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Pacific to Join WCC

Mar
28
2012
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Category: Big West Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, WCC Expansion & Realignment

Pacific University Pacific to Join WCCYou can go home again. After over 40 years since leaving the WCC, Pacific is on their way back. The lone private school, and smallest school in the Big West is leaving their confines in the California based conference and joining the all-private WCC. The move will further solidify the California Bay Area as a focal point for the WCC, with 4 members located there.

Pacific has long been viewed as a natural fit for the WCC, but the WCC instead showed little interest in expansion. When BYU was brought in, the WCC membership grew to 9, creating room for a 10th school. Seattle had been hoping to join in that spot, however, the WCC passed on them, forcing Seattle to join the WAC.

Pacific will remain in the Big West for the required 12 months, meaning they would join the WCC in time for the 2014 basketball season.

The Big West, with incoming members Hawaii and San Diego St., will then be at 10 total members as well.

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  • Captain Marvy

    The WCC will never take Seattle back because it would throw off the conference travel set-up. Soon the two Northwest teams will be paired up (Gonzaga and Portland), the four Bay Area teams (San Francisco, Santa Clara, St. Mary’s, and Pacific), the two LA teams (Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount), and the two leftovers (San Diego and BYU).

    I would actually expect a private and probably religious school, one that can be paired with San Diego for an easy travel situation, to be the eventual replacement for BYU. With this in mind, keep an eye on Grand Canyon University, located in Phoenix. They are getting their ducks in order for a future move to Division I. Seattle, sadly, is screwed.

  • Captain Marvy

    The WCC will never take Seattle back because it would throw off the conference travel set-up. Soon the two Northwest teams will be paired up (Gonzaga and Portland), the four Bay Area teams (San Francisco, Santa Clara, St. Mary’s, and Pacific), the two LA teams (Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount), and the two leftovers (San Diego and BYU).

    I would actually expect a private and probably religious school, one that can be paired with San Diego for an easy travel situation, to be the eventual replacement for BYU. With this in mind, keep an eye on Grand Canyon University, located in Phoenix. They are getting their ducks in order for a future move to Division I. Seattle, sadly, is screwed.

  • http://twitter.com/peternyehuntjr Peter Hunt

    What really doesn’t make sense to me is why didn’t they go after SDSU basketball instead. I know they all ready have San Deigo, but…

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.c.moore David C. Moore

    The WCC will take Seattle back (they left in 1980 to drop to NAIA) when BYU goes to the Big 12 in all sports.

  • Laker

    It makes sense for Pacific, but why didn’t the WCC take Seattle? Why would you leave out a great TV market like that?

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