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Old 05-01-2012, 02:14 PM
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- UTSA switched from the WAC to C-USA at the last second.

- Texas State and UT-Arlington are now going to enter the Sun Belt instead of going to the WAC as originally planed.

- Utah State and SJSU just left the WAC for the Mountain West.

- La Tech just left for C-USA.

With all that, there will only be 5 schools affiliated with the Western Athletic Conference. Idaho, New Mexico State, Boise State (in all sports except football), Denver, and Seattle.

5 schools in a conference is bad.... even worse, in having to do with this forum, only TWO of the 5 will have football programs to represent the WAC.


As we've seen, A LOT can happen in a couple years, but for now it looks like the Western Athletic Conference is as good as dead.
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:18 PM
 
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The WAC is going to have to reconstitute with FCS schools or become a non-football conference like the WCC or A-10.

Adding two terrible football programs in USU and SJSU is a sign the Mountain West is on its last legs, too.
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:49 PM
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The WAC is going to have to reconstitute with FCS schools or become a non-football conference like the WCC or A-10.

Adding two terrible football programs in USU and SJSU is a sign the Mountain West is on its last legs, too.
Keep in mind, the MWC AND C-USA are combining.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:17 PM
 
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Wouldn't be a bad idea for the WAC and Summit League to start talking, could get a decent non football conference between the two.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Idaho needs to go back down to FCS and try to talk Boise and WSU into playing them every once in a while.

They would have great match ups with the Montana schools and Weber.

They would be good from the get go and would probably draw as many fans as they do now.


NMSU should do the same and play all those Texas FCS schools however, they might hold out hope for a MWC invite someday.

I just don't see anywhere Idaho can go D1.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:17 AM
 
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This conference was always doomed... and the Acronym does not help the perception.
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:06 PM
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This conference was always doomed... and the Acronym does not help the perception.
Yeah. I always called it the WACk.

BTW, I think the Mountain West/C-USA merge has been canceled. Good thing, I guess since they're both gaining more schools.
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:02 PM
 
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Yeah. I always called it the WACk.

BTW, I think the Mountain West/C-USA merge has been canceled. Good thing, I guess since they're both gaining more schools.
Ur right...

C-USA & MWC Merger Looks Unlikely CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:23 PM
 
Location: H-town, TX.
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I thought that merger was a bad idea from the start. Let's take two conferences full of junk and make it into one pile of mess. Very LOLworthy. Especially if that conference was holding on to the likes of Rice, Tulane, UAB, et al.

Utah State went bowling and has showed potential lately, notably when they had Auburn on the ropes on the road. I think they're an okay pick-up. NMSU? Heh. Unless they are beyond having people donate snack money for their football players, no chance, even with their bouncyball program being pretty decent.

Congrats, folks. At least I haven't seen junk about SDSU and Boise moving back to the Mountain West.
You know, because they'd turn down eating at the grown-up table just because their Olympic sports need to go somewhere. Sure.
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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Wouldn't be a bad idea for the WAC and Summit League to start talking, could get a decent non football conference between the two.
Summit League?!
Even the middling Horizon League is a better BB conference than the Summit Oy-veh!
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