According to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader
[*1] , the NCAA Division I Mid-Continent Conference
[*2] has scheduled their site visit to South Dakota State U. as the next step in the process towards bringing SDSU in as a full member. The conference is sending a seven-team delegation to SDSU which will review the university's academic, athletic, and financial status.
SDSU is transitioning from Division II to Division I and will be eligible for Division I championship play in 2008-09. The Mid-Continent is suffering the defection of two schools--Chicago State this year, and Valparaiso after next year (2007-08) and would be down to seven members if no new members were added. North Dakota State and IPFW in Ft. Wayne, Indiana are also being visited by the Mid-Con.