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An NCAA Division III powerhouse is set to be booted from a discussion it helped found with 6 other schools in 1920 for being too successful in athletics.
The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) motionless Wednesday to reject a University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, citing jaunty parity. The Tommies will be “involuntarily removed” in dual years.
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“After endless membership discussions, a University of St. Thomas will be involuntarily private from membership in a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference,” a discussion pronounced in a statement. “The MIAC Presidents’ Council cites jaunty rival relation in a discussion as a primary concern. St. Thomas will start a multi-year transition immediately and duration is authorised to contest as a full member of a MIAC by a finish of open 2021.”
St. Thomas, a private Catholic magnanimous humanities university, is a largest propagandize in Division III, braggadocio 6,200 undergraduates – double a enrollment of a subsequent closest schools in a league.
St. Thomas manager Glen Caruso leads his group onto a margin for a college football diversion opposite St. John’s, in St. Paul, Minn. (Jim Gehrz/Star Tribune around AP)
The Tommies have won 12 uninterrupted MIAC all-sports trophies in both men’s and women’s sports, formed on discussion finish in any sport. The football team, underneath conduct manager Glenn Caruso, has won 6 discussion titles given 2010 and done a inhabitant pretension diversion in 2012 and 2015.
Other MIAC presidents sought to ban St. Thomas with nice joining manners that would enact an enrollment cap, a Minneapolis Star Tribune reported final month. St. Olaf, a propagandize that mislaid to a Tommies 97-0 in a 2017 football game, was a usually propagandize to acknowledge a routine to a newspaper.
“We are participating in those discussions in good faith,” St. Olaf officials told a Star Tribune.
St. Thomas President Julie H. Sullivan called a conference’s preference “extremely disappointing,” according to FOX 9.
“St. Thomas spent extensive bid to sojourn in a MIAC and stabilise a conference,” Sullivan pronounced in a statement. “However, a presidents came to a accord that a discussion itself would stop to exist in a stream form if St. Thomas remained.”
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Sullivan pronounced a propagandize would demeanour to join a new discussion immediately. It’s misleading that discussion it would target.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.