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2015 Memebership Updates
Auburn University at Montgomery
Fresno Pacific University
Oklahoma Christian UniversityOklahoma Christian University recommended for full NCAA Division II Membership.
Lubbock Christian University
Oklahoma Baptist University
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Daemen CollegeDaemen College will hold a press conference on Monday, July 20th at 3 p.m. at Lumsden Gymnasium to announce advancement to full NCAA DII membership
Mississippi CollegeThe NCAA Membership Committee has recommended Mississippi College move to the final year in its bid for candidacy for full membership in NCAA DII
Rogers State University
THE 2015 D2 WATCHUpdate 4-23-15
It's Official, Only Two Apply To Join D2 MembershipIn an email reply to our request from Meghan Durham Assistant Director of Public and Media Relations
The application deadline for Division II membership for the 2015-16 academic year was February 1, 2015.
We received two applications – from Westminster College and Auburn University at Montgomery – that will be reviewed by the committee in July.
This is the lowest number of applicants since the Senior Reports starting covering this process.
NOTE: We appreciate the NCAA and Meghan for their replies to our request over the past several years.updated 11-26-14
NCAA schools looking to reclassify to Division II could soon see new membership requirements
**-The subcommittee upheld the membership committee’s decision requiring Fresno Pacific University to repeat the provisional year with conditions.
**-In an Aug. 26 teleconference, the membership committee amended its original decision to require Southern Wesleyan University to repeat candidacy year one and permitted the school to begin the second year of the membership process.
**-Holy Names University appealed the membership committee’s July decision requiring the university to repeat candidacy year two; that decision was upheld.
**-In July, the membership committee determined that new applicants Cumberland University, Georgetown College and Westminster College were not prepared to enter the Division II membership process.
Cumberland and Georgetown appealed the decisions and, after hearing the appeals, the management council subcommittee determined that the membership committee did not err in its original decisions. The subcommittee found that the membership committee properly applied NCAA legislation and official interpretations and did not deviate from approved procedures. Therefore, the subcommittee determined that the decisions of the membership committee should not be overturned.
All membership decisions for the year are final.
THE 2014 D2 WATCHupdated 7-2-14
Keep Track of 2014 D2 Membership Changes
Carroll Collegeupdated 2-18-14
Westminster Collegeupdated 2-10-14
McMurry Universityupdated 2-1-14
Georgetown Collegeupdated 2-2-14
per school tweet-
It's official! Georgetown College has submitted its application for #NCAAD2 membership. per Tweet from school
Cumberland Universityupdated 1-23-14
Westminster Collegeupdated 1-23-14
South Dakota School of Mines & Technologyupdated 1-22-14
CLICK HERE - South Dakota School of Mines & Technology approved as 15th member of Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Langston Universityupdated 12-28-13
Application On Hold-reliable source-Langston to table applying for DII this year.
Lee Universityupdated 12-21-13
Davenport Universityupdated 11-13-13
Marian (Ind) Universityupdated 11-7-13
Marian Looking At Move To D2Email reply to SR on Marian's possible move to D2
Now that our medical school has open(ed) we are looking into that. We had conversation with firm to help in that process. we think in the next two years we can do this.
Steve Downing Director of Athletics Marian University
Great Northwest Athletic Conferenceupdated 10-24-13
GNAC Working On Future ExpansionAccording to sources and information SR has confirmed that the GNAC has discussed future expansion with the following schools -
Concordia (Ore) University Carroll (Mt) College Westminster (Utah) College - also talking with PacWest South Dakota School of MinesLewis-Clark State College was contacted but has no plans in the future to move towards D2 membership.
Conference Football Scheduling Allianceupdated 10-2-13
D2 Membership Processupdated 9-26-13
Emmanuel Collegeupdated 9-23-13
Southern Wesleyan Universityupdated 9-21-13
NCAA APPEALSupdated 9-17-13
Two More Schools Win D2 Membership AppealsSR has been informed that Southern Wesleyan University and Emmanuel College have won their appeals and will start with the D2 membership process. Southern Wesleyan University and Emmanuel College both were sponsored by Conference Carolinas during the process.
Two other schools recently won appeals in the mebership process Mississpi College moving from D3 and Lee University who was accepted last year will now move forward in the process as well.
So far the record shows Schools Appealing 4 NCAA 0
Neither of the two schools, Conference Carolinas or the NCAA have released the information to the public at the this time.
related story to the membership process
Lee Universityupdated 9-10-13
Mississippi Collegeupdated 9-10-13
Embry-Riddle (Florida)updated 8-20-13
Cumberland Universityupdated 8-7-13