Both NCAA Division I and II rules require schools to have at least one sport per season. As you may know, his plan is to drop football and wrestling immediately, but wait until 2012-2013 to start soccer and golf. Problem is, in the case of football and soccer, it would leave him without a fall sport for the 2011-2012 academic year, which is a violation of NCAA Division I and II rules.
Further, during the exploratory year, the program would be required to follow NCAA Division I rules, meaning they'd need to sponsor at least six men's sports. For the 2011-2012 year, which is their exploratory year, they would not be doing that.
In short, could this compliance issue throw a wrench into Mr. Alberts' hopes of moving this program up, and gutting his most successful sport, as well as his own?