This School Has No Gymnastics Team

But it looks like it’s got Nastia Liukin. She’s going to NYU. Which is such an awesome school because it’s near SoHo.

The 23-year-old Russian-American gymnast is rumored to be entering the Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management to study Sports Management. Though celebrities have promised NYU attendance have ditched last minute (we’re looking at you, Miranda Cosgrove!), with Nastia’s tweets and NYU-related press, things are starting to confirm that she’ll actually show up.

NYU has club and intramural sports for the student body. You know what? Wouldn’t it be a great sports management school project for someone…noone in particular…who was majoring in sports management to like, start some kind of sports team at their school. It could be a sport that combines music, dance, and awesomeness. A sport tailor made for people who just love dancing and doing insane tricks. NYU needs it’s very own rhythmic gymnastics team.

Seriously, can you think of a sport more perfect for older folks? Artistic is awesome but it’s one of the more dangerous sports. Also, it’s expensive equipment-wise. Both in terms of money and space, which might as well be the same thing in New York. Not that I’m mentioning New York for any particular reason.

I really think rhythmic should be a lot more popular than it is in the US. It doesn’t have enough people involved. College teams are a great way to get more people involved because a person who is college aged can learn about the sport then in only a couple years, they can be off starting their own program and bringing more people into the sport. They could be learning to judge or they could decide to put their own kid in rhythmic. People always forget that “athlete” is not the only desirable outcome for sports training.

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