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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

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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Great West All-Sports Conference Official

Jul 10th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured News, Great West Expansion & Realignment

Joining the Great West today is a sextet of universities — Utah Valley, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas Pan American, Houston Baptist and New Jersey Institute of Technology. Chicago State and Seattle are expected to follow soon into the Great West Conference; Cal State Bakersfield, Longhurst and Savannah State are said to have declined their […]

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UTPA to the Great West

Jul 8th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured News, Great West Expansion & Realignment

As mentioned in the CollegeSportsInfo.com post on UTPA & the Great West, there have been recent discussions by the Great West football conference about expanding to all sports. This came to be known with UT-PA seeking a conference home. Now it looks to be official: Action 4 Sports now has a date for an important […]

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UTPA Eyes Conference – Great West Considering All-Sports?

Jun 19th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured News, Great West Expansion & Realignment

The University of Texas-Pan American is looking west in its decade-long search for conference affiliation. Great West Commissioner Ed Grom said Tuesday he’s been working with UTPA and several other independent schools for six to eight weeks on adding an all-sports division under the umbrella of his conference, which is a five-team Football Championship Subdivision-only […]

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Utah Valley State College becomes Utah Valley University, July 1, 2008

Jun 24th, 2007 | By | Category: College Sports School News, Featured News, Great West Expansion & Realignment

Top Ten FAQ’s About UVU When will university status take effect? Answer: The legal name of the institution will remain Utah Valley State College until July 1, 2008, at which time it will become Utah Valley University. When will UVU diplomas be issued and can I get one even if I already graduated? Answer: University […]

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