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  WACSports.com—Official Web Site of the Western Athletic Conference
Three of the four games in the WAC involve ranked teams as 19th-ranked Boise State is at Utah State, No. 12 Hawai‘i hosts Fresno State and Louisiana Tech is playing the number two...
A total of 13 WAC football players were named to the 2007 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District teams with five earning first-team honors.
SandD (W): WAC Swimming and Diving Athlete of the Week...
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  Western Athletic Conference - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Western Athletic Conference (commonly referred to as the WAC, pronounced "whack") was formed in 1962, making it the sixth oldest of the 11 College Athletic Conferences currently affiliated with the NCAA’s Division I-A. The WAC covers a broad expanse of the Western United States, with member institutions located in California, Hawai
When conference membership was cut in half in 1999 with the formation of the Mountain West Conference, the title game was discontinued and the league did away with the two-division format.
The winner of the WAC Basketball Tournament is guaranteed a spot in the NCAA Basketball Tournament every year.
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 Utah State University Accepts Western Athletic Conference Invitation :: USU and New Mexico State to join league for ...
The Western Athletic Conference, which is based in Englewood, Colo. (a suburb of Denver), current membership includes Boise State University, Fresno State University, University of Hawai'i, Louisiana Tech University, University of Nevada, Rice University, San Jose State University, Southern Methodist University, University of Texas at El Paso, and the University of Tulsa.
Paul Brechler was the WAC Commissioner from 1962-1968, Wiles Hallock from 1968-1971, Stan Bates from 1971-80, Dr. Joe Kearney from 1980-94 and Karl Benson from 1994 to the present.
However, a merger with the High Country Athletic Conference formed a single conference under one administrative structure, and the 1990-91 athletic year was the first in which both men and women competed under the WAC name.
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 Western Athletic Conference
July 27, 1962-The original charter for the Western Athletic Conference is signed by the presidents of the charter member universities.  Paul Brechler is named the WAC’s first commissioner.
August 13, 1992-The WAC is included in the Western Bowl Alliance, which guarantees at least one conference team an appearance in the Aloha and Copper Bowls for the next two years.
February 26, 1996-The WAC Council selects Pacific and Mountain as the names for the newly-created divisions to be instituted in 1996-97.
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 Western Athletic Conference - NCAA Football - WAC
The WAC is the sixth oldest among the nation’s 11 Division I-A conferences.
The WAC covers a broad expanse of the western United States, with member institutions located in California, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah.
The conference by and large is very competitive, and usually knocks off a top ranked squad every season whether it is on the football field or hardwood.
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 College Basketball Preview - Western Athletic Conference - HoopsVibe
As a result of losing forty percent of its members, the WAC has decided to fill in the gaps with cast-offs from other conferences as the New Mexico State Aggies join the fray from the Sun Belt, while the Idaho Vandals and the Utah State Aggies defect from the Big West.
According to the media poll conducted by the WAC in early October, Fazekas is not the only talent on the Pack roster as sophomore Ramon Sessions, the 2004-05 WAC Freshman of the Year, was named a preseason All-WAC First Teamer thanks to posting nine points, 5.2 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game as a freshman.
Millsap, who became the first WAC player to lead the NCAA in rebounding during his freshman year with 12.5 boards per outing, made sure that it wasn’t a fluke and turned the trick again last year with 12.4 rebounds per contest again.
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 University of Hawaii Athletics Department - News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
DENVER - The Western Athletic Conference released its 2003 all-WAC baseball teams and postseason awards, naming three Rainbows, Brent Cook, Jaziel Mendoza and Christopher George, to either the first or second team.
Cook also finished second in the conference, going 7-for-7 in stolen bases while leading the conference in overall walks (38) for the second straight season.
Conference Champion Rice had 11 players make All-WAC, including WAC Pitcher of the Year Jeff Niemann.
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 BYUCougars.com - Athletic Conferences
According to the MPSF's website, the conference was originally formed "to provide enhanced competition and championship opportunities for sports without conference affiliation, to contain the costs of competition, and to ensure the survival of sports impacted by Title IX and other fiscal pressures.
The WAC only fielded men's sports teams until 1990, when the High Country Athletic Conference (HCAC), a conference for women's sports, folded, and its teams brought their women's sports teams to the WAC.
Formed in 1909, the Rocky Mountain Conference was formed with the philosophy that the faculty of each school should be involved in determining conference regulations.
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 Western Athletic Conference — Infoplease.com
Western Athletic Conference - Western Athletic Conference Conference Overall W L PF PA W L PF PA *TCU 7 1 293 89 10 2 431 134...
Western Athletic Conference - Western Athletic Conference Conference Overall W L PF PA W L PF PA *La. Tech 7 1 311 223 7 5 406...
Western Athletic Conference - Western Athletic Conference Conference Overall Team W L Pct W L Pct *Utah 15 3.833 27 7.794 *New...
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 FresnoBee.com: Western Athletic Conference   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Considered the WAC Preseason Newcomer of the Year by some outlets, Cross was a huge player for Garden City Junior College a year ago when he gained 1,163 yards and 14 touchdowns in 10 games.
Pennyman, who was an all- conference performer in 2005, led the Aggies with 63 receptions for 741 yards and five scores, while Robinson chipped in with 43 catches for 661 yards and eight TDs as well.
Cantu, a senior this time around, has the sort of flexibility that says he can function well at any one of the five offensive line positions, a trait that makes him one of the stars for the offense even though he won't be credited with a single point or yard gained.
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 Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Western Washington clinched its fourth GNAC volleyball title and Northwest Nazarene improved its playoff hopes Thursday with Great Northwest Athletic Conference victories.
Western Washington, which won consecutive GNAC titles in 2001, 2003 and 2003 without losing a conference match, outhit WOU.231 to.145 and also outblocked the Wolves 10-3.
She tied for the Western Washington team lead in goals (7) and led the Vikings in assists (10) and points (24), finishing fourth in the conference in the latter category.
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 College Basketball Preview - Western Athletic Conference | KGET TV 17
NMSU led the WAC and was 25th in the nation in scoring with 78 ppg, but don't expect the number to be that great this season because there aren't as many lightweights on the upcoming schedule that won't be ready for the Aggies.
A fine alternative option behind Fazekas, the three-time WAC Player of the Year, Kemp did not shy away from hitting the glass, collecting more than four and a half rebounds per game for a team that was first in the WAC and 15th nationally with a rebounding margin of plus-6.5 rpg.
Of the unit's 61.5 ppg, last in the WAC and 291st in the nation, almost a third of those points came courtesy of Keoni Watson (18.1 ppg), but his departure means that it could get even worse for Idaho in 2007-08.
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 Western Athletic Conference Roundup
Kicker Roy Rios had given SMU (2-4, 1-2 Western Athletic Conference) a 20-13 lead with a 30-yard field goal with 14:05 remaining in the game.
TCU (0-5, 0-2 Western Athletic Conference) drove to the Rebels 17 with 37 seconds remaining in the game, but Michael Reeder's 34-yard field goal attempt missed to the left.
Denton threw TD passes of 1 and 28 yards to Todd Floyd and was 17 of 36 for 246 yards.
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 Eight Schools Leave Western Athletic Conference, 6/7/98
Among reasons the defecting universities cited for their departure was a lack of affinity among the 16 schools, a severe decline in revenues, the inability to attract larger revenues for televised games and possible erosion of fan support.
Karl Benson, WAC's commissioner, told the Chronicle of Higher Education that he was "shocked" by the announcement but suspects the schools' decision is based largely on money.
Universities remaining in the conference are California State University at Fresno; Rice, San Jose State, Southern Methodist and Texas Christian Universities; and the Universities of Hawaii at Manoa, Texas, El Paso and Tulsa.
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 WyomingAthletics.com : Traditions :: University of Wyoming : Official Athletic Site
An All-American and All-Western Athletic Conference performer, Dirks co-captained Wyoming's 1967 WAC Championship football team that finished fifth in the nation.
Jacoby was posthumously elected to the national Association of College Athletic Directors Hall of Fame and the Idaho Sports Hall of fame.
Winterholler, a native of Lovell, Wyoming, was an outstanding four-sport athlete, earning all-conference in football as a back, basketball as a forward, and baseball as a centerfielder from 1936 through 1939.
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 2007 WAC College Football Preview - Western Athletic Conference Previews and Predictions
You might not think that you know much about the Western Athletic Conference, but if you are even a somewhat committed fan of college football you probably know a bit about at least two of its teams.
In other words, the WAC may not be the highest profile conference out there, but it really has a lot to offer.
If the WAC has a problem it is that the quality drops off dramatically in the nine-team league after those top three or four programs.
www.docsports.com /current/wac-conference-preview.html   (753 words)

  
 Western Athletic Football Tickets (WAC) at StubHub!
The Boise State Broncos are the darlings of the Western Athletic Conference, having dominated last season with an 8-0 conference record on their way to a jaw-dropping win in the Fiesta Bowl.
Though the WAC was founded in the late 1960s, most of the teams joined the conference in the early 2000s, so rivalries are just beginning to develop some history.
Getting tickets to a Western Athletic Conference game will let you be a part of a conference football history that is growing by the season.
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 WDSU.com - College Football - College Football Preview: Western Athletic Conference
Boise States stranglehold on the rest of the conference came to an end last season, as Fresno States 27-7 win in November snapped the Broncos' 31-game WAC winning streak.
The Wolf Pack led the WAC in rushing defense, allowing only 91.5 yards per game after finishing eighth in the conference at 236 ypg the year before.
Fresno led the conference in passing defense last season and was the only team in the WAC to hold its opponents under 200 yards per game through the air.
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 The Statesman - Aggies to join Western Athletic Conference
President Kermit L. Hall and Athletics Director Rance Pugmire accepted the invitation from the chair of the WAC Board of Directors and University of Texas at El Paso President Dr. Diana Natalicio and WAC Commissioner Karl Benson.
The schools will begin competition in the 2005-06 season, with the exception of the USU women's gymnastics team which is a member of the Western Gymnastics Conference, and the indoor track and field team which is a member of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.
The WAC is currently composed of Boise State, Fresno State, the University of Hawaii, Louisiana Tech, the University of Nevada, Rice University, San Jose State, Southern Methodist University, the University of Texas at El Paso and the University of Tulsa.
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 WAC News
Tiffany ' 90 returns to alma mater, Enabenter-Omidiji heads east after WAC success George Mesthos Issue date: 8/31/06 Section: Sports Brown's various coaching staffs underwent a changing of the guard this...
Citing his commitment to the University of Nevada, Wolf Pack men's basketball coach Mark Fox has informed the University of Nebraska that he does not want to be a candidate for the school's head coaching...
The four-time defending WAC champion Boise State Broncos have been named the favorite in the 2006 Western Athletic Conference football media poll announced Tuesday at the conference's football preview being...
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 Scout.com: Scouting the Western Athletic Conference
The other eight members were at one time members of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association and later the Big West Conference.
Drisan James was the key receiver by the end of last season, and he could easily top 1,000 yards in receptions.
Athletics Director Chris Ault fired former coach Chris Tormey after 5-7 and 6-6 seasons in 2002 and 2003.
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 Hoopville - Western Athletic Conference
Rice, SMU, Tulsa and UTEP are leaving the WAC at the end of this season for Conference USA, with New Mexico State, Utah State and Idaho set to fill their vacancy.
The 11 match-ups for Bracket Buster Saturday will be determined from the pool of 64 teams by ESPN in conjunction with the conferences approximately three weeks prior to the event.
His fervor for Hawai'i basketball was slowed for the past few years by the effects of skin cancer, and Woolaway would return to his home during the WAC season.
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 ESPN.com: NCF - Western Athletic Conference
Take away the Texas schools -- save Rice -- and the WAC would have as squeaky-clean a reputation as the Ivy League.
Below is a list of programs cited for major violations since the NCAA made its strongest statement yet against cheating, the SMU "death penalty" case in 1987.
Payments ranged from $50 to $725 per month and occurred while SMU was on probation, making them eligible for the so-called "death penalty" as repeat violators.
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