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Four More WVIAC Schools Considering Move

The aftermath in the WVIAC continues after the nine football playing schools last month announced they would be leaving the league to create their own all-sports conference going forward.

As for the six remaining teams in the WVIAC, MetroNews has learned the four private schools that don’t currently play football may be considering possible membership in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC). 

According to a source, representatives of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference have completed site visits to four current members of the WVIAC in consideration of potentially offering them membership in its recently formed NCAA Division II conference.

Reportedly, the four institutions visited include Alderson-Broaddus, Davis & Elkins, Ohio Valley and Wheeling Jesuit.

It is believed that an invitation to join the conference is likely forthcoming from the G-MAC for all four institutions.

The G-MAC is a league that has been recently established and will begin conference play starting in the 2012-2013 academic year. Following an academic assessment by the NCAA, the league expects to compete as an active Division II member conference in 2013-14.

The league currently has members in states surrounding West Virginia including Ohio, Kentucky and Virginia, along with Tennessee. 

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