USD confirms it will jump to Division I sports; follows lead of SDSU
By TERRY VANDROVEC
PUBLISHED: November 29, 2006
VERMILLION – University of South Dakota President James Abbott said this afternoon that the school will jump up to NCAA Division I sports.
USD has been studying whether it can afford to move from Division II to the higher league, a move that would involve boosting the school's sports budget and likely investments in new facilities.
South Dakota State University and North Dakota State recently made the move, and the University of North Dakota this year announced it would follow their lead.
USD will hold a press conference at 2:30.