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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.   



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U. Houston to join the Big 10 or the Pac 12? 

 8) Both sponsor wrestling...

http://www.chron.com/sports/cougars/article/Big-12-opts-against-conference-expansion-at-this-9976688.php


The Pac 12 seems like an exciting potential destination for the Cougars and its possible wrestling program.   Wrestling teams in the PAC 12 include:

Oregon St.
Cal. St. Bakersfield
Arizona St.
Boise St.
Stanford
Cal. Poly

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.html


U. of Houston's current athletic conference appears to have NO wrestling members:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Athletic_Conference#Current_members

NCWA?
  Of course it would help if the U. of H. would launch an NCWA program:

https://ncwa.net/teams


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.
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U. Houston: Main Campus vs. U. Houston: Downtown Campus dual in the works?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2017, 03:15:42 AM »
Voila:

U. Houston: Main Campus wrestling:

https://www.facebook.com/WrestlingUH/

Alternative page (membership only):  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1038250212898177/

Meanwhile, at an entirely different UH campus (Downtown), a crosstown wrestling rival for the UH-Main Campus continues gathering momentum:

https://www.facebook.com/uhdwrestling

Both campuses are very light-rail accessible, too:

http://www.ridemetro.org/SiteImage/SchedulesAndMaps/METRORail-LinesMap.png




Is a U. Houston: Main Campus vs. U. Houston: Downtown Campus dual in the works?   Stay tuned...

Any others?
By the way, there are several other colleges & universities in the Houston area with athletic programs which could sponsor wrestling at least on the club level, if requests are made.   Several have campuses near the light rail, too:


**Houston Baptist University:
https://www.facebook.com/HBU.Athletics/


**Houston Community College:
https://www.facebook.com/houstoncommunitycollege


**Lone Star Community College:
https://www.facebook.com/LoneStarCollege/


**Rice:
https://www.facebook.com/riceathletes


***Sam Houston State U:
https://www.facebook.com/samhoustonstate

https://shsu.collegiatelink.net/organization/SHSUwrestling


**St. Thomas:
https://www.facebook.com/USTAthletics


*Any others?


Of potential interest to them all:

https://ncwa.net/teams 


Meanwhile, recruiting opportunities will abound at the 2017 UIL state wrestling tournament (etc.) to be held at the nearby Berry Center (in Cypress) on Feb. 24th & 25th, 2017:

http://www.BerryCenter.net

For more info:

http://www.uiltexas.org/wrestling


Any thoughts?
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