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Why doesn't Drake have Baseball, and Men's and Woman's Lacrosse?

Is it just a Title IX issue?
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Herdman (7/8/2014)
Why doesn't Drake have Baseball, and Men's and Woman's Lacrosse?



Is it just a Title IX issue?




Baseball dropped in early 70's.

Back when the Athletic Council had real power, I was told by a Council Member:

"missed too much class".

to answer your next question: "girls are generally smarter than boys"

and YES. Title IX will prevent any boys sports from being added.

Especially Non-Revenue Sports. Which would be any sport other than MBB, which we already have.

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Since football doesn't offer scholarships, Drake actually is in violation of title IX in the opposite direction. Too many women on scholarship relative to men.
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Why would a private school in Iowa have Lacrosse? That would seem to be a sport far down on the list.

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Drakey (7/9/2014)
Why would a private school in Iowa have Lacrosse? That would seem to be a sport far down on the list.




It's growing in popularity, particularly in areas like suburban Chicago and the Twin Cities where we already draw a lot of students. Generally played by kids from affluent families.



The NCAA scholarship limit (12.6 men, 14.0 women) is way below the average squad size (like 30-45) so in theory you could get the sport to kind of pay for itself via increased enrollment.
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I have a good friend who took his daughter to look at Upper Iowa last week. He said that place is he-l-l on earth.

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Bring back the craziness!!!



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Mc Bulldog (7/9/2014)
I have a good friend who took his daughter to look at Upper Iowa last week. He said that place is he-l-l on earth.




Do they have a lacrosse team?
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dogfan (7/9/2014)
Since football doesn't offer scholarships, Drake

actually is in violation of title IX in the opposite direction. Too many women on scholarship relative to men.




That is the way I THINK it should be, but it isn't. Football Counts against Men's numbers.

Another wierd calculation: For example: if a male student "Walks On" to the Drake Golf team, pays his own way, practices, and never plays in a tournament, that "walk-on" still gets counted against Title IX Calc's.





Another poster mentioned something like: "due to the popularity of lacrosse, it could essentially pay for itself through increased enrollment" (or something similar to that) AGAIN: I agree, but if that were how Old Main did calculations our football program would (and I believe is) a Money Maker for the University. Football brings in 90-100 Men, many/most who would NOT otherwise come to Drake. Those families PAY over $1,000,000 (after all aid) to the University annually. (more men on campus tend to help attract more women ;) ) That $1,000,000 does NOT get credited to Football/Athletics. RESULT: Football "loses" money. Far less than $1,000,000 per year.



Perhaps the Title IX law should be "tweaked" but I doubt it will happen.



Thank You!!

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Thank you for the clarification. This is equality with good intent gone awry. Thanx NCAA.
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