Arch Sadness? MVC Reaches Out To Four Cities To Host Men's Basketball Tourney
The Missouri Valley Conference has sent out RFPs to four cities to "hold its men’s basketball tournament" beginning in '16, according to Blair Kerkhoff of the K.C. STAR. The cities "invited to bid for the tournament" are St. Louis, the site of the event since '91; K.C.; Chicago and Las Vegas. The conference is "looking for sites" through '20 and "could make an announcement by June 30." K.C. is "contracted to hold the Big 12 men’s basketball tournament" at Sprint Center through '16. Scottrade Center, which has hosted the MVC tourney since '06, "is a concern." One MVC semifinal games this year "was delayed by 22 minutes when shot clocks malfunctioned, and one game was played using shot clocks on the ribbon boards, not over the baskets" (K.C. STAR, 3/21).