The league apparently was going to conduct the site visit in late November but moved up the dates because of speculation that the Big Sky Conference is interested in UND for either a football-only affiliate or full membership.
It's becoming clear that UND now has two conference possibilities. That certainly wasn't the case a few months ago.
Big Sky athletic directors are meeting this week to discuss, among other things, UND's possible membership in the league. The league's presidents will meet Oct. 19 to review information gathered from this week's meetings of athletic directors.
It'll be a fun few weeks of speculation.