The Patriot League’s Council of Presidents has announced that Boston University will join the Patriot League on July 1, 2013 in anticipation for the 2013-14 academic year. BU will be the ninth full-time member of the Patriot League and first new institution since American joined the league in 2001-02.
"We're excited to welcome Boston University to the Patriot League," remarked Keith Gill, Director of Athletics and Recreation. "Boston University's academic and athletic profile make them an ideal fit for our league. BU’s institutional values align nicely with the mission of the conference and its member-institutions.”
Boston University will compete in the following Patriot League sports against American: men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s cross country/track and field, women’s cross country/track and field, field hockey, women’s lacrosse, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, men’s swimming and diving, and women’s swimming and diving. BU does not field a volleyball program and the Patriot League does not sponsor wrestling.
The Terriers make the move to the Patriot League from the America East conference, where they won the conference’s Commissioner’s Cup for each of the past seven years. During that span, BU captured 40 America East Conference championships in 14 sports.
To read the Patriot League’s complete release, click here.