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July 13, 2009 Salisbury University And Future CAC Member Frostburg State Join Empire 8 Conference As Associate Members In Football

Frostburg State University (MD) and Salisbury University (MD) will become the seventh and eighth teams to compete in Empire 8 football starting in 2011 as affiliate members.  The Bobcats and Sea Gulls, who are expected to play a partial Empire 8 schedule in 2010, will join Alfred University, Hartwick College, Ithaca College, affiliate Springfield College, St. John Fisher College, and Utica College.

"It is a great pleasure to welcome Frostburg and Salisbury to the Empire 8's very competitive football competition," said Empire 8 President Dr. Thomas Meier of Elmira College.  Empire 8 Commissioner Chuck Mitrano added, "Frostburg and Salisbury are two outstanding universities and we are honored to add them to the Empire 8.  The addition of these fine institutions further enhances us as one of the premier Division III football conferences."

Link to story on Salisbury University website.

Link to story on Frostburg State University website.

Link to story on Empire 8 website.