Is a U. Houston: Main Campus vs. U. Houston: Downtown Campus dual in the works? Are more college wrestling teams about to emerge in Houston? More on that below.
U. Houston to join the Big 10 or the Pac 12? Both sponsor wrestling
The Pac 12 seems like an exciting potential destination for the Cougars and its possible wrestling program. Wrestling teams in the PAC 12 include:
Cal. St. Bakersfield
Fresno St. is reinstating its NCAA D1 program too, although conference alignment issues reportedly remain unresolved... Regardless, the PAC 12 needs more wrestling teams, and the overall Pac 12 conference needs a Texas member (like the S.E.C. did before Texas A&M joined).
Meanwhile it sort of goes without saying that the Big 10
is a wrestling powerhouse: http://www.bigten.org/sports/m-wrestl/big10-m-wrestl-body.htmlU. of Houston's current athletic conference appears to have NO wrestling members
Of course it would help if the U. of H. would launch an NCWA
Might you know any wrestlers there (or heading there) who can help get that endeavor underway? Such club programs reportedly have to be started with the help of existing students, or at least incoming ones. Plenty of schools have both NCAA and NCWA wrestling programs, by the way, including Virginia Tech. (a perennial Top 5 at the NCAAs). Meanwhile U. of Houston: Downtown (unrelated) deserves to have a crosstown rival for its own successful NCWA program in order to boost our sport's profile throughout Houston, and alleviate travel budget pressures as well.