Division lll School Kicked Out Of Conference For Being Too Good
Imagine being a school that's so good at sports and dominating your conference year after year that they finally get fed up with your winning and kick you out of the said conference. Now, don't imagine because that actual scenario occurred on Wednesday with the University of St. Thomas of the Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
St. Thomas is a founding member of the conference but don't worry they won't be immediately kicked to the curb, they'll have until 2021 to find a more competitive conference to play in. It's like being in a relationship and your significant other saying to you, "You're too good for me so I'm going to leave you but you can stick around for a year and a half with me until you find someone else."
Alright, so St. Thomas does actually have a little bit of an advantage because there are no athletic scholarships for D lll schools having a large enrollment does help. In fact, they have nearly twice the enrollment and that has led to winning 56 more conference championships than the second-place school since the 2013-14 season, per Sports Illustrated:
"St. Thomas only started dominating football after current coach Glenn Caruso arrived in 2008, but the school has begun to dominate most other sports, too. Since the 2013–14 school year, St. Thomas has 72 MIAC titles across all sports; the next closest league member has 16."
So, what's the best way to handle this? The high road of course: