The Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) sponsors 4,279 student-athletes competing in 16 sports. In the 2016-17 academic year, 66 percent of those athletes were white, according to the NCAA demographics database.

At MVC Media Day, Loyola men’s basketball was picked third in the preseason poll with one first-place vote, and women’s basketball was picked last for the second year in a row.


Through their first fall season, Valparaiso has seen its teams find success in adapting as men’s soccer (9-6, 3-2) and women’s soccer (8-6, 2-1) sit in third place in their respective standings, while women’s volleyball (9-9, 2-4) sits in seventh in the standings.

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Assistant sports editor Nick Schultz discusses his ballot for the MVC men’s basketball preseason poll.

Valparaiso University will join the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) July 1 after accepting an invitation to replace Wichita State University May 25. The MVC was tight-lipped throughout the process of replacing Wichita State. Now that …

Valparaiso University has accepted an invitation to join the Missouri Valley Conference effective July 1.

The Missouri Valley Conference extended an invitation to Valparaiso University to join the conference after the exit of Wichita State.