This was posted on SR Reports... he plays both sides of the fence. OVC does need to see the $3M can be achieved and if that does not work, the GSC is becoming a pretty solid fall back option...
This past June our Board of Trustees adopted a resolution that will take UNA to Division I athletics provided a series of benchmarks are achieved over the ensuing 12 months. One of those benchmarks is to meet all NCAA requirements for D-I status, and among those requirements is an invitation to membership from an established D-I conference. We have had discussions with the Ohio Valley Conference about our interest in them and their possible interest in UNA. The OVC understands that another of our benchmarks is a fundraising goal of $3M over this next year, which we are in the early stages of initiating, and that we must show that there is community support for this move.
UNA holds the OVC in very high regard and believes that our university is a good fit athletically and academically with their member universities. As these initiatives and discussions are unfolding, we should note that the Gulf South Conference is having excellent success in rebuilding and is emerging from its recent loss of six members as a strong and vital league. Thus, to answer your initial question, the future for UNA athletics is quite secure.
UNA President Dr.Bill Cale
GSC adds Fla Tech for footballwww.gscsports.org/news/2011/8/19/FB_0819113313.aspx
GSC MB thread... www.d2messageboard.com/showthread.php?4 ... Tech-Is-In