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Quote from: Kuiper on March 09, 2023, 11:24:45 AMIt looks like the massive geographic conference shifts aren't limited to the D1 conferences. The SAA announces that Trinity TX and Southwestern will be joining them in all sports. https://saa-sports.com/news/2023/3/9/general-saa-welcomes-southwestern-university-and-trinity-university-texas-as-full-time-members.aspx
Quote from: Ron Boerger on March 09, 2023, 11:40:51 AMQuote from: Kuiper on March 09, 2023, 11:24:45 AMIt looks like the massive geographic conference shifts aren't limited to the D1 conferences. The SAA announces that Trinity TX and Southwestern will be joining them in all sports. https://saa-sports.com/news/2023/3/9/general-saa-welcomes-southwestern-university-and-trinity-university-texas-as-full-time-members.aspxIt was exactly a decade ago (2012-13 season) that the SAA played its first season after splitting from the SCAC. Trinity and Southwestern, two of three SCAC schools with similar academic profiles to schools in the SAA (Colorado College is the third) are coming home. Both have enough money to cover the substantial increase in travel costs - with the possible exception of Hendrix in football all weekend travel will have to be flights (as it will for the current SAA schools coming to Texas, but that should be an every other year thing, reducing the impact on them).
Quote from: Kuiper on November 15, 2022, 09:45:55 PMWhittier College of the SCIAC announced it is cutting men's football, men's lacrosse, and men's and women's golf. There are a lot of good reasons to cut football for a small college (Oxy did it two years ago), some of which apply to lacrosse (e.g., head injury risk), but none of which apply to golf. They don't mention cutting any other sports and soccer appears safe, but I suspect this is a warning of financial distress. It's never a good sign when they start talking about spending more on programs that benefit all students, like yoga and dance class (which just HAPPEN to be a ton cheaper), especially since they don't really attract students to your school because virtually all schools already offer them since they are so cheap.https://www.whittier.edu/news/tue-11152022-340-pm/whittier-college-makes-changes-poet-athletics"Nearly one-third of our current students are athletes and Whittier remains committed to supporting Poet Athletics and the 18 intercollegiate varsity sports in which our student-athletes will continue to compete. There are no plans to discontinue additional athletic programs at the College.Going forward, Whittier will expand its commitment to health, wellness, and recreation. We are reinvesting our resources and efforts in programs that will impact even more of our students. We are also looking to the future—we have an active eSports team, dance activities, weekly yoga classes, and more on campus. We will continue to be open to other innovative developments that meet our students' needs."DIII soccer is sufficiently precarious already in Southern California that I'm sure the other SCIAC members are going to be monitoring this closely.
Quote from: Kuiper on April 12, 2023, 03:55:09 PMNot much recruiting news from the SCIAC, but Redlands just posted a couple of commitments: Defender Ben Evans from Bend FC Timbers in Oregon and local product ECNL forward Taylor Bell from Sporting California Arsenal FC, who is the younger brother of Redlands midfielder Cody Bell