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MVC commissioner Doug Elgin isn’t likely to stand in the way of Wichita State playing a conference game at Intrust Bank Arena in January. He sounded enthusiastic about the possibility on Monday morning. Valley rules don’t allow teams to move games to lesser facilities. Nothing prohibits moving games to equal or better facilities in the same city. Elgin said it would not surprise him if a school gladly agreed to move a game out of Koch Arena in order to lessen WSU’s home-court advantage.

Next step is to wait on the Valley to finish the conference schedule. Then WSU can get an idea of possible dates and opponents and see how they match with open dates the downtown arena. The conference is shooting for late August to complete its part of the schedule.