The Summit League is in the second day of its three-day annual June meetings near the league office in Chicago and so far, all is quiet on the membership front. Specifically, that would mean Oakland University.
Rumors of Oakland and the Horizon League hooking up have persisted for months with OU doing nothing to squelch them. Movement in the Horizon began when staple member Butler announced it was moving to the Atlantic 10 Conference beginning next year. When contacted Tuesday morning, NDSU athletic director Gene Taylor said, “Obviously membership is always a topic of conversation but there is nothing new other than to monitor it right now.”
Oral Roberts is leaving for the Southland Conference and Southern Utah found another home in the Big Sky Conference beginning next year. With Nebraksa-Omaha coming aboard, that will put the Summit at nine teams.
“Oakland is still in the league and we know we’re going to lose Oral Roberts and Southern Utah,” Taylor said.