INDIANAPOLIS - It appears a new era of Butler University athletics is about to begin.
After nearly a month of speculation about the move, the Bulldogs team's will be leaving the Horizon League and heading to the Atlantic 10, according to a report by ESPN.
A press conference will be held at Butler at noon on Wednesday to announce the decision.
A statement from Horizon League Commissioner Jon LeCrone regarding Butler leaving the conference:
"This morning, I was informed by President James Danko of Butler's decision to withdraw from the Horizon League and affiliate with another conference. The Horizon League is among 25 NCAA Division I conferences whose membership has been impacted by realignment over the past two years.
"We are proud of the role the Horizon League played in providing a platform for Butler to significantly improve its athletics programs and achieve the highest level of national competitiveness in men's basketball.
Stay tuned to Fox 59 for more update on this story.
Report: Butler to leave Horizon League for Atlantic 10
ESPN is reporting the Bulldogs will indeed make the move to the larger conference beginning in the 2013-2014 season.
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