Michael Harris Chancellor, Athletics IU Kokomo, IU Kokomo Chancellor

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Chancellor Michael Harris IUK Initiating Intercollegiate Athletics for IU Kokomo

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Michael Harris Chancellor, Athletics IU Kokomo, IU Kokomo Chancellor

  1. 1. Intercollegiate athletics coming to IU Kokomo - Kokomo Perspective: Local Sports http://kokomoperspective.com/local_sports/intercollegiate-athletics-coming-to-iu-kokomo/article_26bde88e-3a15-11e0-b3ef-001cc4c03286.html?mode=story[1/9/2015 5:07:45 PM] Manage Your Lists Sign up now for daily headlines. Email Most Recent Humane Society to have adoption s… It is a special time of year everywhere, and th… Northwestern/Hamilton Heights post… Northwestern has postponed the girls' JV bas… Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chan… ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Council of Pre… Big Ten matches conference record … ROSEMONT, Ill. – For just the second time in … BTN to provide live coverage surrou… BTN will provide extensive coverage surroundi… Hoke out at Michigan ANN ARBOR -- University of Michigan Interim… Career school to open for Bon Air Middle … Both Bon Air Middle School Principal Angela Blessing… test Big Ten to host 2016 NCAA men's b… Rosemont, Ill. – Chicago has been named the… Kokomo Schools approves $17 million in … At its regular November meeting, the Kokomo School… Advanced Search 5° Clear Home News Vitals Sports Lifestyles Video E-Edition Coupons Blogs Login | Signup Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below. Local Sports Print Font Size: Intercollegiate athletics coming to IU Kokomo Chancellor Harris says men’s basketball and women’s volleyball the first two sports as university moves to NAIA Posted: Thursday, February 17, 2011 1:00 am Athletics at Indiana University Kokomo have been a topic of discussion over the years. Should the university field some kind of athletic team, even at the NAIA level? All the discussion can end or at least take a different direction after chancellor Dr. Michael Harris tweeted the following: “IUK will begin men’s basketball and women’s volleyball. We plan more intercollegiate athletics. It’s about student success and community.” The prospect of intercollegiate athletics at IU Kokomo has lingered in the background for years. Now Harris said it will become a reality at the campus. “We are going to begin a club teams in the fall,” Harris said. “Even though it’s a club team, we will put it together in a manner that will follow all regulations of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) to make sure that when the time is right we will be able to apply and be in a conference. Our hope is to do one year of club and the following year to join the conference.” The university has had field club teams before in men’s basketball and supported a women’s softball team that played in a local recreational league. The club level men’s basketball team would often play against NAIA teams, but the club faded in the mid-1990s. The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is the governing body for collegiate sports for smaller institutions, much like the NCAA is for larger school. There are 13 different sports offered by the NAIA, including basketball, soccer, wrestling, swimming and diving, and track and field. There are two Story Comments Image (2) Daily News Previous Next Michael Harris Posted on Feb 17, 2011 by Steve Geiselman GO Subscribe
  2. 2. Intercollegiate athletics coming to IU Kokomo - Kokomo Perspective: Local Sports http://kokomoperspective.com/local_sports/intercollegiate-athletics-coming-to-iu-kokomo/article_26bde88e-3a15-11e0-b3ef-001cc4c03286.html?mode=story[1/9/2015 5:07:45 PM] … … … … … Video Clips Kokomo vs Richmond 10-17-2014 Updated: December 05 Print More From This Site United Way reaches last leg in campaign fund raising Vitals - News of Record NIPSCO WARNS CUSTOMERS OF BILL PAYMENT SCAMS Biting the hand that feeds you First City Rider is vital to community From Around The Web There Are 7 Types of English Last Names — Which One Is Yours? (Ancestry) The 20 Most Valuable NCAA Football Teams (Worthly) This Is The Best Animal Rescue Video Ever (Poplistic) This New App is Replacing Human Financial Advisors (PC Magazine) Tragedy: 13-Month-Old Baby Drowns After divisions within the NAIA. Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion is a Division II NAIA school, for example. Adding athletics will happen at IU Kokomo, Harris said. The effort to add athletics will be ongoing and persistent. “We will begin with men’s basketball and women’s volleyball at the club level,” he explained. “Next winter we will add at least two more sports. What the next two will be we haven’t completely determined at this point. What we want to do is start these two club teams to create enthusiasm, support and a sense of community on campus and in the city and beyond. We will grow and develop it as fast as we can develop the supporting processes.” Harris said athletics will greatly enhance the college experience for everyone involved. “Sports at the NAIA level is what collegiate sport is about,” he said. “It’s not about preparing tomorrow’s NBA players. It’s about kids that played through high school and want to continue to play and create a sense of community and pride.” Providing new experiences is key. “The way I look at it, it is an opportunity to enhance a sense of academic excellence, a sense of student success, a sense of community, a sense of belonging, a sense of pride, a sense of ownership of the community of Indiana University Kokomo and to connect students to the university,” Harris said. “The issue isn’t, do we have basketball and volleyball or we don’t. The issue is all of the great things that come with it and its impact on the community, the students and the staff. We are going to move ahead in that direction. We have a very clear vision.” More about Print ARTICLE: The loss of a grand lady HTML: Kokomo Perspective September 21, 2011 HTML: Kokomo Perspective September 7, 2011 ARTICLE: Kokomo Perspective August 31, 2010 ARTICLE: Sectionals see three crowned champion Posted in Local sports on Thursday, February 17, 2011 1:00 am. | Tags: Print

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