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Queens University moved up from Division II to Division I in college athletics on Tuesday.

The Royals will immediately be joining the Atlanta-based ASUN conference.

The university believes the benefits will outweigh the costs. Queens University president Daniel Lugo calls it a “defining moment” for the school.

Queens wants to increase its enrollment and visibility and believes the move to Division I will help them accomplish this.

As of now, Queens still has no plans to add football. Read the full story here.