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Penn State campuses extend sports eligibility

4/7/2005 —
Starting in fall 2005, students at all Penn State campuses including the three locations in the northeast, Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton, and Worthington Scranton, will be eligible to compete in varsity athletics for four full years in the same sport in the newly constituted Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSU-AC).

This change adjusts the guidelines of the current Commonwealth Campus Athletic Conference (CCAC) to coincide with the campuses’ expansion of degree offerings from two to four years. As a result, athletes will be able to stay with the same sport for four years instead of having to change to a different sport, a requirement that had existed because some of the opponents were two-year schools.

Intercollegiate competitive sports attract a high percentage of undergraduates to PSU campuses located throughout Pennsylvania. Students at Penn State Wilkes-Barre participate in a variety of club, intercollegiate, and intramural programs in addition to six Varsity sports. Intercollegiate sports at the campus include men’s basketball and baseball, co-ed cross country, golf, and soccer, and women’s volleyball. Intercollegiate club sports include men’s volleyball, co-ed cheerleading, and co-ed bowling. Approximately seven open recreation programs are offered including flag football, aerobics, basketball, badminton, racquetball, volleyball, and indoor soccer.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre competes in the PSU Commonwealth Campus Athletic Conference and the Pennsylvania Collegiate Athletic Association.
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