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Thursday, June 18, 2009 GLIAC adds two

GLIAC approves addition of two news schools to the conference
by Kyle Austin | The Saginaw News
Wednesday June 17, 2009, 11:46 PM

Two new schools were added to the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tuesday, after the conference's President's Council voted unanimously in favor of the expansion.

The two schools, Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio, and Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio, will bring the conference's total to 14 full members , league spokesman Jeff Ligney confirmed. The two schools will become full members on July 1, 2010.

With the expansion comes the possibility of moving to a two-division format in football. Ligney said that issue will be discussed at the athletic directors' summer meeting on Aug. 3. GLIAC officials hope to eventually expand the league to 16 teams.

Lake Erie has a total enrollment of about 1,200 and sponsors 18 varsity sports. Ohio Dominican has about 3,000 students and sponsors 14 sports. The GLIAC last expanded in the fall of 2008, when it added Tiffin University in Ohio, following the departures of Gannon and Mercyhurst.

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