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  • Nebraska-Kearney, Lindenwood extended invitations to MIAA

  • Two schools have now been officially invited to join the MIAA for the 2012-13 season.

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  • Two schools have now been officially invited to join the MIAA for the 2012-13 season.
    The conference office announced Friday that the University of Nebraska-Kearney and Lindenwood University have been extended invitations to join the conference.
    UNK is currently a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, while Lindenwood is a member of the Heart of America Athletic Conference and is currently in the process of obtaining membership into NCAA Division II.
    “The MIAA continues to be excited about expansion,” MIAA CEO Council Chair Dr. Pat Taylor said. “Nebraska-Kearney and Lindenwood will be two great additions to the league, and will give the MIAA 16 terrific member institutions moving forward.”
    The University of Nebraska at Kearney, located in Kearney, Neb., intends to compete in the following sports in the MIAA: baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, football, men’s and women’s golf, women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s track & field and men’s wrestling. UNK has an enrollment of approximately 6,500 students.
    Lindenwood University, located in Saint Charles, Mo., intends to compete in the following sports in the MIAA: baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, football, men’s and women’s golf, women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s track & field, women’s volleyball and men’s wrestling. LU has an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students.
    If UNK and LU accept the invitations to join the MIAA, work will begin on the transition as competition will begin in 2012-13.
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