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NCAA Division II Considers Membership Expansion in Mexico

On August 12, 2011, the NCAA released a story discussing the possibility of NCAA Division II expansion in Mexico. Although the examination is in an “extremely preliminary stage,” the Division II Membership Council will consider a letter from a Mexican government official who inquired about the possibility of NCAA membership for at least one Mexican institution.

Currently, there are no active international members of the NCAA. However, Simon Fraser, a Canadian institution, is currently in its final year of Division II provisional membership. Additionally, NCAA Division II Constitution 3.1.1, states that membership in the NCAA is available only to “colleges, universities, athletics conferences or associations and other groups that are related to intercollegiate athletics, have acceptable academic standards and are located in the United States and Canada, its territories or possessions.”

You can find more information on the NCAA Division II membership application process in our NCAA Division II blog post from July 18, 2011.

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About Justin P. Sievert, Esquire

Bar Admissions (North Carolina, Florida and Tennessee) Practice Area (College Sports Law)

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