|SIU-Edwardsville to join Ohio Valley Conference|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 10 June 2008 06:53|
The conference and the school announced the move Tuesday, as the Cougars transition from NCAA Division II to Division I. SIU-Edwardsville will officially become part of the conference on July 1.
The Cougars will begin regular-season competition in the OVC during the 2011-2012 academic year, and in most cases will be eligible for postseason play the next year.
SIU will replace Samford, an Alabama school that is defecting to the Southern Conference.