Conference Carousel: UNI To Big12; SIUE To MAC
IAWrestle reported that the agreement that would bring the Panthers to the Big 12 is not official and still has to be voted on by the conference athletic departments, but that multiple sources are confident the move will happen.
That move would otherwise reduce the Mid-American Conference to eight wrestling programs, however, the MAC is making an addition of their own, adding Southern Illinois University Ewardsville as an affiliate member for both wrestling and women's soccer. SIUE is coming over from the Southern Conference, where they have been an affiliate member for wrestling since the 2012-2013 season.
The MAC tweeted the news from their official #MACtion twitter account on Friday.
Following SIUE's departure and barring and further changes, the Southern Conference will have seven schools participating in their 2018 tournament.