FARGO, N.D. (AP) - An NCAA Division I conference composed of mostly Midwest teams has decided that alphabet soup isn't terribly appealing.
The Summit League has decided to call three of its teams by the last name of the university on first reference.
The University of Nebraska-Omaha is just Omaha, the University of Missouri-Kansas City is Kansas City, and Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne is Fort Wayne.
No more UNO, UMKC and IPFW - at first glance, anyway.
The change is meant to highlight the conference's big cities, as well as make the schools more nationally recognizable. It follows the lead of other conferences and schools throughout the country.
There is one exception. Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is still IUPUI, because of a possible conflict with Division II University of Indianapolis.
Advertisement

NCAAB Headlines

Advertisement

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Arizona State vs. UCLA Pick Should No. 3 UCLA have any trouble in disposing of Arizona State when the two meet up tonight at 11PM ET?
Thumbnail Maryland vs. Iowa Prediction The Iowa Hawkeyes are a small home favorite tonight against Maryland in Big Ten play. Will they cover?
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...

NCAAB Team Pages