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UW-Superior statement on UMAC

Posted on Apr 22, 2014
Yellowjacket athletics statement on proposed conference change
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UW-Superior statement on UMAC

News broke Monday that the University of Wisconsin-Superior, members of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) since 1913, has applied for membership in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC), with regard to a new conference affiliation for Yellowjacket sports teams. UW-Superior confirms that an application for full membership to the UMAC has been submitted to conference officials.

The application process is ongoing, with a formal vote of the UMAC Council of Presidents and a final decision on the UW-Superior application coming before June 1, 2014.

A multitude of reasons exist for the desired change in conference affiliation for Yellowjacket sports teams, including competitive balance, a decrease in travel and missed class time for student-athletes, as well as financial considerations.

UW-Superior respects the process that the UMAC is taking with the application, and will have no further comment at this time.

Story courtesy of UW-Superior athletics.

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