Revival of athletics at Roosevelt University

By Cristina Aguirre

Students attending Roosevelt University were surveyed by administration and asked what the college needed most on campus. Overwhelmingly, they concluded athletics was missing from a formerly commuter-based school. With more students living on campus at University Center, 525 S. State St., and the college needing a great identity, athletics being reinstated was a no-brainer for Roosevelt. After a 22-year absence, athletics returned to a campus of 7,306 students. Roosevelt has seven athletic teams, including men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, tennis and cross country. The Chronicle talks with Roosevelt University’s Men’s Basketball Head Coach, Joe Griffin about his team.