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I think this will continue to be a trend. With all of the pressure from online universities (which obviously have no sports budget at all) more traditional schools, especially at D2 and D3 are going to have a hard time justifying the cost of athletics, especially football. I expect to see more schools in the future that look like Spellman or like European universities, no NCAA athletics, only club or intramural sports activities. It is just too expensive to offer NCAA sports outside of division 1. Schools at the other levels will just have to convince athletes that there are plenty of opportunities off campus for them to stay engaged in their sports and that the college experience does not need to include a subsidized intercollegiate sports program.

I think this will continue to be a trend. With all of the pressure from online universities (which obviously have no sports budget at all) more traditional schools, especially at D2 and D3 are going to have a hard time justifying the cost of athletics, especially football. I expect to see more schools in the future that look like Spellman or like European universities, no NCAA athletics, only club or intramural sports activities. It is just too expensive to offer NCAA sports outside of division 1. Schools at the other levels will just have to convince athletes that there are plenty of opportunities off campus for them to stay engaged in their sports and that the college experience does not need to include a subsidized intercollegiate sports program.

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University of the Pacific Tigers....

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I think this will continue to be a trend. With all of the pressure from online universities (which obviously have no sports budget at all) more traditional schools, especially at D2 and D3 are going to have a hard time justifying the cost of athletics, especially football. I expect to see more schools in the future that look like Spellman or like European universities, no NCAA athletics, only club or intramural sports activities. It is just too expensive to offer NCAA sports outside of division 1. Schools at the other levels will just have to convince athletes that there are plenty of opportunities off campus for them to stay engaged in their sports and that the college experience does not need to include a subsidized intercollegiate sports program.

I think a good start would be to drop the idiotic rule that forces a schools to compete in the same conference, at the same division for every single sport. Why should schools like Creighton and Saint Louis be forced to send their volleyball* teams all the way to the east coast just because their basketball teams necessitate them being members of the Big East and A-10? And why should a school like mine be deprived of football simply because we don't have the funds to bring it back at the D1 level?

*Not sure if either of those schools actually play volleyball, just making a point.

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I know part of the "same division" rule has to do with competitive balance. My alma mater, Dayton, used to play D3 football until 1993. The smaller D3 schools felt it wasn't fair to have Dayton recruiting with D1 facilities to play D3, so they along with others got kicked out and now play in the Pioneer Football League (1AA/FCS). Outside of the football stadium itself, which is owned by Dayton Public Schools, all the athletic facilities are of reasonable D1 quality. The football locker room is actually attached to the arena, but all the lockers, etc., are on wheels so when Dayton hosts NCAA games in the football off season the lockers are removed and the room becomes a press area.

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It's good to compile these things while we still can. I never realized how hard it is to find some of these images of defunct college teams until I tried to find pics from Kent State's NCAA hockey team. They're just not out there. Plenty of ACHA pics, but nothing of the NCAA team.

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Providence College baseball:

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Northeastern Football

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Wait what?? When did NU get rid of its football team? It was still alive and well when I lived in Boston.

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NC State varsity lacrosse

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Northeastern Football

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Wait what?? When did NU get rid of its football team? It was still alive and well when I lived in Boston.

After the 2008 season

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San Diego State Men's Volleyball .. the only NCAA Men's National championship the school ever won(they won DII and DIII )

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Eastern Tennessee State football, been defunct for 10 years, but coming back this fall.

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In doing a quick GIS, I wasn't able to find a better pic for UT-Arlington's defunct football program.

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I don't know if it's a BAD thing or a GOOD thing for UTA not to have football anymore.

On the one hand, it could be good for UTA because they're now part of the FBS and they could play games in nearby Cowboys Stadium.

On the other hand... they have to compete with TCU (who pretty much owns DFW in college football right now), SMU (which is still getting better), and UNT for attention. They could easily get lost.

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No pictures, but UMass-Lowell dropped football after 2002-03. Budget cuts and poor teams made the decision easy.

UML played one season at LeLacheur Park, home of the Lowell Spinners, before moving to a renovated stadium on campus. The team played at the new stadium for one year before folding.

Doubtful if they bring football back with the school's jump to Division I in 2013-14. The new field barely held 1,000. The older field they used to play at can seat about 12,000, after renovations partially paid for by the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse.

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I think this will continue to be a trend. With all of the pressure from online universities (which obviously have no sports budget at all) more traditional schools, especially at D2 and D3 are going to have a hard time justifying the cost of athletics, especially football. I expect to see more schools in the future that look like Spellman or like European universities, no NCAA athletics, only club or intramural sports activities. It is just too expensive to offer NCAA sports outside of division 1. Schools at the other levels will just have to convince athletes that there are plenty of opportunities off campus for them to stay engaged in their sports and that the college experience does not need to include a subsidized intercollegiate sports program.

I think a good start would be to drop the idiotic rule that forces a schools to compete in the same conference, at the same division for every single sport. Why should schools like Creighton and Saint Louis be forced to send their volleyball* teams all the way to the east coast just because their basketball teams necessitate them being members of the Big East and A-10? And why should a school like mine be deprived of football simply because we don't have the funds to bring it back at the D1 level?

*Not sure if either of those schools actually play volleyball, just making a point.

Because Georgetown will park their football team in Division 3 faster than you can say Hoya Suxa. As for why Creighton and Saint Louis need to play their other teams in the Big East and A-10 1) The TV deals need games with them for content purposes,. 2) Their old Conference mates aren't exactly inclined to give them a helping hand on the scheduling front.

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Morgan State Lacrosse, affectionately known as "Ten Bears" the first HBCU to field a lacrosse team.

Title XI and lack of school support killed the program.

Quick Note: As of this upcoming season, I will be playing lacrosse at UDC (University of the District of Columbia) and we will be the first men's varsity HBCU lacrosse team since Morgan State.

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Boston College Lacrosse (dropped in 2002)

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Georgia Tech Lacrosse (dropped circa 1927)

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Bowling Green State Lacrosse (dropped in 1979)

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Butler Lacrosse (dropped in 2007)

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UCONN Lacrosse (dropped in 1983)

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Presbyterian College Lacrosse (dropped in 2010)

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I couldn't find photos for; New Hampshire (1998), Radford (2001), Michigan State (1995), and William & Mary (1982).

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Title IX. Probably any that get listed here are that if they are men's sports.

Except Vermont Football:

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Were they the Catamounts back then too? Is that what the helmet logo is?

Looks that way, I don't know much about them other than my uncle always saying "undefeated since 74!"

That's actually my blog that someone linked up. I went through the archives and scanned those pictures. Vermont actually got football back a few years ago, but only as a club sport. They have various helmet logos including a "V" and a "V" with a catamount in it.

Here are all the Vermont Football pics.

Part 1 - http://corey42080.blogspot.com/2012/07/old-university-of-vermont-football.html

Part 2 - http://corey42080.blogspot.com/2012/07/old-university-of-vermont-football_28.html

Part 3 - http://corey42080.blogspot.com/2012/07/old-university-of-vermont-football_29.html

Part 4 - http://corey42080.blogspot.com/2012/08/old-university-of-vermont-football.html

Edited by corey42080

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Northern Arizona varsity hockey

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Illinois-Chicago hockey

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I'm having trouble finding pics but United States International University in San Diego had a varsity hockey program back in the 80s.

There are tons of former hockey programs out there, I'm just too lazy to post them all right now.

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