Found June 15, 2012 on NESN.com:
Another NCAA team is on the move. Boston University announced on Friday that they will accept an invitation to join the Patriot League. Their membership will start effective the 2013-2014 academic year. BU leaves the America East conference, where they have been a member since its foundation in 1979. There is no major change in style of play, as both America East and the Patriot League are Division I schools in the NCAA. All but four of the university's teams will make the change. Men's and women's ice hockey teams will remain in Hockey East, which has been a comfort...
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Boston University is moving to the Patriot League. BU will switch from the America East conference starting in the 2013-14 academic year. The move involves men's and women's basketball, soccer, lacrosse, tennis, cross country, track and field and swimming and diving. Women's field hockey, golf, rowing and softball will also be making the move. The five-time NCAA champion...
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