N.C. Central University is the newest member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
The university has lobbied for this for a long time now and campus leaders are thrilled today.
"This is a significant milestone in North Carolina Central University's transition to Div. I," NCCU chancellor Charlie Nelms said in a statement released this morning. "Membership in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference is a win-win proposition for our student-athletes, alumni and fans — indeed, all our university constituents."
Check back for updates and read the News & Observer Friday for more.