MVC Tournament
tickets to go on sale

All-session tickets for the 2018 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball tournament in St. Louis go on sale Friday.

The tournament will be at Scottrade Center on March 1-4. There is a new seating configuration in the lower bowl at Scottrade Center.

Tickets will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at the Scottrade Center box office and at noon on TicketMaster at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

All-session tickets are for nine games and start at $155. MVC fans also can contact their institutional ticket offices to purchase discounted tickets prior to Jan. 15.

Soccer gets transfer: The Illinois State women's soccer program has signed University of Kentucky transfer Tate Barney. The Plainfield native wil have three years of eligibility.

Barney played three years of varsity soccer at Plainfield North High School, earning All-Conference and All-State honors. After redshirting her freshman season at Kentucky, she played in five games for 19 minutes this past season. She made the Dean's List and the SEC First Year Honor Roll her freshman year.

ILLINOIS WESLEYAN

O'Neil picked for golf tourney: Illinois Wesleyan senior Conner O'Neil has become the first player from the school selected to play in the Patriot All-America Invitational golf event Dec. 29-31 at the Wigwam Golf Club in Litchfield Park, Ariz.

A field of 80 elite collegiate golfers have been chosen for the 54-hole, stroke-play competition. In cooperation with the Folds of Honor Foundation, each golfer represents a fallen soldier by carrying a golf bag with the name and branch of service of a fallen or injured military member.

O'Neil will be playing for Air Force Master Sergeant Thomas A. Crowell, an 18-year service veteran who was killed on Nov. 1, 2007 when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device near Balad Air Base, Iraq.

Following the tournament, the golf bags will be shipped to players' schools and auctioned with all proceeds benefiting the Folds of Honor Foundation.

Pantagraph staff

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