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Case Western Reserve University Archives

Merger of Case and WRU Varsity Athletic Teams

Despite Federation of Case and WRU to create Case Western Reserve University on July 1, 1967, both schools continued separate intercollegiate varsity sports programs. Between November 1969 and May 1972, varsity teams from Case and WRU merged.

1969/70: Fencing
1970/71: Football, Wrestling, Swimming
1971/72: Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track

There were no women's varsity athletic teams until the 1971/72 academic year. All the team mergers were men's teams.

This summary was compiled by staff of the Archives from sources in the custody of the Archives.

1DB11 18:7 Letter, Robert Morse to Presidents' Athletic Conference Presidents, 12/19/1967
4PN3 1:1 ?, "Fencing Teams Consolidate; Kadar to Coach New Squad," The Observer (11/14/1969): 1, 4
7PR 7:11 Press Release, Office of Public Relations, 11/12/1969
1DB11 18:7 Report, ?, Notes from Athletic Directors' Council Meetings, November 8-9, 1970, 11/16/1970
1DB11 18:7 Letter, Louis Toepfer to Presidents' Athletic Conference Presidents, 1/4/1971
7PR 9:1 Press Release, Office of Public Information, 1/6/1971

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