Hello? How did BROOMBALL not get mentioned yet?
What Sports Would You Like to see Michigan Add?
to Water Polo...the women have a team, I think the men should too. UM has such a strong swimming team, there is sometimes guys who are good swimmers but get burned out and want a change of pace. Some great players come from the swimming ranks.
I'm also a fan of Rugby...esp at the college level. When I was at Air Force...lkoiioidmosm years ago, AFA were national champs two years in a row. Very fun to get into, and there's lots of drinking afterwards.
Women's hockey would be fantastic, but we really would need another sheet of ice, perhaps two. They could easily build that on North Campus though, and rent it out when not in use. Even with all the sheets in town there is still a shortage.
This thread may be fully played out and dead, but there is an interesting update related to the question. There are now 40 colleges playing women's sand volleyball as a varsity sport. That is the magic number to qualify it for an NCAA sponsored championship tournament. The sport has been growing quickly over the last two years. The NCAA requires two years of at least 40 colleges playing to have an NCAA championship so 2016 should have an NCAA champtionship tournament instead of the AVCA sponsored championship tournament that occurs now. Given that Nebraska has a sand team and more top level recruits are opting to go to schools that have both indoor and sand volleyball, I think it is just a matter of time before UM jumps in.