov 10, 2014.
Hall of Fame: Linn Long
I would love to get wrestling back at CU.
Wrestling is a sport that has been hurt more than many others by Title IX.
For CU it makes a lot of sense. Wrestling is not an expensive sport to run. It would not require significant investments in new facilities, competition could be done in either Balch or the Keg.
Big advantages for us include the fact that it is not weather dependant like outdoors sports are.
Colorado also has high quality HS wrestling. We could build a reasonably competitive core of a team using Colorado kids.
The PAC 12 has a number of quality programs so we would be adding a PAC sport but they are not as strong as our old B12 conference mates were.
I would attend.
I'd be good with that. I would attend wrestling before any other sport.
Not exactly connected but don't forget that the state wrestling tourney sells out the Pepsi center every year, bigger attendance than they get for the BB tourney or for the state football championship games or baseball.
No matter what sport they add at this point it isn't going to be a revenue producer but wrestling has strong popularity in Colorado
As much as I like your argument, its a bit of a warped spec. The state wrestling tournament has radically more participants than any of the other sports, bringing in much more friends and family.
We need to add men's gymnastics too. I'd watch.
True, most high school sports attendance is directly related to participation. That said the night with the fewest participants, the championship night sells the most seats. A level of interest is there.
If CU were to recruit the best of the Colorado wrestlers there would be an awareness and interest in how they are doing. I think that attendance would be decent for wrestling, better than for most other non-revenue sports.
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