NCAA DII Collegiate Football Is Coming to Barton

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WILSON, N.C. — January 30, 2018 — Barton College is bringing NCAA DII collegiate football to Wilson. On Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, the Barton College Board of Trustees made the bold, unanimous decision to approve a football program for the Barton campus. Barton’s decision to integrate football into its NCAA DII athletics program is based in the College’s commitment to its mission of providing programs and opportunities to encourage the intellectual, spiritual, social, and cultural development of its students. Barton’s mission fits well with the NCAA Division II philosophy, which states that “the educational well-being and academic success of the participating student-athlete is of primary concern.” In prior years, Barton […]

Barton Hall of Fame Induction Set for Oct. 22

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Five new members will be inducted into the Barton College Athletic Hall of Fame during ceremonies on the campus Friday night, Oct. 22. The 29th induction ceremony will begin with a 7:15 reception in the Robert L. Dunn, Sr. Bulldog Club room inside Wilson Gymnasium and the banquet will be held in the adjacent Kennedy Recreation and Intramural Center (KRIC) at 8 p.m. Seating for the event is $20 each and must be reserved through Summer Brock, Director of Alumni and Parent Relations, at sebrock@barton.edu or by phone at 252-399-6383. This year’s class includes two locals: Jody O’Neal (Class of 1997) and Ronda Bynum (’88). Former basketball standout Leonard “Speedy” Gainer (’79), track […]