Baker and Vance preview the Valpo Crusaders and the Drake Bulldogs. Paul Oren from the Northwest Indiana Times joins us to talk all things Valpo and @ValleyHoops banter.
Baker and Vance start two-a-days with previewing the Evansville Purple Aces and the Illinois State Redbirds. They are also joined by Jim Benson from The Pantagraph to dive deeper into Valley Hoops.
Baker and Vance talk pre-season rankings and awards. They are then joined by Jim Root from three-man-weave.com to discuss his MVC Preview.
Go check out the MVC Preview at https://www.three-man-weave.com/3mw/missouri-valley-basketball-preview-2021
New for our second season in the podcast world is an online home for The March to the Arch Podcast. In addition to a home for our podcasts, we plan to blog from time to time and provide some resources/links for Valley fans to consume more Valley Hoops.
For me, I think back to the early to mid-2000s when the Salukis were staples on the Selection Sunday bracket. Each week, I’d find myself battling dial-up Internet to refresh the latest Lunardi Bracketology or any article with “Mid-Major” in it (with frustration with all the Gonzaga coverage). I still do it to this day. I hope that some of the blogs and stories shared will be new to Valley fans and provide another outlet to their Valley fandom.
Start Talking About the Valley
We’re getting lots of a Valley updates about the season. Vance and Baker break down the current state of scheduling both non-conference and regular season.
We’ve got some Missouri Valley fan stories from our listeners Al (Valpo), Jason (UNI), Nick (Drake) and Tony (Bradley). Learn about how they became fans and some of their favorite moments.
Happy Fathers Day from the March to the Arch Podcast. Baker and Vance are joined by their dads to talk the origin of their Valley fandom and share some stories along the way.
Random ramblings about the Missouri Valley Conference offseason.
Baker and Vance do not discuss Bradley’s run in the Big Dance, but recap the season as they closeout the short lived basketball played in March 2020. They are then joined by Paul Oren of the NWI Times (46:17) who discusses Valpo’s Arch Madness run and the past three seasons in The Valley.