Great Lakes Valley Conference

The Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) is a collegiate athletic conference affiliated at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)'s Division II level. Its fifteen member institutions are located in the U.S. states of Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri. There are also eight affiliate members who participate in sports not sponsored by their home conferences.

Great Lakes Valley Conference
Great Lakes Valley Conference logo
Established1978
AssociationNCAA
DivisionDivision II
Members15 (13 in 2022)
Sports fielded
  • 24
    • men's: 12
    • women's: 12
RegionCentral United States
HeadquartersIndianapolis, Indiana
CommissionerJim Naumovich (since 2001)
Websitewww.glvcsports.com
Locations
Great Lakes Valley Conference locations

HistoryEdit

 
Old logo
Great Lakes Valley Conference
Location of GLVC members:   full and   departing

The GLVC grew out of discussions that started in 1972 between the athletic directors of three schools in the greater Ohio Valley—Bellarmine College (now designated a university), Kentucky Wesleyan College, and Indiana State University at Evansville (known since 1985 as the University of Southern Indiana)—with the goal of forming a basketball conference. The discussions later grew to include the University of Indianapolis and Saint Joseph's College, and in 1978 these schools joined with Ashland University to form the GLVC. Upon Southern Indiana's departure in July 2022, Indianapolis will be the only remaining charter member.

The conference experienced steady growth through the 1980s and into the early 1990s. The GLVC first expanded in 1980 with the addition of Lewis University, followed by Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW; the athletic program is now Purdue Fort Wayne) in 1984, Northern Kentucky University the following year (1985), and Kentucky State University in 1989. The conference lost its first members in 1994 with the departure of Ashland and Kentucky State, but nonetheless increased in size that same year, adding Quincy University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) and the University of Wisconsin–Parkside. The University of Missouri–St. Louis (UMSL) would join the next year (1995, but began competition in 1996).

The first part of the 21st century would see even more growth. While IPFW left in 2001 to move to Division I, the GLVC added three more members in 2005—Drury University, the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), and Rockhurst University.

In October 2008, Maryville University and The University of Illinois Springfield accepted invitations to join the GLVC and began competing in the conference in the fall of 2009. They effectively replaced SIUE, which left for Division I in the summer of 2008. For men's and women's basketball, the league split into three divisions based on geography (East, North, and West) for the 2009–10 and 2010–11 seasons, and reverted to two divisions when William Jewell College joined in 2011. Baseball and tennis operate in a two-division format, while all other sports run a single table.

On January 19, 2010 the GLVC announced the addition of football as a league championship sport, beginning with the 2012 season. Kentucky Wesleyan, Missouri S&T and Saint Joseph's moved from the Great Lakes Football Conference, McKendree University and Quincy from the Mid-States Football Association of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and Indianapolis ended its affiliate membership in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) to join William Jewell and form the seven-team league.[1]

On October 6, 2010 it was announced that McKendree accepted an invitation to become the 17th full member of the GLVC and begin participating fully in the conference in 2012.[2] The following day, the conference announced that it had approved Central State University and Urbana University for associate membership in football, increasing the number of teams which would compete in the initial season of football to nine.[3]

On October 18, 2011 it was announced that a new league, the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC; not to be confused with the former Division I Great Midwest Conference), was forming for 2013. Charter members included Kentucky Wesleyan from the GLVC along with Central State and Urbana (GLVC members in football). Joining them were Ursuline, Notre Dame College, and Cedarville, with the G-MAC hoping to expand to 10 members. The new conferences' sponsored sports were not immediately announced. Kentucky Wesleyan, with its eight national men's basketball titles, was the biggest loss for the GLVC, but, with only 680 students, the school had trouble competing in the other sports against much larger schools.

On December 8, 2011, Northern Kentucky officially accepted an invitation from the Division I ASUN Conference (then branded as the Atlantic Sun Conference) effective July 1, 2012.[4] It was announced on June 8, 2012 that the GLVC Council of Presidents had voted unanimously to accept Truman State University, located in Kirksville, Missouri into the conference. The Bulldogs began competition in the GLVC effective with the 2013–14 school year. Truman was a founding member of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA), and became the seventh Missouri school to join the GLVC since 1995.[5]

On August 27, 2012 it was announced that Central State University would leave the GLVC football conference to join the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) as a football-only member, effective July 1, 2013.[6] (Two years later, Central State would become an all-sports SIAC member.)

In 2014, two Missouri schools, Lincoln University and Southwest Baptist University, joined the GLVC in football while otherwise remaining MIAA members.[7]

On November 4, 2015, Drury announced it would begin sponsorship of wrestling in the 2016–17 season becoming the sixth conference member with a wrestling program. They joined then-current wrestling-only independents Indianapolis, Maryville, McKendree, Truman State, and Wisconsin–Parkside in GLVC competition, giving the conference an eleventh men's championship sport. Bellarmine announced on June 14, 2016 that it would absorb the wrestling program of St. Catharine College, which closed after the 2015–16 school year, and also begin competition in the 2016–17 season.[8]

St. Joseph's College closed after graduation in May 2017 due to financial troubles.[9]

The University of Wisconsin–Parkside left the GLVC after the 2017–18 academic year to join the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The conference announced on May 31, 2018 that Southwest Baptist would join as a full member from the MIAA from 2019–20.[10] The conference also announced on October 4, 2018 that Lindenwood University would join in 2019–20.[11]

Lincoln's football program had been scheduled to leave the GLVC to return to the MIAA in 2020. However, the school's membership agreement had an out clause stating that if the MIAA lost a football-playing member, Lincoln football would be allowed to immediately return to the MIAA with no penalty. Once Lindenwood was announced as a future GLVC member, the clause was activated, and Lincoln accordingly rejoined MIAA football in 2019.[7]

Another recent change to the conference's core membership was reported by Louisville media on June 17, 2019 and officially confirmed the next day. Bellarmine left the GLVC in 2020 to move to the ASUN Conference.[12][13] Less than a month later, the GLVC announced it would add two new varsity women's sports for 2019–20—bowling and lacrosse. The GLVC effectively absorbed the former MIAA bowling league; five of the inaugural GLVC bowling members had previously competed in the MIAA. Full members Drury, Lewis, Maryville, and McKendree were joined by associates Central Missouri, Lincoln, and Upper Iowa.[14] In lacrosse, the initial membership consists of seven full members—Indianapolis, Lewis, Lindenwood, Maryville, McKendree, Quincy, and Rockhurst.[15]

In November 2019, the conference announced Davenport University would join the GLVC as an affiliate member for men's lacrosse and wrestling starting in 2020–21.[16] In late June 2020, Lincoln announced that it would drop its bowling team.[17]

The most recent changes to the core membership were announced in February 2022. On February 9, charter member Southern Indiana announced it would start a transition to Division I and join the Ohio Valley Conference that July,[18] and on February 23, Lindenwood announced the same conference change on the same timetable.[19]

Chronological timelineEdit

Member schoolsEdit

Current membersEdit

The GLVC currently has 15 full members, all but five are private schools:

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joined Colors Division
Drury University Springfield, Missouri 1873 UCC & DOC 1,409 Panthers 2005     West
University of Illinois Springfield Springfield, Illinois 1969 Public 2,654 Prairie Stars 2009       East
University of Indianapolis Indianapolis, Indiana 1902 United Methodist 4,168 Greyhounds 1978     East
Lewis University Romeoville, Illinois 1932 Catholic 4,306 Flyers 1980     East
Lindenwood University St. Charles, Missouri 1827 Presbyterian 4,822 Lions 2019     Central
Maryville University Town and Country, Missouri 1872 Catholic 5,504 Saints 2009     Central
McKendree University Lebanon, Illinois 1828 United Methodist 1,702 Bearcats 2012     East
Missouri University of Science and Technology Rolla, Missouri 1870 Public 6,086 Miners 2005     West
University of Missouri–St. Louis St. Louis, Missouri 1963 Public 10,977 Tritons 1995[a]     Central
Quincy University Quincy, Illinois 1860 Catholic 1,092 Hawks 1994       Central
Rockhurst University Kansas City, Missouri 1910 Catholic 2,746 Hawks 2005     West
University of Southern Indiana Evansville, Indiana 1965 Public 6,739 Screaming Eagles 1978       East
Southwest Baptist University Bolivar, Missouri 1878 Baptist 2,379 Bearcats 2019[b]     West
Truman State University Kirksville, Missouri 1867 Public 4,389 Bulldogs 2013     Central
William Jewell College Liberty, Missouri 1849 Nonsectarian 738 Cardinals 2011     West
Notes
  1. ^ UMSL joined the GLVC in 1995 but did not begin competition until after the 1995–96 school year because of its commitments to the final season of competition in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA), hence it joined effective the 1996–97 school year.
  2. ^ Southwest Baptist competed in the GLVC as an affiliate for football from the 2014 to 2018 fall seasons (2014–15 to 2018–19 school years).


Affiliate membersEdit

The GLVC currently has five affiliate members, all but two are private schools. Years listed in this table are calendar years. For schools that play only spring sports (such as men's lacrosse) in the GLVC, the calendar year of arrival precedes the first season of competition.

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joined Colors GLVC
sport
Primary
conference
University of Central Missouri Warrensburg, Missouri 1871 Public 7,629 Jennies[a] 2019–20     women's bowling Mid-America (MIAA)
Davenport University Grand Rapids, Michigan 1866 Nonsectarian 4,999 Panthers 2020–21m.lax
2020–21wr.
    men's lacrosse
men's wrestling
Great Lakes (GLIAC)
Missouri Western State University St. Joseph, Missouri 1915 Public 5,388 Griffons 2020–21     women's lacrosse Mid-America (MIAA)
Ouachita Baptist University Arkadelphia, Arkansas 1886 Baptist 1,664 Tigers 2018–19     men's wrestling Great American
Upper Iowa University Fayette, Iowa 1857 Nonsectarian 3,651 Peacocks 2019–20     women's bowling Northern Sun (NSIC)
Notes
  1. ^ Central Missouri uses two nicknames: Mules for men's sports teams and Jennies for women's sports teams.

Former membersEdit

The GLVC had nine former full members, all but four were public schools:

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joined Left Current
conference
Ashland University Ashland, Ohio 1878 Brethren 6,626 Eagles 1978–79 1993–94 Great Midwest (G-MAC)
Bellarmine University Louisville, Kentucky 1950 Catholic 3,369 Knights 1978–79 2019–20 ASUN
(NCAA D-I)
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne[a] Fort Wayne, Indiana 1964 Public 10,208 Mastodons 1984–85 2000–01 Horizon
(NCAA D-I)
Kentucky State University Frankfort, Kentucky 1886 Public 2,341 Thorobreds &
Thorobrettes
1989–90 1993–94 Southern (SIAC)
Kentucky Wesleyan College[b] Owensboro, Kentucky 1858 United Methodist 830 Panthers 1978–79 2011–12[c] Great Midwest (G-MAC)
Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, Kentucky 1968 Public 15,405 Norse 1985–86 2011–12 Horizon
(NCAA D-I)
Saint Joseph's College Rensselaer, Indiana 1889 Catholic N/A Pumas 1978–79 2016–17 N/A[d]
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville, Illinois 1957 Public 12,860 Cougars 1994–95 2007–08 Ohio Valley (OVC)
(NCAA D-I)
University of Wisconsin–Parkside Somers, Wisconsin 1968 Public 4,464 Rangers 1994–95 2017–18 Great Lakes (GLIAC)
Notes
  1. ^ On July 1, 2018, Indiana University and Purdue University dissolved their merged Fort Wayne campus. IU took over IPFW's academic programs in health sciences under the name of Indiana University Fort Wayne, with remaining IPFW academic programs becoming part of Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW). The IPFW athletic program was inherited by PFW, with the athletic branding changed to Purdue Fort Wayne.
  2. ^ Kentucky Wesleyan remained in the GLVC as an affiliate member for football through the 2013 fall season (2013–14 school year).
  3. ^ Kentucky Wesleyan left the GLVC after the 2011–12 school year to join the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) as a charter member for some sports, but was fulfilling its commitments to the final year of competition for its other sports in the GLVC as a full member (before beginning competition as a full G-MAC member), effective after the 2012–13 school year.
  4. ^ Saint Joseph's (Ind.) closed the school in 2017. However, the school has re-opened as of the fall of 2021, yet no athletics program had returned yet (assuming it had been discontinued).

Former affiliate membersEdit

The GLVC had seven former affiliate members, all but three were public schools. Years listed in this table reflect calendar years. For fall sports, the calendar year of departure is the year after the last season of competition. For spring sports, the calendar year of arrival precedes the first season of competition:

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joined Left GLVC
sport
Primary
conference
University of Alabama in Huntsville Huntsville, Alabama 1969 Public 9,988 Chargers 2017–18 2019–20 men's lacrosse Gulf South
Central State University Wilberforce, Ohio 1887 Public 2,798 Marauders 2012–13 2012–13 football Southern (SIAC)
Lincoln University Jefferson City, Missouri 1866 Public 3,583 Blue Tigers 2014–15fb.
2019–20w.bw.
2018–19fb.
2019–20w.bw.
football
women's bowling
Mid-America (MIAA)[a]
University of Montevallo Montevallo, Alabama 1896 Public 2,559 Falcons 2017–18 2019–20 men's lacrosse Gulf South
Shorter University Rome, Georgia 1873 Baptist 1,520 Hawks 2017–18 2019–20 men's lacrosse Gulf South
Urbana University Urbana, Ohio 1850 Nonsectarian N/A Blue Knights 2012–13 2012–13 football N/A[b]
Young Harris College Young Harris, Georgia 1886 United Methodist 1,120 Mountain Lions 2017–18 2019–20 men's lacrosse Peach Belt
Notes
  1. ^ Lincoln (Mo.) now competes football in its primary home conference in the MIAA, and dropped bowling after the 2019–20 school year.
  2. ^ Urbana discontinued its athletics program and closed the school after the 2019–20 school year.

Membership timelineEdit

Missouri Western State UniversityDavenport UniversityUpper Iowa UniversityUniversity of Central MissouriLindenwood UniversityOuachita Baptist UniversityYoung Harris CollegeShorter UniversityUniversity of MontevalloUniversity of Alabama in HuntsvilleSouthwest Baptist UniversityLincoln University (Missouri)Truman State UniversityUrbana UniversityMcKendree UniversityCentral State UniversityWilliam Jewell CollegeMaryville UniversityUniversity of Illinois SpringfieldRockhurst UniversityMissouri University of Science and TechnologyDrury UniversityUniversity of Missouri–St. LouisUniversity of Wisconsin–ParksideQuincy UniversitySouthern Illinois University EdwardsvilleKentucky State UniversityNorthern Kentucky UniversityIndiana University–Purdue University Fort WayneLewis UniversityUniversity of Southern IndianaSaint Joseph's College (Indiana)Kentucky Wesleyan CollegeUniversity of IndianapolisBellarmine UniversityAshland University

 Full member (all sports)   Full member (non-football)   Associate member (football-only)   Associate member (sport) 

SportsEdit

"Core sports" – sports that all full conference members are required to sponsor – are indicated with a green background.[20]

A 2-divisional format is used for baseball. A 2-divisional format is used for tennis (M / W). A 3-divisional format is used for basketball (M / W) and volleyball, the third division is named Central.
Blue
  • Indianapolis
  • Lewis
  • Lindenwood
  • Maryville
  • McKendree
  • Missouri–St. Louis
  • Southern Indiana
Green
  • Drury
  • Illinois–Springfield
  • Missouri S&T
  • Quincy
  • Rockhurst
  • Southwest Baptist
  • Truman
  • William Jewell
East
  • Illinois–Springfield
  • Indianapolis
  • Lindenwood
  • Lewis
  • Maryville
  • McKendree
  • Southern Indiana
West
  • Drury
  • Missouri S&T
  • Missouri–St. Louis
  • Quincy
  • Rockhurst
  • Southwest Baptist
  • Truman
  • William Jewell
East
  • Illinois–Springfield
  • Indianapolis
  • Lewis
  • McKendree
  • Southern Indiana
Central
  • Lindenwood
  • Maryville
  • Missouri–St. Louis
  • Quincy
  • Truman
West
  • Drury
  • Missouri S&T
  • Rockhurst
  • Southwest Baptist
  • William Jewell
Conference sports
Sport Men's Women's
Baseball  Y
Basketball  Y  Y
Bowling  Y
Cross Country  Y  Y
Football  Y
Golf  Y  Y
Lacrosse  Y  Y
Soccer  Y  Y
Softball  Y
Swimming & Diving  Y  Y
Tennis  Y  Y
Track & Field Indoor  Y  Y
Track & Field Outdoor  Y  Y
Volleyball  Y
Wrestling  Y

Men's sponsored sports by schoolEdit

Departing members in pink.

School Baseball Basketball Cross
Country
Football Golf Lacrosse Soccer Swimming
& Diving
Tennis Track
& Field
Indoor
Track
& Field
Outdoor
Wrestling Total
GLVC
Sports
Drury  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 10
Illinois–Springfield  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 8
Indianapolis  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 12
Lewis  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 10
Lindenwood  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 12
Maryville  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 10
McKendree  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 11
Missouri S&T  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 9
Missouri–St. Louis  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 6
Quincy  Y  Y  Y  Y[a]  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 10
Rockhurst  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 6
Southern Indiana  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 8
Southwest Baptist  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 9
Truman  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 9
William Jewell  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 11
Totals 15 15 13 8 14 6 15 10 13 13 13 7 141
Affiliate Members
Davenport  Y  Y 2
Ouachita Baptist  Y 1
  1. ^ In addition to its full-sized football team, Quincy will begin playing sprint football, a weight-restricted version otherwise played under standard college rules, in 2022. It will compete in the newly formed Midwest Sprint Football League.[21]

Women's sponsored sports by schoolEdit

Departing members in pink.

School Basketball Bowling[a] Cross
Country
Golf Lacrosse Soccer Softball Swimming
& Diving
Tennis Track
& Field
Indoor
Track
& Field
Outdoor
Volleyball Total
GLVC
Sports
Drury  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 11
Illinois–Springfield  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 9
Indianapolis  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 11
Lewis  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 12
Lindenwood  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 11
Maryville  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 12
McKendree  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 12
Missouri S&T  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 8
Missouri–St. Louis  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 7
Quincy  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 11
Rockhurst  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 8
Southern Indiana  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 9
Southwest Baptist  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 9
Truman  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 10
William Jewell  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 10
Totals 15 5 14 15 7 15 15 9 14 13 13 15 149
Affiliate Members
Central Missouri  Y 1
Upper Iowa  Y 1
  1. ^ De facto Division I sport. The NCAA holds a single championship meet open to members of all divisions.

Other sponsored sports by schoolEdit

School Men Women
Volleyball [a] Water
Polo [a]
Field
Hockey
Ice
Hockey [a]
Water
Polo [a]
Fencing [a]
Lewis MIVA
Lindenwood MIVA ECAC CHA
Maryville Independent [b]
McKendree MIVA CWPA WWPA MFC
Missouri S&T [c]
Quincy MIVA
  1. ^ a b c d e De facto Division I sport. The NCAA conducts national championship events open to members of all divisions in fencing and men's and women's water polo. In men's volleyball and women's ice hockey, the NCAA's top-level championship events are open to members of both Divisions I and II.
  2. ^ Maryville will add field hockey in the 2022–23 school year (2022 season).[22]
  3. ^ Missouri S&T will add men's volleyball in the 2022–23 school year (2023 season).[23]

In addition to the listings in this table:

  • McKendree sponsors varsity teams in the following non-NCAA sports: men's bowling, powerlifting for both men and women, and the fully coeducational sport of bass fishing. It also treats its men's and women's ice hockey teams, which compete at club level in the American Collegiate Hockey Association, as varsity teams.
  • Quincy fields a varsity men's bowling squad. It will also add sprint football, a weight-restricted form of American football governed outside the NCAA structure, in 2022–23.
  • Southwest Baptist treats its all-female dance team as a varsity team, and added a varsity team in the all-female cheerleading discipline of STUNT for 2018–19. The school also sponsors a coeducational varsity esports team, specifically in League of Legends.

ChampionshipsEdit

National championsEdit

GLVC schools have won 28 NCAA Division II national championships, plus one NCAA National Collegiate championship (indicated in green). "National Collegiate" is the NCAA's official term to describe championship events open to members of more than one NCAA division.

Year Sport School
1987 men's basketball Kentucky Wesleyan
1990 men's basketball Kentucky Wesleyan
1995 men's basketball Southern Indiana
1999 men's basketball Kentucky Wesleyan
2000 women's basketball Northern Kentucky
2001 men's basketball Kentucky Wesleyan
2005 men's swimming & diving Drury
2006 men's swimming & diving Drury
2007 men's swimming & diving Drury
2007 women's swimming & diving Drury
2007 softball SIU Edwardsville
2008 women's basketball Northern Kentucky
2008 men's swimming & diving Drury
2009 men's swimming & diving Drury
2009 women's swimming & diving Drury
2010 men's swimming & diving Drury
2010 women's swimming & diving Drury
2010 baseball Southern Indiana
2010 men's soccer Northern Kentucky
2011 men's basketball Bellarmine
2011 men's swimming & diving Drury
2011 women's swimming & diving Drury
2012 men's swimming & diving Drury
2013 men's basketball Drury
2013 men's swimming & diving Drury
2014 men's swimming & diving Drury
2014 baseball Southern Indiana
2015 women's golf Indianapolis
2018 women's golf Indianapolis
2018 softball Southern Indiana
2022 bowling McKendree

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "GLVC Establishes Timeline for Football Sponsorship" (Press release). January 19, 2010.
  2. ^ Staff (October 7, 2010). "GLVC adds McKendree". The Indianapolis Star. Retrieved November 24, 2010.
  3. ^ "GLVC Welcomes Two Associate Members for Football" (Press release). October 8, 2010.
  4. ^ "Northern Kentucky to Join Atlantic Sun" (Press release). Atlantic Sun Conference. December 8, 2011. Archived from the original on May 12, 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
  5. ^ "Truman moving to GLVC". The Kirksville Daily Express. June 8, 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2012.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "SIAC Approves Central State University For Conference Membership" (Press release). Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. August 27, 2012. Retrieved November 16, 2012.
  7. ^ a b Boyce, David (October 25, 2018). "Boyce's Beat: The MIAA Path of Lincoln's Football Return in 2019". Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  8. ^ "Bellarmine to start men's wrestling team". Bellarmine University. Retrieved June 14, 2016.
  9. ^ "Alumni Short Of Goal To Stop St. Joseph's College Closure". Retrieved April 6, 2017.
  10. ^ "GLVC Admits Southwest Baptist University as Full-Time Member" (Press release). Great Lakes Valley Conference. May 31, 2018. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  11. ^ "GLVC Admits Lindenwood University as 16th Member" (Press release). Great Lakes Valley Conference. October 4, 2018. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  12. ^ Crawford, Eric (June 17, 2019). "Done D-1 Deal". Louisville, KY: WDRB. Retrieved June 17, 2019.
  13. ^ "ASUN Conference Announces Addition of Bellarmine University" (Press release). ASUN Conference. June 18, 2019. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  14. ^ "GLVC Announces Sport Sponsorship of Women's Bowling" (Press release). Great Lakes Valley Conference. July 3, 2019. Retrieved February 19, 2020.
  15. ^ "GLVC Announces Sport Sponsorship of Women's Lacrosse" (Press release). Great Lakes Valley Conference. July 2, 2019. Retrieved February 19, 2020.
  16. ^ Smith, Jeff (November 12, 2019). "Davenport to Become GLVC Associate Member in Men's Lacrosse, Wrestling". GLVC. Retrieved February 25, 2020.
  17. ^ "Lincoln Discontinues Bowling Program" (Press release). Lincoln Blue Tigers. June 22, 2020. Retrieved June 24, 2020.
  18. ^ "University of Southern Indiana to Join the Ohio Valley Conference in 2022-23" (Press release). Ohio Valley Conference. February 9, 2022. Retrieved February 9, 2022.
  19. ^ "Lindenwood sports moving to Division I and the Ohio Valley Conference". FOX 2. 2022-02-23. Retrieved 2022-02-23.
  20. ^ "Benedictine Admitted to NCAA DII Membership Process" (Press release). Benedictine Eagles. July 13, 2018. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  21. ^ "New Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Forms for Sprint Football" (Press release). Midwest Sprint Football League. June 21, 2021. Retrieved December 14, 2021.
  22. ^ "Maryville to Add NCAA Sports in Women's Field Hockey and Men's Volleyball" (Press release). Maryville Saints. February 19, 2021. Retrieved October 28, 2021.
  23. ^ "Missouri S&T to add men's volleyball for 2022-23 athletic season" (Press release). Missouri S&T Miners. August 17, 2021. Retrieved November 15, 2021.

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