Wednesday, June 30, 2010

WAC To Consider University Of Denver

From: Denver Post
by Irv Moss

Western Athletic Conference commissioner Karl Benson issued a statement Tuesday saying that his league will operate with eight members through the 2012 season.

Benson said the decision by the league's board of governors includes all sports, including an option of adding a nonfootball program to the league.

"The University of Denver is a school we have evaluated and considered," Benson said. "One of the options we have looked at has been the admission of a nonfootball member. Any further discussions have been delayed now until at least July 1, 2012."

DU does not have a football program and competes in basketball in the Sun Belt Conference.

"There are several institutions without football in the Mountain and Pacific time zones that we could consider," Benson said.
WAC Members
Boise State (leaving for Mountain West)
Fresno State
Idaho
Louisiana Tech
Nevada
New Mexico State
San Jose State
Utah State

1 comment:

puck swami said...

I think the WAC would consider taking DU as a non-football member if Louisiana Tech leaves the WAC over the next 24 months.

The WAC has a decent brand name and fits DU's footprint, but the conference may be on unstable longterm ground due to football.

I still see DU pushing for the WCC, but the Summit League is also a possibility if the Sun Belt ever gets serious about kicking us out for not having the requisite number of SBC sports by 2013. Personally, I think the Sun Belt will keep us as long as we need a conference home.