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General Division III issues / Concordia U - Portland Closing
« on: February 10, 2020, 04:29:53 pm »
Not D3, but D2 and formerly NAIA. It definitely will affect the NWC and others!

Not Division III, but strikes at the financial realities of colleges and universities with financial issues:

They're Division II, but some D-3 programs around the area could get their transfers.

From reading this, I wonder, as a person who has spent a lot of time in higher-ed fundraising, how it could have gotten to this without a quiet fundraising effort? The article also has a laundry list of issues regarding accreditation, which seems to come from an overall lack of resources and attention to detail.

General Division III issues / Sweet Briar College to Close
« on: March 03, 2015, 03:00:20 pm »

They had six Varsity Sports...

It's been reported that UAB's football program will be shut down by the board that runs Alabama, UAB and UA - Huntsville. There are a lot of reasons (bad stadium, apathy) but mostly it's because of reported bad blood and political shenangians. They didn't allow UAB to build an on-campus facility and Legion Field is falling apart and is not a fan-friendly environment.

It's alleged that Bear Bryant's son is the one leading the vendetta against UAB due to a feud with the Bartow family. Murray Bartow started the UAB basketball program after leaving UCLA and the athletics department has grown and in some cases outshines Alabama's in many sports.

The question I have is for state school programs in D3 - could this happen in our universe? Could a program or school get crossways with the trustees or regents and a program could get shut down for no reason except politics?

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