FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – It has been a rumor for over a year and it now it’s a reality. Purdue University Fort Wayne will be leaving the Summit League and joining the Horizon League.
The school made the announcement during a Tuesday morning press conference.
The move makes geographic sense for the Mastodons, as the Summit League required a great deal of travel with four teams in the Dakotas, Oral Roberts in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the University of Denver in Colorado.
The Horizon League is based in the Midwest and is made up of ten teams not counting the Dons, all of which are not much more than six hours away by bus.
The Horizon League includes former Summit League members IUPUI and Oakland.
PFW will officially become a member of the Horizon League on July 1, 2020. They will play this upcoming academic year in the Summit League.