PADUCAH, Ky. - Missouri Valley Conference presidents approved Murray State to become the 11th member of the conference on Wednesday, according to multiple media outlets.

Murray State scheduled a Board of Regents meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 7, where they're expected to officially vote to leave the Ohio Valley Conference on July 1, 2022.

The Racers will become the fourth team in the last year to leave the OVC, joining Eastern Kentucky, Jacksonville State, Austin Peay and Belmont. Belmont also joined the Missouri Valley last September.

Murray State has been a founding member of the OVC since 1948.