July 1, 2022 marks the first day for Murray State University as a member of the Missouri Valley Conference. After the announcement of the Racers’ partnership with the MVC and its member institutions on Jan. 6, the Racers are officially Valley members, joining other MVC members: Belmont University (Nashville, Tenn.), Bradley University (Peoria, Ill.), Drake University (Des Moines, Iowa), the University of Evansville (Evansville, Ind.), Illinois State University (Normal, Ill.), Indiana State University (Terre Haute, Ind.), Missouri State University (Springfield, Mo.), the University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls, Iowa), Southern Illinois University (Carbondale, Ill.), UIC (Chicago, Ill.) and Valparaiso University (Valparaiso, Ind).