SignUp
Holiday Tickets 2014
Ice Hockey MM
Sport Page
Baseball to join WAC as affiliate member
Text smallerText larger
Updated: Wednesday 02/11/2013 13:00:29 (ET)
by Mitch Wigness, UND Media Relations
Send this article to a friend Print RSS Shop
DENVER-- The Western Athletic Conference announced today that an invitation for affiliate membership has been issued to and accepted by the University of North Dakota to join the conference in baseball starting with the 2013-14 academic year.

"We are honored to have been invited to join the Western Athletic Conference in baseball," UND Director of Athletics Brian Faison said. "This conference affiliation will provide our baseball program with an exciting home for the future."

North Dakota joins fellow current-Great West Conference members Chicago State, Northern Colorado, Texas-Pan American and Utah Valley as additions to the WAC for next season.

"I'm thrilled to be going into a league that has a name as prestigious as the WAC," said UND Head Baseball Coach Jeff Dodson. "This is a great day for UND Baseball."

UND already has a relationship with the WAC as the women's swimming team is an affiliate member in its second season in the league. The addition will give the WAC a total of 10 teams for baseball as North Dakota will join CSU Bakersfield, Chicago State, Grand Canyon, New Mexico State, Northern Colorado, Sacramento State, Seattle U, Texas-Pan American and Utah Valley in 2014.

UND opens its 2013 campaign in a week, heading to Minneapolis for a four-game set with Mount Marty College Feb. 18-19.
South Dakota claims border battle 86-81
VERMILLION, S.D.-- Host South Dakota shrugged off a nine-point halftime deficit in a 86-81 defeat of visiting North Dakota Sunday afternoon at the DakotaDome in non-conference action. USD's... MORE
Game Notes: Final Big Sky tune-up at Marquette
North Dakota's final tune-up before Big Sky play begins will be a tough one as the squad heads to Milwaukee to face Marquette Monday. MORE
UND posts 78-48 rout of Dickinson State
It took a while for North Dakota to get things rolling in its first home game in over a month, but the Green and White eventually settled in to post a 78-48 rout of Dickinson State Friday at the... MORE
Defending league champs square off in border battle Sunday
North Dakota closes its non-league slate with a tilt at South Dakota on Dec. 21 before tackling the Montana schools to lift the curtain on the Big Sky Conference schedule (Jan. 1-3). MORE
Graduation day for several UND student-athletes
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Thirteen student-athletes are among the candidates for graduation at Winter Commencement and Official Graduation Day this afternoon on the campus of the University of North... MORE

advertisement