Lincoln Approved To Join The GLVC In 2024-25

The Great Lakes Valley Conference will add another Show-Me State school in 2024-25. Today (Thur.), the GLVC officially welcomed Lincoln University in Jefferson City for full-time membership, following a unanimous vote of approval by the GLVC Council of Presidents on Monday. Lincoln will officially become the 15th GLVC member upon receipt of initiation fees, entitling the institution to voting privileges, and will begin regular season competition and be eligible for GLVC Championships in 2024-25.

In addition to transitioning into the GLVC, the university announced that it will add three sports programs: baseball, men’s soccer, and women’s soccer. With its three new teams, the Blue Tigers will now sponsor 14 athletic programs, which also include the following sports: men’s and women’s basketball, women’s cross country, football, men’s and women’s golf, softball, men’s and women’s indoor track & field, and men’s and women’s outdoor track & field.

Despite being a full member of the MIAA, the Blue Tigers are no stranger to the GLVC, as Lincoln was a GLVC associate member in the sport of football from 2014-18.

Truman State and the Blue Tigers were former rivals in the MIAA. Lincoln will be the 9th Missouri school in the GLVC.

There are currently 13 members in the GLVC. Last fall, it was announced that Upper Iowa will be the 14th member starting in the 2023-24 academic year.