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Tue June 20, 2006
Baseball Program Tossed Around BCC
By Catherine M. Welch
Wilmington, NC – Brunswick Community College is looking to start up a baseball program as a way to get more men enrolled in college.
Campuses across the country are seeing more women than men enrolled in college. It's a trend found at Brunswick Community College where president Stephen Griener says men make up 30% of the college's student body.
And this would give an opportunity for more young men who are interested in continuing their passion, which could be sports and baseball in particular, but our goal is to get more men into the classroom and this is one avenue.
Griener says the college will comply with Title IX and also offer additional womens' teams.
He says community colleges are banned from using state funds for athletic programs, so Brunswick Community College will hold a meeting next week to gauge public support for a new baseball program.