In the late 1930s, university president Robert Maynard Hutchins decided that big-time college football and the university’s commitment to academics were not a good fit. The University of Chicago abolished its football program in 1939 and withdrew from the Big Ten in 1946.
Are UChicago students called Maroons?
While Maroons is the official nickname of the University of Chicago’s sports teams, the Phoenix – which is featured as part of the University’s shield – serves as the school’s mascot. The University of Chicago Board of Trustees adopted the shield in 1910.
Why is UChicago d3?
The University of Chicago has competed at the NCAA Division III level since it was established in 1973. The largest of the three NCAA Divisions, Division III counted as members 445 institutions (20 percent public, 80 percent private) in 2020-21.
Is University of Chicago d3 swimming?
UChicago has the fifth-most swimmers selected among all Division III schools.