Athletics Director Page Cotton Quoted in Indianapolis Star

Athletics Director Page Cotton Quoted in Indianapolis Star

January 9, 2004

January 9, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. - The 98th NCAA Convention opens today in Nashville, Tennessee, notes the Indianapolis Star in a story that includes a quote from Page Cotton, director of athletics and recreational sports, professor of kinesiology and head coach of men's soccer at DePauw University. The Star's Mark Alesia says colleges and universities that compete in Division III, including DePauw, "will consider a series of proposals two years in the making on the future of the non-scholarship division. That includes no redshirting, reducing the length of playing seasons and allowing schools to contact an athlete who wants to transfer without the approval of the athlete's current school. There's also a proposal to monitor financial aid given to athletes and non-athletes. Officially, Division III schools are not allowed to consider athletic ability in awarding financial aid." (photo by Marilyn E. Culler)

The article then quotes Cotton as saying, "I've got some questions in my mind about a 10 percent reduction in playing seasons. If you think about that for football, that's 10 to nine games. That's a pretty significant drop." You can read the complete story online by clicking here.

A 1969 graduate of Springfield College, Page Cotton is in his eighth year as director of athletics and recreational sports and his 35th season as head men's soccer coach. He was inducted into the Indiana Soccer Hall of Fame February 8, 2003. Read more by clicking here.