Good luck to Nash & Holden. Both very good players and I know they understand the reality of what they are trying to accomplish. Good for them for trying.
JK; sad news regarding Sweet Briar. Sad reality concerning small liberal arts schools with small endowments that are forced to offer substaintial tuition discounts in order to attract students. The survival of the traditional private college education is challenged. Costs are simply too high for 95% of the population seeking a BA or BS degree. Hopefully this is not the trend but I believe Sweet Briar is the 3rd private school in Virginia to make this decision. I think W&L should redistribute the wealth and help keep these schools going !!!!!!
Hasa; your Quakers ready to win the odac this year or are ya'll going to let E&H finally win one ? I see GC fighting it out with E&H, BC and maybe RMC.
It is sad about SBC. Especially for H-SC as first Randolph went co-ed, now SBC goes away, the only place left for dates is Hollins since I know the H-SC guys aren't real welcome at the local co-ed colleges. No one likes a poacher!
SBC's problem was they just couldn't attract any kind of enrollment. Lots of schools saw the handwriting on the wall years ago and went co-ed. H-SC is making it work and more power to them, Wabash, Hollins, etc., but they really are the exceptions. It's a tough road to take without a whole lot of alumni support and a really good reputation.
I know SBC had some alumni support, but they just never had the reputation to draw a student body. Plus with Hollins so close by, I think it was too much supply, not enough demand.
As for W&L sharing the wealth, don't hold your breath. They are always walking around with their hands out. Definitely a "receiving" mode, not a "giving" one! I do think it's going to become a bit of survival of the fittest, as at these costs for colleges, there just is too much small, expensive, undifferentiated liberal arts supply, and I'm not sure there are enough dollars to pay for it all.