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Great West Expansion & Realignment

Chicago St. to WAC

Dec 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured News, Great West Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, WAC Expansion & Realignment
Chicago State University Conference Realignment

In an attempt to maintain it’s postseason automatic bid, the WAC is continuing it’s raid on the Great West by adding Chicago St. for the 2013 season. The move will give the WAC a total of (7) members. New Mexico St. is still hoping that a future Sun Belt invitation is extended to them, but […]

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UTPA Invited to the WAC

Nov 29th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured News, Great West Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, WAC Expansion & Realignment
University of Texas Pan American Conference Realignment

With the WAC at 5 members (for now), the conference has reached out to UTPA as a form of life support to keep the conference afloat. Pending Texas board approval, UTPA is expected to join the WAC next season. The expected WAC membership looks to be Seattle, Cal St. Bakersfield, Utah Valley, and New Mexico […]

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Utah Valley & CSU-Bakersfield to Join WAC

Oct 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured News, Great West Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, WAC Expansion & Realignment
Utah Valley University Conference Realignment

With their numbers are a bare minimum, the WAC has extended invitations to Utah Valley and CSU-Bakersfield for the 2013 season. Both schools are expected to accept, bringing the total WAC membership to 6 with the two schools set to join Idaho, New Mexico St., Denver and Seattle. Idaho has had discussions with the Big […]

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UTPA To Meet With Southland Conference

Jan 31st, 2012 | By | Category: Featured News, Great West Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, Southland Expansion & Realignment
University of Texas Pan American Conference Realignment

With all the movement over the past 6 months, UTPA has been hoping their number would be called and given a life raft away from the Great West. that might soon happen in the form of a Southland Conference invitation. Per Peter Rasmussen (@parasmuss), UTPA is set to meet with the Southland. The Southland is dealing […]

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Houston Baptist to Join Southland Conference

Nov 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured News, Great West Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, Southland Expansion & Realignment

On Monday, Houston Baptist is expected to formally announce they have joined the Southland Conference. Since deciding to add FCS football, HBU became an attractive option for the Southland which lost football member Texas St. to the WAC, along with non-football schools Texas-Arlington and UTSA (UTSA added football with the intent on becoming FBS and […]

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NCAA Board Approves Great West Application, Granted “Official” Status

Sep 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Great West Expansion & Realignment
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The NCAA board of directors has approved the Great West’s application, officially making it the 32nd multi-sport conference in Division I athletics. The Great West was established in 2004 as a football-only conference but expanded in 2008 to become a conference for all sports and landing spot for many Divison I independents. While this does […]

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Great West Adds Del St, Howard and SC St…for womens soccer

Feb 13th, 2009 | By | Category: expansion, Featured News, Great West Expansion & Realignment

“THREE INSTITUTIONS ADDED AS ASSOCIATE MEMBERS FOR WOMEN’S SOCCER Addition of Delaware State, Howard, South Carolina State Allows For Two Divisions Feb. 12, 2009 Naperville, Ill. – The Great West has added Delaware State, Howard and South Carolina State as associate members in the sport of women’s soccer for the 2009-10 academic year, commissioner Ed […]

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Northern Colorado joins Great West…for baseball

Feb 12th, 2009 | By | Category: expansion, Featured News, Great West Expansion & Realignment

“The University of Northern Colorado baseball team has finally found a home, and it is a familiar one. The Bears have joined the Great West Conference as an associate member in baseball beginning next season, Great West commissioner Ed Grom announced Friday. The conference also added the New York Institute of Technology to bring the […]

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Chicago St. Joins Great West

Oct 24th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured News, Great West Expansion & Realignment

The Chicago St. move from the Summit League (then Mid-Con) to independence, was very questionable. Had there been a more enticing league out there that wanted them, then it would make sense…the Horizon for example. But there was no new home and the Great West is the only option. The Great West Conference added its […]

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Great West on ESPN.com

Sep 29th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured News, Great West Expansion & Realignment

ESPN has an article about the Great West that’s worth a read… For Division I independents like Texas-Pan American, memorable basketball moments tend to include long bus rides, 40-point shellackings at power-conference arenas and an annual psychological thud when the season ends in February instead of March. That’s why head coach Tom Schuberth tries to […]

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