The Robert Morris University Colonials will now play (mostly) in the Horizon League.
After spending every year since 1981 in the Northeast League, they will become the 12th Horizon League team. Their new league retains Robert Morris’ Division I status. The Colonials’ football team, however is moving to the Big South Conference, which is a member of the FCS.
CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein reported the news via Twitter on Sunday, ahead of the official press conference on Monday.
Sources: Robert Morris will hold a press conference on Monday at 1 PM ET to announce that it's officially joining the Horizon League for the 20-21 season.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 14, 2020
The Colonials are not the only team joining the Horizon League in 2020. Purdue University at Fort Wayne in Indiana will also become inducted next to Robert Morris.
Perhaps best known for its Men’s Basketball programs, the Horizon League tournament has been won by Northern Kentucky in three of the past four years. Since the league does not support any football teams, colleges with football programs have been forced to join other leagues, hence why the Colonial football team is now in the Big South.
A replacement in the Northeastern League for Robert Morris has not been announced.
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