University Athletics. Collection, 1925-Ongoing
The University Athletics collection contains materials produced by the Minnesota State University athletics programs and the university's predecessor institutions since 1925. Included are documents concerning the men's and women's athletics programs, and discussion over combining the two programs. The collection includes sports schedules, budgets and fmancial documents, office correspondence, and official athletic organizational policies.
Combined Men's and Women's Athletics: 1944-Ongoing: This series contains a large amount of correspondence, as well as financial reports, Title IX information, and minutes of meetings.
Women's Athletics, 1925-Ongoing: Contained in this series are documents about women's sports, in addition to the impact of the federal enactment of Title IX on the administration of sports.
Men's Athletics, c. 1926-Ongoing: These items are mainly information about specific men's athletics sports, as well as correspondence from the men's athletics department when it was separate from the joint men's and women's program.
Men's and Women's Athletic Media Guides: 1986-Ongoing: This series consists of the guided that were released for different sports that contained information about the players, which radio and television stations covered the games, past statistics of the player and the season schedule.
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Biographical / Historical
The federal enactment of Title IX in 1972 changed sports at MSU. It required that public institutions receiving funds from the federal government to give equal opportunity to all students attending the institution. Support for women's athletics had to approach that of men's athletics budgets, facilities, scholarships, and personnel. In 1974 the men's and women's athletic programs were merged. The university changed its athletic conference affiliation several times over the years. In 1967 MSU was part of the Northern Intercollegiate Conference (NIC) as well as the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). In 1968 MSU was accepted to the North Central Conference (NCC) in order to resolve schedule, fmancial, and other problems. All members of the NCC were part of the NCAA. From 1935 to 1971, the mascot and logo of MSU were the "Indians," in recognition of early people who inhabited the area of what today is Mankato. In 1971 the logo was dropped, and in 1977 the new mascot and logo became thdMSU "Mavericks." In 2004, the Men's and Women's Athletics each included 10 sports. For Men's Athletics, fall sports are golf, football, and cross country. Winter sports include: indoor track and field, basketball, hockey, wrestling and swimming. Spring sports are: baseball, golf, tennis, and outdoor track and field. Women's fall sports include volleyball, soccer, golf, and cross country. Winter sports are: swimming, basketball, hockey, and indoor track and field. Spring sports are Softball, tennis, golf and outdoor track and field. Information for this finding aid was obtained from: Chronicle of Athletics Control: A History of Administration ofIntercollegiate Athletics at Mankato State University 1890s-1980s by Roy Benjamin Moore. Mankato State University the Second Century: The First Twenty-Five Years 1968-1992 by Claire E. Faust.
- University Athletics. Collection, 1925-Ongoing
- Jeffrey Desannoy processed the collection and developed the finding aid
- 2010-10: Additions added by Heather Harren in October 2010.
- 2018-12: Additions added by Adam Smith in December 2018.
Part of the Minnesota State University, Mankato University Archives Repository
Minnesota State University, Mankato
PO Box 8419
Mankato MN 56002-8419 US