Is U Of North Alabama Ready For D1 Move?

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The Division I train has left the station and now is not the time to try to stop it, University of North Alabama officials said during the Board of Trustees retreat Wednesday.

But not everyone was in agreement.

Trustee Libby Watts Jordan, who voted against the move in June, said she believes the June 2011 resolution to pursue taking UNA athletics to Division I had a one-year lifespan, and, the board would have to draft a new resolution if the university receives an invitation to a Division I athletics conference.

"I hope to continue to raise money so that we will be Division I ready at some point, but I am assuming we would have to have a complete new resolution if we decide to go D1 again," Jordan said. "My feelings have not changed.

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