Maranatha Baptist University, Mount Mary University, Nebraska Wesleyan University, St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn), The College of New Rochelle, UC Santa Cruz, University of Maine at Presque Isle
The Association of Division III Independents has evolved from… a unified voice to issues of common concern for independent institutions, to operating more like a conference.
This has nothing to do with realignment, and I'm sorry for that, but I just found out the AD3I exists, and I'm absolutely furious.in·de·pen·dent (noun) \ˌin-də-ˈpen-dənt\
Someone or something that is not connected to others of the same kind.
ONCE YOU ASSOCIATE, YOU ARE NO LONGER INDEPENDENT.
You can't do that!
How can seven Athletics Directors who are probably smart men/women have the idea; seven University Presidents committed to educating young people agree to it; work together to form the organization, hire a commissioner, have seven SID/communications people with degrees in communications/journalism/English or similar field write press releases about it, and NO ONE REALIZE the name of their conference is a ridiculous oxy-moron of impossibility?
I wonder if all seven schools are associated with the Church of Athiests.