Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Missouri Valley Tournament to Stay in St. Louis!


The Missouri Valley Conference will announce today that its "Arch Madness" men's basketball tournament will remain in St. Louis through 2011, with an option to extend the agreement through 2013.

While this decision was pretty much a no-brainer, I'd like to see increased corporate sponsorship to help ensure that St. Louis retains the tournament beyond 2013.

This is great news for downtown St. Louis, and the relationship between St. Louis and the Missouri Valley Conference certainly proven to be mutually beneficial. Hopefully the Valley's women's basketball tournament, which is now scheuled to be held at the Family Arena in St. Charles on an annual basis, will enjoy similar success and have a positive impact on the region as well.

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