September 6, 2009 |
Idaho 21, at New Mexico State 6: Nathan Enderle threw two touchdown passes and Princeton McCarty got most of his 96 yards rushing on one play as the Vandals their Western Athletic Conference and season opener. Former UCLA defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker was denied a victory in his debut as a head coach. at Fresno State 51, UC Davis 0: Ryan Mathews rushed for 106 yards and Ryan Colburn passed for 161 in his first career start as the Bulldogs routed the Aggies. Fresno State amassed 511 yards of total offense, including 310 on the ground.
August 19, 2010 |
Western Athletic Conference Commissioner Karl Benson Thursday called Fresno State and Nevada's announcement that they were leaving the WAC for the Mountain West "selfish actions. " The departures threw a monkey wrench into the BYU deal to join the WAC in all sports except football. The WAC is already losing Boise State to the Mountain West after the 2010 season. The departures of Nevada and Fresno State will leave the league with only six football-playing members. Benson made clear he was holding Fresno State and Nevada to the $5-million exit fee, payable "within 60 days" even though Nevada hadn't yet signed a formal agreement.
March 12, 1986
Anthony Watson of San Diego State has been named basketball player of the year in the Western Athletic Conference. Watson, a two-time all-WAC selection, led the conference in scoring with a 23.1 average. His overall average was 22.5. In Watson's final home game, he set a school record by scoring 54 points against United States International University. He holds the school career record for field goals made (702), is second in scoring (1,735) and fifth in free throws made (331).
March 5, 1986
San Diego State guard Anthony Watson was named to the All-Western Athletic Conference first team for the second consecutive season. Watson led the WAC in scoring with a 23.1 per game average. "After this type of season," Watson said, "you look forward to individual achievements." The Aztecs are 9-18 heading into their WAC tournament game against Utah at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Laramie, Wyo. SDSU forward Steffond Johnson, the leading rebounder in the WAC with a 8.
June 22, 1989
As a result of the Western Athletic Conference's merger with the High Country Athletic Conference Wednesday, six San Diego State women's teams will compete in the WAC starting in the fall of 1990, said Linda Keck, SDSU sports information assistant. San Diego State, currently a member of the Big West Conference, has seven women's teams, and all will remain in the Big West this coming school year. Women's soccer, a new program, will not join the WAC. "I'm real excited," said Rudy Suwara, SDSU's volleyball coach.
August 21, 1985 |
I think it is about time someone broke it to San Diego State that the Western Athletic Conference is no place to be. OK, break the news gently, maybe even sugarcoat it. But do it. Please. Here is a university veritably lost in an ungodly conference that spreads from Laramie, Wyo., to El Paso, Tex., to Honolulu. I can think of very few alliances that are more widespread, and one of them is the United Nations. None of them are collegiate conferences.