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AAC Invites Wichita State to Join League



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    DAYTON, OH - MARCH 15: The Wichita State Shockers mascot performs during the game between the Wichita State Shockers and the Vanderbilt Commodores in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at UD Arena on March 15, 2016 in Dayton, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

    The American Athletic Conference has voted to extend an invitation to Wichita State to join the league.

    Conference spokesman Bill Potter says the presidents of the conference's 12 member schools voted unanimously Friday to admit the school in all sports but football. The school, which is currently a member of the Missouri Valley Conference, does not have a football program but it is a powerhouse in men's basketball.

    The AAC currently has 12 members for football: UCF, Cincinnati, UConn, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, Navy, SMU, South Florida, Temple, Tulane and Tulsa. Navy is a football-only school, so the Shockers would give the conference 12 members in both football and basketball.