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Hello Redbirds,

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I started a new blog that will be focused on MVC Basketball and MVFC Football. I am a longtime Valley fan who is a veteran of 17 Arch Madnesses. I have been making MVC writeups for my friends for years and consider myself a pretty good writer, so I figured why not post my write-ups publicly for other MVC fans to read if they'd like? I intend to post a couple times a week. Sometimes I'll comment on the current league goings-on, sometimes I'll talk about the mid-major/NCAA scene overall, and sometimes I'll post about MVC history.

I launched yesterday with five articles. I have my 2020-21 MVC Preview broken into three parts, a piece detailing how I'd handle the NCAA Tournament during the pandemic, and a piece listing each MVC school's greatest basketball team of the 21st century (it was a tough call with you guys, but I think it got it right.....you'll have to let me know). I think it is pretty good sampling of the things I intend to do moving forward.

Check it out if you'd like: www.missourivalleybeat.com

Thanks!
 

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Just read it. Excellent material. But heads up - it is an almost impossible task to get consistent traffic to a start-up blog nowadays. I’d try to get linked up with SBNation because unfortunately people just don’t visit blogs unless it’s networked to them.
 

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Just read it. Excellent material. But heads up - it is an almost impossible task to get consistent traffic to a start-up blog nowadays. I’d try to get linked up with SBNation because unfortunately people just don’t visit blogs unless it’s networked to them.
I appreciate it thank you. I am really just doing it for my own fun to see what happens for now. But if I did get linked in with a larger blog network that would be outstanding. Thank you for reading!
 

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Hey Redbirds,

Two new writeups today. One is the power rankings and summary from week two. The other ranks all the DI conferences by strength (via RPI over the last 7 years). I've also written MVC preview articles, an article highlighting each school's best team of the 21st century (featuring the 2017 MVC Champion Illinois State team), and an article ranking the top 30 returning players in the MVC this year (featuring Horne and Reeves).

I've also added an "MVC Resources" page compiling all the MVC fan sites, blogs and podcasts I could find. If you have any I should add, let me know.

Blog | Missouri Valley Beat
 

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Hello Redbird fans,

There are two new posts on the blog this week.

-Week 3 MVC Power Rankings, Summery and Mid Major Tidbits: A decent amount of movement this week.

-Recapping Every Arch Madness Championship Game: Starting with the first St. Louis based MVC Tournament final in 1991, through last season, I recap every Arch Madness final as well as give a short summary of how the MVC did in the postseason that year. That includes Illinois State's titles in the 90s. Although I have to admit they're a bit before my time so if you have interesting things to add that I missed please let me know.

You can also check out my other, older posts including my MVC Season Preview, Every MVC School's Best Team of the 21st Century, The MVC's Top 30 Returning Players, and Every DI Conference Ranked. I also have a page with links to every MVC message board, blog, and podcast that I know of. Let me know if I am missing anything.

Check it all out here: Blog | Missouri Valley Beat
 

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Hello Redbirds Fans,

I have two new blog posts this week. The first ranks the MVC coaches. The second is the week four summary, power rankings, and mid-major bits. I still have Muller in the top half of MVC coaches. Would actually be interested to see how Redbird fans feel about him, given the up-and-down nature of his tenure in Normal.

There is lots of other Valley content there as well if you haven't taken a look yet. Next week I am starting a two-part series where I simulate an MVC season (via whatifsports) using each team's best team of the 21st century from my earlier article. Should be fun.

Check it out at www.missourivalleybeat.com/ . Have a great holiday all!
 

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Hello Redbirds,

I just posted the week 5 updated power rankings. I am also using the ten teams from my first article, "Every MVC School's Best Basketball Team of the 20th Century" to play out a simulated all-time MVC season using whatifsports.com. Part one of my two part series on that is also posted. Illinois State's participant is the 2017 MVC Championship team, and they're doing quite well.

Have a happy new year all.

 

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The Week 6 Power Rankings and Tidbits are now posted.

I have also posted the second part of my All-Time MVC simulated season. The regular season has finished so you can see the final standings, where the 2017 Redbirds landed and their scores.

Really looking forward to next week when I play out my all-time season's Arch Madness complete with box scores and game summaries. I have already started and it has been a blast.

Thanks for those of you who are reading. Really cool to see multiple hundreds of views on my articles!

Blog | Missouri Valley Beat

Best of luck in your return to action this weekend.
 

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Hello Redbirds,

There are two new posts this week. The first is my standard weekly power ranking, summaries and tidbits.

The second is one I am really excited about. It is Session 1 of my "All-Time Arch Madness" featuring all the teams from my "Every MVC School's Best Team of the 20th Century" article. For this, I have supplied a writeup and a box score for each game as provided by whatifsports. Session 1, Thursday Night, is posted, and I will be posting one session a day for the next five days. As the 3-seed, 2017 ISU will make its debut on Thursday in session 3 against 2007 SIU so make sure to check back. After this week, I'll get back to my normal stuff.

Thanks all. The link is here: Blog | Missouri Valley Beat
 
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