Peru State is moving conference to become a member of the Heart of America Athletic Conference in 2011-12. The Bobcats, an independent in football, are current members of the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference in other sports, along with Bellevue University and York College.
The HAAC includes Lindenwood from St. Charles, MO., which lost to Sioux Falls of the Great Plains Athletic Conference in the football championship game last year. However, Lindenwood is trying to move up to the D-II ranks along with William Jewell another Missouri based HAAC school.
Peru State will be the only public college in the conference, which competes in NAIA Division I for basketball. The MCAC and GPAC are NAIA Division II leagues.