Wichita State To Join AAC Beginning Next Season

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It didn’t take long to become official. After expressing interest in joining the AAC just a few weeks ago, the Wichita State Shockers have been unanimously voted into the conference.

The Shockers will begin playing in the AAC for the 2017-18 season.

A vote was held on Friday morning to approve Wichita State and an announcement is expected later this afternoon.

AAC unanimously votes to add Wichita State for 2017-18 season, sources told @ESPN. Official announcement expected at noon ET

— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) April 7, 2017

The addition of the Shockers gives the AAC 12 basketball members, to go along with its 12 football programs.

While it would be a positive move forward for the Shockers, it would serve as a big blow for the Missouri Valley Conference — which has been Wichita State’s home since 1945.

Wichita State has been a powerhouse in the MVC, winning five of the last six regular season championships. The Shockers have reached the NCAA Tournament for six consecutive years, with one Final Four appearance.

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