ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) Oakland University is moving to the Horizon League, giving the conference a second school from the state of Michigan.
Oakland announced Tuesday that it will leave the Summit League on July 1. Oakland will compete in its new league in all 18 of the school's intercollegiate sports.
"Moving to the Horizon League allows us to associate and compete with institutions with outstanding academic profiles and values," athletic director Tracy Huth said. "They emphasize the experience of the student-athlete. It also gives us the opportunity to play the University of Detroit Mercy on a regular basis for some spirited metro Detroit competition."