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UT Arlington to join WAC as non football member

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Not conditional on adding football but they seem to be heading that way.

The Big Sky wants to raid the WAC

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They are looking at ways to lure Idaho and Utah St back down to the FCS.

* Benson confirmed that the conference has three bowl tie-ins for 2011 and only one, the...

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* Benson confirmed that the conference has three bowl tie-ins for 2011 and only one, the Humanitarian, for 2012. * (When) asked what long-term league models have been discussed by the athletic directors and presidents, Benson specifically mentioned a WAC with 12 teams, at least 9 of which play football.

-Jon Wilner, Mercury News

The WAC officially invites Seattle to join

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This locks them into a Big East hybrid type conference, and they still need to add an 8th football school.

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WAC To Announce Further Expansion Plans Next Month

  Bumped to the front page. UPDATE: from collegesportsinfo.com Rob Spear was on KIDO yesterday and he said this about the recent meetings. 1 – The WAC 5 don’t want to add more SW schools (no to...

Sun Belt commissioner Wright Waters said North Texas, Arkansas State, Louisiana-Lafayette and...

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Sun Belt commissioner Wright Waters said North Texas, Arkansas State, Louisiana-Lafayette and Louisiana-Monroe are "not interested" in joining the WAC, which is searching to bolster its ranks even further after the recent additions of UTSA, Texas State and Denver. "All four have called and said, ‘Just to let you know, they’ve called, but we’re not interested,’" "I’m not worried about it. We’ve kind of moved on. There are other issues to worry about." One of those issues, he said, likely won’t be expansion, despite reports the league had entered into preliminary discussions with at least one potential addition. "I can tell you, beyond a shadow of a doubt, nobody in an official position has had any contact with anybody, (WAC member) Louisiana Tech or anybody else," Waters said. "We’re not afraid of that, but any expansion would have to bring huge value to our league."

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More WAC expansion talk...

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UTTER SHOCK-UT Arlington may add football to join the WAC with UTSA. All I can say is wow...

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Looking 'objectively' at the expansion candidates

Who will the 12th member of the Mountain West be? "The usual suspects of Utah State, SMU, UTEP and Houston will be brought up as the 12th team, so I guess stay tuned until January when that seems...

More Conference Expansion News

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After North Dakota joined the Big Sky Conference most assumed their border rival South Dakota would follow, however the Coyotes have declined the Big Sky's invitation. Like SDST and NDST, South Dakota will join the Missouri Valley Football Conference and elect to stay in the Summit League in all other sports. This move leaves the Big Sky with 11 all-sport members and 13 football members. The Summit League will remain stable with its 9 members, while the MVC will now be at 10. North Dakota may have a case of buyer's remorse after signing on with the Big Sky, and could be looking into joining the other 3 Dakotas in Summit league/MVC to reduce their travel costs and maintain its rivalries. The WAC's expansion plan seems to have settled on just adding UTSA, Texas St, and (non football school) Denver in order to hold open another spot in case Montana decides to upgrade. The only school left out of of this expansion shuffle for now is Seattle University, a non-football school, who may be targeted to join the WCC with the new addition of BYU or they could be invited to join Big Sky Conference as a 12th member in an attempt to even out the basketball schedule.

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