- Sep 26, 2010
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One other thing to note, is that alumni involvement and donations are much greater at private schools than they are public.My second thought is that Division 2 is probably the wrong division for many public universities in it. Many have lower attendance and less revenue than D3 schools but are still paying out scholarships to athletes that should probably be spread out amongst all students at the university. Being D3 maybe could have saved the programs at Crookston or St. Cloud.
St. Cloud could not go D3 and still sponsor D1 hockey. All the D3 schools that have D1 hockey teams (Colorado College and a bunch of those tiny expensive Eastern schools) are grandfathered in at this point.
With the exception of grandfathered in programs, D3 schools are not allowed to sponsor an individual sport at a higher level with athletic scholarships. The reason D2 schools can play D1 hockey, is that there is no D2 hockey.
I honestly don't know why Crookston isn't in the UMAC with Morris. That should not be a D2 school and I don't know why anyone would go there.