On January 8, 1979, an informal meeting for the formation of a conference is held during the 73rd NCAA Convention in San Francisco. Representatives from Butler, Detroit, Evansville, Oral Roberts, DePaul and Xavier attend. Observers from Marquette and Creighton also are present. On March 31 and May 23 of 1979, representatives from the six charter institutions meet at Chicago's O'Hare Airport to further discuss formation of a conference, consisting primarily of basketball institutions. On June 10 of the same year, the six charter members meet at St. Louis' Lambert Field and agree in principle that an athletic conference is formed. On June 16, 1979, the Midwestern City Conference officially is formed, with Butler, Evansville, Loyola, Oklahoma City, Oral Roberts and Xavier becoming charter members.
On June 4, 2001 June 4, the MCC officially changes its name to Horizon League and introduces a new League logo.This category currently contains no pages or media.