Missouri Valley Football Conference releases 2023, 2024 schedules

By Kevin Kelley -

The Missouri Valley Football Conference (MVFC) has released their league football schedules for the 2023 and 2024 seasons.

Missouri Valley Football Conference members will play an eight-game conference football schedule during both seasons. According to the league, each school will play “…every other MVFC institution at least two-thirds of the time in a six-year cycle (at least 4 out of every 6 seasons).

The 2023 season will feature the addition of the Murray State Racers. Murray State will join a lineup that includes Illinois State, Indiana State, Missouri State, North Dakota, North Dakota State, Northern Iowa, South Dakota, South Dakota State, Southern Illinois, Western Illinois, and Youngstown State.

Below are the MVFC schedules for the 2023 and 2024 seasons. Non-conference contests are not included.

2023 MVFC Schedule

Saturday, Sept. 9
Illinois State at Western Illinois

Saturday, Sept. 30
Indiana State at Murray State
Missouri State at Southern Illinois
North Dakota at South Dakota State
South Dakota at North Dakota State
Youngstown State at Northern Iowa

Saturday, Oct. 7
Murray State at South Dakota
North Dakota State at Missouri State
Northern Iowa at Indiana State
South Dakota State at Illinois State
Southern Illinois at Youngstown State
Western Illinois at North Dakota

Saturday, Oct. 14
Indiana State at Illinois State
Missouri State at Western Illinois
North Dakota State at North Dakota
Northern Iowa at South Dakota State
Southern Illinois at Murray State
Youngstown State at South Dakota

Saturday, Oct. 21
Illinois State at Youngstown State
Murray State at Missouri State
North Dakota at Northern Iowa
South Dakota at Indiana State
South Dakota State at Southern Illinois
Western Illinois at North Dakota State

Saturday, Oct. 28
Indiana State at North Dakota
Missouri State at Youngstown State
Murray State at North Dakota State
Northern Iowa at Illinois State
South Dakota State at South Dakota
Southern Illinois at Western Illinois

Saturday, Nov. 4
Illinois State at Missouri State
North Dakota at Murray State
North Dakota State at South Dakota State
South Dakota at Southern Illinois
Western Illinois at Northern Iowa
Youngstown State at Indiana State

Saturday, Nov. 11
Murray State at Illinois State
North Dakota at South Dakota
Northern Iowa at Missouri State
South Dakota State at Youngstown State
Southern Illinois at North Dakota State
Western Illinois at Indiana State

Saturday, Nov. 18
Illinois State at North Dakota
Indiana State at Southern Illinois
Missouri State at South Dakota State
North Dakota State at Northern Iowa
South Dakota at Western Illinois
Youngstown State at Murray State

2024 MVFC Schedule

Saturday, Sept. 28
Murray State at Southern Illinois

Saturday, Oct. 5
Illinois State at Indiana State
North Dakota State at Murray State
Northern Iowa at North Dakota
South Dakota at South Dakota State
Western Illinois at Southern Illinois
Youngstown State at Missouri State

Saturday, Oct. 12
Indiana State at Western Illinois
Missouri State at North Dakota State
Murray State at Youngstown State
North Dakota at Illinois State
South Dakota State at Northern Iowa
Southern Illinois at South Dakota

Saturday, Oct. 19
Illinois State at Northern Iowa
Murray State at Indiana State
North Dakota State at Southern Illinois
South Dakota at Youngstown State
South Dakota State at North Dakota
Western Illinois at Missouri State

Saturday, Oct. 26
Indiana State at South Dakota
Missouri State at Murray State
North Dakota at North Dakota State
Northern Iowa at Western Illinois
Southern Illinois at South Dakota State
Youngstown State at Illinois State

Saturday, Nov. 2
Illinois State at South Dakota State
North Dakota at Indiana State
South Dakota at Murray State
Southern Illinois at Missouri State
North Dakota State at Western Illinois
Northern Iowa at Youngstown State

Saturday, Nov. 9
Indiana State at Northern Iowa
Missouri State at Illinois State
Murray State at North Dakota
South Dakota State at North Dakota State
Western Illinois at South Dakota
Youngstown State at Southern Illinois

Saturday, Nov. 16
Indiana State at Youngstown State
Northern Iowa at North Dakota State
South Dakota at North Dakota
South Dakota State at Missouri State
Western Illinois at Illinois State

Saturday, Nov. 23
Illinois State at Murray State
Missouri State at Northern Iowa
North Dakota at Western Illinois
North Dakota State at South Dakota
Southern Illinois at Indiana State
Youngstown State at South Dakota State

Missouri Valley Football Schedule

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Seems like the opponents are the same for 2023 and 2024, which would make it so that each school plays everyone else twice in four years, not three years as the MVFC claims.

A little clearer from the Murray State release:

“The new schedule guarantees that every team will play each of its 11 opponents at least four-times (two home, two away) over six years, supporting the continuation of league identity and increasing competitive fairness over time.”