Goddard College Announces Athletics Dome, Mascot, and Interdisciplinary Sports League

A digital rendering of Goddard’s new sports dome.

April 1, 2021

Goddard College is pleased to unveil its new plans for a sports complex.

“Doolin’s Dome”, which will house leagues of student learner-athletes, is set to break ground today and continue on this day every year until 2030 or longer depending on, you know, factors.

Goddard’s sports teams also unveiled the new mascot: the “Battlin’ Pedagogies”.

Students will be in training for the remainder of the winter season into next mud season when they will be primed and pumped to punt the pork chop for the 2022 Swine Herding season.

Pigskin fumble! Spring training in action.
photos courtesy of Vic Polk, BA RUP ‘80

New sports are planned for the coming season as well. Each sport has been meticulously self-designed in practicums by Goddard students to promote whole body learning. Praxisball, Packet Deadline Racing, and Underwater Basket Weaving are all in development.

There are virtual, online and hybrid options for each of the new sports in development. There are an equal number of options for each of those options as well.

Goddard President Bernard Bull was ecstatic about the plans for the new arena. “This expenditure is going to give students the opportunity to continue their studies while running, jumping, frolicking, chasing farm animals, and vaulting headlong over the mountains of books and written materials they’ve accumulated. It’s a chance to engage in ludic exercises where the players and officials don’t play by pre-determined rules. Make them up as you go! Trust the process!”

A former star Praxisball junior athlete, Bernard “Boom-Boom” Bull said, “I used to play goal-setter in high school, before I pulled a ligament in my reading arm.” 

Since the Covid-19 pandemic prevents the groundbreaking ceremony from taking place, the new complex will have to wait until next year. It has been rescheduled for April 1, 2022.

Seriously, you can design your own course of study at Goddard College. Our students are rigorous about making their goals and targets a reality. Check out our amazing alumni and student stories and find out how you can score a goal in Praxisball along with your fellow Battlin’ Pedagogies.

Reported by Ben t. Matchstick, MFAIA ’15. Twitter: @bentmatchstick

Photos by Vic Polk, BA RUP ‘80

Important Announcement

The Board of Directors for Goddard College have made the difficult decision to close the college at the end of the 2024 Spring term.  


Current Goddard students will have the opportunity to complete their degrees at the same tuition rate through a teach-out with like-minded institution, Prescott College. Updates and scholarship funds will be available in the coming weeks and months. Information will be posted to www.goddard.edu

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