The All-MVC Level
If we could add both Murray State and SEMO tomorrow I would approve of it 100%. SEMO doesn't have a ton of fan support currently, but they have football and are close enough to St Louis that they definitely have the potential to bring fans to the tournament. I've been in their arena and it's definitely nice enough to be considered MVC caliber. Valpo for example would kill to have an arena that's as nice as SEMO's.Probably GL's "alter ego," which he lost contact w/ long ago...
Here's a review of last night's game from the SEMO perspective. They've now lost to SIU, UE (both in OT) & ISU in close contests. Is this a school that the MVC should be examining as a potential "add?"
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- For the fans of the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team who are curious as to how good the Redhawks are this season, the answer is fairly good. However, what SEMO isn't is good enough to play while making mistakes and still win. The margin for error for this group...www.semoball.com
In my view adding SEMO would be 50 times better than adding a UIC or Northern KY. Of course the private schools would never agree to it because they have football.
I'd also add that historically Murray State and SEMO have been rivals for many years; and SEMO would be natural rivals with SIU and Missouri State. In football SEMO and SIU already have a travel trophy. MO State and SEMO are also the only two FCS schools in the state of Missouri and adding another school in Missouri would be nice, considering how MSU in the southwestern corner of the state.