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Summit League name change to take effect June 1

Updated: May 15, 2007, 6:30 PM ET
Associated Press

ELMHURST, Ill. -- The Mid-Continent Conference is changing its name to The Summit League.

The new name for the conference will take effect June 1, conference officials said Tuesday.

"The Summit League provides a mental image to reach the top, both academically and athletically," Commissioner Tom Douple said in a statement.

The Elmhurst-based conference was established in 1982 as the Association of Mid-Continent Universities, later changed to the Mid-Continent Conference.

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