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Chicago State University joins new collegiate sports conference

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CHICAGO (CBS) – Chicago State University finally has a new conference home.

The Cougars will join the Northeast Conference on July 1 and begin participating in the NEC with fall sports next year.

Chicago State's teams will immediately be eligible to participate in NEC Championships.

CSU was without a conference to call its own since leaving the WAC last year.

The university has had to piecemeal together schedules as an independent school across different sports. CSU also launched a fundraising campaign to explore adding football to its athletic program.

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