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 Under the settlement announced Thursday, St. Thomas agreed to continue the women's tennis team for at least the next four to five years, until all current team members have used up their intercollegiate athletics eligibility. Ryan Faircloth, Star Tribune, 17 June 2021 When Title IX became law, the United States had fewer than 30,000 women involved in intercollegiate sports. Mark Inabinett |, al, 23 June 2022 In fact, the championship itself ever-so-slightly predates the NCAA’s dominion over women’s intercollegiate athletics. Zach Osterman, The Indianapolis Star, 14 June 2022 College sports lost a singular leader on May 16, 2018, when the iconic SEC commissioner, the most powerful and personable man in intercollegiate athletics, left us at age 77 due to complications from prostate cancer. Kevin Scarbinsky, al, 16 May 2022 But the state of Mississippi had an informal ban on interracial intercollegiate sports and athletics. Demetria Gallegos, WSJ, 14 May 2022 The 170-year-old prize awarded in the first U.S. intercollegiate sports competition is going up for auction next month. Holly Ramer, Hartford Courant, 21 Apr. 2022 Diaz became the school’s director at age 30 and soon partnered with St. Mary’s College in Moraga to create an intercollegiate nursing program. Nanette Asimov, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 Sep. 2021 Also, intercollegiate athletics has grown in financial importance, often becoming an increasing burden on university budgets. Richard Vedder, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2021 See More

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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 18 Aug. 2022.

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