Northeastern State to hold public forum on conference alignment

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NSU Sports
Don Vieth, Director of Athletics Communications

TAHLEQUAH – The Northeastern State University Athletics Department will be conducting two public forums on its conference alignment on Tuesday, April 11 at 7 p.m. in the NSU Event Center Film Room at the Tahlequah campus, and on Wednesday, April 12 at 7 p.m. in room BABT 225 at the Broken Arrow campus.

The forum, which will be led by NSU Director of Athletics Tony Duckworth, is to provide information, and solicit feedback and opinions from students, faculty, staff and alumni, well as members of the local community.

“President Turner and I agreed to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of NSU’s athletics conference affiliation following five years of membership in the MIAA.  Given we are in the final stages of that agreement, we welcome Green and White Nation’s input as we conduct this study,” said Duckworth.

Budgets, facilities, fit, rivalries, scholarships, and travel are factors to consider in these discussions as it relates to conference alignment for Northeastern State University.

Northeastern State is currently affiliated with NCAA Division II and has been a member of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) since the 2012-13 academic year.