The NCAA Div2 has voted 258-9 in favour of allowing Canadian schools to apply for NCAA status, with play begining in the 2009-10 season and being able to play for the national championship in the 2010-11 season. Schools have untill June 1st to submit their applications.
Both UBC and SFU are expected to apply. If excepted they would play in either the GNAC conference or the PacWest.
I think this would be great for Canadian sports, it would allow us to keep some of our home grown talent here to develop. They would be able to compete against a higher caliber of athlete than the CIS has to offer. Scholarships are also I big issue, I dont know the current CIS rules but I do know the scholarships they have to offer are very very small. NCAA status would alow the schools to offer much more lucrative athletic scholarships which would help these kids to be able to afford to stay in Canada and recieve a Canadian education.
What does everyone else think?