Missouri Valley Conference football

Houston's 1952 Missouri Valley Conference championship trophy

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Missouri Valley Conference

Third-oldest collegiate athletic conference in the United States.

Former Missouri Valley Conference logo

The MVC has not sponsored football since 1985, when it was a hybrid I-A/I-AA (now FBS and FCS, respectively) conference.

Cessna Stadium

24,000-seat stadium on the campus of Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas, United States.

Cessna Stadium in 2010

They played home games at Cessna Stadium and were members of the Missouri Valley Conference when the program was discontinued in 1986.

Wichita State Shockers football

The college football program of Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas.

Fullback Adam Ballard (22) rushes while being pursued by defenders Cason Shrode (54) and Taylor Justice (42) during the 2005 Army–Navy Game, a college football rivalry in the United States

They played their home games at Cessna Stadium and were members of the Missouri Valley Conference until the program was discontinued.

1982 NCAA Division I-AA football season

The 1982 NCAA Division I-AA football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division I-AA level, began in August 1982 and concluded with the 1982 NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship Game on December 18, 1982, at Memorial Stadium in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Most of the Missouri Valley Conference football schools were also reclassified.

Indiana State Sycamores football

NCAA Division I football program of Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana.

1976–1977: Missouri Valley Conference (Division I)

2014 Memphis Tigers football team

The 2014 Memphis Tigers football team represented the University of Memphis in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season.

It was their first conference championship (shared) since 1971 when Memphis was part of the Missouri Valley Conference.

1980 Indiana State Sycamores football team

American football team that represented Indiana State University in the 1980 NCAA Division I-A football season.

The roster included quarterback Reggie Allen, the 1979 MVC Offensive MVP; safety John Allman; and Craig Shaffer the 1981 MVC Defensive MVP.

1982 NCAA Division I-A football season

The last for Paul "Bear" Bryant as head coach at Alabama, retiring with 323 victories in 38 seasons.

Most of the Missouri Valley Conference football schools were also reclassified. This began the few years where the MVC hosted both I-A and I-AA teams. Drake, Illinois State, Indiana State, Southern Illinois, and West Texas State did not meet I-A standards and were reclassified to I-AA. New Mexico State, Tulsa, and Wichita State remained in I-A.

Oklahoma State–Tulsa football rivalry

College football rivalry game between Oklahoma State and Tulsa.

Fullback Adam Ballard (22) rushes while being pursued by defenders Cason Shrode (54) and Taylor Justice (42) during the 2005 Army–Navy Game, a college football rivalry in the United States

From 1935 to 1956, the two teams both competed in the Missouri Valley Conference.