I'm a fan of Indiana State and I am kind of curious as to what your thoughts would be on joining the Missouri Valley Conference. A lot of fans on a forum called "MVC Fans" seem to be in favor of going to 12 (currently we have 10) and most seem to like the idea of adding NKU and Murray State.
I am also open to the idea, but I'm not sure how fans outside of the MVC view the conference now that Wichita and Creighton are both gone. The conference contacted Belmont twice and they seem to like where they are at (OVC). St Louis doesn't seem interested in leaving the A-10 either.
Murray State wanted in badly, but we didn't let them in because we want each school to have a travel partner. My guess is that if Murray State and NKU were to join; NKU would be a travel partner with Indiana State, while Murray St. would be a travel partner with Evansville.
For those who are unaware. Currently the MVC has teams in 4 different states: Missouri (Missouri State); Iowa (Northern Iowa and Drake); Illinois (Illinois State, Loyola IL, Bradley, and Southern Illinois); and Indiana (Valparaiso, Indiana State, and Evansville).