The Crusaders are joining a new conference.
Valparaiso is joining a new conference.
The Crusaders will be moving from the Horizon League to the Missouri Valley Conference.
The Missouri Valley Conference announced the move this morning. It’ll be effective starting this June.
BREAKING: the Valley has announced Valparaiso to join conference effective June 1, 2017
— Paul Oren (@Paul0ren) May 9, 2017
Valparaiso is set to replace Wichita State, which is leaving the league for the American Athletic Conference this summer.
The Crusaders have been one of the best mid-major programs in college basketball in recent seasons, making the NCAA Tournament in 2013 and ’15. They won the Horizon League regular season title five times over the last six seasons.