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Originally founded in 1979 as the Midwestern City Conference, the League was a men's-only sports conference until the 1986-87 academic year when it added women's athletics. The Horizon League offers 19 championships (nine men's sports and 10 women's sports). The League enjoys NCAA automatic qualification in baseball, men's basketball, women's basketball, men's golf, men's soccer, women's soccer, softball, men's tennis, women's tennis and women's volleyball.

Charter members included Butler, Evansville, Loyola, Oklahoma City, Oral Roberts and Xavier. On June 4, 2001, the Horizon League changed its name from the Midwestern Collegiate Conference.

On May 17, 2006, Valparaiso University announced it will leave the Mid-Continent Conference and join the Horizon League beginning July 1, 2007 for the 2007-2008 academic year.

[edit] 2014 Conference Members & First Year of Baseball

Also includes nonbaseball schools Detroit Titans (1981-2004 had baseball), Cleveland St. Vikings (1995-2011 had baseball), Loyola University of Chicago, and University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

[edit] Former Baseball Members


[edit] Champions

Used divisional format from 1981-1990 and again in 1995. Regular season champions are listed in North Division after the 1990 season, excluding the 1995 season.

Year North Champion South Champion Tournament Champion Notes
1981 Xavier Musketeers Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Oral Roberts Golden Eagles
1982 Detroit Titans Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Oral Roberts Golden Eagles
1983 Detroit Titans Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Oral Roberts Golden Eagles
1984 Xavier Musketeers OCU Stars OCU Stars
1985 Xavier Musketeers Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Oral Roberts Golden Eagles
1986 Detroit Titans Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Oral Roberts Golden Eagles
1987 Xavier Musketeers Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Oral Roberts Golden Eagles
1988 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Evansville Aces Evansville Aces
1989 Detroit Titans Evansville Aces Notre Dame Fighting Irish
1990 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Evansville Aces Evansville Aces
1991 Evansville Aces N/A Notre Dame Fighting Irish
1992 Notre Dame Fighting Irish N/A Notre Dame Fighting Irish
1993 Notre Dame Fighting Irish N/A Notre Dame Fighting Irish
1994 Notre Dame Fighting Irish N/A Notre Dame Fighting Irish
1995 Detroit Titans Notre Dame Fighting Irish Wright St. Raiders
1996 Butler Bulldogs N/A Northern Illinois Huskies
1997 Wright St. Raiders N/A Detroit Titans
1998 Butler Bulldogs N/A Butler Bulldogs
1999 Butler Bulldogs N/A Milwaukee Panthers
2000 Milwaukee Panthers N/A Butler Bulldogs
2001 Milwaukee Panthers N/A Milwaukee Panthers
2002 UIC Flames N/A Milwaukee Panthers
2003 UIC Flames N/A UIC Flames
2004 UIC Flames N/A Youngstown St. Penguins
2005 UIC Flames N/A UIC Flames
2006 UIC Flames N/A Wright St. Raiders
2007 UIC Flames N/A UIC Flames
2008 UIC Flames N/A UIC Flames
2009 UIC Flames N/A UIC Flames
2010 Wright St. Raiders N/A Milwaukee Panthers
2011 Wright St. Raiders N/A Wright St. Raiders
2012 Valparaiso Crusaders N/A Valparaiso Crusaders
2013 Milwaukee Panthers N/A Valparaiso Crusaders


Source: Horizon League & Wikipedia


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