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Oral Roberts to Return to Summit League

Dec 7th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured News, Southland Expansion & Realignment, Summit League Expansion & Realignment
Oral Roberts University Conference Realignment

It’s been an interesting couple of days in the world of conference realignment. It appeared that business would be as usual, and that there were no sudden shifts on the horizon. And then, the Summit League announced that Oral Roberts was rejoining. The move, gives the Summit some much needed strength. The conference had been […]

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Oakland Expected to Join Horizon League

May 7th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured News, Horizon League Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, Summit League Expansion & Realignment
Oakland University Conference Realignment

Oakland will leave the Summit to join the Horizon League on July 1, 2013. The school will replace Loyola which left the Horizon to join the Missouri Valley Conference. Oakland has hoped to join the Horizon in the past, but faced opposition from Detroit-Mercy. The loss of Oakland is a difficult one for the Summit. […]

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UMKC To Join WAC

Feb 7th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured News, Missouri Valley Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, Summit League Expansion & Realignment
University of Missouri Kansas City Conference Realignment

UMKC will join the WAC for the 2013 season. They will leave the Summit, a conference that had it’s most recent addition come from the same WAC conference via Denver. The move comes as a bit of a surprise on the surface as Denver just left the WAC for the Summit. But with multiple Summit […]

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Denver to Join Summit League

Nov 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, Summit League Expansion & Realignment, WAC Expansion & Realignment

Denver will have a short stay in the WAC, leaving the conference to join the Summit League. With the recent Summit addition of Nebraska-Omaha, the Summit has become a more attractive geographic option for Denver as the WAC continues to lose schools. The Summit might be a long term option for Denver, but they will […]

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NKU to Atlantic Sun

Dec 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Atlantic Sun Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Division Upgrades, Summit League Expansion & Realignment

While the Summit League had looked like a likely destination for Northern Kentucky University, the school ultimately opted to join the Atlantic Sun. NKU will pay the Atlantic Sun $200,000 over the span of 5 years and will join in 2012, as the first year of their upgrade to Division 1 athletics.    

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Northern Kentucky University Plans Division 1 Upgrade

Apr 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Division Upgrades, Summit League Expansion & Realignment

With the moratorium on Division 1 upgrades coming to an end soon, NKU is planning to follow in the footsteps of Nebraska-Omaha and rise to Division 1. Always thought to be a strong upgrade candidate, NKU was made strides in recent years with the building of the Bank of Kentucky Center, a 10,000 seat arena. […]

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Nebraska-Omaha to Join Summit, Drop Football

Mar 13th, 2011 | By | Category: NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Division Upgrades, Summit League Expansion & Realignment

Discussions between the Summit League and UNO have been going on for some time. The Omaha based school made plenty of sense for the Summit, with nearby UMKC as well as three of the 4 Dakota schools. So the announcement of UNO joining the Summit isn’t a surprise. It’s the steps they are taking to […]

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Summit League Visits Nebraska-Omaha

Mar 10th, 2011 | By | Category: NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Division Upgrades, Summit League Expansion & Realignment

The Summit League is back in expansion exploratory mode. Following the Summit League conference tournament, officials headed south for a visit to Nebraksa-Omaha. UNO is currently in Division 2, but has been considering an upgrade to Division 1, especially since athletic director Trev Alberts came aboard. UNO has made sense for some time for the […]

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Summit League Expansion: Tom Douple Radio on WDAY, UNO mention

Nov 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured News, NCAA Division Upgrades, Summit League Expansion & Realignment

Per Jeff Kolpack, it appears that the idea of Nebraska-Omaha joining the Summit League could be closer to reality. On his site, he gives a recap of the interview Summit League commissioner Tom Douple had on his radio station, WDAY. Douple says he has indeed had discussions with UNO athletic director Trev Alberts about the […]

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South Dakota Passes on Big Sky, Will Join Missouri Valley for Football

Nov 4th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured News, Missouri Valley Expansion & Realignment, Summit League Expansion & Realignment

In a last second move suggested multiple times on this site, the University of South Dakota got their hail mary pass to keep them from leaving for the Big Sky. USD had appeared in line to join the Big Sky, following former Great West football partners Southern Utah and North Dakota as full members of […]

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