May 17, 2012
Complete MVC Release
ST. LOUIS -- Missouri State University will host Missouri Valley Conference postseason championships for volleyball and women's golf during the 2012-13 athletic season, MVC Commissioner Doug Elgin announced Thursday (May 17).
MSU hosts the State Farm MVC Volleyball Championship, Nov. 22-24 at Hammons Student Center. The Bears have also hosted conference championships for the Gateway and MVC in 1982, 1984, 1991, 1993, 1996, 2003 and 2007, advancing to the championship match on four of those occasions with a title in 1993.
"We're excited to have the MVC volleyball championship back in Springfield. Our fans appreciate great volleyball, and I know our league is highly-respected on the national level, so they will see a high level of play," Missouri State Director of Athletics Kyle Moats said. "We look forward to showcasing Porto Cima, which is one of the best courses available in our state. It's an excellent course in a beautiful area, and we greatly appreciate them extending the invitation for us to host the MVC Championships at their site."
The Club at Porto Cima in Sunrise Beach, Mo., will serve as the championship home of the MVC, April 21-23. MSU, which won the Valley title in April, has also hosted conference women's golf meets in 1988, 1990, 1997 and 2005.
Other hosts for league championships in 2012-13 include: Bradley (men's soccer); Creighton (softball and women's soccer); Wichita State (men's and women's tennis); Drake (men's and women's outdoor track & field); Illinois State (baseball, men's and women's cross country); Missouri State (women's golf at Porto Cima Country Club at the Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.); UNI (men's and women's indoor track & field) and Southern Illinois (women's swimming & diving; and men's golf at Dalhousie Country Club in Cape Girardeau, Mo.).
The MVC Men's Basketball Championship -- the 23rd consecutive men's tournament in St. Louis -- will feature all 10 Missouri Valley Conference schools and will be played at Scottrade Center. For the eighth-straight year, the tournament will begin on Thursday and end on Sunday (March 7-10). All nine games will be televised, and the championship game will be carried on CBS Sports.
The MVC Women's Basketball Championship -- the sixth consecutive women's tournament in St. Charles -- will feature all 10 Missouri Valley Conference schools and will be played at The Family Arena. The tournament will begin on Thursday and end on Sunday (March 14-17) with the semifinals and finals on FOX Sports Midwest.