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South Dakota leaves North Central Conference for D-I

Updated: November 30, 2006, 11:24 AM ET
Associated Press

VERMILLION, S.D. -- In pursuit of what its president calls the "competitive experience," the University of South Dakota has decided to move its athletic programs from NCAA Division II to the Division I level.

In doing so, the state's second-largest university will follow in the footsteps of other North Central Conference members schools that have -- or will -- move to Division I.

"We felt very comfortable in Division II and in the NCC, but with the University of North Dakota's Division ...

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