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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Centenary to leave Summit League

Centenary has notified the Summit League it will leave the conference in 2011. The school avoids any penalties by giving a two-year notice. South Dakota is set to join the league in 2011, so it appears the league will stay at 10 teams

Losing Centenary is not a big loss for the Summit League. Remaining league members won’t miss the cost of traveling to Centenary’s Shreveport, La. campus. The Gents and Ladies have struggled in men’s and women’s basketball and most other league-sponsored sports. Centenary is also one of the smallest schools at the Division I level with less than a 1,000 students.

"The main reasons were financial and to find a conference more geographically appropriate," Centenary interim president Michael Easton told the Shreveport Times.

The Gents men’s basketball team is ineligible for postseason play next season because of poor Academic Progress Rate scores.

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Anonymous Grizz Fan said...

Good! Seriously, now we won't have to worry about them bringing down the conference RPI. No more Louisiana trips, etc...Why did they ever join, & why we're they ever admitted into the Summit League/Mid Con. The Summit needs to focus on Mid West schools.

July 10, 2009 at 2:48 PM 
Anonymous Grizz fan said...

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