Friday, April 5, 2013

Oakland U. poised to move from the Summit league to the Horizon league

The Oakland Golden Grizzlies reportedly will be moving from the Summit League to the Horizon League.

According to a report in the Green Bay Press Gazette, the Horizon League will soon announce that Oakland, currently a member of the Summit League, will switch to the Horizon, joining Detroit Mercy.

The move will make sense for them as their teams will no longer have to make long road trips to Kansas City and South Dakota and saves on travels costs.

No one has confirmed the move but Rob Demovsky reports that Oakland's move is "a done deal" and that current Horizon League member Illinois-Chicago will move on to the Missouri Valley Conference.

If this holds true it would give the Oakland basketball program a little more visibility and would spark a rivalry with Detroit Mercy.

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