I wrote in my Monday column that the Great Lakes Valley Conference won’t be returning to Evansville’s Ford Center with its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments in 2015 (or 2016). I wasn’t able to squeeze in that the GLVC baseball tournament also is gone from Evansville.
Bosse Field and the USI Baseball Field hosted that tourney the past two years. Next year it’s going up to Westfield, Indiana, north of Indianapolis to a place called Grand Park. Apparently, it’s a huge complex of baseball, softball and soccer fields and would allow the GLVC to play its tournament games at the same time at the same venue. USI knows all about Grand Park, having played (and beaten) the University of Indianapolis there at the end of the 2014 regular season.
One more note: Indianapolis is nowhere close to being closer to most of the GLVC schools, unlike the basketball venue, which will now be at Family Arena in St. Charles, Missouri (with seven GLVC schools in Missouri, that could easily be used as a reason for the move from Evansville). I’m just saying. Then again, it’s baseball, which doesn’t have nearly as large a following as basketball.