CHICAGO (KMOX) – An online report posted Saturday indicates the St. Louis-based Missouri Valley Conference has found a replacement for departing Creighton.

Citing a confirmation from school officials, the Chicago Tribune says Loyola (Chicago) has accepted an invitation from the MVC.

The take-effect date would be July 1.

The Chicago Tribune report says some details still need to be worked out before a formal announcement will take place.

Creighton is leaving for the new Big East.

The Loyola men’s basketball team is coached by former St. Louis University assistant coach Porter Moser.