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sittingon50
05-09-2017, 12:43 PM
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/19343210/missouri-valley-conference-extends-invite-valparaiso-crusaders

seacatfan
05-09-2017, 03:49 PM
Fairly significant step up for Valpo. Probably will have an adjustment period but they could end up thriving. W/ Creighton and Wichita St. both leaving recently, there is a vacuum in the MVC. Northern Iowa isn't quite a perennial NCAA Tourney team. Somebody has to get the bid now w/ the Shockers and Jays absent. Maybe Illinois St. can step up. Interesting news, thanks for posting this.

Zagineer
05-09-2017, 08:09 PM
Fairly significant step up for Valpo. Probably will have an adjustment period but they could end up thriving. W/ Creighton and Wichita St. both leaving recently, there is a vacuum in the MVC. Northern Iowa isn't quite a perennial NCAA Tourney team. Somebody has to get the bid now w/ the Shockers and Jays absent. Maybe Illinois St. can step up. Interesting news, thanks for posting this.

GO BRAVES!! Here's your chance, the door is open!!!

Sorry, but I just had to post this. My boss is a Bradley grad and he's suffered a lot over the past several years, regarding their BB performance. Just wanted to send out some positive vibes to the Braves.

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MDABE80
05-09-2017, 08:39 PM
https://sports.yahoo.com/news/valleys-future-remains-precarious-despite-smart-addition-valparaiso-160405602.html

this is on a par with the Zags and St Marys leaving the WCC. Serious damage done. MVC sinks for the foreseeable future. MVC has been a hard defense league. Sad to see it crumbling. Boy do THEY need help!

DixieZag
05-09-2017, 10:27 PM
Interesting.

Didn't know that shockers were going to the AAC, but sort of a natural fit, similar Tier II research school, similar to the others, compared to the state's Tier I's Kansas and K-State in the Big 12. And, really competitive, big move for schools and conferences. Sux for MVC.

2wiceright
05-15-2017, 04:36 PM
https://sports.yahoo.com/news/valleys-future-remains-precarious-despite-smart-addition-valparaiso-160405602.html

this is on a par with the Zags and St Marys leaving the WCC. Serious damage done. MVC sinks for the foreseeable future. MVC has been a hard defense league. Sad to see it crumbling. Boy do THEY need help!





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