AIB: Merger with UI means end of school's athletic program



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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — AIB College of Business officials say this spring will be the final season for the school's athletic department.

The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/18SJFWA ) the move was announced Thursday just more than a week after the private business college said it would become the University of Iowa's Des Moines campus.

Officials say no freshmen will be enrolled this fall, and that AIB will graduate its final class in June 2016 before UI takes over the campus in July 2016. They say the school will be renamed the Regional Regents Center.

AIB Athletic Director Al Dorenkamp says advisers will work with students and athletes to discuss options for continuing involvement with sports and their education.

Dorenkamp says athletic scholarships will be honored through 2016 for those who choose to stay.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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