Oral Roberts Returning to the Summit League

Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

Who said you couldn't come home again? After just two years in the Southland Conference, Oral Roberts will return to the Summit League.

Well, it was bound to happen... we haven't heard any realignment news recently. Oral Roberts changed that today announcing that they'll leave the Southland Conference to return to the Summit League on July 1.

The Golden Eagles spent 15 years in the Summit League before switching to the Southland in 2012. Now, Oral Roberts will return to their previous homes after the completion of just their second season in the 14 member Southland.

Oral Roberts Director of Athletics Mike Carter commented on the move:

"We are appreciative of our time in the Southland Conference and enjoy our friendships and competition with its outstanding member institutions. When the Southland Conference expanded to 14 teams, some of our primary objectives in joining the Southland, such as improving travel costs and developing rivalries with selected schools, are no longer possible to achieve.  With these changes in circumstances, we believe that returning to The Summit League is in the best interest of our programs and student-athletes.  We look forward to returning to The Summit League and renewing the rivalries we developed there during our 15 year membership."

Oral Roberts will give the Summit League 9 members and perhaps bring them back from the bring of elimination. The Golden Eagles won the league tournament in 2006, 2007, and 2008.

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