From a Wichita State perspective, the empty spot in the Missouri Valley Conference offered a chance for geographic relief.
Shocker teams suffer the biggest travel disadvantage in the MVC and it gets worse with Creighton’s departure. WSU will have seven trips of 500 miles or more with the addition of Loyola. It is a competitive and budget hit that the Shockers deal with well enough to field the MVC’s strongest athletic program.
So did WSU push for Oral Roberts and the comfy-sounding road road trip of 177 miles to Tulsa? Read More