Creighton bugs out

03/20/2013 11:39 AM

08/06/2014 12:23 AM

Creighton announced its departure from the Missouri Valley Conference to the Big East, complete with a map.

According to the Omaha World-Herald, Creighton needs to find some money.

MVC commissioner Doug Elgin issued a statement: As communicated during the Big East press conference earlier this morning, Creighton University will resign from the Missouri Valley Conference membership effective June 30, 2013.

Creighton has been a valued member of the Conference for many years.  We respect the decision by the University to resign from the MVC, and we wish them well in their future athletic endeavors.

I want to be clear in stating that the Missouri Valley Conference is not defined by any one institution.  The Valley's history has shown, time and again, that it finds the strength, resources, competitive determination, and leadership to rise to higher levels at times of change.  We will continue to be a great basketball and all-sports league, as we have been since our founding in 1907.

The MVC Presidents Council will continue to chart the future course of the Conference and has been proactively engaged in evaluating membership options.

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