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Augustana to Announce D-1 Men’s Program

Augustana University identification sign in Sioux Falls South Dakota Photo by: Don & Melinda Crawford/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota issued a press release on Friday that the school will host a groundbreaking ceremony on October 5th for a new ice arena, at which point they will also formally announce the creation of a new men’s Division I college hockey program.

It had been previously reported this summer that Augustana was looking at adding a D-I men’s program. With funding in place and the school ready to break ground on a new arena, it is finally official that the Vikings will be playing major college hockey, likely by 2023.

Augustana is set to become the first D-1 college hockey program in the state of South Dakota.