Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, all Loyola fall sports will be delayed until Sept. 18 at the earliest, according to a July 27 press release from the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) July 27. However, student-athletes …

Nick Knacks

Last week, I turned in my ballot for the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) preseason poll for the second straight year. The MVC’s wide open this year; while Loyola’s coming off its first Final Four appearance …

Women's Soccer

Loyola was selected to host the 2018 Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) women’s soccer tournament, MVC commissioner Doug Elgin announced Thursday afternoon. The proposed sites for women’s soccer and all other sports the MVC offers were …

Men's Basketball

With six games left before the conference tournament, the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) standings are slowly starting to take shape. Loyola leads the way with a 9-3 record, its best since joining the MVC in …


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.

Nick Knacks

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