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NCAA clears MS College to move to Division II

CLINTON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Mississippi College can now move forward to become an NCAA Division II member and rejoin the Gulf South Conference, NCAA officials said Friday.

After being initially turned down earlier this summer, Mississippi College leaders appealed. The NCAA Membership Committee overturned the earlier decision to pave the way for acceptance into the Division II membership process.

"We're on our way to Division II," MC Vice President for Advancement Bill Townsend said. "It's a great day for Mississippi College athletics and athletes."

MC was a member of the Gulf South Conference from 1972 through 1996, and will renew rivalries with teams like Delta State, West Alabama, Valdosta State, North Alabama, and face new Baptist-affiliated opponents like Union University of Jackson, Tennessee and Shorter University of Rome, Georgia.

Mississippi college moved from Division II to Division III in the fall of 1997 after the school was forced to give up a Division II National Championship in football because of recruiting violations.

There is a lengthy process involved as Mississippi College becomes part of the Division II candidacy starting with the 2013-14 academic year. MC leaders will need to continue to meet with NCAA leaders every year for three years to remain in good standing.

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