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State of the WAC: WAC Winners and Losers

Nov 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Editorial, Featured News, WAC Expansion & Realignment

State of the WAC – Part 3: WAC Winners and Losers The WAC realignment over the past few months has been filled with all sorts of drama. We’ve had a huge grab for regional power foiled at the last second by WAC members sabotaging from within. We’ve had recovery momentum build, new schools pledge allegiance […]

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Summit League Expansion: Tom Douple Radio on WDAY, UNO mention

Nov 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured News, NCAA Division Upgrades, Summit League Expansion & Realignment

Per Jeff Kolpack, it appears that the idea of Nebraska-Omaha joining the Summit League could be closer to reality. On his site, he gives a recap of the interview Summit League commissioner Tom Douple had on his radio station, WDAY. Douple says he has indeed had discussions with UNO athletic director Trev Alberts about the […]

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South Dakota Passes on Big Sky, Will Join Missouri Valley for Football

Nov 4th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured News, Missouri Valley Expansion & Realignment, Summit League Expansion & Realignment

In a last second move suggested multiple times on this site, the University of South Dakota got their hail mary pass to keep them from leaving for the Big Sky. USD had appeared in line to join the Big Sky, following former Great West football partners Southern Utah and North Dakota as full members of […]

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Big Sky Expansion: Southern Utah & North Dakota Expected to Join Big Sky on Monday, South Dakota Could Follow

Oct 30th, 2010 | By | Category: Big Sky Expansion & Realignment, Featured News

Multiple sources have reported that on Monday, the Big Sky will announce the additions of Southern Utah and North Dakota as full members. South Dakota will/has received a formal invitation as well, but it is not yet confirmed that they have accepted. North Dakota had a scheduled campus visit set for next week for Summit […]

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What the Future Holds for the Summit League

Oct 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Editorial, Featured News, Summit League Expansion & Realignment

Over the past decade, the Summit League received a much needed boost to it’s profile. As the Mid-Continent conference and then re-branded as the “Summit League”, the conference grew from being just a wayward home for new Division 1 upgrades, to a conference with a better defined regional footprint. And the individual schools that made […]

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The Summit League Football House of Cards

Sep 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Editorial, Featured News, Summit League Expansion & Realignment

Summit League football has some huge obstacles: the Big Sky, the Missouri Valley Football Conference,and it’s own members. When the Summit League expanded into the Dakotas, some seeds of thought were planted about sponsoring football. You had Western Illinois as a conference member who had football in the MVFC. You had NDSU & SDSU then […]

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North Dakota Board Retires Fighting Sioux Nickname

Apr 9th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured News, school news, Summit League Expansion & Realignment

Sad day for Sioux fans. But a Summit League invite will be the reward. All (4) Dakota schools will soon be in the same conference thanks to this move. The Summit League has stated that they would not invite North Dakota until the nickname issue was resolved, something that took 4 years. There hasn’t been […]

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