Horizon League commissioner John LeCrone said Tuesday that the league doesn't have a bylaw preventing a departing member from competing in conference championships like the Colonial Athletic Association.
LeCrone said that the agreement with Butler was amicable and that the two sides agreed not to discuss the particulars of the deal, including the fee Butler will pay to leave early. LeCrone declined to answer whether the league took action about Butler not being able to participate in championships next season.
Meanwhile, LeCrone said the Horizon League will play 16 basketball games next season with nine teams instead of 18 with 10. LeCrone said the league will have a true-round robin schedule and be fine next season. He said the league will look at expansion but made not overtures as to what direction the Horizon League would move in the near future.
Heat use different looks to stop Rondo, Celtics’ offense--Miami Herald
Butler Bulldogs leaving the Horizon League a year early; will begin playing in the Atlantic 10 this fall--Cleveland Plain Dealer
10 Mid-Major guards to watch in 2012-13--Run The Floor
6. Ray McCallum - Detroit
McCallum, a coaches son, might be the best defender on this list. He does everything that a slashing ballhandler is supposed to do - he's efficient, he involves his teammates, and he gets to the line. The limiting factor in McCallum's game is that he only made 24% of his 3s, which of course makes you wonder why he attempted 125 of them.
Miller granted immediate eligibility at UIC--The Chicago Tribune
Joey Miller Garners Immediate Eligibility for UIC Basketball--uicflames.com
Butler leaves early--PantherU
Butler leaves for A-10 effective immediately--The Post-Tribune
Butler bolting Horizon League immediately--The NWI Times