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UWS confirms UMAC application

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News broke Monday that the University of Wisconsin-Superior, a member of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) since 1913, has applied for membership in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC).

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UWS confirmed Monday that an application for full membership to the UMAC has been submitted to conference officials.

The application process is ongoing, with a formal vote of the UMAC Council of Presidents and a final decision on the UWS application coming before June 1.

In a press release, UWS officials said a “multitude of reasons exist for the desired change in conference affiliation for Yellowjacket sports teams, including competitive balance, a decrease in travel and missed class time for student-athletes, as well as financial considerations.”

The school added that it respects the process the UMAC is taking with the application and will offer no further comment at this time.

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