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Summit League Will Conduct Football Feasibility Study
ELMHURST, Ill. - The Summit League conducted its annual President’s Council Meeting on June 21 in Chicago and announced that the league will conduct a feasibility study into having football as a league-sponsored sport.
According to a statement released by the league, a “committee and consultant will work together to research and provide data for the purpose of evaluating the requirements and viability of adding football to The Summit League.”
The statement also states that the study will begin this summer and is expected to be completed within the next 12 months.
Current Summit League schools competing in football within other leagues include Missouri Valley Football Conference members North Dakota State, South Dakota State and Western Illinois.
Southern Utah competes within the Great West with South Dakota and North Dakota. USD will join the Summit League in 2011-12, while UND is currently in an “evaluation phase” for potential league membership having handling their conflict with their “Fighting Sioux” nickname.
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