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Monday, May 21, 2018

Spurs' Silver Dancers to Be Replaced with Coed "Hype Team" Due to Lack of Interest

Posted By on Mon, May 21, 2018 at 2:26 PM

The Silver Dancers – the Spurs' spirit team – will be no longer.

Instead, the all-female team, which has been around for 26 years, will be replaced with a coed squad. Spurs Sports and Entertainment announced Friday that it will hold tryouts for the inaugural coed "hype team" at the beginning of the 2018-2019 season.
The new team has yet to be named, but is looking for those with "family-friendly" skills like tumbling, acrobatics, dance and stunts. Like the Silver Dancers, the team will be part of community events, public appearances and home game performances.

According to ESPN, the change is due to a "lack of fan interest." Fans on social media had other theories.
Open tryouts will be held July 21 and August 5 at the University of the Incarnate Word.

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