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December 5, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
I know that when I think "west," I automatically think "Illinois," so it only makes sense that Chicago State announced on the Wednesday that it has joined the Western Athletic Conference. Apparently no schools from Maine were available. Although it seems an odd choice on the surface, Chicago State joining the WAC makes sense when you consider the WAC needed to add a team to keep its automatic qualifying berths for the NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments for another year.
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September 21, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Big West Conference football has come to town. Well, the remnants of it. New Mexico State dropped by the Rose Bowl on Saturday night to pick up a hefty check and, probably, another loss. Across town, Utah State gave USC everything it could handle before losing, 17-14. These schools are alumni of the Big West. The conference dropped football after the 2000 season, sending teams off into the wild. “I still follow the programs,” Big West Commissioner Dennis Farrell said.
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SPORTS
December 31, 1985
AIR FORCE Coach: Reggie Minton Last season's record: 8-20 overall, 2-14 WAC Outlook: The Falcons return 10 players from last season, including three starters. Maurice McDonald is leading Air Force in scoring for the second straight season. Jim Gulsvig, a reserve last season, is the Falcons' top rebounder. Guards Todd Beer and Mike Edwards are returning starters. Beer leads the team in assists and steals. BRIGHAM YOUNG Coach: Ladell Andersen Last season's record: 15-14, 9-7.
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March 27, 2013 | Patt Morrison
Soldier, Megan P. Tatu has your back. And just about anything else you might need. The two-star Army Reserve general has just taken charge of the 79th Sustainment Support Command, the modern iteration of an Army logistics branch that is a year older than the Declaration of Independence. The 79th is headquartered in Los Alamitos, not far from Tatu's Laguna Niguel home. Reservists are part-timers who, as Tatu says, give taxpayers 19% of the Army's strength for 4% of its budget. She's the highest-ranking woman commander in the reserves on the West Coast, at a moment when women in the military is a trending topic.
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September 6, 2009 | Associated Press
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.
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August 19, 2010 | Staff and wire reports
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.
SPORTS
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).
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
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August 21, 1985 | Dave Distel
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.
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December 5, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
I know that when I think "west," I automatically think "Illinois," so it only makes sense that Chicago State announced on the Wednesday that it has joined the Western Athletic Conference. Apparently no schools from Maine were available. Although it seems an odd choice on the surface, Chicago State joining the WAC makes sense when you consider the WAC needed to add a team to keep its automatic qualifying berths for the NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments for another year.
SPORTS
November 17, 2012
Utah State 48, at No. 19 Louisiana Tech 41 (OT): Kerwynn Williams scored on a four-yard touchdown run to give Aggies a lead in overtime and Utah State stopped the Bulldogs on four plays to clinch at least a share of the Western Athletic Conference championship. Chuckie Keeton threw for 340 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns for the Aggies (9-2, 5-0), who let a 24-point, third-quarter lead slip away against the Bulldogs (9-2, 4-1). A pass by Louisiana Tech's Colby Cameron was intercepted late in the second quarter, snapping his NCAA-record streak of 445 attempts without an interception.
SPORTS
November 10, 2010
The University of Denver, Texas San Antonio and Texas State will join the Western Athletic Conference in 2012-13 to offset the departures of Boise State, Fresno State and Nevada to the Mountain West, ESPN.com reported on Wednesday. Texas San Antonio, which needs official approval from the board of regents, and Texas State will join in all sports. Denver will join for all sports except for football because the Pioneers don't play at the FBS level. ESPN.com based its report on multiple sources.
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September 25, 2010 | Chris Dufresne
Reporting from Boise, Idaho It wasn't a perfect effort, something you'd enter in a football-playing contest, but Boise State did what it had to do Saturday night. It won, against a ranked opponent from a major conference, for the second time in three weeks — on national television. Boise State's 37-24 victory over Oregon State on the Bronco Stadium blue turf was the bookend piece to Labor Day's 33-30 victory over Virginia Tech. Now, though, there might be nothing left to prove.
SPORTS
August 20, 2010 | Wire services
Top-ranked Serena Williams has pulled out of the 2010 U.S. Open because she is still recovering from surgery on her right foot. Williams, who won her 13th grand slam event at Wimbledon earlier this year and is ranked No. 1 in the world, cut her foot on broken glass at a restaurant in July and has not played since. "It is with much frustration and deep sadness that I am having to pull out of the U.S. Open," Williams said on the tournament's website. "My doctors have advised against my playing so that my foot can heal.
SPORTS
August 19, 2010 | Staff and wire reports
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.
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March 6, 1986 | MARC APPLEMAN, Times Staff Writer
Creon Dorsey, Anthony Watson and John Martens have felt a bit nostalgic this week, but they could reminisce only among themselves. Remember the way San Diego State ran past New Mexico and shocked Texas-El Paso to win the Western Athletic Conference tournament in El Paso last March. Dorsey, Watson and Martens sure do. They went to the NCAA tournament while most of their current teammates were playing in state high school tournaments.
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September 9, 1992 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They will never forget the end. The quarterback cried his eyes out. The star running back sat on the bench, disbelieving. The senior offensive tackle was angry, as angry as any of his teammates had ever seen him. San Diego State 52. Brigham Young 52. November 16, 1991. It was the largest crowd to see a home Aztec game--56,737. Has the dust settled? The San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium grass is still smoking. The computers used that night are probably still burned out.
SPORTS
September 6, 2009 | Associated Press
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 2008 | Joe Holley, Holley writes for the Washington Post.
Martha S. Putney, a retired historian at Bowie State and Howard universities and the author of a book about African American women who served in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II, died Dec. 11 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at a hospice in Washington, D.C. She was 92. Putney's book "When the Nation Was in Need: Blacks in the Women's Army Corps During World War II" (1992) was a reflection of her own experience.
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