After years of discussion, the deal is done; Northern Kentucky University is about to become a Division 1 school.
NKU's board of regents voted Thursday to accept an invitation into the Atlantic Sun Conference, and finally making the move to Division 1 status.
Here is how the conference will look next fall:
NKU will be joined by East Tennessee State, Florida Gulf Coast, Jacksonville, Kennesaw State, Lipscomb, Mercer, North Florida, South Carolina Upstate and Stetson.
Belmont will be leaving for the OVC.