Seth Emerson had a nice feature in the Macon Telegraph today asking, and mostly answering, the question of why UGA doesn’t have a men’s soccer game. The one point he didn’t make (so of course I chimed in on Twitter) was that SEC schools have always had more narrowly-focused varsity programs than the ACC, Big Ten, Ivy, and Pac-12, schools.
SEC schools have added a slew of women’s teams since Auburn and LSU were sued in the mid-1990s (read my book for the full story), but when was the last time UGA added a men’s varsity team? I would have guessed 1930, but according to GeorgiaDogs.com, the answer was 1960, when wrestling and men’s gymnastics teams were started.
The moral of the story: don’t hold your breath for Bulldog men’s soccer. Instead, go out South Milledge and cheer for the women.