July 28, 2013 |
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?"
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.
September 14, 2010 |
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.
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.
April 5, 2008 |
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.
August 24, 2007 |
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.