I don't think the Summit would EVER take Chicago State back, no matter how desperate they are. That situation appears to be a headache that the Summit are happy to be rid of.
I wonder if the Horizon would add 3 or just the 1 to replace Butler? Anyone hear any inkling how the HL is leaning?
Well, if Chicago St. has fixed their problems and if no D-II school in the area is willing to move up, then I think they'd have a chance. However I know the Bellarmine Prez has said for the last 5 years that he wants to be D-I. Louisville, Ky is in the Summit footprint. Summit is at 9 and probably down to 8 when the HL comes for 1 of them. Other than Bellarmine I haven't heard of anyone else in the area in D-II willing to move up. SCSU decided to keep fb and stay in the NSIC.
D-II list as I know it right now
Bellarmine (wants to move)
N.Alabama (waiting for an invite)
ACU (wants in the SLC)
UIW (wants in the SLC)
Grand Canyon (wants to move)
Nova Southeastern (want in the A-Sun)
UCSD (voted not to move up)
Lincoln Memorial (haven't heard anything since the moratorium)