On April 17, Savannah State University announced that they planned to reclassify its athletics program from Division I to Division II.
SSU has been a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference since the fall of 2010, will remain a member of conference and Division I until the conclusion of the 2018-19 academic year.
Savannah State will also remain eligible for all MEAC and NCAA Postseason Championships during their final two seasons in the MEAC.
The MEAC Office issued the following statement on SSU:
“I wish Savannah State the best in its future endeavors as they transition from Division I to Division II,” said MEAC Commissioner Dr. Dennis E. Thomas. “Dr. Dozier and her leadership team are faced with and have had tough financial decisions to make. Again, I wish them the very best.”