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Dakota NAIA conference looks at move to NCAA D-II

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The Dakota Athletic Conference, currently in the NAIA, is considering a move up to NCAA Division II:
The eight remaining DAC members are Minot State, Black Hills State, Mayville State, Valley City State, Dickinson State, South Dakota Tech, Jamestown College and Dakota State. They will be comparing the NCAA and the NAIA, researching such issues as cost, competition, recruitment and enrollment.

"There are a lot of differences between the two," (Minot State University athletic director Rick) Hedberg said. "The NCAA puts limits on recruiting and scholarships. There are travel costs to keep in mind. There are conference dues and scheduling concerns."

Hedberg said that if the DAC decides to move to Division II, it likely would happen quickly.