in·​ter·​col·​le·​giate | \ ˌin-tər-kə-ˈlē-jət How to pronounce intercollegiate (audio) , -jē-ət \

Definition of intercollegiate

: existing, carried on, or participating in activities between colleges intercollegiate athletics

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Recent Examples on the Web Those with intercollegiate athletic programs are in a dither figuring out what will happen to NCAA games, especially football, which is key to the identify of many universities and finances other sports at the largest schools. Dennis Wagner, USA TODAY, "Colleges are racing to create 'a new sense of normalcy.' Will new rules, COVID-19 testing be enough?," 5 July 2020 Last month, university president, Dr. Mark Schlissel told the Wall Street Journal that if there was no on-campus instruction, there wouldn’t be intercollegiate athletics. Rainer Sabin, Detroit Free Press, "As Michigan football prepares for 2020, COVID-19 rocks nation's other top programs," 22 June 2020 The schools in Oregon and across the country are expecting to resume intercollegiate athletics this fall. oregonlive, "Sports as we knew them disappeared this spring, and never will be the same: Oregon track & field rundown," 4 June 2020 The university’s plans to launch an intercollegiate athletics program this fall might be delayed until January because recruiting coaches and athletes has been difficult during the shutdowns, Teniente-Matson said Monday. Brittany Britto,, "A&M San Antonio, St. Mary’s among Texas universities planning to reopen this fall," 30 Apr. 2020 Brannen polished off this recruiting class with the backdrop of the novel coronavirus looming over intercollegiate athletics. Pat Brennan,, "John Brannen talks Cincinnati Bearcats recruiting, challenges presented by coronavirus," 21 Apr. 2020 Mu, a potential Olympian, is supposed to enter college in the summer, but no one knows when intercollegiate sports might return. Karen Crouse, New York Times, "Sports Are Restarting in a ‘New Normal’," 7 May 2020 The decision to abandon football is a logical one and is the result of the Army’s refusal to permit its cadets to engage in intercollegiate sports. Creg Stephenson |, al, "Shut down college football in state of Alabama? It’s happened twice before," 15 Mar. 2020 A&M San Antonio was preparing to start intercollegiate athletics this fall, but recruiting coaches and athletes has been difficult during the shutdowns, so the launch might be delayed to January of next year, Teniente-Matson said. Brittany Britto,, "With coronavirus-driven funding cuts looming, San Antonio’s state universities slow spending," 28 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of intercollegiate

circa 1874, in the meaning defined above

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“Intercollegiate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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chiefly US : involving or involved in competition between colleges

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