The NCAA is in the process of reviewing all of the Division I membership requirements, but this most likely take the shape of increasing the requirements not decreasing as the review was prompted by the concern about the number of schools jumping to Division I status. Should be interesting to see what they come up with.

With Division I FCS football, Northern Iowa will be at the minimum number of men's sports starting in 2008-09, so they don't have the option of dropping a men's sport to balance their gender equity numbers. As a state institution, I wouldn't be surprised if the new AD's comments were geared toward creating leverage to convince the Iowa state legislature to grant UNI some gender equity funding to bridge the gap and increase opportunities on the female side.