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Offline awadelewis

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Spelman College dropping intercollegiate athletics
« on: November 01, 2012, 10:41:07 am »
Spelman College dropping intercollegiate athletics:
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/11/01/spelman-eliminates-athletics-favor-campus-wide-wellness-initiative

Given the state of higher-ed and the economy, I'm wonder if this is a start of a trend or just an edge case...

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Re: Spelman College dropping intercollegiate athletics
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2012, 10:56:50 am »
Edge case. Such a small percentage of their population played NCAA sports it just wasn't worth it. Most schools have significantly higher percentages, especially the small liberal arts schools that make up a lot of D3. NCAA sports is a significant recruiting tool for many schools.

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Re: Spelman College dropping intercollegiate athletics
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2012, 11:01:27 am »
In fact, there have been more schools adding programs like football - which is expensive - in pursuit of the elusive male student.
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Re: Spelman College dropping intercollegiate athletics
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2012, 11:46:40 am »
That's disappointing.

I've compiled some of the alumnae reaction:
http://www.d3sports.com/notables/2012/11/spelman-to-drop-athletics
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Re: Spelman College dropping intercollegiate athletics
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2012, 02:38:36 pm »
That's disappointing.

I've compiled some of the alumnae reaction:
http://www.d3sports.com/notables/2012/11/spelman-to-drop-athletics
Collateral damage at Agnes Scott and Wesleyan GA and the rest of the GSAC.