Missouri Valley Conference

The Missouri Valley Conference (also called MVC or simply "The Valley") is the second-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
Established1907
AssociationNCAA
DivisionDivision I
Subdivisionnon-football
Members10
Sports fielded
  • 17
    • men's: 7
    • women's: 10
RegionMidwestern United States
HeadquartersSt. Louis, Missouri
CommissionerDoug Elgin
Websitewww.mvc-sports.com
Locations
Missouri Valley Conference locations
Missouri Valley
Locations of current Missouri Valley Conference full member institutions.

History

The MVC was founded 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. In 1928 the MVIAA split and most of the larger schools formed a conference that retained the MVIAA name and ultimately became the Big Eight Conference. The smaller schools, plus Oklahoma A&M (now Oklahoma State University–Stillwater, which joined the Big Eight in 1957), formed the MVC, which retained the old MVIAA's administrative staff. During the Big Eight's existence, both conferences claimed 1907 as their founding date. In 1996 the Big Eight merged with four Texas schools of the Southwest Conference to form the Big 12 Conference.[1]

During the 2006–07 college basketball season, MVC teams held a 74–27 non-conference record, 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.[2]

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 (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 Missouri Valley Football Conference, and the two also operate from the same headquarters complex in St. Louis. However, the two are separate administratively.

After weeks of speculation,[3][4] it was announced on April 7, 2017 that Wichita State would be leaving the conference to join the American Athletic Conference starting with the 2017–18 season.[5] On May 9, 2017, the Conference announced it had extended an invitation to Valparaiso University,[6] and on May 25, the MVC announced that Valparaiso would officially join the following July 1.[7]

Member schools

Current members

Institution Location Founded Joined Type Enrollment[8] Nickname Colors
Bradley University Peoria, Illinois 1897 1948,
1955[a]
Private 5,451 Braves          
Drake University Des Moines, Iowa 1881 1907,
1956[a]
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 1977 Public 13,584 Sycamores          
Loyola University Chicago Chicago, Illinois 1870 2013 Private 16,437[9] Ramblers          
Missouri State University Springfield, Missouri 1905 1990 Public 26,000 [10] Bears
Lady Bears
         
University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, Iowa 1876 1991 Public 12,273 Panthers          
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois 1869 1975 Public 15,987[11] Salukis          
Valparaiso University Valparaiso, Indiana 1859 2017[b] Private 4,500 Crusaders          
Notes
  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).

Affiliate members

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
Conference
MVC sports
Dallas Baptist University Dallas, Texas 1898 2013 Private 5,545 Patriots Lone Star
(NCAA Division II)
baseball
University of Arkansas
at Little Rock
Little Rock, Arkansas 1927 2013 Public 13,167 Trojans Sun Belt women's swimming
Stony Brook University Stony Brook, New York 1957 2016 Public 24,594 Seawolves America East women's tennis
Notes

Former members

Former full members

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
Creighton University Omaha, Nebraska 1878 1928,
1976[n 1]
1948,
2013
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
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,
1921
1919,
1928
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
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
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).

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 Southland
(Sun Belt for men's soccer)
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 men's tennis[a]
Southern Illinois University
Edwardsville
Edwardsville, Illinois 1957 2010–11 2016–17 Public 14,142 Cougars OVC
(MAC for men's soccer)
men's soccer
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[b]
Texas Christian University Fort Worth, Texas 1873 2000–01 2000–01 Private 9,518 Horned Frogs Big 12 men's soccer[c]
University of Tulsa[d] 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[e]
Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tennessee 1873 1997–98 2005–06 Private 12,714 Commodores SEC men's soccer[f]
Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, Kentucky 1906 1997–98 2007–08 Public 21,048 Hilltoppers C-USA men's soccer[g]
Notes
  1. ^ Hartford dropped men's tennis after the 2015–16 season.
  2. ^ Stony Brook dropped men's tennis after the 2016–17 season. The school's women's tennis team remains an MVC affiliate.[12]
  3. ^ TCU dropped men's soccer after the 2002 season.
  4. ^ Tulsa, a full member from 1935 to 1996, rejoined the MVC as a men's soccer associate from 2000 to 2005.
  5. ^ UMBC dropped men's tennis after the 2015–16 season.
  6. ^ Vanderbilt dropped men's soccer after the 2005 season.
  7. ^ WKU dropped men's soccer after the 2007 season.

Membership timeline

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

Commissioners

  1. C. E. McClung (1907–19??)[13]
  2. Arthur (Artie) E. Eilers (1925–1957)[13]
  3. Norvell Neve (1957–1969)[13][14]
  4. DeWitt T. Weaver (1969–1972)[13]
  5. Mickey Holmes (1972–1979)[15][13]
  6. David Price (1979–1981)[16][13]
  7. Richard D. Martin (1981–1985)[13]
  8. James A. Haney (1985–1988)[17][13]
  9. Doug Elgin (1988 – present)[13][18]

Sports

Missouri Valley Conference former logo
Former Missouri Valley Conference logo

The Missouri Valley Conference sponsors championship competition in seven men's and ten women's NCAA sanctioned sports.[19] 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,[20] 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,[21] 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
Baseball
8
-
Basketball
10
10
Cross country
9
10
Golf
9
10
Soccer
6
8
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

School Baseball Basketball Cross
Country
Golf Soccer Track & Field
(Indoor)
Track & Field
(Outdoor)
Total MVC
Sports
Bradley Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick 7
Drake Red XN Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick 6
Evansville Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick 7
Illinois State Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Red XN Green tick Green tick 6
Indiana State Green tick Green tick Green tick Red XN Red XN Green tick Green tick 5
Loyola Red XN Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick 6
Missouri State Green tick Green tick Red XN Green tick Green tick Red XN Red XN 4
UNI Red XN Green tick Green tick Green tick Red XN Green tick Green tick 5
Southern Illinois Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Red XN Green tick Green tick 6
Valparaiso Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick 7
Totals 7+1[a] 10 9 9 6 9 9 59+1
  1. ^ Baseball associate Dallas Baptist.

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] Summit No No
  1. ^ Valparaiso does not include diving in its intercollegiate aquatics program.

Women's sponsored sports by school

School Basketball Cross
Country
Golf Soccer Softball Swimming Tennis Track & Field
(Indoor)
Track & Field
(Outdoor)
Volleyball Total MVC
Sports
Bradley Green tick Green tick Green tick Red XN Green tick Red XN Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick 8
Drake Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Red XN Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick 9
Evansville Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Red XN Green tick Green tick Green tick 9
Illinois State Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick 10
Indiana State Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Red XN Green tick Green tick Green tick 9
Loyola Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Red XN Red XN Green tick Green tick Green tick 8
Missouri State Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick 10
UNI Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick 10
Southern Illinois Green tick Green tick Green tick Red XN Green tick Green tick Red XN Green tick Green tick Green tick 8
Valparaiso Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick[a] Green tick Green tick Green tick Green tick 10
Totals 10 10 10 8 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 Independent No No No
Valparaiso No Southland Bowling No No

Facilities

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)
11,164
4,200
Petersen Hotels Field [22] 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 Non-soccer school SIU Arena 8,339 Charlotte West Stadium 502 Abe Martin Field 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
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".

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

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

National team titles by institution

School – Number – NCAA Championships

  • Bradley – 9 [23]
  • Drake – 3 [23]
  • Evansville – 0+5* [23]
  • Illinois State – 0+1* [23]
  • Indiana State – 1 [23]
  • Loyola University Chicago – 3 [23]
  • Missouri State – 0 +2* [23]
  • UNI – 1+2* [23]
  • Southern Illinois – 5+3* [23]
  • Valparaiso – 0[23]

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:[24][25][26]

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.[27]

Football champions by year

See also

References

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External links

1908 Kansas Jayhawks football team

The 1908 Kansas Jayhawks football team represented the University of Kansas in the Missouri Valley Conference during the 1908 college football season. In their fifth season under head coach A. R. Kennedy, the Jayhawks compiled a perfect 9–0 record (4–0 against conference opponents), won the Missouri Valley Conference championship, shut out five of nine opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 131 to 20. The season is, as of 2018, the last season the Jayhawks finished undefeated without any ties. The Jayhawks have been undefeated four other seasons but in each season they tied in at least one game. The Jayhawks played their home games at McCook Field in Lawrence, Kansas. G. T. Crowell was the team captain.

1920 Oklahoma Sooners football team

The 1920 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 1920 college football season. In their 16th year under head coach Bennie Owen, the Sooners compiled a 6–0–1 record (4–0–1 against conference opponents), won the Missouri Valley Conference championship, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 176 to 51.Two Sooners were recognized as All-Americans: tackle Roy "Soupy" Smoot and halfback Phil White.Five Sooners received All-Missouri Valley Conference honors: back Harry Hill; end Howard Marsh; guard Bill McKinley; tackle Roy Smoot; and back Sol Swatek. Marsh was the first Sooner to receive all-conference honors on three occasions, receiving the honors each year from 1920 to 1922.

1924 Missouri Tigers football team

The 1924 Missouri Tigers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Missouri in the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association (Missouri Valley) during the 1924 college football season. The team compiled a 7–2 record (5–1 against Missouri Valley opponents), won the Missouri Valley championship, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 110 to 41. Gwinn Henry was the head coach for the second of nine seasons. The team played its home games at Rollins Field in Columbia, Missouri.

1925 Missouri Tigers football team

The 1925 Missouri Tigers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Missouri in the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) during the 1925 college football season. The team compiled a 6–1–1 record (5–1 against Missouri Valley opponents), won the Missouri Valley championship, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 110 to 44. Gwinn Henry was the head coach for the third of nine seasons. The team played its home games at Rollins Field in Columbia, Missouri.

1927 Missouri Tigers football team

The 1927 Missouri Tigers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Missouri in the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association (Missouri Valley) during the 1927 college football season. The team compiled a 7–2 record (5–1 against Missouri Valley opponents), won the Missouri Valley championship, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 129 to 90. Gwinn Henry was the head coach for the fifth of nine seasons. The team played its home games at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Missouri.

1962 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team

The 1962 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team represented the University of Tulsa during the 1962 NCAA University Division football season. In their second year under head coach Glenn Dobbs, the Golden Hurricane compiled a 5–5 record (3–0 against Missouri Valley Conference opponents) and won the conference championship. The team's statistical leaders included Stu McBirnie with 1,169 passing yards, Hank Dorsch with 250 rushing yards, and John Simmons with 860 receiving yards.

1966 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team

The 1966 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team represented the University of Tulsa during the 1966 NCAA University Division football season. In their sixth year under head coach Glenn Dobbs, the Golden Hurricane compiled a 6–4 record, 3–1 against conference opponents, and finished tied for first place in the Missouri Valley Conference.The team's statistical leaders included Greg Barton with 1,673 passing yards, Gene Lakusiak with 330 rushing yards, and Neal Sweeney with 740 receiving yards.

1976 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team

The 1976 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team represented the University of Tulsa during the 1976 NCAA Division I football season. In their fifth year under head coach F. A. Dry, the Golden Hurricane compiled a 7–4–1 record, 2–1–1 against Missouri Valley Conference opponents, and tied for the conference championship.The team's statistical leaders included Ronnie Hickerson with 1,554 passing yards, Rickey Watts with 464 rushing yards, and Cornell Webster with 622 receiving yards.

1985 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team

The 1985 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team represented the University of Tulsa during the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their first year under head coach Don Morton, the Golden Hurricane compiled a 6–5 record, 3–0 against conference opponents, and won the Missouri Valley Conference championship. The team's statistical leaders included quarterback Steve Gage with 1,069 passing yards, Gordon Brown with 1,201 rushing yards, and Ronnie Kelly with 379 receiving yards.

2014 Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2014 Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, popularly referred to as "Arch Madness", as part of the 2013–14 NCAA Division I men's basketball season was played in St. Louis, Missouri March 6–9 at the Scottrade Center. The championship game was televised on CBS on Sunday March 9 at 1:05 pm (central). The tournament's winner received the Missouri Valley Conference's automatic bid to the 2014 NCAA Tournament.

2015 Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2015 Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, popularly referred to as "Arch Madness", was an event held March 5–8, at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. It was part of the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season.

2016 Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2016 Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, popularly referred to as "Arch Madness", was the Missouri Valley Conference's postseason tournament which was held March 3–6, 2016 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. The tournament was won by Northern Iowa, who defeated Evansville in the championship game. As a result, Northern Iowa received the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

2016 Missouri Valley Conference Men's Soccer Tournament

The 2016 Missouri Valley Conference Men's Soccer Tournament was the 26th edition of the tournament. It determined the Missouri Valley Conference's (MVC) automatic berth in the 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship. Missouri State University hosted the tournament at Betty & Bobby Allison South Stadium on the Missouri State campus in Springfield, Missouri on November 8, 9, 11 &13, 2016.

The second-seeded SIUE Cougars won the tournament, beating the fifth-seeded Missouri State Bears 1–0 in the championship match. It was SIUE's second MVC championship.

Missouri Valley Conference Baseball Tournament

The Missouri Valley Conference Baseball Tournament is the conference baseball championship of the NCAA Division I Missouri Valley Conference. All eight teams participate in the double-elimination tournament, which in 2014 was played at Bob Warn Field at Sycamore Stadium in Terre Haute, IN. The winner of the tournament receives an automatic berth to the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship.

Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Coach of the Year

The Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Coach of the Year is an annual basketball award given to the Missouri Valley Conference's most outstanding coach. The award was first given following the 1948–49 season.

As of 2017, among current members, Bradley and Drake are tied for the most all–time winners with eight. There have been three ties for the coach of the year (1969, 1973 and 1987); there have been fourteen repeat winners in the award's history. Two coaches have won the award three consecutive times—Maury John of Drake in 1968–1970 and Gregg Marshall of Wichita State in 2012–2014. Every current MVC member has had at least one winner except for Valparaiso, which played its first conference season in 2017–18.

Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year

The Larry Bird Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year is an annual basketball award given to the Missouri Valley Conference's most outstanding player. The award was first given following the 1968–69 season. It was renamed to honor Basketball Hall of Famer Larry Bird, who played at Indiana State from 1977 to 1979 and led the Sycamores to the 1979 NCAA Championship game. Bird won every major player of the year award (including the Naismith and Wooden awards) in 1979.

Creighton had the most all-time winners with seven, but it left the conference in July 2013 to join the reconfigured Big East Conference. Among schools remaining in the conference beyond 2013, Bradley and Southern Illinois have the most winners, with six apiece. The only current conference member that has never had a winner is Valparaiso, who played its first MVC season in 2017–18. There have never been any ties for the player of the year, but there have been nine repeat winners in the award's history. Of the repeat winners, only Fred VanVleet of Wichita State won in non-consecutive years (2014 and 2016).

Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

The Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, commonly called Arch Madness, is an annual basketball tournament which features the men's basketball teams of each of the Missouri Valley Conference member universities. The tournament, held in St. Louis since 1991, determines which MVC team receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament.

Missouri Valley Conference Men's Soccer Tournament

The Missouri Valley Conference Men's Soccer Tournament is the conference championship tournament in soccer for the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC). The tournament has been held every year since the MVC began men's soccer competition in 1991. It is a single-elimination tournament and seeding is based on regular season conference records. The winner, declared conference champion, receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Men's Division I Soccer Championship.

Missouri Valley Conference Women's Basketball Tournament

The Missouri Valley Conference Women's Basketball Tournament, currently promoted as Hoops in the Heartland, is an annual basketball tournament which features the women's basketball teams of each of the Missouri Valley Conference member universities. The tournament determines which MVC team receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament.

First held at the end of the 1982–83 basketball season, the tournament was originally conducted by the Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference, a women's sports conference formed in that school year by six MVC members plus four members of what is now known as the Summit League. In 1985, the Gateway took on football as its only men's sport. Following the 1991–92 school year, the MVC absorbed the women's side of the Gateway (which by that time had eight MVC members) and spun off its football side into what is now the Missouri Valley Football Conference. The MVC maintains all historic records of Gateway women's sports.

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