The University of St. Thomas is a Division III school in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. At least, it will be until the end of the 2021 season.
That’s because the conference has decided that St. Thomas, a founding member of the conference, will be kicked out for being too good at sports.
To be fair, St. Thomas has an enrollment nearly twice that of any of the conference’s other schools, and has indeed dominated the conference, winning 56 more conference titles than the second-place school since the 2013-14 season, per Sports Illustrated:
St. Thomas only started dominating football after current coach Glenn Caruso arrived in 2008, but the school has begun to dominate most other sports, too. Since the 2013–14 school year, St. Thomas has 72 MIAC titles across all sports; the next closest league member has 16.
St. Thomas took the high road on Twitter after the decision was announced, as you can see below:
— St. Thomas Athletics (@TommieAthletics) May 22, 2019
Where they end up next remains to be seen, but perhaps they should join the American Athletic Conference and see if they can give UCF a run for their money.