INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Butler University announced it is joining the Big East conference in July during a news announcement Wednesday morning.
President Jim Danko called it a "new chapter" in Butler history.
Butler, Xavier, and Creighton are joining the seven other schools currently in the conference.
"Joining the Big East is an unprecedented opportunity for Butler and represents an ideal fit for us-academically, athletically, and geographically," Danko said in a press release.
A press release said joining the Big East will enhance Butler's national visibility.
Butler left the Horizon League and moved to the Atlantic 10 a year ago.
The school's football team will stay in the Pioneer League.
24-hour News 8 was on campus for the announcement and will have a live report at noon.
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