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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The boosters’ entity raises money from the private sector and then uses those proceeds to fund intercollegiate athletics, specifically athletic scholarships. Michael Mccann,, "How Transforming Into a DSO Could Impact Florida State's Athletic Department," 11 June 2019 Stetson is literally one of those refreshing rags-to-riches stories — a true team filled with unselfish coaches and chip-on-their-shoulder players who haven’t been spoiled by the opulence and grandeur of big-time intercollegiate sports. Mike Bianchi,, "Stetson Hatters are kicking grass, taking names and chasing dangling carrot of Omaha," 6 June 2018 In fact, every intercollegiate sport at Laval has its own private board of directors that oversees finances and operations. John Walters, Newsweek, "Canada's Laval University Shows How to Do Football Right," 26 Oct. 2014 Barrio was most recently at the University of Nevada as senior associate director of athletics for intercollegiate services and a special assistant to the president. Kelli Stacy,, "Central Connecticut State University Names New Athletic Director," 12 July 2018 In December 2016, my organization released a paper on academic integrity and intercollegiate athletics. Ted Mitchell, Washington Post, "Higher education must clean out its ‘front porch’," 25 Apr. 2018 Greg Myford becomes the ninth man to serve as athletic director since UAA began intercollegiate athletics in 1977. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "UAA hires sports marketing specialist as its new athletic director," 7 June 2018 His concern is that high school players in the United States and abroad (most top intercollegiate rosters are stacked with foreign players) soon could see college players struggling to get into Transition Tour events. David Waldstein, New York Times, "As Tennis Tries to Thin Its Pro Ranks, the College Game May Suffer," 22 May 2018 The Harvard Polo Club, the oldest intercollegiate polo program in the United States, dates back to 1883, and was re-established after a hiatus about 12 years ago. Anthony Flint,, "For an otherworldly splurge, beach polo at the Ocean House," 16 May 2018

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circa 1874, in the meaning defined above

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chiefly US : involving or involved in competition between colleges

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