Athletics

  • Compete for conference championships in men’s soccer, baseball, football, volleyball, women’s basketball, and men’s basketball with an overall goal to be in the top 3 in the MVC All-Sport trophy standings.
  • Maintain a balanced budget, increase revenues (ticket sales, fundraising, licensing and corporate sponsorships), and increase the number of concerts and performing arts events.
  • Encourage student-athletes and athletics staff to receive the COVID‑19 vaccine with a target vaccination rate of 85%.
  • Comply with all NCAA rules with no significant violations and implement NCAA and conference name, image, and likeness requirements.
  • Maintain a 3.0 overall grade-point average and a 930 APR score (with an aspirational goal of a 970 APR) in all sports.
  • Continue to implement the BearsUnite diversity, equity and inclusion program.
  • Secure a new naming for the arena.
  • Create an athletics master plan for facilities.