Butler Heads To Atlantic-10
Butler announced early this offseason that instead of waiting until 2013-14 to make its leap to the Atlantic-10, it would leave its days in the Horizon League behind a year early. The move was likely in response to the possibility of the Horizon League not allowing Butler to compete in a postseason conference tournament. "The unexpected circumstances that precipitated Butler's request to move immediately were unfortunate, but we will welcome Butler into the A-10 as a valuable new member," A-10 commissioner Bernadette McGlade said. "The Atlantic 10 has the potential to have the strongest year in league history in 2012-13 with 16 outstanding programs."