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Published June 26, 2012, 07:51 PM

UND Becoming Official Member of Big Sky Conference

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - Next week UND Athletics will officially become a member of the Big Sky Conference. Since UND accepted its invitation to join the Division I conference, athletics coaches have spent more than a year learning of the changes ahead.

By: David Schwab, WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - Next week UND Athletics will officially become a member of the Big Sky Conference.

Since UND accepted its invitation to join the Division I conference, athletics coaches have spent more than a year learning of the changes ahead.

UND Athletic Director Brian Faison says people in the Athletic Department are pleased to have a stable conference home that has a high profile teams.

Over the last three years, UND has transitioned into Division I as a member of the Great West Conference.

"I really was aware and knowledgeable about walking into a schedule stand point. And any other rules, squad sizes and those kind of issues," Faison said.

By accepting an invitation to join the Big Sky Conference, UND will also be adding men's tennis to its varsity programs.

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