WSU not invited to MVC meeting regarding AAC rumors

Eyewitness Sports' Will Kunkel spoke with Wichita State University Athletic Director Darron Boatright Tuesday afternoon regarding the continued rumors that WSU's invitation to the American Athletic Conference could come at any time.

Boatright says WSU was not invited to a reported "emergency meeting" Sunday in St. Louis," about the Shockers' possible move from the Missouri Valley Conference.

Missouri State Athletic Director Kyle Moats confirms Sunday's conference meeting and admits losing Wichita State would hurt the MVC.

Jon Rothstein of Fanrag Sports Network initially reported the MVC's emergency meeting in St. Louis.

The report comes as Wichita State appears to be ready to accept an invitation from the AAC. According to multiple reports, the Shockers would begin play as soon as the Fall of 2017.

However, Kunkel was told Tuesday evening the AAC has not extended an invite to Wichita State to join the conference. From the information he's gathered, Kunkel says the formal invitation is the last needed step in the process. It's a big step, but one Kunkel says could be a formality.

If the Shockers move conferences, that would leave the MVC little time to restructure their fall sports schedules.

Wichita State has been the dominant basketball program in the Valley Conference since Creighton left for the Big East following the 2012 season.