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THE 2015 D2 WATCHupdated 11-26-14
NCAA schools looking to reclassify to Division II could soon see new membership requirements
DII Vice President shares her vision, source of passion for athletics
*Update:Auburn-Montgomery Loses D2 MembershipOn July 22, the Division II Management Council referred the decision to accept membership applications of Auburn University at Montgomery (Alabama) and Spring Hill College (Mobile, Ala.) back to the Division II Membership Committee for further review.
On July 26, citing new information obtained regarding UAM’s probationary status with the NAIA, the Membership Committee overturned its initial decision and voted to deny the institution’s application for acceptance into the Division II membership process. The decision to accept Spring Hill into year one candidacy was upheld.
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conferenceupdated 7-30-13
South Dakota School of Minesupdated 7-17-13
Original story by Dave Schmidt
New Football Schoolsupdated 7-10-13
Independents Collegiate Athletic Associationupdated 6-25-13
Great Lakes Valley Conferenceupdated 6-6-13
Drury University director of athletics Pat Atwell talks with GLVCsports.com about the GLVC's inclusion of men's and women's swimming and diving for the 2013-14 season.
Golden Coast Conferenceupdated 6-3-13
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conferenceupdated 5-29-13
Georgetown Collegeupdated 5-13-13
2014According to a very reliable source Georgetown College will apply for D2 membership during the 2014 cycle. This after a firm was secured to do another new new study. SR hopes to verify with school officials.
It has been a "soap opera" journey for GC who decided to join D3 and than withdrew from that process, applied for D2 very late in the process and was denied membership in 2012 and than last summer said they would reapply for the early membership process in 2013. According to our sources they did not apply this year because of the search for a new president to replace President Crouch. In another "twist" (see link below) GC has renewed a search for a new president after two finalist withdrew from the process.
This year we have confirmed five schools have applied for D2 membership.
No D2 This Year For GeorgetownJUST IN - A reliable source tells us that Georgetown College will NOT aplly for D2 membership in February. Most likely due to the change in the president's office. We have an email into school officials to verify this information. Will update as soon as we receive confirmation.
Reply to our email request on Georgetown's NAIA Status
Per NAIA bylaws, Georgetown College would be eligible for NAIA postseason play in 2012-13. If Georgetown applies for NCAA membership again this upcoming year, then the institution would be ineligible for postseason play in 2013-14, regardless of whether the NCAA accepts the institution for membership.
Kay Hawes, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Director of Marketing and Public Relationsupdated 7-30-12
Great Midwest Athletic Conferenceupdated 2-21-13
The Great Midwest Athletic Conference, which applied for Division II membership in 2012, is currently completing an educational assessment program to become an active member conference Sept. 1, 2013, as well. The Membership Committee will vote on whether to grant active status to the G-MAC at its July meeting. Members of that conference for 2013-14 will be Alderson-Broaddus, Cedarville, Central State, Davis and Elkins, Kentucky Wesleyan, Ohio Valley, Salem International, Trevecca Nazarene and Ursuline.
Mountain East Conferenceupdated 2-16-13
UMass Lowellupdated 2-14-13
Auburn University-Montgomeryupdated 2-2-13
Emmanuel College/h1> updated 1-21-13
D3 Members Applying For D2 Proposalupdated 1-21-13
University of Sioux Fallsupdated 1-21-13
Newman Universityupdated 1-21-13
Southern Wesleyan Universityupdated 1-15-13
Columbus Stateupdated 12-21-12
Marian Universityupdated 12-20-12
Great Northwest Athletic Conferenceupdated 12-2-12
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Universityupdated 12-1-12
Grand Canyon University
Original story by Dave Schmidt
Missouri Southernupdated 11-21-12
Walsh and Maloneupdated 11-9-12
McMurry Universityupdated 11-4-12
Middle Georgia Stateupdated 10-30-12
Paine Collegeupdated 10-26-12
Loyola University New Orleansupdated 10-25-12
Salem International Universityupdated 10-16-12
Louisiana Collegeupdated 10-11-12
Notre Dame Collegeupdated 10-10-12
University of Texas Dallasupdated 10-3-12
Spring Hill Collegeupdated 10-2-12
Purdue University Calumetupdated 10-2-12
University of Central Arkansasupdated 9-29-12
Mississippi Collegeupdated 9-30-12
Azusa Pacific Universityupdated 9-18-12
South Dakota School of Mines & Technologyupdated 9-18-12
University of North Alabamaupdated 9-11-12
Lone Star Conferenceupdated 9-1-12
McKendree UniversityUpdated 8-30-12
Bluefield State Universityupdated 8-30-12
South Carolina State Universityupdated 8-30-12
CLICK HERE - Facing $6 Million Deficit, SC State Considers Cuts to Academics, Move to Div. II Athletics
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conferenceupdated 8-30-12
Grand Canyon Universityupdated 8-27-12
Central State University Universityupdated 8-22-12
GLVC and GLIAC Footballupdated 8-23-12
The Senior Reports sent the following email to both the GLVC and GLIAC -
GLVC - Urbana University GLIAC- Notre Dame (OH) CollegeWould like a statement on the announcement that the above schools will be leaving your conference to join the Mountain East Conference.
GLVC Response - 8-23-12Since Urbana University has not yet officially resigned from the GLVC as an associate member for football it would be premature to make any comment at this time.
Jim Naumovich, GLVC Commissioner
GLIAC Response - 8-23-12
Jeff Ligney, Assistant Commissioner - GLIACThe GLIAC has no comment on this matter at this time.
Trevecca Nazarene Universityupdated 8-22-12
Great Midwest Athletic Conferenceupdated 8-21-12
Mountain East Conferenceupdated 8-20-12
Adelphi Universityupdated 8-17-12
Abilene Christian Universityupdated 8-5-12
Simon Fraser Universityupdated 8-2-12
Cheyney Universityupdated 7-28-12
Union Universityupdated 7-30-12
Lindenwood Universityupdated 7-28-12
Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois updated 7-28-12
Northwestern Oklahoma State Universityupdated 7-19-12
East Coast Conferenceupdated 7-18-12
Lubbock Christian Universityupdated 7-18-12
Lee Universityupdated 7-17-12
University of Virginia’s College at Wiseupdated 7-17-12
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**-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 following schools applied for NCAA Division II membership this year.
• Concordia University in Portland, OR • Concordia University in Irvine, CA • Georgetown College • Oklahoma Baptist University • Embry Riddle Aeronautical University • California State University, San Marcos • Cumberland University • Westminster College
D2 - RT @GulfSouth · The GSC staff is on its way to @LeeU for a site visit with the @LeeUFlames.
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It's official! Georgetown College has submitted its application for #NCAAD2 membership. per Tweet from school
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
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.
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