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Grant Wahl
November 19, 2001
The roster of Division I schools has swelled by 15 in only the last four years, and the world that awaits new members is full of harsh realities: big losses, small crowds at home games and the resulting red ink on the bottom line. Occasionally a fledgling program can take a bite out of Goliath-as Oakland did, upsetting Michigan in November 2000-but for the most part it's a dog-eat-underdog world. Just check the stats.
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November 19, 2001

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The roster of Division I schools has swelled by 15 in only the last four years, and the world that awaits new members is full of harsh realities: big losses, small crowds at home games and the resulting red ink on the bottom line. Occasionally a fledgling program can take a bite out of Goliath-as Oakland did, upsetting Michigan in November 2000-but for the most part it's a dog-eat-underdog world. Just check the stats.

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