Missouri Valley Conference

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Missouri Valley Conference
MVC, The Valley
Missouri Valley Conference logo.svg
Established1907
Association NCAA
Division Division I
Subdivisionnon-football
Members10
Sports fielded
  • 17
    • men's: 7
    • women's: 10
Region Midwestern United States
Headquarters St. Louis, Missouri
CommissionerDoug Elgin
Website www.mvc-sports.com
Locations
Missouri Valley Conference map.svg
Locations of current Missouri Valley Conference full member institutions. Missouri Valley.png
Locations of current Missouri Valley Conference full member institutions.

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.

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History

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. 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 schools

Current members

InstitutionLocationFoundedJoinedTypeEnrollment [9] NicknameColors
Bradley University Peoria, Illinois 18971948,
1955 [lower-alpha 1]
Private5,451 Braves          
Drake University Des Moines, Iowa 18811907,
1956 [lower-alpha 1]
Private5,270 Bulldogs          
University of Evansville Evansville, Indiana 18541994Private2,526 Purple Aces               
Illinois State University Normal, Illinois 18571981Public20,706 Redbirds          
Indiana State University Terre Haute, Indiana 18651976Public13,584 Sycamores          
Loyola University Chicago Chicago, Illinois 18702013Private16,437 [10] Ramblers          
Missouri State University Springfield, Missouri 19051990Public26,000 [11] Bears
Lady Bears
         
University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, Iowa 18761991Public12,273 Panthers          
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois 18691975Public11,695 Salukis          
Valparaiso University Valparaiso, Indiana 18592017 [lower-alpha 2] Private4,500N/A [lower-alpha 3]          
Notes
  1. 1 2 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 is dropping their Crusaders nickname with immediate effect. This comes after hate groups began embracing the Crusader, who is tied to violence. A new nickname has yet to be announced.

Affiliate members

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

InstitutionLocationFoundedJoinedTypeEnrollmentNicknamePrimary
Conference
MVC sports
Dallas Baptist University Dallas, Texas 18982013Private5,545 Patriots Lone Star
(NCAA Division II)
baseball
University of Arkansas
at Little Rock
Little Rock, Arkansas 19272013Public13,167 Trojans Sun Belt women's swimming
Stony Brook University Stony Brook, New York 19572016Public24,594 Seawolves America East women's tennis
Notes

    Future affiliate members

    InstitutionLocationFoundedJoinsTypeEnrollmentNicknamePrimary
    Conference
    MVC sports
    Southern Illinois University Edwardsville [12] Edwardsville, Illinois 19572021 [lower-alpha 1] Public14,000 Cougars OVC Men's soccer
    Notes
    1. SIUE was formerly an affiliate member in men's soccer from 2010–17 (2010 to 2016 seasons).

    Former members

    Former full members

    InstitutionLocationFoundedJoinedLeftTypeEnrollmentNicknameCurrent Conference
    Butler University Indianapolis, Indiana 185519321934Private4,667 Bulldogs Big East
    University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio 181919571969Public42,421 Bearcats The American
    Creighton University Omaha, Nebraska 18781928,
    1976 [n 1]
    1948,
    2013
    Private7,730 Bluejays Big East
    University of Detroit [n 2] Detroit, Michigan 187719491956Private5,450 Titans Horizon
    Grinnell College Grinnell, Iowa 184619181939Private1,688 Pioneers Midwest
    (NCAA Division III)
    University of Houston Houston, Texas 192719511959Public39,820 Cougars The American
    University of Iowa Iowa City, Iowa 184719071908Public30,328 Hawkeyes Big Ten
    Iowa State College [n 3] Ames, Iowa 185819071928Public29,887 Cyclones Big 12
    University of Kansas Lawrence, Kansas 186519071928Public29,462 Jayhawks Big 12
    Kansas State College [n 4] Manhattan, Kansas 186319131928Public23,863 Wildcats Big 12
    University of Louisville Louisville, Kentucky 179819631974Public19,743 Cardinals ACC
    Memphis State University [n 5] Memphis, Tennessee 191219681973Public23,031 Tigers The American
    University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri 183919071928Public33,805 Tigers SEC
    University of Nebraska Lincoln, Nebraska 18691907,
    1921
    1919,
    1928
    Public24,593 Cornhuskers Big Ten
    New Mexico State University Las Cruces, New Mexico 188819701983Public18,497 Aggies WAC
    North Texas State University [n 6] Denton, Texas 189019571974Public35,694 Mean Green C-USA
    University of Oklahoma Norman, Oklahoma 189019191928Public30,303 Sooners Big 12
    Oklahoma A&M College [n 7] Stillwater, Oklahoma 189019251956Public21,419 Aggies/Cowboys [n 8] Big 12
    Saint Louis University St. Louis, Missouri 181819371974Private13,785 Billikens Atlantic 10
    University of Tulsa Tulsa, Oklahoma 189419351996Private4,165 Golden Hurricane The American
    Washburn University Topeka, Kansas 186519351942Public7,303 Ichabods MIAA
    (NCAA Division II)
    Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis, Missouri 185319071942Private14,070 Bears UAA
    (NCAA Division III)
    West Texas State University [n 9] Canyon, Texas 191019721985Public7,843 Buffaloes Lone Star
    (NCAA Division II)
    Wichita State University Wichita, Kansas 189519492017Public14,495 Shockers The American
    Notes
    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 members

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

    InstitutionLocationFoundedJoinedLeftTypeEnrollmentNicknamePrimary ConferenceMVC Sport(s)
    University of Arkansas at Little Rock Little Rock, Arkansas 19271998–991999–2000Public13,167 Trojans Sun Belt women's soccer
    Belmont University Nashville, Tennessee 18902000–012000–01Private6,374 Bruins OVC
    (Southern Conference for men's soccer)
    men's soccer
    University of Central Arkansas Conway, Arkansas 19072010–112018–19Public13,863 Bears Southland
    (Sun Belt for men's soccer)
    men's soccer
    Drury University Springfield, Missouri 18731999–20002004–05Private5,474 Panthers GLVC
    (NCAA Division II)
    women's soccer
    Eastern Illinois University Charleston, Illinois 18951996–972010–11Public11,651 Panthers OVC
    (Summit League for men's soccer)
    men's soccer
    University of Hartford Hartford, Connecticut 18772014–152015–16Private6,935 Hawks America East men's tennis [lower-alpha 1]
    Southern Illinois University
    Edwardsville
    Edwardsville, Illinois 19572010–112016–17Public14,142 Cougars OVC
    (MAC for men's soccer)
    men's soccer [lower-alpha 2]
    Southern Methodist University University Park, Texas 19112000–012004–05Private12,000 Mustangs The American men's soccer
    Stony Brook University Stony Brook, New York 19572014–152016–17Public24,594 Seawolves America East men's tennis [lower-alpha 3]
    Texas Christian University Fort Worth, Texas 18732000–012000–01Private9,518 Horned Frogs Big 12 men's soccer [lower-alpha 4]
    University of Tulsa [lower-alpha 5] Tulsa, Oklahoma 18942000–012004–05Private4,165 Golden Hurricane The American men's soccer
    University of Maryland,
    Baltimore County
    Catonsville, Maryland 19662014–152015–16Public13,908 Retrievers America East men's tennis [lower-alpha 6]
    Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tennessee 18731997–982005–06Private12,714 Commodores SEC men's soccer [lower-alpha 7]
    Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, Kentucky 19061997–982007–08Public21,048 Hilltoppers C-USA men's soccer [lower-alpha 8]
    Notes
    1. Hartford dropped men's tennis after the 2015–16 season.
    2. SIUE men's soccer will return to the MVC in 2021.
    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 timeline

    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 UniversityMissouri Valley Conference

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

    Commissioners

    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 – present) [14] [19]

    Sports

    Former Missouri Valley Conference logo Missouri Valley Conference former logo.png
    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
    SportMen'sWomen's
    Baseball
    8
    -
    Basketball
    10
    10
    Cross country
    9
    10
    Golf
    9
    10
    Soccer
    6
    9
    Softball
    -
    10
    Swimming & Diving
    -
    8
    Tennis
    -
    7
    Track and field (indoor)
    9
    10
    Track and field (outdoor)
    9
    10
    Volleyball
    -
    10

    Men's sponsored sports by school

    SchoolBaseballBasketballCross
    Country
    GolfSoccerTrack & Field
    (Indoor)
    Track & Field
    (Outdoor)
    Total MVC
    Sports
    BradleyGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg7
    DrakeRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg6
    EvansvilleGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg7
    Illinois StateGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg6
    Indiana StateGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg5
    LoyolaRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg6
    Missouri StateGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgRed x.svg4
    UNIRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg5
    Southern IllinoisGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg6
    ValparaisoGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg6
    Totals7+1 [lower-alpha 1] 10995+1 [lower-alpha 2] 9958+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:

    SchoolFootballSwimming & DivingTennisVolleyballWrestling
    Drake Pioneer League No Summit NoNo
    EvansvilleNo MAC NoNoNo
    Illinois State MVFC No Summit NoNo
    Indiana State MVFC NoNoNoNo
    LoyolaNoNoNo MIVA No
    Missouri State MVFC MAC NoNoNo
    UNI MVFC NoNoNo Big 12
    Southern Illinois MVFC MAC NoNoNo
    Valparaiso Pioneer League Summit [lower-alpha 1] NoNoNo
    1. Valparaiso does not include diving in its intercollegiate aquatics program.

    Women's sponsored sports by school

    SchoolBasketballCross
    Country
    GolfSoccerSoftballSwimmingTennisTrack & Field
    (Indoor)
    Track & Field
    (Outdoor)
    VolleyballTotal MVC
    Sports
    BradleyGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg8
    DrakeGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg9
    EvansvilleGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg9
    Illinois StateGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg10
    Indiana StateGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg9
    LoyolaGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg8
    Missouri StateGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg10
    UNIGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg10
    Southern IllinoisGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgRed x.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg8
    ValparaisoGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg [lower-alpha 1] Green check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svgGreen check.svg10
    Totals1010109107+1 [lower-alpha 2] 6+1 [lower-alpha 3] 10101092+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:

    SchoolBeach volleyballBowlingGymnasticsRowing
    DrakeNoNoNo MAAC
    Illinois StateNoNo MIC No
    Missouri State CCSA NoNoNo
    ValparaisoNo Southland Bowling NoNo

    Facilities

    SchoolSoccer stadiumCapacityBasketball arenaCapacitySoftball fieldCapacityBaseball fieldCapacity
    Bradley Shea Stadium 3,800 Peoria Civic Center (men)
    Renaissance Coliseum (women)
    11,164
    4,200
    Petersen Hotels Field [23] 1,000 Dozer Park 7,500
    Drake James W. Cownie Soccer Complex2,000 Knapp Center 7,152Ron Buel Field500Non-baseball school
    Evansville Arad McCutchan Stadium 2,500 Ford Center 10,000James & Dorothy
    Cooper Stadium
    650 Charles H. Braun Stadium 1,200
    Illinois State Adelaide Street Field1,000 Redbird Arena 10,200Marian Kneer
    Softball Stadium
    1,050 Duffy Bass Field 1,200
    Indiana State Non-soccer school Hulman Center 10,200Price Field At
    Eleanor Forsythe St. John
    Softball Complex
    700 Sycamore Stadium 2,500
    Loyola Loyola Soccer Park500 Joseph J. Gentile Arena 4,486Loyola Softball Park500Non-baseball school
    Missouri State Betty and Bobby Allison South Stadium1,000 JQH Arena 11,000Killian Softball Stadium1,200 Hammons Field 7,986
    UNI Cedar Valley Soccer ComplexN/A McLeod Center 7,018Robinson-Dresser
    Sports Complex
    N/ANon-baseball school
    Southern Illinois Lew Hartzog Complex500 Banterra Center 8,339Charlotte West Stadium502 Itchy Jones Stadium 2,000
    Valparaiso Brown Field 5,000 Athletics–Recreation Center 5,000Valpo Softball ComplexN/A Emory G. Bauer Field 500
    Affiliate members
    Dallas Baptist Baseball-only member Horner Ballpark 2,000
    SIU Edwardsville Ralph Korte Stadium 4,000Men's soccer-only member from 2021
    Note
    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 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".

    SeasonMen's ChampionWomen's Champion
    1977 Southern IllinoisNo Tournament
    1978 CreightonNo Tournament
    1979 Indiana StateNo Tournament
    1980 BradleyNo Tournament
    1981 CreightonNo Tournament
    1982 TulsaNo Tournament
    1983 Illinois StateIllinois State
    1984 TulsaNo Tournament
    1985 Wichita StateNo Tournament
    1986 TulsaNo Tournament
    1987 Wichita StateSouthern Illinois
    1988 BradleyEastern Illinois
    1989 CreightonIllinois State
    1990 Illinois StateSouthern Illinois
    1991 CreightonMissouri State
    1992 Missouri StateMissouri State
    1993 Southern IllinoisMissouri State
    1994 Southern IllinoisMissouri State
    1995 Southern IllinoisDrake
    1996 TulsaMissouri State
    1997 Illinois StateIllinois State
    1998 Illinois StateIllinois State
    1999 CreightonEvansville
    2000 CreightonDrake
    2001 Indiana StateMissouri State
    2002 CreightonCreighton
    2003 CreightonMissouri State
    2004 UNIMissouri State
    2005 CreightonIllinois State
    2006 Southern IllinoisMissouri State
    2007 CreightonDrake
    2008 DrakeIllinois State
    2009 UNIEvansville
    2010 UNIUNI
    2011 Indiana StateUNI
    2012 CreightonCreighton
    2013 CreightonWichita State
    2014 Wichita StateWichita State
    2015 UNIWichita State
    2016 UNIMissouri State
    2017 Wichita StateDrake
    2018 Loyola–ChicagoDrake
    2019 BradleyMissouri State
    2020 BradleyCancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic
    2021 Loyola-ChicagoBradley

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

    National team titles by institution

    School – Number – NCAA Championships

    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 attendance

    Sources: [25] [26] [27]

    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 year

    See also

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