UT should have a gymnastics program!

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UT had nothing to do with it. It was a proposal by a NCAA committee made up of representatives from member schools ti the full NCAA. It was ultimately voted against at the NCAA Convention by NCAA member schools because many schools and conferences do not feel that it’s important to increase spending in those sports.

Yes, there has to be a roughly 2:1 increase in women’s scholarships because of the inequity in total numbers caused by the 85 scholarships in football. Because of that, all additions are made at roughly the 2:1 level.
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Given the near consensus here that starting a gymnastics program at UT is implausible, it is interesting to note that one Tennessee university took a different stance. This year, Fisk University in Nashville became the first HBCU to field a gymnastics team. It is already a serious program with a five-star recruit who gets 9.9 scores and a coach Corrinne Tarver who was the first African American to win a NCAA title in gymnastics. Kudos to Fisk!
 
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Given the near consensus here that starting a gymnastics program at UT is implausible, it is interesting to note that one Tennessee university took a different stance. This year, Fisk University in Nashville became the first HBCU to field a gymnastics team. It is already a serious program with a five-star recruit who gets 9.9 scores and a coach Corrinne Tarver who was the first African American to win a NCAA title in gymnastics. Kudos to Fisk!
Absolutely! That’s an amazing story.
 

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