The latest we're hearing on conference realignment, from D-II to the Big Ten:
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It's been a quiet few weeks on the conference realignment front, but that doesn't mean conversations aren't happening. I've been hitting the phones and reading the tea leaves, and have a few updates from across the country to share.
Let's start with UIndy
Back in August, we wrote that the University of Indianapolis was considering a reclassification to D-I, with the Ohio Valley Conference as their preferred destination. University trustees were set to vote on September 30 on what the school's next move should be.
A few unexpected things happened on the way to that vote. On September 19, UIndy AD Scott Young resigned, which is not typically something that happens right before a school begins a reclassification process. The school currently is operating with an interim AD.
Even so, the expectation from just about everybody I had talked to was that UIndy was likely to pursue reclassification. But on the 29th, I started to hear whispers that the school had a change of heart. And then on the 30th, the trustees voted...to take no action.
Breaking UIndy News: UIndy Board of Trustees decides to take no action on potential reclassification to the NCAA Division 1 level.
— UINDY TV (@UINDYTV)
Sep 30, 2022
An athletic department spokesperson referred me to the school's central office for comment. A university spokesperson relayed the following statement to Extra Points:
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