Here’s the official response from Joe Browning, UNC-Wilmington senior associate athletic director for communications:
“We realize lacrosse continues to grow in popularity, especially in this area, but we have many other needs to address before adding another sport here at UNCW. Our goal is to fully fund all of our existing sports and upgrade current athletic facilities before considering the addition of any programs. The addition of a program also has other implications, i.e. Title IX, that would have to be addressed as well.”
Only 60 of approximately 340 NCAA Division I schools currently sponsor men’s lacrosse; 91 have women’s programs. Sixteen teams make the NCAA tournament for both men and women. The number of programs at the Division II and Division III levels is much higher.
Date posted: June 3, 2010
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