UMAC Presidents Vote on Accepting UWS

By KBJR News 1

May 6, 2014 Updated May 6, 2014 at 7:05 PM CDT

Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- UW-Superior's bid to be accepted into the Minnesota-based Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) may have cleared its final hurdle on Tuesday morning, but the results will not be made public until Wednesday afternoon.

The UMAC's Council of Presidents, which consists of the presidents from each of the eight full member institutions, voted Tuesday morning on the issue of accepting UW-Superior as a ninth full member of the league.

The results of that vote are being kept private until Wednesday, with an official announcement expected in the early afternoon.

If accepted into the conference as a full member, UW-Superior would be required to participate in the UMAC for every sport except for men's and women's hockey. Those sports are not offered by the UMAC, so commissioner Cory Borchardt said UW-Superior would be free to make its own decision regarding conference affiliation --- right now both schools are members of the WIAC.

The move would give the UMAC nine full member institutions, including St. Scholastica and Northland College, with another five associate schools that compete in football only.

UW-Superior started as a founding member of the Wisconsin State University Conference (WSUC) in 1913 and then in 1997 became part of the new Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC), which merged the WSUC and the Wisconsin Women’s Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WWIAC).

Posted by Zach Schneider
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