KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri-Kansas City is leaving the Midwest-heavy Summit League for the Western Athletic Conference, effective July 1.
UMKC chancellor Leo Morton announced the move Thursday, saying it lines up with the school's goals in what he called community engagement and financial strength.
Officials said the Kangaroos will be immediately eligible for postseason play at the conference and NCAA levels in each of their 16 sports.
WAC and UMKC said more details will be disclosed at a news conference Feb. 14.
The eight schools already in the Western Athletic Conference for 2013-14 are Cal State-Bakersfield, Chicago State, Grand Canyon, Idaho, New Mexico State, Seattle, Texas-Pan Am and Utah Valley.
UMKC joined the Summit League - then known as the Mid-Continent Conference - in 1994, seven years after joining Division I as an independent.

NCAAB Headlines

Advertisement

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Arizona vs. USC Pick Can No. 14 Arizona handle being a road favorite against a 16-win USC team when the two meet up tonight at 9PM ET?
Thumbnail Clemson vs. Louisville Pick Will No. 12 Louisvilleadd another big loss to Clemson’scurrent losing streak? Here’s our thoughts on today’s 9PM ET contest.
Thumbnail Virginia vs. Boston College Pick Will No. 16 Virginia handle its business on the road when it travels to face Boston College tonight at 8PM...
Thumbnail Top 25 battle pits Gamecocks against Gators Frank Martin’s South Carolina squad prides itself on smothering defense. This evening, though, the Gamecocks may meet their match.
Thumbnail Notre Dame vs. Florida State Pick Can No. 10 Florida State hand No. 15 Notre Dame its first ACC loss when the two meet up tonight at 7PM ET?

NCAAB Team Pages