Oct. 25, 2011
Oral Roberts to join Southland
Roberts has announced that it will leave the Summit League and
move to the Southland Conference for the 2012-13 academic year.
The Golden Eagles have competed in the Summit
League since the 1997-98 academic year. ORU has won 14
consecutive Summit League baseball championships, including the
past eight under current head coach Rob Walton.
The Southland Conference is losing three members
next year as Texas State, UTSA and UT Arlington head to the
Western Athletic Conference. ORU will join Central Arkansas,
Lamar, McNeese State, Nicholls, Northwestern State, Sam Houston
State, Stephen F. Austin, Southeastern Louisiana and Texas
A&M-Corpus Christi in the 10-team league.
The Southland Conference is more geographically
compact that the Summit League. The Southland has its teams in
Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. The Summit stretched
from Utah to Michigan and Louisiana.
(photos by Dennis Hubbard)