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Missouri Valley Conference
Missouri Valley Conference
Data
Established 1907
Members 10
Sports fielded 19 (9 men's, 10 women's)
Country United States
Region Midwest
States 6 - Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,
Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
Headquarters St. Louis, Missouri
Commissioner Doug Elgin
Locations
Former Missouri Valley Conference logo

The Missouri Valley Conference (also called MVC or simply "The Valley") is a college athletic conference whose members are located in the midwestern United States. The conference participates in the NCAA's Division I and is generally considered one of the best mid-major conferences in the country, although many observers are beginning to grant the conference "high-major" status in men's basketball.[1] [1] Missouri Valley Conference logo, claiming fair use This work is copyrighted. ... The Midwest is a common name for a region of the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Area  Ranked 26th  - Total 56,272 sq mi (145,743 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 199 miles (320 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) English[2] Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Area  Ranked 15th  - Total 82,277 sq mi (213,096 km²)  - Width 211 miles (340 km)  - Length 417 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Official language(s) English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Largest metro area Omaha Area  Ranked 16th  - Total 77,421 sq mi (200,520 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 0. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (841x580, 33 KB) Derived from [1]; map of states with Missouri Valley Conference schools; contains fair-use logo I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Mvclogo. ... Image File history File links Mvclogo. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Mid-major is a term mainly used in American college basketball and, to a lesser extent, college football, to describe schools not affiliated with a Bowl Championship Series (BCS) conference. ...


Founded in 1907, the MVC is the nation's second oldest Division I collegiate athletic conference. Some consider the MVC formed from the split of the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MVIAA) in 1928. Several schools of that conference formed the MVC, while others retained the MVIAA name, which would ultimately become the Big Eight Conference. Both conferences claim the same history. The Big Eight Conference, a former NCAA-affiliated Division I-A college athletic association that sponsored American football, was formed in January 1907 as the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MVIAA) by its charter member schools: the University of Kansas, University of Missouri, University of Nebraska, and Washington University in...


During the 2006-2007 college basketball season, MVC teams hold a 74-27 non-conference record, including a record of 44-1 at home.


The MVC has not sponsored football since 1985, but five members have football programs in the Gateway Football Conference of Division I FCS (formerly I-AA), and a sixth competes in another FCS conference, the Pioneer Football League. United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... This article is about the year. ... The Gateway Football Conference is a college athletic conference which operates in the midwestern United States. ... The Pioneer Football League is a college athletic conference which operates literally from coast to coast in the United States It has member schools that range from North Carolina and Florida in the east to California in the west. ...

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Membership

Institution Location - City Location - State Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname
Bradley University Peoria Illinois 1897 Private/Non-sectarian 6,105 Braves
Creighton University Omaha Nebraska 1878 Private/Catholic(Jesuit) 6,716 Bluejays
Drake University Des Moines Iowa 1881 Private/Non-sectarian 5,221 Bulldogs
University of Evansville Evansville Indiana 1854 Private/Methodist 2,350 Purple Aces
Illinois State University Normal Illinois 1857 Public 20,757 Redbirds
Indiana State University Terre Haute Indiana 1865 Public 10,760 Sycamores
Missouri State University Springfield Missouri 1905 Public 22,785 Bears & Lady Bears
University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls Iowa 1876 Public 14,070 Panthers
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Illinois 1869 Public 21,000 Salukis
Wichita State University Wichita Kansas 1895 Public 15,000 Shockers

Bradley University is a private, co-educational university located in Peoria, Illinois ( , , ). It is a medium sized institution with an enrollment of approximately 6,100 undergraduate and postgraduate students. ... : See how it plays in Peoria United States Illinois Peoria 46. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Creighton University, founded in 1878, is a Jesuit, Catholic university located in Omaha, Nebraska. ... “Omaha” redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Largest metro area Omaha Area  Ranked 16th  - Total 77,421 sq mi (200,520 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 0. ... The Creighton Bluejays, or Jays, are the athletic teams of Creighton University, a Jesuit/Catholic University located in Omaha, Nebraska. ... Drake University is a private, co-educational university located in the city of Des Moines, Iowa. ... “Des Moines” redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Area  Ranked 26th  - Total 56,272 sq mi (145,743 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 199 miles (320 km)  - % water 0. ... Drake Bulldogs logo from 1956-2005 The Drake Bulldogs are the athletic teams of the Drake University. ... The University of Evansville (UE) is a small (approximately 2400 students), private university located in Evansville, Indiana. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Indiana Country State County Vanderburgh Government  - Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel (D) Area  - City 40. ... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... Illinois State University is a public university in Normal, Illinois and is the oldest public institution of higher education in the state. ... Normal is an incorporated town in McLean County, Illinois, United States. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... A Division I (I-AA in football) athletic program. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Terre Haute (IPA: ) is a city in Vigo County, Indiana near the states western border with Illinois. ... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... Missouri State University located in Springfield, Missouri is the states second largest university in student enrollment, second only to the University of Missouri. ... Hammons Tower in downtown Springfield Springfield is the third largest city in Missouri. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... The Missouri State Bears and Lady Bears are the athletic teams representing Missouri State University. ... The Campanile, a major university landmark at the center of UNIs campus. ... Location of Cedar Falls, Iowa Cedar Falls is a city in Black Hawk County, Iowa and is home to one of Iowas three Public Universities, the University of Northern Iowa. ... Official language(s) English Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Area  Ranked 26th  - Total 56,272 sq mi (145,743 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 199 miles (320 km)  - % water 0. ... The Northern Iowa Panthers are the athletic teams of the University of Northern Iowa. ... Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC but usually just referred to as SIU) is located in Carbondale, Illinois. ... , Carbondale is a city in Southern Illinois in the midwest United States, about one hour north of Cairo. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Wichita State University (WSU) is an American state-supported university located in the middle-size city of Wichita, Kansas, in the south central part of the state. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Kansas County Government  - Mayor Carl Brewer (D) Area  - City 359. ... Official language(s) English[2] Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Area  Ranked 15th  - Total 82,277 sq mi (213,096 km²)  - Width 211 miles (340 km)  - Length 417 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ...

Affiliate members

Eastern Illinois University is a state university located in Charleston, Illinois. ... The Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) is a college athletic conference which operates in the midwestern and southeastern United States. ... Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a public university in Bowling Green, Kentucky. ... The Sun Belt Conference is a college athletic conference that has been affiliated with the NCAAs Division I since 1976. ...

Former members

Butler University is a private liberal arts university in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... The University of Cincinnati is a coeducational public research university in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... University of Detroit Mercy is the largest and most comprehensive Catholic University in Michigan. ... For other system schools, see University of Houston System. ... Kansas State University, officially called Kansas State University of Fashion and Design [2] but commonly shortened to K-State, is an institution of higher learning located in Manhattan, Kansas, in the United States. ... The University of Louisville (also known as U of L) is a public, state-supported university located in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. ... The University of Kansas (often referred to as KU) is an institution of higher learning in Lawrence, Kansas. ... The University of Memphis is a public American research university located in Memphis, Tennessee, United States, and is the flagship public research university of the Tennessee Board of Regents system. ... New Mexico State University, or NMSU, is a land-grant university that has its main campus in Las Cruces, New Mexico. ... “UNT” redirects here. ... Oklahoma State University–Stillwater, located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, is an institution of higher learning founded in 1890 as a land-grant university under the Morrill Act. ... Saint Louis University is a private, co-educational Catholic Jesuit university in the United States of America located in St. ... The University of Tulsa is a private, comprehensive university awarding bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. ... Washburn University, located in Topeka, Kansas, provides broadly-based liberal arts and professional education through more than 200 certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master’s and juris doctor programs through the College of Arts and Sciences and the Schools of Law, Business, Nursing and Applied Studies. ... “Washington University” redirects here. ... West Texas A&M University (also known as WTAMU, or WT), part of the Texas A&M University System, is a public university located in Canyon, Texas, a small city south of Amarillo, Texas. ...

Basketball Tournament Champions by Year

The Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Championship is often referred to as Arch Madness, in reference to the Gateway Arch at the tournament's present location of St. Louis, Missouri, and a play on "March Madness". The Missouri Valley Conference Mens Basketball Tournament, commonly called Arch Madness, is an annual basketball tournament which features the mens basketball teams of each of the Missouri Valley Conference member universities. ... The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (also known as the Gateway Arch or simply The Arch) is located in St. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... Disambiguation: March Madness comes from the phrase Mad as a March Hare. In England, the phrase March Madness may refer to wasteful spending at the end of a budget year. ...

Season Men's Champion Women's Champion
1977 Southern Illinois No Tournament
1978 Creighton No Tournament
1979 Indiana State No Tournament
1980 Bradley No Tournament
1981 Creighton No Tournament
1982 Tulsa No Tournament
1983 Illinois State Illinois State
1984 Tulsa No Tournament
1985 Wichita State No Tournament
1986 Tulsa No Tournament
1987 Wichita State Southern Illinois
1988 Bradley Eastern Illinois
1989 Creighton Illinois State
1990 Illinois State Southern Illinois
1991 Creighton Southwest Missouri State
1992 Southwest Missouri State Missouri State
1993 Southern Illinois Southwest Missouri State
1994 Southern Illinois Southwest Missouri State
1995 Southern Illinois Drake
1996 Tulsa Southwest Missouri State
1997 Illinois State Drake
1998 Illinois State Drake
1999 Creighton Evansville
2000 Creighton Drake
2001 Indiana State Southwest Missouri State
2002 Creighton Creighton
2003 Creighton Southwest Missouri State
2004 Northern Iowa Southwest Missouri State
2005 Creighton Illinois State
2006 Southern Illinois Missouri State
2007 Creighton Drake

NB: Missouri State did not adopt its current name until August 2005. The 2007 Missouri Valley Conference Mens Basketball Tournament, known for sponsorship reasons as as the 2007 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Mens Basketball Tournament, or informally as Arch Madness 2007, is the championship tournament for mens basketball teams of the Missouri Valley Conference. ...

All Missouri Valley Conference tournament games from 1977 to 1990 were played at campus locations; the site indicated was where the championship game was contested. ...

Conference facilities

School Football stadium Capacity Basketball arena Capacity
Bradley Non-Football School N/A Carver Arena 11,433
Creighton Non-Football School N/A Qwest Center Omaha 17,560
Drake Drake Stadium 14,000 Knapp Center 7,002
Evansville Non-Football School N/A Roberts Stadium 13,252
Illinois State Hancock Stadium 15,000 Redbird Arena 10,200
Indiana State Memorial Stadium 12,764 Hulman Center 10,200
Missouri State Robert W. Plaster Sports Complex 16,300 Hammons Student Center 8,846
Northern Iowa UNI-Dome 16,000 McLeod Center 7,000
Southern Illinois McAndrew Stadium 17,000 SIU Arena 9,628
Wichita State Non-Football School[2] N/A Charles Koch Arena 10,478

Carver Arena is a 11,433-seat multi-purpose arena in Peoria, Illinois. ... Qwest Center Omaha is an arena and convention center facility in Omaha, Nebraska. ... Drake Stadium is a stadium in Des Moines, Iowa. ... The Knapp Center is a 7,002 seat multi-purpose arena on the campus of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. ... Roberts Municipal Stadium is a multi-use arena in Evansville, Indiana for sports, public events, and concerts. ... Hancock Stadium is a 15,000-seat multi-purpose stadium in Normal, Illinois. ... February 17, 2007 prior to a mens game between the Illinois State Redbirds & the Ball State Cardinals. ... Memorial Stadium is the home of Indiana State University football in Terre Haute, Indiana, USA. The facility is a former minor league baseball park and is one of the few Division I-AA football stadiums in the nation with an AstroPlay artificial playing surface, which was installed prior to the... ISU Hulman Center Hulman Center is a 10,200-seat multi-purpose arena in Terre Haute, Indiana. ... The Plaster Sports Complex is an 16,300-seat multipurpose stadium located in Springfield, Missouri. ... The Hammons Student Center is an 8,846 seat multi-purpose arena on the campus of Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. ... UNI-Dome is a multi-purpose stadium on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa. ... McLeod Center is a 7,000-seat multi-purpose arena on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa. ... McAndrew Stadium is a 14,000-seat multi-purpose stadium in Carbondale, Illinois. ... The SIU Arena is a 10,300 seat multi-purpose arena on the campus of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. ... Charles Koch Arena is a 10,100-seat multi-purpose arena in Wichita, Kansas. ...

Men's basketball attendance

2006-2007 Average Men's Basketball Attendance
School Average Attendance
Creighton 15,909
Wichita State 10,478
Bradley 9,817
Southern Illinois 7,743
Missouri State 7,359
Northern Iowa 6,298
Evansville 5,494
Drake 5,458
Illinois State 5,092
Indiana State 4,328

The Valley is well known for having some of the most dedicated fanbases in all of college basketball, with several members regularly selling out their large arenas on a nightly basis throughout the year. One member (Wichita State) sold out every single game for the 2006-07 season, while another member (Creighton) continues to reset the state of Nebraska attendance record for a college basketball game every season. The Creighton Bluejays basketball team is the NCAA Division I mens basketball program of Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. ... Wichita State University (WSU) is an American state-supported university located in the middle-size city of Wichita, Kansas, in the south central part of the state. ... Bradley University is a private, co-educational university located in Peoria, Illinois ( , , ). It is a medium sized institution with an enrollment of approximately 6,100 undergraduate and postgraduate students. ... Southern Illinois University is a university in southern Illinois with two institutions and multiple campuses. ... The Missouri State Bears and Lady Bears are the athletic teams representing Missouri State University. ... The Northern Iowa Panthers are the athletic teams of the University of Northern Iowa. ... The University of Evansville (UE) is a small (approximately 2400 students), private university located in Evansville, Indiana. ... Drake Bulldogs logo from 1956-2005 The Drake Bulldogs are the athletic teams of the Drake University. ... A Division I (I-AA in football) athletic program. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Official language(s) English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Largest metro area Omaha Area  Ranked 16th  - Total 77,421 sq mi (200,520 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 0. ...


In 2006-07, the Valley maintained its position as the eighth ranked conference in average attendance. Official NCAA attendance figures


MVC Champions - Football

Season Champion
1928 Drake
1929 Drake
1930 Drake & Oklahoma A&M
1931 Drake
1932 Oklahoma A&M
1933 Oklahoma A&M
1934 Washington (MO)
1935 Tulsa & Washington (MO)
1936 Creigton & Tulsa
1937 Tulsa
1938 Tulsa
1939 Washington (MO)
1940 Tulsa
1941 Tulsa
1942 Tulsa
1943 Tulsa
1944 Oklahoma A&M
1945 Oklahoma A&M
1946 Tulsa
1947 Tulsa
1948 Oklahoma A&M
1949 Detroit
1950 Tulsa
1951 Tulsa
1952 Houston
1953 Detroit & Oklahoma A&M
1954 Wichita State
1955 Detroit & Wichita State
1956 Houston
1957 Houston
1958 North Texas State
1959 Houston & North Texas State
1960 Wichita State
1961 Wichita State
1962 Tulsa
1963 Cincinnati & Wichita State
1964 Cincinnati
1965 Tulsa
1966 North Texas State & Tulsa
1967 North Texas State
1968 Memphis State
1969 Memphis State
1970 Louisville
1971 North Texas State
1972 Drake, Louisville, & West Texas State
1973 North Texas State & Tulsa
1974 Tulsa
1975 Tulsa
1976 New Mexico State & Tulsa
1977 West Texas State
1978 New Mexico State
1979 West Texas State
1980 Tulsa
1981 Drake & Tulsa
1982 Tulsa
1983 Tulsa
1984 Tulsa
1985 Tulsa

The Gateway Football Conference is a college athletic conference which operates in the midwestern United States. ... The Pioneer Football League is a college athletic conference which operates literally from coast to coast in the United States It has member schools that range from North Carolina and Florida in the east to California in the west. ...

References

  1. ^ Katz, Andy (2006-11-07). The MVC is entrenching itself with the big boys. ESPN.com. Retrieved on 2006-11-07.
  2. ^ Wichita State discontuined program in 1986, Cessna Stadium (30,000) still in use for track and field.

Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... ESPN.com is the official website of ESPN and a division of ESPN Inc. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Cessna Stadium is the home of the Wichita State University Shocker track and field and soccer teams. ...

External links


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