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#115148 - 01/24/10 07:18 PM Best College Bowling Programs
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I know that Witchita State is one of the best if not the best college program but i dont know of any others. What are some other top college bowling programs

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#115172 - 01/24/10 11:42 PM Re: Best College Bowling Programs [Re: TUCKA]
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St. Johns is pretty good for out here in NY.
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#115174 - 01/24/10 11:43 PM Re: Best College Bowling Programs [Re: TUCKA]
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I am not totally up to the minute on this topic but certainly add Vincennes, Webber International, Central Florida, Robert Morris, Pikeville and many others. You can find a complete list of collegiate team rankings for both women and men on

#116448 - 02/03/10 10:06 AM Re: Best College Bowling Programs [Re: RDubYa]
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Originally Posted By: RDubYa
I am not totally up to the minute on this topic but certainly add Vincennes, Webber International, Central Florida, Robert Morris, Pikeville and many others. You can find a complete list of collegiate team rankings for both women and men on is a much better site for college info
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#116456 - 02/03/10 10:30 AM Re: Best College Bowling Programs [Re: mikhial66]
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I only know of Saginaw Valley here in Michigan. Its where current PBA bowlers Bill O'Niel and John Nolen went to school.
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#116466 - 02/03/10 11:17 AM Re: Best College Bowling Programs [Re: Tim Gerard]
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Morehead State. Kelly Kulick went there.

There are teams that are always near the top (mentioned above). There will be teams every so often that sneak in there. Erie Community College was there for 2 years when Joe Ciccone went there before he transferred. Indiana University had a good program for a few years as did Indiana State. Ohio State had a good run while Bill Hoffman was there. If there is a school that you are looking at for reasons other than bowling but they have a bowling program that isn't top flight, go there anyway. Why? You have a chance to start one or to put a school on the map. Also, if you go to a top school, unless you are a top tier talent, you will be riding the bench. Going to smaller school will get you more opportunities to bowl.

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#117611 - 02/11/10 02:49 AM Re: Best College Bowling Programs [Re: General Pounder]
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William Paterson!!!! we have been up in the top 15 for the past few years...two years ago we were third...Matt O'Grady (JOG Winner, Jr. Team USA and Ebonite Staffer as well as All-American went here...Other Notables from being a college bowler are Lindenwood, Saginaw, Wichita St, Fresno, Robert Morris (IL), Weber International,RIT, Pikeville..
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#117612 - 02/11/10 03:05 AM Re: Best College Bowling Programs [Re: willypbowler1]
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Don't mean to hijack the thread or anything... nor do I mean anything offensive or condescending in the following question... but are there a lot of schools that are really well-known and excel academically (Ivy Leagues, Berkeley, NYU, Stanford, etc) that have bowling programs? The only ones I know of are Cornell (little more than a bowling club) and U of Michigan-Ann Arbor (a bit more competitive). I'm thinking of transferring after a couple of years of university in Canada (hey, it never hurts to think ahead, does it? rotfl ) so that could possibly sway my decision.

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#117688 - 02/11/10 03:19 PM Re: Best College Bowling Programs [Re: beefers1]
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I will add UCF (Central Florida Knights) as one of the top bowling programs in the country. They are a club team but have been ranked in the top 5 the last 4 years I believe. They also have two mens national championships and a womens national championship while Stephanie Nation was here.
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