Boston, MA - The Fisher College men’s basketball team put together a phenomenal 2014-15 season, ending the regular season with an astounding 21-7 record, with two games being the team’s longest losing streak (.750 winning percentage). This is only Fisher’s third season with 20 or more wins, and the first season since 2010 where the Falcons received top-25 votes twice. The Falcons were also the No. 1 team in weekly Association of Independent Institutions (AII) voting from December through January.
Does size really matter?
For student-athletes navigating the maze of college options, school size matters a lot more than just how big your classes are and how many students are on campus. School size also typically determines which athletic division a school falls in – which will directly impact the type of athletic experience you could have at that school.
And that’s why every student-athlete ought to know the difference between the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) before deciding which school they would like to attend. NCAA schools often fall on the larger end of the spectrum, at least when it comes to Division I athletics. NCAA Division II and III and NAIA colleges and universities generally have much smaller student bodies.
A woman is victimized in a domestic assault every 9 seconds...
...according to Domestic Violence Statistics in the U.S. If you do the math that translates into approximately 1,200 women being victimized by domestic abuse during the three hours or so it takes for the New England Patriots to dismantle a Sunday night opponent.
Some may say it’s a “buzz kill” to broach such a serious subject in the same breath as sports entertainment. However, the prevalence of domestic violence is a sobering social problem that cannot be ignored in good conscience - whether in the NFL, other professional sports, or in the homes of silent victims who are not household names.