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MULTIPLE-DIVISION CLASSIFICATION
(Tuesday, June 10, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.)

SYNOPSIS

Until 1973-74 there was a University Division and College Division. Betty Kruczek was the moderator and this was targeted by the President's Commission. John Galeris, Division III, Salem State, gave background on why the classifications existed. (I) Expenses for major football schedules; (2) Some Division III schools can compete in Division I in one sport; (3) Statement of philosophy varies from Division I to Division III. John favored remaining in one division. Nelson Bobb, Division III, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, was in favor of multi-division classifications because he felt it was an institutional decision. He felt that each school could identify with what they wanted. The marketability was important for student retention. Revenue from one sport could help to support other sports. Marjorie Trout, Division II, Millersville State College, stated that 15% of 133 members of the NCAA were in more than one division. AIAW did it sport by sport. Schools were promised by building back in '73 and she favors the multi-division classification. The fourth speaker was Robert J. Hiegert, Athletic Director, California State at Northridge, and I am enclosing a handout that he had.