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Forum staff reports , Published February 07 2013

Missouri-Kansas City leaving Summit League to join the WAC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Missouri-Kansas City has accepted an invitation to join the Western Athletic Conference, the school announced on its website Thursday.

UMKC will begin play in the WAC during the next athletic year, effective July 1. The school has notified the Summit League of its intention to withdraw from the conference.

The Summit, which North Dakota State is a member, will remain at nine teams next season when Denver is scheduled to join the conference.

UMKC will become the ninth member of the WAC in 2013-14, joining Cal State-Bakersfield, Chicago State, Grand Canyon, Idaho, New Mexico State, Seattle, Texas-Pan American and Utah Valley.