In a press conference held this morning, President Kim B. Clark said, “We are happy to announce that Rexburg will again be the scene of great athletic excitement. We feel that this decision will benefit BYU-I students, the Rexburg community, and the schools with whom we compete.”
With this announcement came the promise that “students at BYU-Idaho would become legendary for their capacity to outperform the people around them and add value to wherever they play.”
The administration was quick to point out that only a handful of competitive sports will be integrated into the intercollegiate program. These sports are limited to:
- Chess Boxing
- and Bicycle Polo
According to Clark, there are currently no plans to incorporate any other sports into the intercollegiate program.
“We can’t really compete with BYU-I: Provo’s basketball or football teams,” said Clark, “So we are going to carve out our own niche and make a name for ourselves in less popular games.”
The new intercollegiate program will official begin in the Fall 2014 semester. The public is invited to attend the first ceremonial releasing of the snitch on October 5 at 7 PM in the BYU-I stadium.