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Offline nickgyp

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Rio Grande restarts football
« on: July 09, 2024, 09:38:20 AM »
I had read this article a couple months back. I recall Xavier baseball played Rio Grande annually years ago. The need for more students/males triggered this move. Hope they succeed.


https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/2024/04/25/rio-grande-reviving-football

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Re: Rio Grande restarts football
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2024, 08:49:13 PM »
Hope they’re successful!


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Re: Rio Grande restarts football
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2024, 02:03:26 PM »
Bruce:

This involves not just football but a marching band as well with the hopes of adding 150-200 students. Very ambitious for a school with an undergraduate enrollment of 1850 students. Xavier?s new med school will add graduate students but it?s impact on annual undergraduate enrollment will only be felt for prospective pre-med students which, arguably, will not be a number in a higher range than those interest in football and/or marching band. With the continuing decline in the pool of college age student, the attractiveness of adding football at Xavier remains or so it would seem.

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Re: Rio Grande restarts football
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2024, 08:55:21 PM »
I think fewer people are going to college, too. It’s gotten unjustifiably expensive and people, especially guys, are again looking at the trades. You can earn a great living without 6 figures of college debt.


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Re: Rio Grande restarts football
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2024, 04:41:05 PM »
How true. Many colleges offer inane courses that substantively give you little more information than can be provided by a look at the December, 2020 People Magazine offered every visit to my dentist?s office. Read somewhere that a Harvard professor was going to offer a course on Taylor Swift for credits toward a degree. In recent memory, Xavier added a Criminal Justice major. Good luck paying back student loans on a probation officer?s salary.

Still waiting for my seventies? era Metaphysics degree to pay off. Still can?t fix a leaky faucet but I have spent hours thinking on the porcelain commode.

 

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