Shorter University is looking at a possible move from the NAIA to the NCAA. Last year, Shorter’s Athletic Director Bill Peterson was approached by representatives of the NCAA’s Division II Gulf South Conference. They asked that Shorter consider joining them.

Shorter has contracted with Collegiate Consulting of Atlanta to conduct a feasibility study to analyze how such a move would impact the university. Shorter has served as host of the NAIA’s football national championship event since 2008.

The NAIA has given Rome a contract to host the football national championship through 2015, and Peterson expects that agreement to continue even if Shorter makes the move