Every Friday, The Big 550 KTRS broadcasts "The Valley on The Big 550" radio show, talking all things Missouri Valley Conference. The latest show previews the Mountain West/Missouri Valley Challenge with various coaches discussing the matchups.
Indiana State's Brandon Murphy and Illinois State's MiKyle McIntosh represent the MVC on the list of an all-time high 278 nominees for the Allstate National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Good Works Team.
The sixth annual Mountain West-Missouri Valley Conference Challenge Series is in full force this Saturday with nine of the 10 games in the series played on Dec. 3. This week's Players of the Week in the MVC are Bradley's Darrell Brown and Loyola's Aundre Jackson.
Wichita State dismantled visiting South Carolina State (picked to finish second in the MEAC) and Long Beach State (pre-season favorites in the Big West by a combined score of 177-94. WSU didn’t crack the Associated Press Top-25 rankings, but received 37 points, putting them at No. 32.
Bradley University earned the 2015-16 MVC All-Academic Award. The award is given to the institution that finishes with the highest grade point average among its student-athletes that participate in The Valley.