Wednesday, January 20, 2010
UIndy Leaving GLIAC after 2011 Season as GLVC adopts Football
University of Indianapolis press release
INDIANAPOLIS-- The University of Indianapolis will be one of the charter members of the newly-formed Great Lakes Valley Conference announced Tuesday by league and school officials. The addition of football to the league's sponsored sports beginning in 2012 will allow UIndy to compete as a full member, joining 17 other Greyhound varsity teams that battle for GLVC championships.
UIndy, which currently competes in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) as an associate member, will play its 2010 and 2011 schedules in that league. Indianapolis has been a member of the GLIAC since it merged with the Midwest Intercollegiate Football Conference back in 1999.
"Our teams already compete in the Great Lakes Valley Conference in 17 varsity sports,” UIndy President Dr. Beverley J. Pitts said. “The competition level is intense and among the best in Division II. We're confident the league will provide a long-standing home for our football team that will be a better fit geographically and help foster rivalries that exist within other sports.”
“The GLVC has been our conference of choice for the vast majority of our sports,” Director of Athletics Dr. Sue Willey said. “Active conference members are required to transition their sports teams to the GLVC when they become sponsored by the conference. We will transition to the GLVC over the next two years and begin GLVC football in the fall of 2012. We will be competing in a different conference but, just as we do in our other sports, we will be competing in a region that includes the GLIAC. Regardless of the conference affiliation our goals remain the same. We will continue to run a great program which graduates its players, plays exciting football and wins.”
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