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NKU one step closer to becoming a Division I school

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY (FOX19) -

The Northern Kentucky University Norse currently play in the Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference but basketball players say it's time to take on Division I.

"I'd really love to play UK, Louisville, some of those guys," says sophomore Brady Jolly.

Standing at 6'5 Jolly is about to start his first year on the team and hopes the school will land a D-I conference this semester.

"The conferences they've been talking about I believe that we would fit right in with a lot of conferences in D-I so I would really look forward to it. I think that we are completely ready to make the jump," says Jolly.

Once the school gets an invitation, the university's Board of Regents but accept before the president can officially petition the NCAA for re-classification.

"At that point it triggers a 4-year re-classification process. It's not like you go to bed D2 you wake up the next day you're full fledged D1," says Chris Cole, Director of Marketing and Communications for NKU.

NKU enrollment is 16,000 students but with a D-I status it could grow to more than 20,000 creating a need for more dorms and classrooms.

But Cole says NKU is unique in that it already has the minimum requirement for sports and a number of facilities like it's new soccer field and The Bank of Kentucky Center that keeps the school ahead of the D-I game.

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