"We have women's track and cross country, but the teams coming in also wanted their men to be able to compete. Also, this might help us recruit for the women's teams."
Stevens said the school will initially bring 15 male athletes on board to compete and move from there. UC has 28 women competing in track and cross country coached by John Paul Blankenship.
It's refreshing to hear men's teams are being added instead of cut.
And finally . . .
I spent much of Tuesday doing research in order to vote for the All-Big 12 football teams.
It'll be interesting to see how others vote. Aside from the first and second units, I went with Baylor's Art Briles for coach of the year, Texas's Jackson Jeffcoat for defensive player of the year, Baylor's Bryce Petty as the slam-dunk offensive player of the year and WVU's Charles Sims as the offensive newcomer of the year.
But here's a tidbit on a player for whom I didn't vote. His name is Demetri Goodson. Perhaps his nickname of "Meech" is so close to my first name it caught my attention.
Whatever the case, Goodson was second in the Big 12 in passes defended as a defensive back. (His brother Mike is on the New York Jets' roster.) The neat part is he was a two-year starter at point guard for Gonzaga - which visits WVU next Tuesday - before transferring to Baylor to play football.
And there's a kicker to the story. If you go to Goodson's bio you'll see an interesting birthplace.
It's Charleston, W.Va.
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