The league said Tuesday that its nine members voted unanimously to extend an invite to the Crusaders, who now play in the Horizon League, effective on July 1.
Representatives from the Valley also visited the University of Nebraska-Omaha and the University of Milwaukee.
Valparaiso on Tuesday was invited to join the Missouri Valley Conference, and after negotiations are finalized, it's expected to make the leap over the summer. They stayed in the remained Summit League through 2006-07, then jumped to the Horizon League.
However, Clif Smart, president of Missouri State University, tweeted Tuesday "the expansion community will continue to meet for the next [nine] months to evaluate further expansion opportunities".
The Valley is a St. Louis-based conference comprised of four private schools (Bradley, Drake, Evansville, Loyola) and five public schools (Illinois State, Indiana State, Missouri State, Northern Iowa, Southern Illinois).
Murray State, which has an FCS scholarship program in the Ohio Valley Conference, was one of the other universities considered for the Missouri Valley bid. The Valley has been in a state of transition in the past half decade, after losing power member Creighton to the Big East in 2013.
Still, none of those factors prevented the Missouri Valley from tapping the Crusaders in their second go-around.
The Crusaders have played in the NCAA Tournament nine times and have a 2-9 record, having lost their first game in seven consecutive appearances.
In the 18th-ranked conference in the country, Valpo finished last season with an RPI ranking of 78. The Crusaders have made the NCAA Tournament nine times, most recently in 2015. KenPom rated the Valley as the No. 10 conference and the Horizon No. 20.
Besides basketball considerations, the MVC offers the same sports as the Horizon League except for men's swimming.
Tickets for the 2017 MVC Softball Championship are on sale now through the Illinois State Athletics Ticket Office. Most coaches and athletic directors within the league prefer the 10-team format and schedule. The Crusaders were 24-9 this past season and tied for the Horizon's regular-season title.
At the end of last month, she announced that she had temporarily stepped down from her position as leader of the National Front. The political party of Macron En Marche! The presidential election will be followed by legislative elections on 11 and 18 June.
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Compliance with the cuts has been rising every month, reaching "an impressive 98 percent in March", Al-Aama said. The OPEC-led production cuts haven't made as big a dent in global inventories as intended.
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The Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force is planning another joint exercise soon with the Carl Vinson in the Sea of Japan. The incessant drum beat was continued last week with statements from the U.S. defence and state departments.
Feds evacuate workers at Hanford nuclear site
Hanford, which is roughly half the size of Rhode Island, spent decades making plutonium for the nation's nuclear weapons arsenal. A source said "take cover" status was expanded to the entire site at 10:35 a.m.
Students protest continue in Kashmir
Witnesses said the forces restored to heavy tear smoke shelling to disperse them. "All the schools will work as per schedule". While shouting pro-freedom and anti-India slogans, the students blocked the Magam-Beerwah road for some time.
Trainer Aidan O'Brien wins 2000 Guineas for 8th time
Of Rhododendron, O'Brien added: "I haven't talked to Ryan (Moore) yet, but I'd say he'll be very happy with her". Winter had arrived with O'Brien from David Wachman, and had been highly thought of by her previous trainer.
Gas prices take a mid spring dive
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Canada considers trade action over USA lumber dispute
The U.S. made import duty determinations on Canadian softwood lumber that have great ramifications on the Canadian economy. A first salvo came from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who in a letter Friday informed B.C.
Durant scores 38 points, Warriors beat Jazz to take 3-0 lead
Moments later, he was hit with a technical from the bench for his continued shouting at the refs. "I'm not surprised", Oubre said. Sometimes you're not going to be open for very long, and if you're waiting to be more open, you don't get that opportunity.