After over 70 years in the MIAA conference, the University of Missouri-Rolla is leaving to join the Great Lakes Valley Conference beginning in the 2005-2006 academic year. They’re not the only ones joining the GLVC. Drury University of Springfield and Rockhurst University of Kansas City will join UMR in 2005. The addition of those three schools will make the GLVC a 14-team conference. The University of Missouri-St. Louis is also a member. Drury and Rockhurst play in the Heartland Conference.