No surprise but UND has scheduled a press conference for 3 p.m. Monday for a major announcement regarding conference affiliation. The press conference will take place in the lobby of the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.
AndÂ we all know by now that UND has landed in the Big Sky Conference as a full member.
UND's move to the Big Sky will be the biggest development in athletics since the Sioux announced their move to a higher level of athletic competition. The Big Sky will be a great home for UND athletics.
The Big Sky should be commended for being proactive in a time of uncertainty in college athletics. The league saw an opportunity to expand and become better. ItÂ showed no signs ofÂ waffling.Â The Big Sky knew what it wanted and went out and got it in a relatively short amount of time.
Word is that South Dakota and Southern Utah also will announce today that they're headed to the Big Sky as well.