"Club Varsity" at ISU
I asked about this, in relation to the ISU hockey club, but my question was lost in the rest of the discussion about ISU hockey vs. baseball.
I came across this while googling for "club varsity". It is about club-varsity as a new sports status at the U. of Michigan. The page no longer exists, so I had to get it from google's cache.
In other words, ISU hockey would remain as a club sport (as many seem to like it) while opening up the possibility of elevating to Division 1. Perhaps ISU club baseball could do the same.
squads are not necessarily closer to being elevated to full varsity status, and will remain for the time being primarily self-funded and administered through the Department of Recreational Sports. However, the designation will give these teams a closer relationship to the U-M athletic department.
MGoBlue: New Tiered System Recognizes Club Varsity Status
Re: "Club Varsity" at ISU
ISU Hockey is a little more legit than the club baseball team. They recruit players to come to ISU specifically to play for the team and employ a coach, etc.