CHICAGO — The Loyola Ramblers are on the move.
The school made it official Friday and announced it will move from the Horizon League to the Missouri Valley Conference, changing affiliations for the first time since 1979. Loyola will replace Creighton, which announced a move to the Big East in March.
An original member of the Midwestern City Conference, forerunner of the Horizon League, Loyola last made the NCAA men’s basketball tournament in 1985 and is the only Illinois school ever to win an NCAA tournament (1963). Its men’s basketball team is coming off a 7-23 season under second-year coach Porter Moser, who coached in the MVC for Illinois State from 2003-07.