The formation of the GLVC can be traced as far back as 1972 when the athletic directors of three member schools -- Kentucky Wesleyan, Bellarmine and Indiana State University at Evansville (now the University of Southern Indiana) -- began preliminary discussions about forming a basketball conference. Four years later, the University of Indianapolis and Saint Joseph's College expressed interest. On July 7, 1978, those schools along with Ashland University united to become the GLVC. The conference expanded to include women's basketball in 1983-84 and immediately established a women's-men's doubleheader format in league play to ensure maximum exposure for both squads. The GLVC plays its games on Thursday and Saturday nights in November, December, January and February. The conference sponsors 15 championships in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, track and field, and tennis for men and basketball, cross country, golf, softball, soccer, tennis, track and field, and volleyball for women.

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Great Lakes Valley Conference
Twelve-member Midwestern collegiate athletic conference sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II sports.
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