TrueBlue82 Posted May 12 Share Posted May 12 per Jeff Goodman: Western Illinois will withdraw from the Summit league prior to the 2023-24 academic year and join the Ohio Valley. The effective withdrawal date is June 30, 2023. While this will do nothing to upset the competitive balance of the league, because WIU was rarely competitive in ANY sport, it does take away a long-time member that helps the Summit qualify for NCAA Championships in many sports just by their participation. It also opens the floodgates for other members to consider leaving and/or the League quickly adding to its membership (usually from the bottom of the barrel) in an attempt to ensure eligibility and long-term stability. I didn’t see this one coming - and the potential impact for the Summit in the ever-shifting conference affiliation landscape could be significant. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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