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 Do Any Colleges/Universities Still Have Marksmanship Teams?
Rocksarge  [Team Member]
11/4/2008 3:55:09 PM
When I was at UF, I realized that there was a firing range on the campus map. When I showed up to explore, the band was using it for practice. Nobody would hold a target for me so I guess they were the targets It had the high berms but that was about it. Sadly, UF has gone liberal. This was in 2001 FYI.
TerribleTom  [Team Member]
11/4/2008 3:58:34 PM
http://www.ncaa.com/sports/c-rifle/ncaa-c-rifle-body.html
TAP  [Team Member]
11/4/2008 4:00:05 PM
We do, both an indoor and an outdoor range.

But it's a military college, so I'd be more than a little pissed if we didn't...
TexasSmooth  [Member]
11/4/2008 4:01:01 PM
http://gofrogs.cstv.com/sports/c-rifle/tcu-c-rifle-body.html
vaughn4380  [Team Member]
11/4/2008 4:01:01 PM
Ohio State has one
Rich219  [Team Member]
11/4/2008 4:01:09 PM
They do where I go but it's for ROTC only
huskerpower1  [Team Member]
11/4/2008 4:01:24 PM
Nebraska does.
spartacus2002  [Team Member]
11/4/2008 4:11:34 PM
NC State has one
Rocksarge  [Team Member]
11/4/2008 4:11:51 PM
we did our ROTC range time at Camp Blanding
fletchnuts  [Team Member]
11/4/2008 4:14:14 PM
The University of Arizona included it in an athletic survey not too long ago, but I don't believe the university actually has a team. In the survey I told them it was one of the few sports I was interested in.
SevenMMmag  [Member]
11/4/2008 4:17:12 PM
Our university still offers riflery, pistol marksmanship, trap, skeet, and ROTC rifle courses open to all students to take. They always fill up the first during our course enroll week.

We used to have a rifle team a few years ago, but don't any more.
NUcadet07  [Team Member]
11/4/2008 4:19:56 PM
I attended the oldest private military college in the nation, one of the big 9 military schools and our rifle team (our ONLY good sports team) was disbanded a few years ago. A few of my friends lost their scholarships as a result, no team, no scholarship. Reasoning had nothing to do with guns either, we have a very large armory on c ampus with a few hundred M16's as well as a few smaller ones which store 3000 something M14 rifles.

Reason was simple, our esteemed president decided that he would rather the indoor rifle range be torn down and used as more parking spots. He had it tested for lead and the first tester said it was fine, so he brought in more testers till he found one who agreed with him and had it shut down and the rifle team disbanded. Now the Army ROTC had no place to do their practice marksmanship training with the M16 .22 kits and the rifle team was SOL. The range is no used as a storage and training area for Army ROTC who ran it in the first place.

Talked to a few guys from the Citadel and they had a similar story about their indoor range.
pyro6988  [Team Member]
11/4/2008 4:21:16 PM
Penn State


I got to shoot with them a few times 8 years ago.
CRC  [Team Member]
11/4/2008 4:23:41 PM
WVU
Rocksarge  [Team Member]
11/4/2008 4:24:23 PM
wow, i had no idea it was so small. it just shows how the liberal mindset has taken over in the higher education system.
crodeo  [Team Member]
11/4/2008 4:29:04 PM
Originally Posted By CRC:
WVU



+1, best in the Nation

Was taken away for a little while in order to pay for Dick Heads, I mean Rich Rodrigez salary
Rocksarge  [Team Member]
11/4/2008 4:35:18 PM
Originally Posted By crodeo:
Originally Posted By CRC:
WVU



+1, best in the Nation

Was taken away for a little while in order to pay for Dick Heads, I mean Rich Rodrigez salary


He is doing so much better with real talent this year




Fuck Rodriguez
vanrichten  [Team Member]
11/4/2008 4:35:32 PM
Originally Posted By crodeo:
Originally Posted By CRC:
WVU



+1, best in the Nation

Was taken away for a little while in order to pay for Dick Heads, I mean Rich Rodrigez salary


Yep, but it is back now and kicking ass

Forest  [Team Member]
11/4/2008 4:49:00 PM
Originally Posted By NUcadet07:
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Reason was simple, our esteemed president decided that he would rather the indoor rifle range be torn down and used as more parking spots. He had it tested for lead and the first tester said it was fine, so he brought in more testers till he found one who agreed with him and had it shut down and the rifle team disbanded. Now the Army ROTC had no place to do their practice marksmanship training with the M16 .22 kits and the rifle team was SOL. The range is no used as a storage and training area for Army ROTC who ran it in the first place.

.




That's what happens when you put a Coastie in charge of a real Military School.

only1asterisk  [Team Member]
11/4/2008 4:49:29 PM

Fuck Rodriguez

Shut down the best rifle program in the country for "budget reasons" AND give upper Athletic Dept. staffers huge pay raises at the same time...

Fuck Rodriguez

Rocksarge  [Team Member]
11/4/2008 4:49:34 PM
did they have to drill in life jackets?
TexAg10  [Member]
11/4/2008 4:52:48 PM
A&M has a match pistol team, a trap and skeet team, and I'm not sure about a rifle team. We also have military demonstrations that involve rappelling from the tops of dorms and Apache helicopter overflights.
natethreet  [Team Member]
11/4/2008 4:55:44 PM
Good information. I may have to go too one of them for my bachelors
ZW17  [Team Member]
11/4/2008 4:59:41 PM
Originally Posted By vaughn4380:
Ohio State has one


+1 Go Bucks!

muzzle  [Member]
11/4/2008 5:05:05 PM
This may shock you a little but I'm a high school teacher and my school has a high power (read AR15) rifle team. We compete on the state level and at Camp Perry, Ohio at the National Championships. We are part of the Arizona State Rifle Pistol Assoc. As such we have won the Infantry Trophy Team Championship 16 times.
nhsport  [Team Member]
11/4/2008 5:13:25 PM
Guy at my club is doing graduate work at Yale and he has something to do with some kind of pistol team.
Kodiak-AK  [Team Member]
11/4/2008 5:14:56 PM
Heh .
Are you kidding?
Rocksarge  [Team Member]
11/4/2008 5:27:31 PM
Originally Posted By muzzle:
This may shock you a little but I'm a high school teacher and my school has a high power (read AR15) rifle team. We compete on the state level and at Camp Perry, Ohio at the National Championships. We are part of the Arizona State Rifle Pistol Assoc. As such we have won the Infantry Trophy Team Championship 16 times.


god bless you and your school.
c130montana  [Team Member]
11/4/2008 5:28:03 PM
As seen on MXC:

"..Womens Sniper Team from Grassy Knoll State..."

I LOL'd

I know...I'm a sick bastard!



The Ol' Crew Chief
Ameshawki  [Member]
11/4/2008 5:33:41 PM
Iowa State University has a Rifle and Pistol Club, and a Trap and Skeet Club. Not a team per se but we have fun. The Trap and Skeet club competes regularly. Rifle and Pistol not so much. Both have to meet off campus. The indoor range got closed several years ago (space crunch, long story). Trap and Skeet has always met off campus.
Rocksarge  [Team Member]
11/4/2008 6:03:04 PM
we need more clubs like that. we need to stay legitmate instead of looking like outcasts.
unclemoak  [Team Member]
11/4/2008 6:11:52 PM
PSU needs an IDPA/USPSA team
mousehunter  [Team Member]
11/4/2008 6:32:10 PM
Pretty sure UT and Texas A&M both have rifle teams.
squeaky  [Member]
11/4/2008 6:37:46 PM
I know there are Air and Smallbore teams at Jacksonville State, UK, WVU, and UT Martin. I know a guy shooting at Ohio. Actually talked to the coach of UTM and was offered a little money my senior year of High School, but it really wasn't enough, considering I can go in state with scholarships and all basically at no cost to me. lol. Easy choice.
axl  [Team Member]
11/4/2008 6:58:02 PM
I'm a JROTC Rifle Coach. Spend two hours minimum daily on the range. Team was fifth at Colorado Springs last year, third in the Junior Olympics at Birmingham, was second at Montgomery Bell Academy (won a $1500 precision rifle) a few weeks ago. Sporter class three position air rifle competition. Lots of fun teaching kids how to shoot.
xcell  [Member]
11/4/2008 7:09:47 PM
UCONN in CT has a rifle team.
tc556guy  [Team Member]
11/4/2008 7:14:46 PM
Originally Posted By Rocksarge:
wow, i had no idea it was so small. it just shows how the liberal mindset has taken over in the higher education system.


I'm surprised you are getting this many positive answers.
I am surprised that Cornell University in my town still offers handgun classes as part of their elective PT options.
JAD  [Member]
11/4/2008 7:25:08 PM
Originally Posted By xcell:
UCONN in CT has a rifle team.


Not to my knowledge. They have do, however, have a rifle and pistol cluib, a (skeet or trap) club, and the Military Science Department (ROTC) offers an air rifle marksmanship course.
Lancair  [Team Member]
11/4/2008 7:28:41 PM
The University of Adelaide has a rifle team and there is a rifle and pistol club which affiliated with Adelaide University Regiment (reservists)

I'm a member of the latter.
Byrd-Shooter  [Team Member]
11/4/2008 7:38:33 PM
Clemson Univ has an Air Rifle team.....which i believe is the same type of rifle shooting as the NCAA link above


EDIT: There is also a Shotgun/Skeet team
ahighland  [Member]
11/4/2008 7:44:37 PM
I'm pretty sure Purdue has one.

My school (IU) apparently has a pretty good ROTC/AFROTC program, but no rifle team or gun club. We used to have an indoor range in the student union, but it was gone long before I got here.
simplemitch  [Team Member]
11/4/2008 7:46:41 PM
IIRC, my campus has a range, but:
1. it's for ROTC use only
2. I don't think it's been used since Jessus walked the Earth



I wonder what it would take to get a program started.
KnobCreek  [Team Member]
11/4/2008 7:46:48 PM
My buddy is an assistance coach at North Carolina State.
gpdave  [Member]
11/4/2008 8:05:31 PM
I was on the University of Virginia Skeet & Trap team for one year.
Our opponents included Virginia Tech and Radford:



We also had pistol and rifle teams. Lots of my friends at uva were surprised that we had shooting teams. . . UVA is quite "progressive".

I had to give up the team so I could concentrate on classes, which in retrospect was a good trade. However, when I left, both the rifle and shotgun team captains were female. IT was just club, though, not varsity.
doc_Zox  [Team Member]
11/4/2008 8:13:32 PM
http://php.scripts.psu.edu/clubs/up/rifleteam/Schedule/2008-2009_Schedule.php

October 11 , 2008
Penn State @ NAVY

October 25 , 2008
Penn State vs. Mass Maritime

November 8, 2008
Penn State vs. IUP

December 6, 2008
Penn State vs. Loyola

January 17, 2009
Palmyra Invitational

January 18, 2009
Penn State vs. Ohio State

February 1, 2009
The Beanpot @ MIT

February 7, 2009
NRA Collegiate Sectional at USP

February 21, 2009
Penn State vs. VMI

March 7, 2009
MAC Championships
five2one  [Team Member]
11/5/2008 10:20:42 AM

Marksmen? No. But we do have a fine bump firing intramural league.

Rocksarge  [Team Member]
11/5/2008 3:34:43 PM
Originally Posted By five2one:
Marksmen? No. But we do have a fine bump firing intramural league.



that works for me.
Kooter  [Team Member]
11/5/2008 3:55:51 PM
Originally Posted By squeaky:
I know there are Air and Smallbore teams at Jacksonville State, UK, WVU, and UT Martin. I know a guy shooting at Ohio. Actually talked to the coach of UTM and was offered a little money my senior year of High School, but it really wasn't enough, considering I can go in state with scholarships and all basically at no cost to me. lol. Easy choice.


I shot for UTM when I was in college. They never had a bunch of money to give for scholarships, although I did receive a decent one.

How is old Bob doing?

unpleasant  [Team Member]
11/5/2008 4:03:04 PM
I started an Archery team at a major university in Arizona and that was like pulling teeth.

Any of the shooting sports are difficult to get university support.

Insurance wise.. Archery tournaments have a track record of being safer than literally every sport the campus allows (mostly because we don't break arms, ankles, wrists). In the 10 years I've shot in national competitions, nobody has ever been wounded by a bow shot.

I wish my university would have had some sort of organized marksmanship club.. I would have loved to participate in that.
NUCdt04  [Team Member]
11/5/2008 4:09:38 PM
Originally Posted By Forest:
Originally Posted By NUcadet07:
...

Reason was simple, our esteemed president decided that he would rather the indoor rifle range be torn down and used as more parking spots. He had it tested for lead and the first tester said it was fine, so he brought in more testers till he found one who agreed with him and had it shut down and the rifle team disbanded. Now the Army ROTC had no place to do their practice marksmanship training with the M16 .22 kits and the rifle team was SOL. The range is no used as a storage and training area for Army ROTC who ran it in the first place.

.




That's what happens when you put a Coastie in charge of a real Military School.



WTF when the hell did THAT happen!!!

shit I'm glad I left now....
Deer_Slayer  [Member]
11/5/2008 4:10:48 PM
The University of Akron does