Detroit Mercy to Transition to Division Two

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Detroit Mercy to Transition to Division Two

Postby Tacitus651 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:52 pm

The Detroit News Published 9:48 p.m. ET March 31, 2020

Detroit — The University of Detroit Mercy informed local reporters this evening that it will transition to division two athletics beginning July first of this year. “While we know this will be disappointing news to many of our alumni and fans of Titan athletics, our board of trustees felt this was the only prudent decision moving forward for the university financially. Competing at the division two level will allow us to continue offering an outstanding experience for student athletes at Detroit Mercy. We look forward to competing with colleges and universities closer to us geographically, and we would like to thank the NCAA for their help with this transition,” said university President Antoine Garibaldi. The news comes after Detroit Mercy was punished with a post season ban for its men’s basketball program for the 2020 season due to poor academic performance.

Garibaldi also stated that the Titans are in the final negotiations to formally join the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC), which is a division two conference based in Bay City, Michigan. The GLIAC includes many Michigan based schools, including Wayne State.

This is a developing story. Detroit News.

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Re: Detroit Mercy to Transition to Division Two

Postby Titan JJ » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:54 pm

Good one
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Re: Detroit Mercy to Transition to Division Two

Postby upbasketballfan » Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:23 am

Tacitus651 wrote:The Detroit News Published 9:48 p.m. ET March 31, 2020

Detroit — The University of Detroit Mercy informed local reporters this evening that it will transition to division two athletics beginning July first of this year. “While we know this will be disappointing news to many of our alumni and fans of Titan athletics, our board of trustees felt this was the only prudent decision moving forward for the university financially. Competing at the division two level will allow us to continue offering an outstanding experience for student athletes at Detroit Mercy. We look forward to competing with colleges and universities closer to us geographically, and we would like to thank the NCAA for their help with this transition,” said university President Antoine Garibaldi. The news comes after Detroit Mercy was punished with a post season ban for its men’s basketball program for the 2020 season due to poor academic performance.

Garibaldi also stated that the Titans are in the final negotiations to formally join the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC), which is a division two conference based in Bay City, Michigan. The GLIAC includes many Michigan based schools, including Wayne State.

This is a developing story. Detroit News.

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This shouldn't be disappointing to you 651. It has looked like this has been your goal for a long time now.
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Re: Detroit Mercy to Transition to Division Two

Postby titanmac » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:33 am

april fool!
In Greek mythology, the Titans were greater even than the gods. They ruled their universe with absolute power! Well that basketball court out there tonight, that's our universe. Let's rule it like Titans! (with apologies to coach boon)
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Re: Detroit Mercy to Transition to Division Two

Postby The-Dude » Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:48 pm

Fact Checked and 100% true. Thank you Mr. Vowels.
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