Boston University leaves America East for Patriot League

Boston University's Darryl Partin (1) drives past Harvard's Boston University's Darryl Partin (1) drives past Harvard's Christian Webster (15) in the first half on an NCAA college basketball game in Boston. (Dec. 10, 2011) Photo Credit: AP

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BOSTON -- 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 BU hockey team will remain in Hockey East.

BU dropped its football program in 1997.

The Terriers have won 40 America East championships in 14 sports during their tenure in the conference.

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