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April 20, 1990 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Because of ongoing athletic department financial difficulties, San Diego State is considering several options that would include leaving the Western Athletic Conference. Fred Miller, San Diego State athletic director, said Thursday that key SDSU boosters have received a letter from school President Thomas Day and will discuss various options the school is considering for its athletic future, at a breakfast meeting Monday.
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February 28, 2014 | By Dan Loumena
Fans spilled onto the court and several took part in a brawl that erupted after Utah Valley State defeated New Mexico State, 66-61 in overtime, with first place on the line in a Western Athletic Conference basketball game Thursday night. The altercation in Orem, Utah, was ignited by New Mexico State's K.C. Ross-Miller, who threw the basketball about 20 feet downcourt in apparent frustration after the buzzer sounded, striking Utah Valley State's Holton Hunsaker, the coach's son. D.K. Eldridge of New Mexico State became engulfed in a horde of students who had swarmed the court, most presumably to celebrate the victory while others took part in fisticuffs.
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October 15, 1989 | From Associated Press
Ty Detmer, the nation's leading passer, threw for three touchdowns and ran for another in leading No. 25 Brigham Young to a 45-16 Western Athletic Conference victory over Colorado State Saturday at Fort Collins, Colo. Before leaving midway through the fourth quarter, Detmer led the Cougars to a 38-16 margin, connecting on a four-yard toss to Smith in the opening seconds of the second quarter for BYU's first touchdown. Detmer, whose 163.
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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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October 8, 1989 | From Associated Press
Scott Mitchell threw six touchdown passes to lead Utah to a 50-45 Western Athletic Conference victory over Texas El Paso Saturday night at El Paso, Tex. The Utes, 2-4 overall and 1-2 in the WAC, and the Miners, 1-5 and 0-2, exchanged the lead eight times. The Miners led, 33-29, after three quarters, but Mitchell threw a two-yard pass to Clifton Smith early in the fourth quarter and followed on the next drive with a 20-yard scoring pass to Bryan Rowley.
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March 11, 1988 | CURT HOLBREICH, Times Staff Writer
The game was like a final reminder for Jim Brandenburg of how far he has come in one year since he left Wyoming for San Diego State. Last year, the Western Athletic Conference basketball tournament was the start of a trip that took his Wyoming team into the round of 16 in the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. tournament. Thursday afternoon, it was the end of his first losing season in 12 years as a college head coach.
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November 12, 1989 | From Associated Press
Wayne Lammle kicked a 48-yard field goal with 12 seconds left to give Utah a 41-39 Western Athletic Conference victory over New Mexico Saturday at Salt Lake City. The victory came despite record-setting performances by New Mexico's Jeremy Leach and Terance Mathis. Leach, from Granada Hills, passed for 622 yards, just missing the NCAA single-game record of 631, which Utah's Scott Mitchell set against Air Force in 1988.
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September 6, 1991 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eight of the nine Western Athletic Conference teams--all but San Diego State--opened their 1991 seasons last weekend, which means it is time to ask the annual question: Are they going to play defense in the WAC this year? Most likely, the answer will remain the same: Har-har!! Ho-ho!! Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! When it comes to defense, the conference's initials stand for "Without A Clue." Points allowed last week: Brigham Young, 44; Wyoming, 32; New Mexico, 35; Colorado State, 24; Air Force, 31.
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November 19, 1989 | From Associated Press
Ty Detmer passed for 358 yards and four touchdowns as No. 21 Brigham Young routed Utah, 70-31, Saturday in a Western Athletic Conference game at Provo, Utah. The victory avenged a 57-28 loss to the Utes last season. The Cougars, 9-2 overall and 5-1 in the conference, can clinch the WAC title and a berth in the Holiday Bowl with a victory at San Diego State next Saturday.
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May 12, 1985
Despite the best efforts of sprinter Hurbie Milner, San Diego State finished fourth Saturday at the Western Athletic Conference men's track and field championships. Milner ran the 100 meters in 10.45 seconds and the 200 in 21.08 to win both events for the second year in a row. He also ran a leg on the Aztecs' winning 400-relay unit. SDSU finished the two-day meet at Albuquerque, N.M., with 94.5 points. Brigham Young won with 188.
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July 28, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
No need to demand a refund from Athlon or Lindy's because those preseason magazines failed to pick football winners this year for the Western Athletic and Big East conferences. Football, in those leagues, has gone to the Big Coffin Corner Kick in the sky. These represent the most dramatic changes in the ongoing onslaught of conference reconfiguration. The good news is the Centers for Disease Control may finally have a handle on the exodus epidemic that has plagued college football since Miami, Virginia Tech and Boston College bolted the Big East for the Atlantic Coast nearly a decade ago. "Do you really think it's over?"
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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 14, 2010 | Wire reports
The Western Athletic Conference has filed a lawsuit to force Nevada and Fresno State to stay in the league through the 2011-12 school year before leaving for the Mountain West Conference. WAC Commissioner Karl Benson said Tuesday on a conference call that the league filed a complaint last week in Jefferson County District Court in Colorado. "The damages the WAC could incur if Fresno State and Nevada left early are very, very significant," Benson said. "That's what has driven this: to protect the assets of the WAC as a corporate entity.
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December 30, 2009
BOWLING GREEN (7-5) VS. IDAHO (7-5) Kickoff: Today, 1:30 PST, Bronco Stadium, Boise, Idaho. TV: ESPN. About Bowling Green: Freddie Barnes is the nation's leader in receptions per game (11.5) and is five catches short of breaking the NCAA FBS single-season receiving record of 142. About Idaho: The Vandals will be making their first bowl appearance since the 1998 Humanitarian Bowl. Bowl records: Bowling Green 4-4; Idaho 1-0. Previous meetings: None.
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April 5, 2008 | Mark Heisler
Ah, spring, when a young NBA player's fancy turns to fear, at least if he's in the West. I know this isn't a scoop, but it's not easy to bring key players back, and the Lakers are running out of time. But then, who isn't? Things are tough all over the West as the Lakers and Dallas Mavericks, for whom many of the same realities apply, could have told you before the Lakers won Friday's shootout, 112-108, and made things even tougher for the Mavericks.
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August 24, 2007 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
The Western Athletic Conference's original charter wasn't formalized in pencil, but South America has almost been more stable since 1962. None of the WAC's six original members is still in the league . . . but Louisiana Tech eventually worked its way in? The WAC would come to symbolize what the east thought of west-region football: it was lightweight, the Coors Field of conferences in that you couldn't trust its data. There are fewer jokes now, though, especially in Oklahoma.
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October 29, 1989 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Quarterback Tom Corontzos threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to halfback Dabby Dawson in the fourth quarter as Wyoming held on Saturday for a 24-23 victory over New Mexico in a Western Athletic Conference game at Albuquerque, N.M. The Cowboys' victory wasn't secure until New Mexico quarterback Jeremy Leach, passing for the two-point conversion attempt, hit the crossbar. Leach had thrown an 18-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Terance Mathis as time ran out to close the score to one point.
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October 25, 2004 | From Associated Press
Timmy Chang threw for 318 yards and two touchdowns while moving closer to becoming the NCAA's career passing yardage leader as Hawaii defeated San Jose State, 46-28, late Saturday night in Honolulu. Britton Komine had nine catches for 159 yards and two touchdowns for the Warriors (3-3 overall, 3-2 in the Western Athletic Conference). Chang, who was 25 for 39, could break the 13-year-old career passing mark this coming weekend at No. 19 Boise State.
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December 14, 2003 | Paul Gutierrez
Friday at Fresno State (2-4), 7 p.m. -- The Trojans will see a familiar face in Bulldog point guard Shantay Legans, the former USC-killer who transferred from California for his senior season. Legans is averaging 13 points and 6.7 assists. The Bulldogs lost three starters from last season's Western Athletic Conference title team, which couldn't play in the NCAA tournament because of sanctions. -- Paul Gutierrez
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