Current Conferences:

MVC

Illinois State
Indiana State
Missouri State
Northern Iowa
Southern Illinois

Bradley
Drake
Evansville
Loyola
Valparaiso

Summit

North Dakota
North Dakota State
South Dakota
South Dakota State
Western Illinois

Denver
Omaha
Oral Roberts
UMKC
*St Thomas

Seems simple to me. Every MVC football school is an improvement over any of the non-football SL schools in basketball. NDSU, SDSU, and USD are all improvements for the MVC football schools over schools like Drake, Evansville, and Valparaiso. I would also vouch for leaving out WIU (too many issues) and YSU (major outlier), and adding Murray State who would be a great basketball option. I think an all-sports MVFC with the 5 MVC publics, 4 Dakota schools, and Murray State would become one of the best mid-major conferences in the country in no time. The football would be just as good, the basketball would be really tough, and I think baseball would be pretty good as well. It just seems like a win win situation for all involved. I'd also make it a requirement for all future members to have scholarship football to be a full member.

NEW Conference (separated into travel partners)

North Dakota
North Dakota State

South Dakota State
South Dakota

Northern Iowa
Missouri State

Illinois State
Indiana State

Southern Illinois
Murray State