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Conference Realignment: What’s Up Next?

Feb 17th, 2012 | By | Category: ACC Expansion & Realignment, American Conference Expansion & Realignment, Big 12 Expansion & Realignment, Big East Expansion & Realignment, Big Ten Expansion & Realignment, Conference USA Expansion & Realignment, Editorial, Featured News, Mountain West Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, SEC Expansion & Realignment, Sun Belt Expansion & Realignment, WAC Expansion & Realignment

The Recap: So the ACC struck first by adding Syracuse and Pittsburgh from the Big East. The SEC followed by adding Texas A&M and Missouri from the Big 12. The Big 12 then added TCU and WVU. And things seemed normal. Patterns remained intact. And we waited for the next, seemingly logical move. And then […]

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Wednesday Conference Realignment: WVU, Louisville News, WAC Plans

Oct 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Big 12 Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, WAC Expansion & Realignment

* Top of the list is the latest with the “will they/won’t they” romance between the Big 12 and WVU. It appeared just yesterday that the Big 12 had popped the big question with WVU giving a happy and tearful “yes”…and all that was left was to get the paperwork in order. * But now, […]

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Texas-Arlington to Join WAC

Jul 11th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, Southland Expansion & Realignment, WAC Expansion & Realignment
wac medium Texas Arlington Expected to Join WAC

Despite the lack of football sponsorship, Texas-Arlington is expected to join the WAC as early as this week. The conference and the school have had informal discussions over the past few months. But in recent weeks, things have heated up with a formal invitation issued last week. UTA is set to vote on the matter on […]

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Seattle Expected to Join WAC

Jun 14th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, WAC Expansion & Realignment

As has been expected over the past few months, the WAC has offered Seattle membership in it’s conference. The WAC has been hoping to add move football members to replace it’s departing schools, but has only been able to get UTSA and Texas St. thus far. While the WAC waits and hopes that FCS football […]

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WAC Commish Talks Expansion

May 6th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured News, WAC Expansion & Realignment

According to Karl Benson, the WAC might be expanding by 4 schools on June 14th. He is not releasing any specifics on the schools, meaning it is unknown if the potential invites would be football or non-football schools. Lamar is the only football school that has not flat-out rejected the WAC thus far. An early […]

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Lamar to FBS, WAC Rumors

Jan 31st, 2011 | By | Category: Featured News, Southland Expansion & Realignment, WAC Expansion & Realignment

There’s been a lot of chatter of late about Lamar finally announcing their FBS upgrade intentions and joining the WAC. They’d come in as the 8th football member and third from Texas along with UTSA and Texas St.  The WAC seems safe from losing their NCAA autobid regardless of what happens with Lamar. But a […]

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WAC Conference Call Recap: Hawaii football-only option, North Texas & UC Davis Being Contacted

Nov 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: WAC Expansion & Realignment

A few interesting points from commissioner Karl Benson: 1) Hawaii has not received a formal invitation from the Mountain West. 2) Hawaii has been issued a football-only invitation by the WAC, freeing up Hawaii to move to the Big West. 3) WAC will be reaching out to North Texas, a school that rejected the WAC […]

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State of the WAC: WAC Winners and Losers

Nov 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Editorial, Featured News, WAC Expansion & Realignment

State of the WAC – Part 3: WAC Winners and Losers The WAC realignment over the past few months has been filled with all sorts of drama. We’ve had a huge grab for regional power foiled at the last second by WAC members sabotaging from within. We’ve had recovery momentum build, new schools pledge allegiance […]

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State of the WAC: A Conference on Life Support

Nov 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Editorial, Featured News, WAC Expansion & Realignment

This weekend, I’ll be presenting a (3) part article on the state of the WAC. The first part will cover the current state of the WAC in regards to what has happened and what it all means. The second will cover what else we could see happen or in other words, what else could possibly […]

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State of the WAC: What Else Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Nov 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Editorial, Featured News, WAC Expansion & Realignment

State of the WAC – Part 2:What Else Could Possibly Go Wrong? The quick answer: EVERYTHING.  As we’ve seen in every other instance of conference realignment, there is always the impending “trickle down”. When one conference at the top of the pecking order makes a move, the next conference below follows and so on. For the […]

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