For Collegiate Athletic Programs, Sustained Success At Division I Doesn't Come Easily

By Blake Benard
Published: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 4:50pm
Updated: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 5:02pm
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For most collegiate athletic programs in the NCAA, the goal is simple: sustained success at the Division I level. But getting to that point doesn’t come easily.

There are a lot of logistics, money and administrative effort that goes into the initial development and creation of a sports program.

Here in Arizona, we’ve seen a couple universities that have recently achieved this, building up division one programs from scratch.

Arizona State closes out their second full NCAA hockey season next weekend on Feb. 23-24 at Oceanside Ice Arena in Tempe, and GCU is currently making a push for the NCAA tournament as they wrap up their fifth year.

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