A contract to bring a wide variety of sports championships to Bowling Green will continue for seven more years. The Conference is made up of universities from across the southern and midwestern United States. The new contract expires at the end of fiscal year 2025.
Bowling Green held 14 Mid-South Conference championships during the 2017-18 season. The Conference is adding women’s wrestling and men’s volleyball. Mid-South Conference Commissioner Eric Ward said in addition to the contract extension, the organization will move its office to Bowling Green, making Warren County its headquarters. He said Bowling Green is the perfect size and has a lot to offer student athletes.
“All of our schools, they all enjoy coming here, all look forward to coming here. When we start talking about adding a new sport the first question is well is there a place for us to do that in Bowling Green,” he said.
Ward said there will be a significant positive economic impact for the Bowling Green area. The conference will also bring an eight team invitational tournament for men’s and women’s basketball and an 18-team women’s volleyball invitational to Bowling Green in the fall.