Missouri Valley Conference

The Missouri Valley Conference (also called MVC or simply "The Valley") is the third-oldest collegiate athletic conference in the United States. Currently, its members are located in the midwestern United States.

Missouri Valley Conference
MVC, The Valley
Missouri Valley Conference logo
DivisionDivision I
Sports fielded
  • 17
    • men's: 7
    • women's: 10
RegionMidwestern United States
HeadquartersSt. Louis, Missouri
CommissionerJeff Jackson (since 2021)
Missouri Valley Conference locations
Locations of current Missouri Valley Conference full member institutions.


The MVC was established in 1907 as the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association or MVIAA, 12 years after the Big Ten, the only Division I conference that is older. It is the third oldest college athletic conference in the United States, after the Big Ten conference and the NCAA Division III MIAA (Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association).[1] The MVIAA split and most of the larger schools formed a conference that retained the MVIAA name and ultimately became the Big Eight Conference in 1928. The smaller schools, plus Oklahoma A&M (now Oklahoma State University–Stillwater, who joined the Big Eight in 1957), formed the MVC, who retained the old MVIAA's administrative staff. The Big Eight merged with four Texas schools of the Southwest Conference to form the Big 12 Conference in 1996.[2]

To this day, it has never been definitively established which conference was the original and which was the spinoff, though the Big Eight would go on to become the more prestigious of the two. During the Big Eight's run, both conferences claimed 1907 as their founding date, and the same history through 1927.

MVC teams held a 74–27 non-conference record during the 2006–07 college basketball season, including a record of 44–1 at home. The Valley finished in the top six of the RPI and ahead of a BCS conference for the second consecutive year, while also garnering multiple NCAA bids for the ninth straight year and 12th of 14.[3]

The MVC has not sponsored football since 1985, when it was a hybrid I-A/I-AA (now FBS and FCS, respectively) conference. However, five members have football programs in the Missouri Valley Football Conference (MVFC) (known as the Gateway from 1985 to 2008) of Division I FCS, and a sixth and a seventh compete in another FCS conference, the Pioneer Football League. The Missouri Valley Conference shares its name with the MVFC, and the two also operate from the same headquarters complex in St. Louis; however, the two are separate administratively.

After weeks of speculation,[4][5] Wichita State announced on April 7, 2017, that it would leave the conference to join the American Athletic Conference starting with the 2017–18 season.[6] The conference announced it extended an invitation to Valparaiso University on May 9, 2017;[7] and on May 25, the MVC announced that Valparaiso would officially join the following July 1.[8]

Member schoolsEdit

Current membersEdit

Institution Location Founded Joined Type Enrollment[9] Nickname Colors
Bradley University Peoria, Illinois 1897 1948,
Private 5,451 Braves    
Drake University Des Moines, Iowa 1881 1907,
Private 5,270 Bulldogs    
University of Evansville Evansville, Indiana 1854 1994 Private 2,526 Purple Aces      
Illinois State University Normal, Illinois 1857 1981 Public 20,706 Redbirds    
Indiana State University Terre Haute, Indiana 1865 1976 Public 13,584 Sycamores    
Loyola University Chicago Chicago, Illinois 1870 2013 Private 16,437[10] Ramblers    
Missouri State University Springfield, Missouri 1905 1990 Public 26,000 [11] Bears
Lady Bears
University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, Iowa 1876 1991 Public 12,273 Panthers    
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois 1869 1975 Public 11,695 Salukis    
Valparaiso University Valparaiso, Indiana 1859 2017[b] Private 4,500 Beacons[c]    
  1. ^ a b Bradley and Drake both withdrew from the MVC during the 1951–52 academic year in protest over the Johnny Bright incident, a racially motivated on-field attack by an Oklahoma A&M football player against Drake player Johnny Bright in a 1951 game. Bradley returned to the MVC for non-football sports in the 1955–56 school year, with Drake doing the same a year later. However, Bradley never returned to MVC football, dropping the sport in 1970, and Drake did not return for football until 1971.
  2. ^ Valparaiso had been an MVC affiliate in women's soccer in the 1996–1998 seasons (ending with the 1998–99 school year).
  3. ^ Valparaiso officially adopted the "Beacons" nickname shortly before the start of classes in the 2021–22 school year after abandoning its previous nickname of Crusaders due to unfavorable connotations.

Affiliate membersEdit

Note: In the case of spring sports, the year of joining is the calendar year before the start of competition.

Institution Location Founded Joined Type Enrollment Nickname Primary
MVC sports
Dallas Baptist University Dallas, Texas 1898 2013 Private 5,545 Patriots Lone Star
(NCAA Division II)
University of Arkansas
at Little Rock
Little Rock, Arkansas 1927 2013 Public 13,167 Trojans Sun Belt women's swimming
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville[12] Edwardsville, Illinois 1957 2021[a] Public 14,000 Cougars OVC Men's soccer
Stony Brook University Stony Brook, New York 1957 2016 Public 24,594 Seawolves America East women's tennis
  1. ^ SIUE had previously been an affiliate member in men's soccer from 2010 to 2017 (2010 to 2016 seasons).

Former membersEdit

Former full membersEdit

Institution Location Founded Joined Left Type Enrollment Nickname Current Conference
Butler University Indianapolis, Indiana 1855 1932 1934 Private 4,667 Bulldogs Big East
University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio 1819 1957 1969 Public 42,421 Bearcats The American
(Big 12 in 2023)
Creighton University Omaha, Nebraska 1878 1928,
1976[n 1]
Private 7,730 Bluejays Big East
University of Detroit[n 2] Detroit, Michigan 1877 1949 1956 Private 5,450 Titans Horizon
Grinnell College Grinnell, Iowa 1846 1918 1939 Private 1,688 Pioneers Midwest
(NCAA Division III)
University of Houston Houston, Texas 1927 1951 1959 Public 39,820 Cougars The American
(Big 12 in 2023)
University of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa 1847 1907 1908 Public 30,328 Hawkeyes Big Ten
Iowa State College[n 3] Ames, Iowa 1858 1907 1928 Public 29,887 Cyclones Big 12
University of Kansas Lawrence, Kansas 1865 1907 1928 Public 29,462 Jayhawks Big 12
Kansas State College[n 4] Manhattan, Kansas 1863 1913 1928 Public 23,863 Wildcats Big 12
University of Louisville Louisville, Kentucky 1798 1963 1974 Public 19,743 Cardinals ACC
Memphis State University[n 5] Memphis, Tennessee 1912 1968 1973 Public 23,031 Tigers The American
University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri 1839 1907 1928 Public 33,805 Tigers SEC
University of Nebraska Lincoln, Nebraska 1869 1907,
Public 24,593 Cornhuskers Big Ten
New Mexico State University Las Cruces, New Mexico 1888 1970 1983 Public 18,497 Aggies WAC
North Texas State University[n 6] Denton, Texas 1890 1957 1974 Public 35,694 Mean Green C-USA
University of Oklahoma Norman, Oklahoma 1890 1919 1928 Public 30,303 Sooners Big 12
(SEC in 2025)
Oklahoma A&M College[n 7] Stillwater, Oklahoma 1890 1925 1956 Public 21,419 Aggies/Cowboys[n 8] Big 12
Saint Louis University St. Louis, Missouri 1818 1937 1974 Private 13,785 Billikens Atlantic 10
University of Tulsa Tulsa, Oklahoma 1894 1935 1996 Private 4,165 Golden Hurricane The American
Washburn University Topeka, Kansas 1865 1935 1942 Public 7,303 Ichabods MIAA
(NCAA Division II)
Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis, Missouri 1853 1907 1942 Private 14,070 Bears UAA
(NCAA Division III)
West Texas State University[n 9] Canyon, Texas 1910 1972 1985 Public 7,843 Buffaloes Lone Star
(NCAA Division II)
Wichita State University Wichita, Kansas 1895 1949 2017 Public 14,495 Shockers The American
  1. ^ Creighton previously withdrew from the MVC from 1948–49 to 1975–76
  2. ^ Currently known as the University of Detroit Mercy.
  3. ^ Currently known as Iowa State University.
  4. ^ Currently known as Kansas State University.
  5. ^ Currently known as the University of Memphis.
  6. ^ Currently known as the University of North Texas.
  7. ^ Currently known as Oklahoma State University–Stillwater.
  8. ^ During Oklahoma A&M's tenure in the MVC, the nicknames "Aggies" and "Cowboys" were used interchangeably. When the school adopted its current name in 1957, the "Cowboys" nickname was exclusively adopted.
  9. ^ Currently known as West Texas A&M University.

Former affiliate membersEdit

This list does not include current full member Valparaiso. As noted above, the Beacons, then known as the Crusaders, played women's soccer in the MVC from 1996 to 1998 (ending in the 1998–99 school year).

Institution Location Founded Joined Left Type Enrollment Nickname Primary Conference MVC Sport(s)
University of Arkansas at Little Rock Little Rock, Arkansas 1927 1998–99 1999–2000 Public 13,167 Trojans Sun Belt women's soccer
Belmont University Nashville, Tennessee 1890 2000–01 2000–01 Private 6,374 Bruins OVC
(Southern Conference for men's soccer)
men's soccer
University of Central Arkansas Conway, Arkansas 1907 2010–11 2018–19 Public 13,863 Bears ASUN men's soccer
Drury University Springfield, Missouri 1873 1999–2000 2004–05 Private 5,474 Panthers GLVC
(NCAA Division II)
women's soccer
Eastern Illinois University Charleston, Illinois 1895 1996–97 2010–11 Public 11,651 Panthers OVC
(Summit League for men's soccer)
men's soccer
University of Hartford Hartford, Connecticut 1877 2014–15 2015–16 Private 6,935 Hawks America East[a] men's tennis[b]
Southern Methodist University University Park, Texas 1911 2000–01 2004–05 Private 12,000 Mustangs The American men's soccer
Stony Brook University Stony Brook, New York 1957 2014–15 2016–17 Public 24,594 Seawolves America East men's tennis[c]
Texas Christian University Fort Worth, Texas 1873 2000–01 2000–01 Private 9,518 Horned Frogs Big 12 men's soccer[d]
University of Tulsa[e] Tulsa, Oklahoma 1894 2000–01 2004–05 Private 4,165 Golden Hurricane The American men's soccer
University of Maryland,
Baltimore County
Catonsville, Maryland 1966 2014–15 2015–16 Public 13,908 Retrievers America East men's tennis[f]
Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tennessee 1873 1997–98 2005–06 Private 12,714 Commodores SEC men's soccer[g]
Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, Kentucky 1906 1997–98 2007–08 Public 21,048 Hilltoppers C-USA men's soccer[h]
  1. ^ Hartford has announced plans to transition to NCAA Division III. Under the plan, D-III competition would start in 2023 prior to full D-III membership in 2025.
  2. ^ Hartford dropped men's tennis after the 2015–16 season.
  3. ^ Stony Brook dropped men's tennis after the 2016–17 season. The school's women's tennis team remains an MVC affiliate.[13]
  4. ^ TCU dropped men's soccer after the 2002 season.
  5. ^ Tulsa, a full member from 1935 to 1996, rejoined the MVC as a men's soccer associate from 2000 to 2005.
  6. ^ UMBC dropped men's tennis after the 2015–16 season.
  7. ^ Vanderbilt dropped men's soccer after the 2005 season.
  8. ^ WKU dropped men's soccer after the 2007 season.

Membership timelineEdit

University of Maryland, Baltimore CountyStony Brook UniversityUniversity of HartfordDallas Baptist UniversityLoyola University ChicagoUniversity of Central ArkansasSouthern Illinois University EdwardsvilleBelmont UniversityTexas Christian UniversitySouthern Methodist UniversityDrury UniversityUniversity of Arkansas at Little RockVanderbilt UniversityWestern Kentucky UniversityValparaiso UniversityUniversity of Eastern IllinoisUniversity of EvansvilleUniversity of Northern IowaMissouri State UniversityIllinois State UniversityIndiana State UniversitySouthern Illinois University CarbondaleWest Texas A&M UniversityNew Mexico State UniversityUniversity of MemphisUniversity of LouisvilleUniversity of North TexasUniversity of CincinnatiUniversity of HoustonUniversity of Detroit MercyBradley UniversityWichita State UniversitySaint Louis UniversityWashburn UniversityUniversity of TulsaButler UniversityCreighton UniversityOklahoma State University–StillwaterUniversity of OklahomaGrinnell CollegeKansas State UniversityWashington University in St. LouisUniversity of NebraskaUniversity of MissouriUniversity of KansasIowa State UniversityUniversity of IowaDrake University

Full members (non-football) (Full members) Assoc. members (football only) Assoc. member (other sports)


  1. C. E. McClung (1907–19??)[14]
  2. Arthur (Artie) E. Eilers (1925–1957)[14]
  3. Norvell Neve (1957–1969)[14][15]
  4. DeWitt T. Weaver (1969–1972)[14]
  5. Mickey Holmes (1972–1979)[16][14]
  6. David Price (1979–1981)[17][14]
  7. Richard D. Martin (1981–1985)[14]
  8. James A. Haney (1985–1988)[18][14]
  9. Doug Elgin (1988 – 2021)[14][19]
  10. Jeff Jackson (2021 – Present)


Former Missouri Valley Conference logo

The Missouri Valley Conference sponsors championship competition in seven men's and ten women's NCAA sanctioned sports.[20] Dallas Baptist is an affiliate for baseball, Little Rock is an affiliate for swimming and diving, and Stony Brook is an affiliate in women's tennis.

The most recent change to the roster of sports was the dropping of men's tennis after the 2016–17 school year due to a lack of participating teams. Two of the four full conference members that sponsored the sport in that season no longer play men's tennis in the MVC. Southern Illinois dropped both men's and women's tennis,[21] and Wichita State joined the American Athletic Conference. Affiliate member Stony Brook dropped men's tennis after the 2016–17 season. The two remaining MVC men's tennis schools from 2016–17, Drake and Illinois State, joined the Summit League for that sport,[22] and incoming MVC member Valparaiso also joined the Summit League in men's tennis.

Teams in Missouri Valley Conference competition
Sport Men's Women's
Cross country
Swimming & Diving
Track and field (indoor)
Track and field (outdoor)

Men's sponsored sports by schoolEdit

School Baseball Basketball Cross
Golf Soccer Track & Field
Track & Field
Total MVC
Bradley  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 7
Drake  N  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 6
Evansville  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 7
Illinois State  Y  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  Y 6
Indiana State  Y  Y  Y  N  N  Y  Y 5
Loyola  N  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 6
Missouri State  Y  Y  N  Y  Y  N  N 4
UNI  N  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  Y 5
Southern Illinois  Y  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  Y 6
Valparaiso  Y  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  Y 6
Totals 7+1[a] 10 9 9 5+1[b] 9 9 58+2
  1. ^ Baseball associate Dallas Baptist.
  2. ^ Men's Soccer associate SIU-Edwardsville.

Men's varsity sports not sponsored by the Missouri Valley Conference which are played by Valley schools:

School Football Swimming & Diving Tennis Volleyball Wrestling
Drake Pioneer League No Summit No No
Evansville No MAC No No No
Illinois State MVFC No Summit No No
Indiana State MVFC No No No No
Loyola No No No MIVA No
Missouri State MVFC MAC No No No
UNI MVFC No No No Big 12
Southern Illinois MVFC MAC No No No
Valparaiso Pioneer League Summit[a] No No No
  1. ^ Valparaiso does not include diving in its intercollegiate aquatics program.

Women's sponsored sports by schoolEdit

School Basketball Cross
Golf Soccer Softball Swimming Tennis Track & Field
Track & Field
Volleyball Total MVC
Bradley  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  N  Y  Y  Y  Y 8
Drake  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  Y  Y  Y 9
Evansville  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  Y  Y 9
Illinois State  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 10
Indiana State  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  Y  Y 9
Loyola  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  N  N  Y  Y  Y 8
Missouri State  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 10
UNI  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y 10
Southern Illinois  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  Y  Y 8
Valparaiso  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y[a]  Y  Y  Y  Y 10
Totals 10 10 10 9 10 7+1[b] 6+1[c] 10 10 10 92+2
  1. ^ Valparaiso does not include diving in its intercollegiate aquatics program for either men or women.
  2. ^ Swimming & diving associate Little Rock.
  3. ^ Tennis associate Stony Brook.

Women's varsity sports not sponsored by the Missouri Valley Conference which are played by Valley schools:

School Beach volleyball Bowling Gymnastics Rowing
Drake No No No MAAC
Illinois State No No MIC No
Missouri State CCSA No No No
Valparaiso No Southland Bowling No No


School Soccer stadium Capacity Basketball arena Capacity Softball field Capacity Baseball field Capacity
Bradley Shea Stadium 3,800 Peoria Civic Center (men)
Renaissance Coliseum (women)
Petersen Hotels Field[23] 1,000 Dozer Park 7,500
Drake James W. Cownie Soccer Complex 2,000 Knapp Center 7,152 Ron Buel Field 500 Non-baseball school
Evansville Arad McCutchan Stadium 2,500 Ford Center 10,000 James & Dorothy
Cooper Stadium
650 Charles H. Braun Stadium 1,200
Illinois State Adelaide Street Field 1,000 Redbird Arena 10,200 Marian Kneer
Softball Stadium
1,050 Duffy Bass Field 1,200
Indiana State Non-soccer school Hulman Center 10,200 Price Field At
Eleanor Forsythe St. John
Softball Complex
700 Sycamore Stadium 2,500
Loyola Loyola Soccer Park 500 Joseph J. Gentile Arena 4,486 Loyola Softball Park 500 Non-baseball school
Missouri State Betty and Bobby Allison South Stadium 1,000 JQH Arena 11,000 Killian Softball Stadium 1,200 Hammons Field 7,986
UNI Cedar Valley Soccer Complex N/A McLeod Center 7,018 Robinson-Dresser
Sports Complex
N/A Non-baseball school
Southern Illinois Lew Hartzog Complex 500 Banterra Center 8,339 Charlotte West Stadium 502 Itchy Jones Stadium 2,000
Valparaiso Brown Field 5,000 Athletics–Recreation Center 5,000 Valpo Softball Complex N/A Emory G. Bauer Field 500
Affiliate members
Dallas Baptist Baseball-only member Horner Ballpark 2,000
SIU Edwardsville Ralph Korte Stadium 4,000 Men's soccer-only member from 2021
  1. For the football venues of schools who participate in the sport, see Facilities of the Missouri Valley Football Conference and Facilities of the Pioneer Football League.

Basketball tournament champions by yearEdit

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".

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 Missouri State
1992 Missouri State Missouri State
1993 Southern Illinois Missouri State
1994 Southern Illinois Missouri State
1995 Southern Illinois Drake
1996 Tulsa Missouri State
1997 Illinois State Illinois State
1998 Illinois State Illinois State
1999 Creighton Evansville
2000 Creighton Drake
2001 Indiana State Missouri State
2002 Creighton Creighton
2003 Creighton Missouri State
2004 UNI Missouri State
2005 Creighton Illinois State
2006 Southern Illinois Missouri State
2007 Creighton Drake
2008 Drake Illinois State
2009 UNI Evansville
2010 UNI UNI
2011 Indiana State UNI
2012 Creighton Creighton
2013 Creighton Wichita State
2014 Wichita State Wichita State
2015 UNI Wichita State
2016 UNI Missouri State
2017 Wichita State Drake
2018 Loyola–Chicago Drake
2019 Bradley Missouri State
2020 Bradley Cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic
2021 Loyola-Chicago Bradley

NB: Missouri State was known as Southwest Missouri State until August 2005.

National team titles by institutionEdit

School – Number – NCAA Championships

  • Bradley – 2 [24]
  • Drake – 3 [24]
  • Evansville – 0+5* [24]
  • Illinois State – 0+1* [24]
  • Indiana State – 1 [24]
  • Loyola University Chicago – 3 [24]
  • Missouri State – 0 +2* [24]
  • UNI – 1+2* [24]
  • Southern Illinois – 5+3* [24]
  • Valparaiso – 0[24]

NCAA Championships as of March, 2013

(*-Titles won by schools in Division II/College Division prior to their moving to Division I in the late 1960s or early 1970s.)

Football poll, Helms and AIAW titles are not included in the NCAA Championship count.

Men's basketball attendanceEdit


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. Former member (Creighton) had the sixth highest attendance for Division I in 2012–13 while Bradley, Illinois State, Missouri State, and Indiana State were all among the NCAA's top 100 teams in home attendance.

In 2010–11, 2011–12, and 2012–13, the Valley maintained its position as the eighth ranked conference in average attendance.

The Valley made history in March 2007 with record attendance for four days at St. Louis' Scottrade Center as 85,074 fans turned out to watch the five sessions of the tournament. The two sellout crowds of 22,612 for the semifinals and final of the 2007 State Farm Tournament set an all-time attendance record for basketball at the arena and also gave The Valley the distinction of having the largest championship crowd for any of the 30 NCAA conference tournaments in 2007.[28]

Football champions by yearEdit

See alsoEdit


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