Missouri Valley Conference

Former Missouri Valley Conference logo

Third-oldest collegiate athletic conference in the United States.

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Missouri Valley Football Conference

Collegiate athletic conference which operates in the Midwestern United States.

Collegiate athletic conference which operates in the Midwestern United States.

Gateway Conference logo

Missouri Valley Conference (MVC): A long-established conference, in existence since 1907, that sponsored football until 1985. In its last years as a football conference, it was a hybrid league that included teams in NCAA Divisions I-A (today's FBS) and I-AA (now FCS).

Pioneer Football League

Collegiate athletic conference which operates in the United States.

Collegiate athletic conference which operates in the United States.

It is headquartered in St. Louis, in the same complex that also contains the offices of the Missouri Valley Conference and Missouri Valley Football Conference.

University of Illinois Chicago

Public research university in Chicago, Illinois.

Public research university in Chicago, Illinois.

1963 campus model and the circle interchange
University Hall, located on UIC's East Campus
UIC's East Campus in October
Jane Addams' Hull-House Museum
UIC's James Stukel Towers residence hall with downtown Chicago and Willis Tower in the background
Grant Hall (renovated)
The UIC Quad in April 2022.
University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) campus

UIC competes in NCAA Division I Horizon League as the UIC Flames in sports; it will move to the Missouri Valley Conference in July 2022.

Loyola University Chicago

Private Jesuit research university in Chicago, Illinois.

Private Jesuit research university in Chicago, Illinois.

Madonna della Strada Chapel
Mundelein Center
Cudahy Library
Cudahy Science Hall
Information Commons
The Chicago Water Tower, a city landmark and the downtown campus' namesake
A statue of Ignatius of Loyola was dedicated in 2000 and was relocated to the lobby of the Information Commons.
LU Wolf at a Loyola Men's basketball game

Loyola's athletic teams, nicknamed the Ramblers, compete in NCAA Division I as members of the Missouri Valley Conference.

Ohio Valley Conference

Collegiate athletic conference which operates in the Midwestern and Southeastern United States.

Collegiate athletic conference which operates in the Midwestern and Southeastern United States.

Non-football Belmont will leave for the Missouri Valley Conference.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Public research university in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Public research university in Little Rock, Arkansas.

UA Little Rock Student Services Center
UA Little Rock homecoming boat regatta
UA Little Rock Trojan Grill

Two Little Rock teams that do not compete in the Sun Belt are the women's swimming and diving team (Missouri Valley Conference) and wrestling (Pac-12 Conference), neither of which the Sun Belt sponsors.

Big Eight Conference

National Collegiate Athletic Association -affiliated Division I-A college athletic association that sponsored football.

National Collegiate Athletic Association -affiliated Division I-A college athletic association that sponsored football.

Locations of final Big Eight Conference full member institutions, 1957–1995

The three private schools – Drake, Grinnell, and Washington University – joined with Oklahoma A&M to form the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC).

Horizon League

12-school collegiate athletic conference in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I, whose members are located in and near the Great Lakes region.

12-school collegiate athletic conference in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I, whose members are located in and near the Great Lakes region.

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Loyola announced in April 2013 that it would leave the Horizon League effective July 1 to join the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC), who itself lost Creighton to the reconfigured Big East.

Atlantic 10 Conference

Collegiate athletic conference whose schools compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) Division I.

Collegiate athletic conference whose schools compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) Division I.

On November 16, 2021, Loyola University Chicago announced that its athletic program - the Loyola Ramblers - will depart the Missouri Valley Conference and join the Atlantic 10 Conference for the 2022–23 season effective July 1, 2022.

two teams, yellow and green, compete in an association football match

Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association

College athletic conference and the second college conference formed upon its foundation on January 12, 1907.

College athletic conference and the second college conference formed upon its foundation on January 12, 1907.

two teams, yellow and green, compete in an association football match

Drake, Grinnell, Washington, and Oklahoma A&M formed the Missouri Valley Conference, which retained the same administrative staff as the MVIAA.