Boston University To Join Patriot League In 2013

TULSA, OK - MARCH 18: The Boston University Terriers mascot reacts during the second round game against the Kansas Jayhawks in the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at BOK Center on March 18, 2011 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Boston University has accepted an invitation to join the Patriot League, effective in 2013.

According to the official site of the Patriot League, Boston University has officially accepted an invitation to join the Patriot League, and will begin competing in the 2013-14 season.

Boston University has formally accepted an invitation to join the Patriot League on July 1, 2013, for the 2013-14 academic year, Daniel H. Weiss, Chair of the Patriot League's Council of Presidents and President of Lafayette College announced Friday.

"Boston University is an outstanding addition to our membership as a private institution with a robust academic reputation and prolific athletic history," said Weiss. "This decision to add Boston University to the Patriot League mirrors the Presidents' commitment and vision to the stability and long-term positioning of the League."

Boston will join American, Bucknell, Colgate, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh, Army and Navy, as the teams who make up the Patriot League. Fordham and Georgetown are associate members for of football.

The Terriers currently have their sports in the America East Conference. They do not sponsor a football team while the hockey team competes in the Hockey East.

For more coverage of Boston University, check out our team page.

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