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Dixie State abuzz over Division I move

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ST. GEORGE (ABC4 News)- Students at Dixie State University are buzzing with excitement about an expected announcement, which could change campus life in a big way.

Reports are the school is going to announce it’s moving to Division I from Division II for some sports, and that could mean a lot of opportunity for those who’ve watched the campus grow from a smaller school over the years.

Aaron Espinoza is a freshman, and he says his brother goes to a D1 school right now. The atmosphere is much different over there.  He says this means growth for DSU.

“Especially because I feel like it’s been expanding pretty fast anyways. But the fact that it’s going to be D1, yeah, a lot more people from out of state will head here,” said Espinoza.

The university has been mulling the move for some time and has reached out to the campus community for their opinions. 

The school is holding a news conference Friday afternoon for the “special” announcement. It will be live-streamed on the  DSU Athletics YouTube channel. 

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