The University of Northern Iowa men's basketball team will meet the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks on ESPN2 on Nov. 17 as a part of ESPN's 24-hour College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon. The game will tip at 7 a.m. (CT) in the McLeod Center.
CBS Sports has reached a multi-year agreement to televise Missouri Valley Conference college basketball games on the CBS Television Network and CBS Sports Network. The deal, which begins this season and continues through 2019-20, is through a sublicense agreement with ESPN.
ESPN and the Missouri Valley Conference have announced a 10-year extension to their current media rights agreement that will provide increased coverage of conference events across ESPN platforms through the 2023-24 academic year.
Sixty-nine student-athletes highlight more than 1,500 who earned selection to the 2014-15 Missouri Valley Conference Honor Roll, as announced by the league office. Those 69 student-athletes earned the league’s highest academic achievement by capturing the Missouri Valley Conference President’s Council Academic Excellence Award.
Commissioner Doug Elgin has announced a list of dates and sites for the various Missouri Valley Conference sports championships for the 2015-16 athletic season. These site awards were approved by the league’s Joint Committee (faculty athletics representatives, directors of athletics and senior woman administrators of each institution) and are subject to ratification at the MVC Presidents’ Council meeting on June 7-8.
Wichita State is the 2014-15 Missouri Valley Conference All-Sports Champion. It marks the third-straight season the Shockers have claimed the league’s All-Sports crown. In addition, the title is the ninth in the past 12 years for Wichita State, which has a league best 21 all-time.
James T. "Tommy" Bell will return to Southern Illinois University Carbondale as its new director of intercollegiate athletics. His appointment as SIU's 13th athletics director requires approval of the university's Board of Trustees, which meets May 14.