Monday, August 20, 2012

UIW and ACU Breaking News

SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE TO ADD UNIVERSITY OF THE INCARNATE WORD

FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference and the University of the Incarnate Word announced Monday afternoon that the institution will become a member of the league, effective July 1, 2013. The membership will coincide with the San Antonio-based institution’s four-year transition to NCAA Division I.
Currently a member of the Division II Lone Star Conference, Incarnate Word will begin the four-year shift to Division I with the Southland Conference’s assistance and oversight. It is expected that UIW will begin counting as an NCAA Division I team for scheduling purposes in 2014-15, and will be fully eligible for NCAA championship events in 2017-18.



ACU Receives Southland Invitation; Decision to come this weekend
Abilene Christian University has received an official invitation from the Southland Conference to join its league and move to NCAA Division I affiliation in all sports. Because of previous schedule commitments, the football team would begin SLC play in 2014, but all other sports would begin Division I competition with the 2013-14 school year.

 The ACU Board of Trustees and the administration will discuss the invitation this weekend at the Board's regularly scheduled meeting and make a determination as to whether or not ACU will accept the invitation.

 If ACU accepts the invitation, we will host a press conference Saturday, Aug. 25, at 12:30 p.m. in the Hunter Welcome Center to make the official announcement. 

No ACU administrator, coach or student-athlete will be made available to media to discuss the situation until Saturday.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

where does the Lone Star go from here? What schools would even be viable options to get us back to a 10 team league?

mcmurray, ut permian basin, dallas baptist, umhb?

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