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Published November 01, 2010, 03:12 PM

UND to Begin Big Sky Play in 2012

President Kelley announced Monday that UND has accepted membership in the Big Sky Conference.

President Robert Kelley announced Monday that UND has accepted membership in the Big Sky Conference.

"This is a tremendous day for UND athletics and the University," UND Athletic Director Brian Faison said. "We are excited and pleased to have a stable conference home that has a high profile and that will bring great teams to Grand Forks for our students, alumni and fans."

Fighting Sioux Football Coach Chris Mussman said that UND is "truly blessed to be in such a prestigious league."

Women's Basketball Coach Gene Roebuck said Monday that having all sports under one conference helps the program. Roebuck said he considered today "probably the greatest day since I've been here, and I've been here a long time."

Roebuck said it was a "great day" and that he couldn't wait to get started.

"I couldn't be more excited, more proud about being a part of the Fighting Sioux family... I'm really excited for our young men and women. They do so much for the school, now they have something to hang their hat on," UND Men's basketball head coach said.

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