|West Virginia State to join new athletic conference|
|August 2012 News|
The presidents of twelve universities, nine in West Virginia, two in Ohio, and one in Virginia, have jointly announced the formation of a new all-sports collegiate athletic conference to be named the Mountain East Conference.
With current sports sponsorship, the Mountain East Conference will meet the NCAA requirement for a conference championship in sixteen sports, including: Men's and Women's Basketball, Baseball, Men's and Women's Cross Country, Football, Men's and Women's Golf, Men's and Women's Soccer, Softball, Men's and Women's Tennis, Men's and Women's Track, and Volleyball.
The West Virginia institutions are currently members of the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC), UVa-Wise and Urbana were slated to compete in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) beginning in 2013, and Notre Dame is an NCAA Division II Independent competing in five of its twenty-two sports as an affiliate member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). UVa-Wise has been accepted into the NCAA membership process and will compete within NCAA Division II in 2013 while pursuing full membership; the other eleven schools are all NCAA Division II members.
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