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Horizon League
Horizon League
Data
Established 1979
Members 9
Sports fielded 19 (9 men's, 10 women's)
Region Midwestern United States
States 5 - Illinois, Indiana, Michigan,
Ohio, Wisconsin
Past names Midwestern City Conference
(MCC), 1979-1985,
Midwestern Collegiate Conference
(MCC), 1985-2001
Headquarters Indianapolis, Indiana
Commissioner Jonathan B. LeCrone
Locations

The Horizon League is a nine school, NCAA Division I college athletic conference, whose members are located in five of the Midwestern United States. Although the league does not sponsor football, Youngstown State plays in the Gateway Football Conference, and Butler and future member Valparaiso in the Pioneer League. Men's volleyball is also not sponsored, although Loyola competes in the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association. Image File history File links Horizon_League_logo. ... Midwest as shown by U.S. Census Bureau official map from [3] Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42°30N to 47°3N  - Longitude 86°49W to 92°54W Population  Ranked... Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: County Marion Founded 1821  - Mayor Bart Peterson (D) Area    - City  372 sq mi (963. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 552 pixel Image in higher resolution (841 × 580 pixel, file size: 29 KB, MIME type: image/png) Map of states with Horizon League schools. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Midwest as shown by U.S. Census Bureau official map from [3] Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Youngstown State University, founded in 1908, is an accredited university located in Youngstown, Ohio. ... The Gateway Football Conference is a College Athletic Conference which operates in the midwestern United States. ... Butler University is a private liberal arts university in Indianapolis, Indiana (USA), founded by abolitionist and attorney Ovid Butler in 1855. ... Valparaiso University, known colloquially as Valpo, is a private university located in the city of Valparaiso, Indiana. ... The Pioneer Football League is a college athletic conference which operates literally from coast to coast in the United States It has member schools that range from North Carolina and Florida in the east to California in the west. ... A garden sign welcomes residents and visitors to Rogers Park as home of Loyola University Chicago. ... The Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) is a collegiate mens volleyball sports league in the Midwest United States. ...

Contents

Membership

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Joined Nickname
Butler University Indianapolis, Indiana 1855 Private/Non-sectarian 4,415 1979 Bulldogs
Cleveland State University Cleveland, Ohio 1870 Public 16,245 1994 Vikings
University of Detroit Mercy Detroit, Michigan 1877 Private/Catholic 6,000 1980 Titans
University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, Illinois 1896 Public 24,541 1994 Flames
Loyola University Chicago Chicago, Illinois 1870 Private/Catholic 15,000 1979 Ramblers
Valparaiso University Valparaiso, Indiana 1859 Private/Lutheran 4,000 2007 Crusaders
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Green Bay, Wisconsin 1965 Public 5,800 1994 Phoenix
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1885 Public 28,000 1994 Panthers
Wright State University Dayton, Ohio 1964 Public 17,074 1994 Raiders
Youngstown State University Youngstown, Ohio 1908 Public 13,101 2001 Penguins

Butler University is a private liberal arts university in Indianapolis, Indiana (USA), founded by abolitionist and attorney Ovid Butler in 1855. ... Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: County Marion Founded 1821  - Mayor Bart Peterson (D) Area    - City  372 sq mi (963. ... The schools athletic teams, known as the Bulldogs, compete in the NCAA Division I Horizon League. ... Cleveland State University (abbr. ... Cleveland redirects here. ... The Cleveland State Vikings, or Vikes, are the athletic teams of the Cleveland State University. ... University of Detroit Mercy is the largest and most comprehensive Catholic University in Michigan. ... Nickname: Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Location in Wayne County, Michigan Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Wayne County  - Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Area    - City  143. ... The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is a public, state-supported research university. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... A garden sign welcomes residents and visitors to Rogers Park as home of Loyola University Chicago. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Valparaiso University, known colloquially as Valpo, is a private university located in the city of Valparaiso, Indiana. ... Valparaiso is a city in Porter County, Indiana, USA. The population was 27,428 at the 2000 census. ... The Valparaiso University Crusaders are the 18 intercollegiate teams that compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Associations Division I. Valparaiso University competes in the Mid-Continent Conference in all sports except for football, which is not sponsored by the conference. ... The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (known to students simply as UWGB or GB) is a public university located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA. It is part of the University of Wisconsin System. ... Green Bay is the county seat of Brown County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a public research university located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Nickname: Cream City, Brew City, Mil Town, The City of Festivals Location of Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Coordinates: County Milwaukee  - Mayor Tom Barrett Area    - City  97 sq mi (251. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Nickname: Gem City Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio County Montgomery Founded April 1, 1796 Incorporated 1805  - Mayor Rhine L. McLin Area    - City 146. ... Youngstown State University, founded in 1908, is an accredited university located in Youngstown, Ohio. ... Location within the state of Ohio Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio Counties Mahoning Founded 1796 Incorporated 1848 (village) - 1867 (city)  - Mayor Jay Williams (I) Area    - City  34. ...

Former members

Institution Current Conference Years
University of Dayton Atlantic 10 1987-1993
Duquesne University Atlantic 10 1992-1993
University of Evansville Missouri Valley 1979-1994
La Salle University Atlantic 10 1992-1995
Marquette University Big East 1988-1991 (89-91 for men's basketball)
Northern Illinois University MAC 1994-1997
University of Notre Dame Big East 1982-1986, 1987-1995 (excluding men's basketball)
Oklahoma City University NAIA 1979-1985
Oral Roberts University Mid-Con 1979-1987
Saint Louis University Atlantic 10 1981-1991 (82-91 for men's basketball)
Xavier University Atlantic 10 1979-1995

The University of Dayton is a private Catholic university operated by the Society of Mary located in Dayton, Ohio. ... The Atlantic 10 Conference (A10) is a college athletic conference which operates mostly in the eastern United States; it also has two member schools in Ohio. ... Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit is a private Catholic university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Atlantic 10 Conference (A10) is a college athletic conference which operates mostly in the eastern United States; it also has two member schools in Ohio. ... The University of Evansville (UE) is a small (approximately 2400 students), private university located in Evansville, Indiana. ... Former Missouri Valley Conference logo The Missouri Valley Conference (also called MVC or simply The Valley) is a college athletic conference whose members are located in the midwestern United States. ... La Salle University is a private, co-educational, comprehensive university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Named for St. ... The Atlantic 10 Conference (A10) is a college athletic conference which operates mostly in the eastern United States; it also has two member schools in Ohio. ... Marquette University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit, Roman Catholic university located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the United States of America. ... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of thirteen universities, mostly in the northeastern United States: Boston College (scheduled to leave in 2005) University of Connecticut (UConn) Georgetown University (Plays Division I-AA football in the Patriot League) University of Notre Dame (Plays Division I-A football... Northern Illinois University, located in DeKalb, Illinois, is the second largest university located in the state of Illinois. ... The Mid-American Conference is a College Athletic Conference whose members are located mainly in the Midwestern United States; nine of the schools are in Ohio and Michigan alone. ... The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Roman Catholic institution located in Notre Dame, Indiana, immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of thirteen universities, mostly in the northeastern United States: Boston College (scheduled to leave in 2005) University of Connecticut (UConn) Georgetown University (Plays Division I-AA football in the Patriot League) University of Notre Dame (Plays Division I-A football... Oklahoma City University is a large urban private university located in Oklahoma City, in the Midtown District. ... NAIA is an acronym (or an initialism) that can refer to the following: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics in the United States. ... Oral Roberts University or ORU, based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is the largest charismatic Christian university in the world. ... The Mid-Continent Conference (Mid-Con) is an NCAA Division I college athletic conference which operates primarily in the Midwestern United States, with outlying teams in Louisiana and Utah. ... Saint Louis University is a private, co-educational Catholic Jesuit university in the United States located in St. ... The Atlantic 10 Conference (A10) is a college athletic conference which operates mostly in the eastern United States; it also has two member schools in Ohio. ... Xavier University is a private, Jesuit, co-educational Catholic university in the United States located in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... The Atlantic 10 Conference (A10) is a college athletic conference which operates mostly in the eastern United States; it also has two member schools in Ohio. ...

History

Foundation

In May of 1978, DePaul hosted a meeting with Bradley, Dayton, Detroit, Illinois State, Loyola, Air Force and Xavier in which all agreed in principle that a conference was needed. Further progress was made through a series of early 1979 meetings in San Francisco, Chicago, and St. Louis that included participation by Butler, Creighton, Marquette and Oral Roberts. On June 16, 1979, the Midwestern City Conference (nicknamed the MCC or Midwestern City 6) was formed by charter members Butler, Evansville, Loyola, Oklahoma City, Oral Roberts and Xavier.[1] DePaul University is a university in Chicago that was founded by the Vincentians in 1898. ... Nickname: The City by the Bay; Fog City; The City Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco  - Mayor Gavin Newsom Area    - City  47 sq mi (122 km²)  - Land  46. ... Nickname: The Windy City, The Second City, Chi Town, City of the Big Shoulders, The 312, The City that Works Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Incorporated March 4, 1837  - Mayor... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Maturity

In 1980, Detroit joined the conference and headquarters were established in Champaign, Illinois. The MCC gained an automatic bid to the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship in 1981, followed by the announcement that St. Louis University would be joining the following season. The University of Notre Dame joined the conference for all sports except basketball and football in 1982. Automatic qualification for the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship was attained in 1984, and the conference moved its base to Indianapolis. In 1985, the name was altered slightly to Midwestern Collegiate Conference, the conference brought women's athletics into the fold (which triggered Notre Dame's protest withdrawal), and Oklahoma City dropped out of the NCAA altogether. ESPN began televising the MCC Championship game in 1986, and in 1987 Oral Roberts left the conference while Dayton joined and Notre Dame rejoined. 1989 saw the conference receive its first at large bid to the men's basketball tournament and automatic qualification to the NCAA Men's Soccer Championship. An automatic bid to the NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship was won in 1991, and the conference lost members Marquette and St. Louis. Duquesne and La Salle joined the MCC in 1992, the same year an automatic berth to the NCAA Women's Volleyball Championship is won. Duquesne and Dayton left the conference in 1993. A view of Champaign from above ( see wider view). ... // The NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship is a single elimination tournament held each spring featuring 65 college basketball teams in the United States. ... Saint Louis University (SLU) is a private, co-educational Roman Catholic university in the United States. ... The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Roman Catholic institution located in Notre Dame, Indiana, immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... The NCAA Division I Baseball Championship tournament is held each year in June and features 64 college baseball teams in the United States, culminating in the College World Series. ... Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: County Marion Founded 1821  - Mayor Bart Peterson (D) Area    - City  372 sq mi (963. ... The NCAA began conducting a mens soccer national championship tournament in 1959 with an eight-team tournament. ... The NCAA Womens Division I Championship is an annual basketball tournament for women. ... The NCAA has contested team championships in womens volleyball since 1981. ...


Expansion

In 1994, six Mid-Continent Conference members, Cleveland State, Northern Illinois, UIC, UW-Green Bay, UW-Milwaukee and Wright State left to join the Horizon League, which remains today the largest non-merger conference expansion in NCAA history. [2][3] Xavier, Notre Dame, and La Salle all withdrew the following summer of 1995, as did Northern Illinois in 1997. The conference changed its name to the Horizon League on June 4, 2001, in part due to its acronym (MCC) being commonly confused with the Mid-Continent Conference. That year, Youngstown State University came to the Horizon League from the Mid-Con, and on May 17, 2006, Valparaiso University announced it will do the same in 2007.[4] As of 2007, seven of the ten Horizon League members will be former members of the Mid-Con. The Mid-Continent Conference (Mid-Con) is an NCAA Division I college athletic conference which operates primarily in the Midwestern United States, with outlying teams in Louisiana and Utah. ... Cleveland State University (abbr. ... Northern Illinois University, located in DeKalb, Illinois, is the second largest university located in the state of Illinois. ... The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is a public, state-supported research university. ... The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (known to students simply as UWGB or GB) is a public university located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA. It is part of the University of Wisconsin System. ... The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a public research university located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Mid-Continent Conference (Mid-Con) is an NCAA Division I college athletic conference which operates primarily in the Midwestern United States, with outlying teams in Louisiana and Utah. ... Youngstown State University, founded in 1908, is an accredited university located in Youngstown, Ohio. ... Valparaiso University, known colloquially as Valpo, is a private university located in the city of Valparaiso, Indiana. ...

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Horizon League Network

In 2006, the Horizon League Network (HLN) was launched as the centerpiece of a revamped web portal.[5] In partnership with CSTV, the broadband network airs over 200 live events for free on the League's official website. Events include regular season basketball games, tournament matches, archived championships, The Horizon League Report, and other programming from the array of athletics the league sponsors. Its coverage complements events televised on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, and members' local sports networks. College Sports TV (CSTV) Networks, Inc. ... ESPN, formerly the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... ESPN2 debuted on October 1, 1993, as a sister station of ESPN. Nicknamed the deuce, ESPN2 was to be branded as a network for a younger generation of sports fans featuring edgier graphics as well as extreme sports like motocross, snowboarding, and BMX racing. ... ESPNU is a television channel that specializes in college sports, and is produced by, affiliated with and owned by parent network ESPN. The network was launched on March 4, 2005 from the Oklahoma State University Campus in Stillwater, Oklahoma. ...


Athletic accomplishments

Men's Basketball

Historic

The Horizon League is one of the top performing NCAA Division I conferences in men's college basketball. Current Horizon League members have made several Sweet 16, Elite Eight, and Final Four appearances, including National Championships for Butler in 1924 and 1929[6] and Loyola in the 1963 NCAA Tournament. The League holds the second-best winning percentage among non-BCS conferences in the NCAA men's basketball tournament (.458, 8th overall)[7] It has also sent 17 teams to the NCAA Tournament from 1994-2006. These clubs produced eight wins, two "Sweet 16" appearances and makes the Horizon League one of only two non-BCS conferences with Sweet 16 participants in at least two of the past four years. The Horizon League has been a multiple-bid NCAA conference seven times, including a conference best of three NCAA Tournament berths in 1998. Five teams from the conference have made Sweet 16 appearances - Detroit (1977), Loyola (1985), Cleveland St. (1986), Butler (2003) and Milwaukee (2005). The addition of Valparaiso (1998) to the league next year will give it six members who have been to at least the Sweet 16. The League has hosted the men's Final Four in 1991, 1997, 2000 and 2006, and will host again in 2009 and 2010. It also hosted the women's Final Four in 2005 and will again in 2007. Horizon League commissioner Jonathan B. LeCrone, who is in his 15th year as league commissioner, is also in the middle of a five-year term on the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee.[8] College basketball most often refers to the American basketball competitive governance structure established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA. // The game of basketball was invented by Dr. James Naismith in 1891. ... The 1963 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 25 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... The BCS Conferences are the six major NCAA Division I-A conferences that receive an automatic bid into the Bowl Championship Series every year. ... The 1977 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 32 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... The 1985 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 64 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... The 1986 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 64 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... The 2003 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 65 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... 2005 Final Four, Edward Jones Dome The 2005 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 65 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... The 1998 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 64 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... Final Four is a sports term that is commonly applied to the last four teams remaining in a playoff tournament. ...


Recent

In the men's 2005 NCAA Basketball Tournament, the Horizon League enjoyed one of its best showings ever as 12th seeded Milwaukee marched to the Sweet 16 with victories over #19 Alabama and #7 Boston College before falling to then-#1 and eventual tournament runner-up Illinois. In the 2006 NCAA Basketball Tournament, 11th seeded Milwaukee once again advanced in the Tournament by upsetting the sixth-seeded, #20 Oklahoma Sooners 82-74. For the second straight year and third time in the last four years, the league had a team advance past the first round. The Panthers fell to eventual national champion Florida in the second round of the tournament. In the 2006-2007 basketball season, Butler won the Preseason NIT Tournament in Madison Square Garden with wins over in-state rivals Notre Dame and Indiana in the Midwest regional bracket of the NIT and #21 Tennessee and #23 Gonzaga in the Final Four. During the 2006-07 season, Butler University became the first school in Horizon League history to be ranked in the Top 10 of the national college basketball polls, as Bulldogs reached No. 8 and No. 10, respectively. [1] As stated on their official website, the recent success of Horizon League athletic teams on the national stage has heightened the visibility of the league and its member schools, and has quickly moved it closer toward its stated goal of becoming one of the nation's top 10 athletics conferences. 2005 Final Four, Edward Jones Dome The 2005 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 65 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a public research university located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Founded in 1831, UA is the flagship campus of the University of Alabama System. ... For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation). ... The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), is the largest campus in the University of Illinois system. ... The 2006 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 65 schools playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... The University of Oklahoma, often called OU or Oklahoma, is a coeducational public research university located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. ... The University of Florida (Florida or UF) is a public land-grant research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... The Preseason NIT is an annual college basketball tournament that takes place in November of each year, around the beginning of the season. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... This article is about the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... The Gonzaga family ruled Mantua in Northern Italy from 1328 to 1708. ...


Other sports

In the 2004-2005 academic year, Milwaukee defeated 16th-ranked San Francisco in men's soccer while Detroit upset Michigan in women's soccer in their respective NCAA tournaments. Butler's men's cross country team finished fourth in the nation at the NCAA Cross-Country Championships, and their own Victoria Mitchell became the first Horizon League athlete to win an individual national title when she captured the 3,000 Meter Steeplechase at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. UW-Green Bay also upset 6th-ranked Oregon State in the opening round of the NCAA softball tournament. The University of San Francisco (often abbreviated USF, or sometimes USFCA) is a private, coeducational Jesuit university in the United States. ... The University of Michigan features 24 varsity sports teams called the Wolverines, which compete in the NCAAs Division I and in the Big Ten Conference in all sports except mens ice hockey which competes in the NCAA D1 Central Collegiate Hockey Association. ... Oregon State University (OSU) is a research and degree-granting four-year public university located in Corvallis, Oregon. ...


Men's Basketball Champions

Season Season Champion Tournament Champion
(seed)
NCAA Bids
(seed), advancement
NIT Bids
(seed), advancement
1980 Loyola Oral Roberts (2) - Loyola
1981 Xavier Oklahoma City (3) - -
1982 Evansville Evansville (1) Evansville (10) Oral Roberts
1983 Loyola Xavier (2) Xavier (12) -
1984 Oral Roberts Oral Roberts (1) Oral Roberts (11) Xavier
1985 Loyola Loyola (1) Loyola (4), Sweet 16 Butler
1986 Xavier Xavier (1) Xavier (12) -
1987 Evansville
Loyola
Xavier (3) Xavier (13), 2nd Round St. Louis
1988 Xavier Xavier (1) Xavier (11) Evansville
1989 Evansville Xavier (3) Evansville (11), 2nd Round
Xavier (14)
St. Louis, Championship game
1990 Xavier Dayton (2) Xavier (6), Sweet 16
Dayton (12), 2nd Round
St. Louis, Championship game
Marquette
1991 Xavier Xavier (1) Xavier (14), 2nd Round Butler
1992 Evansville Evansville (2) Evansville (8) Butler
1993 Evansville
Xavier
Evansville (1) Xavier (9), 2nd Round
Evansville (14)
-
1994 Xavier Detroit (4) - Xavier
Evansville
1995 Xavier UW-Green Bay (3) UW-Green Bay (11)
Xavier (14)
-
1996 UW-Green Bay Northern Illinois (3) UW-Green Bay (8)
Northern Illinois (14)
-
1997 Butler Butler (1) Butler (14) -
1998 Detroit
UIC
Butler (3) UIC (9)
Detroit (10), 2nd Round
Butler (13)
-
1999 Detroit Detroit (1) Detroit (12), 2nd Round Butler, Quarterfinals
2000 Butler Butler (1) Butler (12) -
2001 Butler Butler (1) Butler (10), 2nd Round Detroit, Semifinals
2002 Butler UIC (6) UIC (15) Butler
Detroit
2003 Butler Milwaukee (2) Butler (12), Sweet 16
Milwaukee (12)
UIC
2004 Milwaukee UIC (2) UIC (13) Milwaukee
2005 Milwaukee Milwaukee (1) Milwaukee (12), Sweet 16 -
2006 Milwaukee Milwaukee (1) Milwaukee (11), 2nd Round Butler (8)
2007 Butler
Wright State

A history of the Horizon League Men’s Basketball Tournament: 1980: Roberts Stadium, Evansville, Indiana 1981: First round at campus locations; semifinals at Oklahoma City University; championship at Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Ohio 1982: Mabee Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma 1983: Roberts Stadium 1984: Chicago Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois 1985: Mabee Center 1986: Market...

Conference venues

School Arena Capacity Year Opened Soccer Stadium Capacity Year Opened
Butler Hinkle Fieldhouse 11,043 1928 Butler Bowl 20,000 N/A
Cleveland State Wolstein Center 13,610 1991 Krenzler Field 1,680 1985
Detroit Calihan Hall 8,295 1952 Titan Soccer Field N/A N/A
Loyola Joseph J. Gentile Center 5,200 1996 Loyola Soccer Park ~500 1996
Milwaukee U.S. Cellular Arena (men)
J. Martin Klotsche Center(women)
10,783
5,000
1950
1977
Engelmann Field 2,200 1973
UIC UIC Pavilion 8,000 1982 Flames Field 1,000 1996
Wisconsin-Green Bay Resch Center 9,729 2002 Aldo Santaga Stadium 3,500 N/A
Wright State Nutter Center 11,019 1990 Alumni Field 1,000 1999
Youngstown State Beeghly Center 6,500 1972 Stambaugh Stadium 20,630 1982

Hinkle Fieldhouse is a sports arena in Indianapolis/Indiana. ... Butler Stadium is a 19,000-seat multi-purpose stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... The Wolstein Center, formerly known as the CSU Convocation Center is an indoor arena located in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Krenzler Field is a soccer stadium in Cleveland, Ohio on the campus of Cleveland State University. ... Calihan Hall is a 8,837-seat multi-purpose arena in Detroit, Michigan. ... Joseph J. Gentile Center is a 5,200-seat multi-purpose arena in Chicago, Illinois. ... U.S. Cellular Arena (formerly the Milwaukee Arena, MECCA Arena and Wisconsin Center Arena) is an indoor arena located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... J. Martin Klotsche Center is a 5,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Engelmann Field is a soccer stadium located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on the campus of UW-Milwaukee. ... UIC Pavilion is a 8,000-seat multi-purpose arena, located at 1150 W Harrison St in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Resch Center is a 10,200 seat multi-purpose arena in Green Bay, Wisconsin. ... Aldo Santaga Stadium is a soccer-specific stadium in Green Bay, Wisconsin on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. ... The Ervin J. Nutter Center is an entertainment complex located near the Wright State University campus in Fairborn, Ohio. ... Alumni Field is the on-campus soccer stadium at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. ... The Beeghly Physical Education Center, or simply,Beeghly Center, is a 6,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Youngstown, Ohio. ... Stambaugh Stadiums west bleachers Arnold D. Stambaugh Stadium, usually shortened to just Stambaugh Stadium, is the home of football and soccer teams at Youngstown State University in Ohio, USA. Built in 1982, Stambaugh has seen the Penguins football team rise to become a power in NCAA Division I-AA...

Notes

  1. ^ http://horizonleague.cstv.com/school-bio/hori-about-history.html
  2. ^ http://horizonleague.cstv.com/ot/hori-record-book.html
  3. ^ http://www.mid-con.com/about/
  4. ^ Press Release. Valpo to Join Horizon League in 2007-2008 May 17, 2006.
  5. ^ http://horizonleague.cstv.com/genrel/102306aab.html
  6. ^ http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061125/SPORTS06/611250457/1004/SPORTS
  7. ^ http://www.ncaa.org/library/records/basketball/m_final_four_records_book/2006/2006_m_final_four_record.pdf
  8. ^ http://horizonleague.cstv.com/genrel/blecrone_jonathan00.html

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In its 28th year, the Horizon League continues to aspire toward the goal of being one of the nation's leading athletics conferences while being recognized as a leader in the development of student-athletes as leaders and role models.
The Horizon League's goals are to enhance the holisitc university experience for the student-athlete, to create an affiliation of institutions with similar athletic goals, and to adhere to the principals of integrity, diversity, excellence and growth.
Horizon League student-athletes also excel in the classroom as more than 500 have been named to the Academic Honor Roll each of the past three semesters for carrying a grade-point average of 3.25 or better.
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The Horizon League is a NCAA Division I college athletic conference whose members are located in the midwestern United States.
The Horizon League is generally considered one of the top mid-major conferences in the country.
In 2005, the Horizon League enjoyed one of its best years ever on the national stage, highlighted by 12 seed Milwaukee's advancement to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA men's basketball tournament with victories over #19 Alabama and #7 Boston College before falling to then-#1 and eventual national runner-up Illinois.
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