Wednesday, May 2, 2012

It's official: Butler moving to Atlantic 10

For the last month it has been speculated that Butler would be leaving the Horizon League for the Atlantic 10. Speculation has now turned into reality as Butler held a news conference to announce their intention to join the Atlantic 10 to enhance their basketball program.

Butler will be joining the Atlantic 10 a year after Temple leaves for the Big East. The Bulldogs won't begin competing in the Atlantic 10 until the 2013-2014 season. The move will give Butler more exposure and it'll help that the program that it won't be in a one bid league any longer. It also gives the league more of a midwest presence along with Dayton, Saint Louis, and Xavier.

There have been rumblings about VCU and George Mason joining the Atlantic 10 but there has been no significant movement on that front.

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