The Missouri Valley Conference President’s Council unanimously voted to extend a membership invitation to Valparaiso University, and the Crusaders will begin full participation in all its sponsored sports effective for the 2017-18 season.
Porter Moser, current head men's basketball coach at Loyola University Chicago, was inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) Hall of Fame on May 6 in Normal. Moser was being inducted for his achievements as a player at Benet Academy in suburban Lisle.
Illinois State’s Dan Muller is an Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) NCAA Division I Coach of the Year honoree, as announced by the IBCA. Muller shares the statewide award with Northwestern head coach Chris Collins, the son of Redbird great Doug Collins.
The Missouri Valley Conference has been awarded two future NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championships as announced by the NCAA today. The MVC will host a men's regional in Kansas City in 2019 and a first-second round in St. Louis in 2020.