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Bryant adding 3 women's teams

Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:24 pm
by J.J.

Re: Bryant adding 3 women's teams

Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2021 7:02 am
by newbritainite
It amazes me that there is a sharp divide between higher Ed institutions. Long-time d1 Hartford is struggling and looking to drop to d3, where little New Haven and Bryant looking to grow to d1 / expand.

Re: Bryant adding 3 women's teams

Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:09 am
by J.J.
newbritainite wrote: Sat Apr 24, 2021 7:02 am It amazes me that there is a sharp divide between higher Ed institutions. Long-time d1 Hartford is struggling and looking to drop to d3, where little New Haven and Bryant looking to grow to d1 / expand.
Yep. Hard to do any deep analysis when the budgeting and accounting for these private institutions vary so much.

Have to think a lot of this is about the leadership and priorities at each school. Bryant, Quinnipiac, Sacred Heart have been in overall growth modes for the last 2 decades on the academics and athletics. They have good Presidents and boards. Really have a vision for their future.

I think part of the problem at Hartford has been very poor leadership. They haven't done anything academically to grow and their numbers (acceptance rate, yield, and enrollment) have been on a downward trend for a while. Honestly, if they hadn't made the NCAAs this year, I doubt there would have been this much pushback.