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Re: Bring back baseball?

Postby mrydel » Fri Mar 15, 2024 1:53 pm

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Ccolley68 wrote:It’s probably been discussed and I missed it. And not sure what board is the proper one to put it under since baseball isn’t currently a sport, but with ACC membership now, and aside from the SEC, ACC baseball is pretty top notch, is fielding a baseball team again for the first time in decades on the docket?

Let's start with men's track - surely our track is in compliance. And to balance out, add women's tumbling.
Don’t we have a women’s gymnastics team? Or are you talking about just somersaults down a hill?
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Re: Bring back baseball?

Postby dalpony » Sat Mar 16, 2024 11:28 am

Bergermeister wrote:
Ccolley68 wrote:It’s probably been discussed and I missed it. And not sure what board is the proper one to put it under since baseball isn’t currently a sport, but with ACC membership now, and aside from the SEC, ACC baseball is pretty top notch, is fielding a baseball team again for the first time in decades on the docket?

Let's start with men's track - surely our track is in compliance. And to balance out, add women's tumbling.

The problem about bringing men’s track back I was told was that it counts for three men’s sports (outdoor track, indoor track and cross country) which means you would need 3 additional women’s sports
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Re: Bring back baseball?

Postby ProfessorPony » Fri May 17, 2024 8:54 pm

I think from a competitive standpoint considering how long it would take to compete with such powerhouses as Miami and such plus the financial aspects that would take away from ensuring the football team is good every season, I don't foresee this happening anytime soon, if at all.

Shame, as I love baseball, but looking at it realistically, I just don't think it is feasible.
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Re: Bring back baseball?

Postby PonyTime » Mon May 20, 2024 2:49 pm

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Re: Bring back baseball?

Postby Manorwood » Fri May 24, 2024 9:38 pm

Pickleball?
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Re: Bring back baseball?

Postby gostangs » Fri Jun 07, 2024 12:14 pm

Manorwood wrote:Pickleball?


SMU alum Tom Dundon owns the national pro league so maybe you are on to something there....
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Re: Bring back baseball?

Postby Bergermeister » Fri Jun 07, 2024 12:32 pm

ProfessorPony wrote:I think from a competitive standpoint considering how long it would take to compete with such powerhouses as Miami and such plus the financial aspects that would take away from ensuring the football team is good every season, I don't foresee this happening anytime soon, if at all.

Shame, as I love baseball, but looking at it realistically, I just don't think it is feasible.


Curious to know how TCU pulls off having Men's Track & Field and Baseball. I realize they don't have Men's Soccer anymore but what are the trade-offs in their situation? I think SMU is content to continue to short-change the fan.
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Re: Bring back baseball?

Postby gostangs » Sat Jun 08, 2024 11:24 am

Bergermeister wrote:
ProfessorPony wrote:I think from a competitive standpoint considering how long it would take to compete with such powerhouses as Miami and such plus the financial aspects that would take away from ensuring the football team is good every season, I don't foresee this happening anytime soon, if at all.

Shame, as I love baseball, but looking at it realistically, I just don't think it is feasible.


Curious to know how TCU pulls off having Men's Track & Field and Baseball. I realize they don't have Men's Soccer anymore but what are the trade-offs in their situation? I think SMU is content to continue to short-change the fan.


You can do math i assume? We have been at 6 M in TV revenue - up from about 4. They have been at 30M for a long time. Its not that difficult to figure out - We are lucky we had donors that allowed us to hang in there that long just providing the basics.
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