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The Western Athletic Conference
Western Athletic Conference
(WAC) is an American collegiate athletic conference formed on July 27, 1962 and affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association
National Collegiate Athletic Association
(NCAA) Division I. The WAC covers a broad expanse of the western United States, with member institutions located in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Utah, and Washington, along with the "non-western" states of Missouri
Missouri
and Illinois
Illinois
(traditionally associated with the Midwest), as well as Texas (traditionally associated with the Southwest). Due to most of the conference's football-playing members leaving the WAC for other affiliations, the conference discontinued football as a sponsored sport after the 2012–13 season and left the NCAA's Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly known as Division I-A). The WAC thus became the first Division I conference to drop football since the Big West in 2000. The WAC then added men's soccer and became one of the NCAA's eleven Division I non-football conferences.[1]

Contents

1 Members

1.1 Current members 1.2 Future member 1.3 Affiliate members 1.4 Former full members 1.5 Former affiliate members 1.6 Membership timeline

2 History

2.1 Formation 2.2 Success and first expansion 2.3 Second wave of expansion 2.4 Turbulence at the turn of the millennium 2.5 WAC in the 2000s 2.6 Membership changes and the elimination of football

3 Commissioners 4 Sports

4.1 Men's sponsored sports by school 4.2 Women's sponsored sports by school

5 Football 6 Men's basketball 7 Women's basketball 8 Baseball 9 Championships

9.1 Current champions 9.2 National championships

10 Facilities 11 Awards 12 Media

12.1 WAC Digital Network

13 References 14 External links

Members[edit] Current members[edit] The following institutions are the full members of the WAC for the 2016–17 academic year.

Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment Endowment Nickname Colors Joined WAC Titles[2]

California
California
State University, Bakersfield Bakersfield, California 1965 Public 8,720 $18,000,000 Roadrunners           2013 7

Chicago
Chicago
State University Chicago, Illinois 1867 Public 3,578 $3,000,000 Cougars           2013 0

Grand Canyon University Phoenix, Arizona 1949 Private 19,500 N/A Antelopes                2013 16

University of Missouri–Kansas City Kansas City, Missouri 1933 Public 16,160 $195,000,000 Kangaroos           2013 12

New Mexico
New Mexico
State University Las Cruces, New Mexico 1888 Public 18,497 $214,000,000 Aggies           2005 53

Seattle
Seattle
University Seattle, Washington 1891 Private 7,755 $211,000,000 Redhawks           2012 16

University of Texas
Texas
Rio Grande Valley Edinburg, Texas 1927 Public 29,045 $77,500,000 Vaqueros                2013 2

Utah
Utah
Valley University Orem, Utah 1941 Public 33,211 $48,000,000 Wolverines           2013 13

Notes

With the elimination of football as a WAC-sponsored sport, New Mexico State's football program has joined the Sun Belt as an associate member. In July 2015, UTPA merged with the University of Texas
Texas
at Brownsville to create the new University of Texas
Texas
Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV).[3] The University of Texas
Texas
System stated in July 2014 that "the UTPA athletics program will be converted into the athletics program at UTRGV."[4] On November 5, 2014, UTRGV's new nickname of Vaqueros was announced.[5] The founding date for UTRGV listed in this table reflects that of Edinburg College, the institution that eventually became UTPA. Chicago
Chicago
State's continued membership is problematic. Considering the school's current strained financial situation and the needs of the athletic program, in April 2016, the University Budget Committee recommended that the Athletic Department "... study the benefits of being Division I or another division." [6] Championships title totals are through Spring 2016. California
California
State University, Bakersfield will be leaving for the Big West Conference in 2020.[7][8]

Future member[edit]

Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment [9] Endowment (mil)[9] Nickname Colors Joining

California
California
Baptist University[10] Riverside, California 1950 Private 9,157 $41.0 Lancers           2018

Affiliate members[edit] The following 10 schools field programs in the WAC for sports not sponsored by their primary conferences.

Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment Nickname Primary Conference WAC Sport(s) Joined WAC Titles[2] Former Full Member

United States Air Force Academy (Air Force) Colorado Springs, Colorado 1955 Federal 4,413 Falcons Mountain West men's soccer, men's swimming 2013–14m.soc 2013–14m.sw 10 Y

California
California
State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State) Sacramento, California 1947 Public 27,972 Hornets Big Sky baseball 2005–06 6 N

Houston
Houston
Baptist University Houston 1960 Private 2,567 Huskies Southland men's soccer 2013–14 0 N

University of Idaho Moscow, Idaho 1889 Public 12,312 Vandals Big Sky women's swimming 2014–15 17 Y

University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio 1881 Private 8,455 Cardinals Southland men's soccer 2014–15 0 N

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Paradise, Nevada 1957 Public 29,069 Rebels Mountain West men's soccer, men's swimming 2013–14m.soc 2013–14m.sw 7 Y

Northern Arizona
Arizona
University Flagstaff, Arizona 1899 Public 18,824 Lumberjacks Big Sky women's swimming 2004–05 4 N

University of Northern Colorado Greeley, Colorado 1889 Public 10,097 Bears Big Sky baseball, women's swimming 2013–14bs. 2012–13w.sw 1 N

San Jose State University San Jose, California 1857 Public 30,448 Spartans Mountain West men's soccer 2013–14 18 Y

University of Wyoming Laramie, Wyoming 1886 Public 12,496 Cowboys Mountain West men's swimming 2013–14 24 Y

Notes

Four schools became affiliate members in men's soccer in July 2013; the WAC announced on January 9, 2013 that it would reinstate the sport, which it had sponsored from 1996 to 1999. Because the conference dropped football, it was necessary to add a new men's team sport to maintain its Division I status. It chose men's soccer because three of the confirmed members for 2013–14 (CSU Bakersfield, Grand Canyon, and Seattle) already sponsored the sport, and filled out its soccer ranks by attracting four schools from the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. Three of these schools have past WAC connections—former full members Air Force, UNLV and San Jose State.[11] After the WAC announced it would add men's soccer, the conference gained an eighth soccer school for the 2013 season when UMKC, which already sponsored the sport, joined. In addition, Utah Valley added the sport for 2014, UT-Pan American (now known as UT Rio Grande Valley) added it for 2015, and Chicago
Chicago
State is slated to add it for 2016. Four schools (three of which are former WAC full members: Air Force, UNLV and Wyoming; and North Dakota) became affiliate members in men's swimming and diving in July 2013; the WAC announced on May 16, 2013 that it would reinstate the sport, which it had sponsored from 1962 to 2000.[12] Northern Colorado joined the WAC for baseball for the 2014 season (2013–14 academic year).[13] Sacramento State was formerly an associate member of the WAC in baseball from 1992–93 to 1995–96. Championships title totals are through Fall 2014.

Former full members[edit] The WAC has 27 former full members.

Institution Nickname Location Founded Type Enrollment Joined Left WAC Titles[2] Current Primary Conference

United States Air Force Academy (Air Force) Falcons Colorado Springs, Colorado 1954 Federal 4,413 1980 1999 7 Mountain West

University of Arizona Wildcats Tucson, Arizona 1885 Public 39,236 1962 1978 18 Pac-12

Arizona
Arizona
State University Sun Devils Tempe, Arizona 1885 Public 59,794 1962 1978 29 Pac-12

Boise State University Broncos Boise, Idaho 1932 Public 22,678 2001 2011 33 Mountain West

Brigham Young University (BYU) Cougars Provo, Utah 1875 Private 34,130 1962 1999 193 WCC Division I FBS Independent

California
California
State University, Fresno (Fresno State) Bulldogs Fresno, California 1911 Public 22,565 1992 2012 78 Mountain West

Colorado State University Rams Fort Collins, Colorado 1870 Public 28,417 1967 1999 15 Mountain West

Denver
Denver
!University of Denver Pioneers Denver 1864 Private 11,476 2012 2013 7 Summit

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Rainbow Warriors & Rainbow Wahine Honolulu 1907 Public 20,435 1979 2012 62 Big West Mountain West (football only)

University of Idaho Vandals Moscow, Idaho 1889 Public 12,312 2005 2014 17 Big Sky

Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs (men's) Lady Techsters (women's) Ruston, Louisiana 1894 Public 11,581 2001 2013 30 C-USA

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Rebels Paradise, Nevada 1957 Public 28,203 1996 1999 2 Mountain West

University of Nevada, Reno Wolf Pack Reno, Nevada 1874 Public 18,227 2000 2012 22 Mountain West

University of New Mexico Lobos Albuquerque, New Mexico 1889 Public 35,211 1962 1999 46 Mountain West

Rice University Owls Houston 1912 Private 6,082 1996 2005 29 C-USA

San Diego
San Diego
State University Aztecs San Diego 1897 Public 28,789 1978 1999 20 Mountain West

San Jose State University Spartans San Jose, California 1857 Public 30,448 1996 2013 18 Mountain West

Southern Methodist University (SMU) Mustangs University Park, Texas 1911 Private 12,000 1996 2005 44 The American

Texas
Texas
Christian University (TCU) Horned Frogs Fort Worth, Texas 1873 Private 9,725 1996 2001 18 Big 12

University of Texas
Texas
at Arlington Mavericks Arlington, Texas 1895 Public 33,439 2012 2013 2 Sun Belt

University of Texas
Texas
at El Paso (UTEP) Miners El Paso, Texas 1914 Public 21,011 1967 2005 58 C-USA

University of Texas
Texas
at San Antonio (UTSA) Roadrunners San Antonio 1969 Public 30,474 2012 2013 2 C-USA

Texas
Texas
State University Bobcats San Marcos, Texas 1899 Public 34,229 2012 2013 3 Sun Belt

University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane Tulsa, Oklahoma 1894 Private 4,352 1996 2005 14 The American

University of Utah Utes Salt Lake City 1850 Public 32,388 1962 1999 68 Pac-12

Utah
Utah
State University Aggies Logan, Utah 1888 Public 28,796 2005 2013 32 Mountain West

University of Wyoming Cowboys & Cowgirls Laramie, Wyoming 1866 Public 12,496 1962 1999 24 Mountain West

Former affiliate members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment Nickname Primary Conference WAC Sport(s) Joined Left

Boise State University Boise, Idaho 1932 Public 22,678 Broncos Mountain West[fa 1] gymnastics 1990–91, 2012–13 1992–93, 2012–13

California
California
Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo) San Luis Obispo, California 1901 Public 20,186 Mustangs Big West baseball 1994–95 1995–96

California
California
State University, Bakersfield (Cal State Bakersfield) Bakersfield, California 1965 Public 8,720 Roadrunners WAC baseball, women's swimming 2012–13bs. 2012–13w.sm. 2012–13bs. 2012–13w.sm.

California
California
State University, Fullerton (Cal State Fullerton) Fullerton, California 1959 Public 38,128 Titans Big West[fa 2] gymnastics 2005–06 2010–11

California
California
State University, Northridge (Cal State Northridge) Northridge, California 1958 Public 38,310 Matadors Big Sky baseball 1992–93 1995–96

Sacramento State ! California
California
State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State) Sacramento, California 1947 Public 27,972 Hornets Big Sky[fa 3] gymnastics 2005–06 2012–13

Dallas
Dallas
Baptist University Dallas 1898 Private 5,422 Patriots Heartland (NCAA Division II)[fa 4] baseball 2012–13 2012–13

Denver
Denver
!University of Denver Denver 1864 Private 11,476 Pioneers Summit[fa 5] gymnastics 2011–12 2011–12

Drury University Springfield, Missouri 1873 Private 5,474 Panthers Great Lakes (GLVC) (NCAA Division II) men's soccer 1999–2000 1999–2000

Grand Canyon University Phoenix, Arizona 1949 Private, For-profit 17,650 Antelopes WAC baseball 1994–95 1997–98

Hawaii Hilo !University of Hawaii at Hilo (Hawaii–Hilo) Hilo, Hawaii 1901 Public 20,186 Vulcans Pacific West (NCAA Division II) baseball 1999–2000 2000–01

North Dakota !University of North Dakota Grand Forks, North Dakota 1883 Public 15,250 Fighting Hawks Big Sky[fa 6] baseball, men's swimming, women's swimming 2013–14bs. 2013–14m.sm. 2011–12w.sm. 2015–16bs. 2016–17m.sm. 2016–17w.sm.

San Diego
San Diego
!University of San Diego San Diego 1949 Private 8,105 Toreros West Coast[fa 7] women's swimming 2004–05 2009–10

Southern Utah
Utah
University Cedar City, Utah 1897 Public 8,297 Thunderbirds Big Sky[fa 1] gymnastics 1990–91, 2005–06 1992–93, 2012–13

^ a b Neither the Big Sky Conference
Big Sky Conference
nor the MW sponsors women's gymnastics. Boise State and Southern Utah
Utah
house that sport in the Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference. ^ Cal State Fullerton no longer sponsors women's gymnastics. ^ The Big Sky Conference
Big Sky Conference
does not sponsor women's gymnastics. Sacramento State houses that sport in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. ^ The Dallas
Dallas
Baptist baseball team currently competes as a single-sport member of the Missouri
Missouri
Valley Conference. ^ The Summit League
Summit League
does not sponsor women's gymnastics. Denver
Denver
houses that sport in the Big 12 Conference. ^ North Dakota no longer sponsors any of the sports it housed in the WAC. ^ The WCC does not sponsor women's swimming and diving. San Diego houses that sport in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.

Membership timeline[edit]

Full members Full members (non-football) Other conference Other conference Associate Member

Prior to the 1996–97 season, both Air Force and Hawaii had most to all of their women's sports competing in other conferences before joining the WAC full-time with their men's sports counterparts. At that time, Air Force was in the Colorado Athletic Conference, and Hawaii was in the Big West Conference.

History[edit] Formation[edit]

Arizona

Arizona
Arizona
State

BYU

New Mexico

Utah

Wyoming

Locations of WAC founding schools

The WAC formed out of a series of talks between Brigham Young University athletic director Eddie Kimball and other university administrators from 1958 to 1961 to form a new athletic conference that would better fit the needs and situations of certain universities which were at the time members of the Border, Skyline, and Pacific Coast Conferences. Potential member universities who were represented at the meetings included BYU, Washington State, Oregon, Oregon State, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Arizona
Arizona
State, and Wyoming. While the three Washington and Oregon schools elected to stay in a revamped Pac-8 Conference that replaced the scandal-plagued PCC, the remaining six schools formed the WAC. The Border and Skyline conferences, having each lost three of their stronger members, dissolved at the end of the 1961–62 season. The charter members of the WAC were Arizona, Arizona State, BYU, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. New Mexico
New Mexico
State and Utah State applied for charter membership and were turned down; they would eventually become WAC members 43 years later. Success and first expansion[edit] The conference proved to be an almost perfect fit for the six schools from both a competitive and financial standpoint. Arizona
Arizona
and Arizona State, in particular, experienced success in baseball with Arizona garnering the 1963 College World Series
College World Series
(CWS) runner-up trophy and ASU winning the CWS in 1965, 1967, and 1969. Colorado State and Texas-El Paso (UTEP), at that time just renamed from Texas
Texas
Western College, joined in 1967 to bring membership up to eight. With massive growth in the state of Arizona, the balance of WAC play in the 1970s became increasingly skewed in favor of the Arizona schools, who won or tied for all but two WAC football titles from 1969 onward. In the summer of 1978, the two schools left the WAC for the Pac-8, which became the Pac-10, and were replaced in the WAC by San Diego State and, one year later, Hawaii. The WAC further expanded by adding Air Force in the summer of 1980. A college football national championship won by Brigham Young in 1984 added to the WAC's reputation as one of the best NCAA Division I
NCAA Division I
conferences. This nine-team line-up of the WAC defined the conference for nearly 15 years. Second wave of expansion[edit] Fresno State expanded its athletic program in the early 1990s and was granted membership in 1992 as the nationwide trend against major college programs independent of conferences accelerated. The WAC merged with the High Country Athletic Conference, a parallel organization to the WAC for women's athletics, in 1990 to unify both men's and women's athletics under one administrative structure.

⇙ Hawaii

Fresno State

San Diego
San Diego
State

San Jose State

UNLV

Air Force

Colorado State

Wyoming

BYU

New Mexico

Utah

UTEP

Tulsa

TCU

SMU

Rice

Locations of WAC member schools during the four-pod system in effect from 1996 to 1999

In 1996, the WAC expanded again, adding six schools to its ranks for a total of sixteen. Rice, TCU, and SMU joined the league from the Southwest Conference, which had disbanded. Big West Conference
Big West Conference
members San Jose State and UNLV were also admitted, as well as Tulsa from the Missouri
Missouri
Valley Conference.[14] Also, two WAC members for men's sports at the time, Air Force and Hawaiʻi, brought their women's sports into the WAC. With the expansion, the WAC was divided into two divisions, the Mountain and the Pacific. To help in organizing schedules and travel for the farflung league, the members were divided into four quadrants of four teams each, as follows:[14]

Quadrant 1 Quadrant 2 Quadrant 3 Quadrant 4

Hawaiʻi UNLV BYU Tulsa

Fresno State Air Force Utah TCU

San Diego
San Diego
State Colorado State New Mexico SMU

San Jose State Wyoming UTEP Rice

Quadrant one was always part of the Pacific Division, and quadrant four was always part of the Mountain Division. Quadrant two was part of the Pacific Division for 1996 and 1997 before switching to the Mountain Division in 1998, while the reverse was true for quadrant three. The scheduled fourth year of the alignment was abandoned after eight schools left to form the Mountain West Conference.[citation needed] The division champions in football met from 1996 to 1998 in the WAC Championship Game, held at Sam Boyd Stadium
Sam Boyd Stadium
(also known as the Silver Bowl) in the Las Vegas Valley. Turbulence at the turn of the millennium[edit] Increasingly, most of the older, pre-1996 members —particularly Air Force, BYU, Colorado State, Utah, and Wyoming— felt chagrin at this new arrangement. Additional concerns centered around finances, as the expanded league stretched from Hawaiʻi to Oklahoma and now included four time zones in nine states. With such a far-flung league, travel costs became a concern. The presidents of Air Force, BYU, Colorado State, Utah, and Wyoming met in 1998 at Denver
Denver
International Airport and agreed to split off to form a new league. The breakaway group invited old-line WAC schools New Mexico
New Mexico
and San Diego
San Diego
State and newcomer UNLV to join them in the new Mountain West Conference, which began competition in 1999.[14] A USA Today article summed up the reasons behind the split. "With Hawaii and the Texas
Texas
schools separated by about 3,900 miles and four time zones, travel costs were a tremendous burden for WAC teams. The costs, coupled with lagging revenue and a proposed realignment that would have separated rivals such as Colorado State and Air Force, created unrest among the eight defecting schools."[15][16] BYU and Utah
Utah
would later leave the MWC for the West Coast Conference and Pac-12 Conference, respectively; BYU football is an FBS independent. WAC in the 2000s[edit]

⇙ Hawaii

Fresno State

San Jose State

Boise State

Louisiana Tech

Idaho

New Mexico
New Mexico
State

Utah
Utah
State

Nevada

Locations of WAC full members from 2005 through 2011

In 2000, the University of Nevada, Reno
University of Nevada, Reno
(Nevada) of the Big West joined as part of its plan to upgrade its athletic program. TCU left for Conference USA
Conference USA
in 2001 (it would later leave C-USA to become the ninth member of the Mountain West in 2005, and joined the Big 12 in 2012). The Big West announced that it would drop football after the 2000 season, but four of its football-playing members (Boise State, Idaho, New Mexico
New Mexico
State, and Utah
Utah
State) were unwilling to drop football. Boise State was invited to join the WAC and promptly departed the Big West, while New Mexico
New Mexico
State and Idaho joined the Sun Belt Conference (NMSU as a full member, Idaho as a "football only" member) and Utah State operated as an independent D-IA program. At the same time, Louisiana Tech (LA Tech) ended its independent D-IA status and also accepted an invitation to join the WAC with Boise State. In 2005, Conference USA
Conference USA
sought new members to replenish its ranks after losing members to the Big East, which had lost members to the ACC. Four WAC schools, former SWC schools Rice and SMU, as well as Tulsa and UTEP, joined Conference USA. In response, the WAC added Idaho, New Mexico
New Mexico
State, and Utah
Utah
State – all former Big West schools which left the conference in 2000 along with Boise State when that conference dropped football. The three new schools were all land grant universities, bringing the conference total to five (Nevada and Hawaiʻi). Membership changes and the elimination of football[edit] Main article: 2010–13 Western Athletic Conference
Western Athletic Conference
realignment See also: 2010–2014 NCAA conference realignment The decade of the 2010s began with a series of conference realignment moves that would have trickle-down effects throughout Division I football, and profoundly change the membership of the WAC. Boise State decided to move to the Mountain West Conference
Mountain West Conference
(MW) for the 2011–12 season,[17] and to replace departing BYU, the MW also recruited WAC members Fresno State and Nevada for 2012–13.[18][19] WAC commissioner Karl Benson courted several schools to replace those leaving, including the University of Montana, which declined,[20][21] as well as the University of Denver, University of Texas
Texas
at San Antonio (UTSA), and Texas
Texas
State University-San Marcos, which all accepted effective 2012–13.[22] But the resulting eastward shift of the conference's geographic center led Hawaiʻi to reduce travel expenses by becoming a football-only member of the MW and joining the California-based Big West Conference for all other sports.[23][24] Further invitations were then issued by the WAC to Seattle
Seattle
University[25] and the University of Texas
Texas
at Arlington.[26] These changes meant that the conference would have 10 members for 2012–13,[27] seven of which sponsored football, and Benson announced that the WAC planned to add two additional football-playing members to begin competition in 2013.[28] A further boost came when Boise State decided to join the Big East in football, and return to the WAC in most other sports, as of the 2013–14 academic year.[29] So by the end of 2011, the WAC seemed to have weathered the latest round of conference changes, and once again reinvented itself for the future.

Cal State Bakersfield

Chicago
Chicago
State

Grand Canyon

UMKC

New Mexico
New Mexico
State

Seattle

UTRGV

Utah
Utah
Valley

California
California
Baptist

Locations of current & future WAC full members: Blue=current

But from this seemingly strong position, early 2012 brought forth a series of moves that shook the conference to its very core, beginning with Utah
Utah
State and San Jose State accepting offers to join the MW.[30] Four similar announcements followed with UTSA and Louisiana Tech jumping to Conference USA, plus Texas
Texas
State and UT Arlington heading to the Sun Belt Conference, all as of 2013–14.[31][32][33][34][35][36] Boise State also canceled plans to rejoin the WAC, instead opting to place its non-football sports in the Big West Conference, before eventually deciding to simply remain in the MW.[37][38] These changes left the WAC's viability as a Division I football conference in grave doubt. The two remaining football-playing members, New Mexico
New Mexico
State and Idaho, began making plans to compete in future seasons as FBS Independents;[39][40] they ultimately spent only the 2013 season as independents, rejoining their one-time football home of the Sun Belt as football-only members in 2014.[41] In order to rebuild, as well as forestall further defections, the conference was forced to add two schools— Utah
Utah
Valley University and CSU Bakersfield—which were invited in October 2012 to join the WAC in 2013–14,[42] but this did not prevent two more members from leaving. Denver
Denver
decided to take most of its athletic teams to The Summit League
Summit League
as of the 2013–14 season,[43] shortly after Idaho opted to return all of its non-football sports to the Big Sky Conference in 2014–15.[44] The conference responded over the next two months by adding Grand Canyon University,[45] Chicago
Chicago
State University,[46] and the University of Texas-Pan American.[47][48] Then, in February 2013, the WAC announced the University of Missouri–Kansas City would join in the summer of 2013 as well.[49] These changes would put the conference's membership at eight members by 2014 with only one, New Mexico
New Mexico
State, having been in the WAC just three years earlier. Due to losing the majority of its football-playing members, the WAC would stop sponsoring the sport after the 2012–13 season, thereby becoming a non-football conference.[1] While the WAC has had no changes in its core membership since the departure of Idaho, one member school has changed its identity. In 2013, the University of Texas
Texas
System announced that Texas–Pan American would merge with the University of Texas
Texas
at Brownsville; the new institution, the University of Texas
Texas
Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), began operation for the 2015–16 school year. UTRGV inherited UTPA's athletic program and WAC membership. In January 2017, the WAC announced that California
California
Baptist University would transition from NCAA Division II
NCAA Division II
and join the conference in 2018.[10] Commissioners[edit]

Years Commissioners

1962–1968 Paul Brechler

1968–1971 Wiles Hallock

1971–1980 Stan Bates

1980–1994 Joseph Kearney

1994–2012 Karl Benson

2012–present Jeff Hurd

Sports[edit] The Western Athletic Conference
Western Athletic Conference
currently sponsors championship competition in nine men's and ten women's NCAA sanctioned sports.[50] Nine schools are currently Associate members in four sports.

Teams in Western Athletic Conference
Western Athletic Conference
competition

Sport Men's Women's

Baseball

9

-

Basketball

8

8

Cross country

7

8

Golf

7

8

Soccer

11

8

Softball

-

6

Swimming & Diving

6

6

Tennis

6

6

Track and field (indoor)

7

8

Track and field (outdoor)

7

8

Volleyball

-

8

Men's soccer was a newly sponsored sport for 2013–14; UTRGV will add it for 2015, and Chicago
Chicago
State is also to add it. In softball, the WAC has six softball members; however, because softball-sponsoring Grand Canyon is reclassifying from Division II to Division I, it is not eligible for the conference tournament.

Men's sponsored sports by school[edit]

School Baseball Basketball Cross Country Golf Soccer Swimming & Diving Tennis Track & Field (Indoor) Track & Field (Outdoor) Total WAC Sports

Cal State Bakersfield

Y

Y

N

N[a]

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

6

Chicago
Chicago
State

Y

Y

Y

Y

N[b]

N

Y

Y

Y

7

Grand Canyon

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

9

UMKC

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

7

New Mexico
New Mexico
State

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

N

Y

N

N

5

Seattle

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

9

UTRGV

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

8

Utah
Utah
Valley

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

N

Y

Y

7

Totals

7+2[c]

8

7

7

6+5[d]

3+3[e]

6

7

7

58+10

Future Member

California
California
Baptist Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y 7

^ CSUB discontinued men's golf in June, 2017. ^ Chicago
Chicago
State was expected to add men's soccer by 2014. The school budgeted the sport for the 2016–17 school year. However, the ongoing State of Illinois
Illinois
budgetary crisis and the school's own critical financial problems have set this back once more. With the school's current financial situation and the needs of the athletic program, in April 2016, the University Budget Committee recommended that the Athletic Department "... study the benefits of being Division I or another division." [6] ^ Affiliates Northern Colorado and Sacramento State. ^ Affiliates Air Force, Houston
Houston
Baptist, Incarnate Word, San Jose State, and UNLV. ^ Affiliates Air Force, UNLV, and Wyoming.

Men's varsity sports not sponsored by the Western Athletic Conference which are played by WAC schools

School Football Volleyball Water Polo Wrestling

Cal State Bakersfield No No No Pac-12

Grand Canyon No MPSF No No

New Mexico
New Mexico
State Sun Belt (FBS independent in 2018) No No No

Utah
Utah
Valley No No No Big 12

California
California
Baptist No No[a] WWPA No

^ California
California
Baptist sponsored men's volleyball when it was announced as an incoming member, playing that sport in the MPSF, but dropped the sport after the 2017 season.[51]

Women's sponsored sports by school[edit]

School Basketball Cross Country Golf Soccer Softball Swimming & Diving Tennis Track & Field (Indoor) Track & Field (Outdoor) Volleyball Total WAC Sports

Cal State Bakersfield

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

9

Chicago
Chicago
State

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

8

Grand Canyon

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

10

UMKC

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

9

New Mexico
New Mexico
State

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

10

Seattle

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

10

UTRGV

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

8

Utah
Utah
Valley

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

N

Y

Y

Y

8

Totals

8

8

8

8

6

4+2[a]

6

8

8

8

72+2

Future Member

California
California
Baptist Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y 8

^ Affiliates Northern Arizona
Arizona
and Northern Colorado.

Women's varsity sports not sponsored by the Western Athletic Conference which are played by WAC schools

School Beach Volleyball Equestrian Rowing Water Polo

Cal State Bakersfield Independent No No No[a]

Grand Canyon Independent No No No

New Mexico
New Mexico
State No Independent No No

Seattle No No WIRA No

California
California
Baptist No[b] No No GCC

^ CSUB discontinued women's water polo in June, 2017, redistributing its funding to other sports.[52] ^ At the time California
California
Baptist announced the demise of its men's volleyball program, it also announced that it would replace that sport with beach volleyball. No date for the start of play has been set.[51]

Football[edit] Main article: Western Athletic Conference
Western Athletic Conference
football The WAC sponsored football from its founding in 1962 through the 2012 season. However, the defection of all but two football-playing schools to other conferences caused the conference to drop sponsorship after fifty-one years.[53] Men's basketball[edit]

Team First Season All-Time Record All-Time Win % NCAA Tournament Appearances NCAA Tournament Record Arena Head Coach

New Mexico
New Mexico
State 1905 1329–1018–2 .566 18 10–20 Pan American Center Chris Jans

Seattle 1946 978–874 .528 11 10–13 KeyArena Cameron Dollar

Grand Canyon 2013 103-58 .639 0 0–0 GCU Arena Dan Majerle

Utah
Utah
Valley 2004 [54] 234–194 .547 0 0–0 UCCU Center Mark Pope

UTRGV 1968 599-804 .427 0 0–0 UTRGV Fieldhouse Lew Hill

WAC tournament Main article: WAC Men's Basketball Tournament Rivalries Men's basketball rivalries involving WAC teams include:

Teams Meetings Record Series Leader Current Streak

New Mexico
New Mexico
State New Mexico 208 95–113 New Mexico New Mexico
New Mexico
State Won 2

New Mexico
New Mexico
State UTEP 200 102–98 New Mexico
New Mexico
State New Mexico
New Mexico
State Won 6

Awards Main article: Western Athletic Conference
Western Athletic Conference
Men's Basketball Player of the Year Women's basketball[edit]

Team First Season All-Time Record All-Time Win % NCAA Tournament Appearances NCAA Tournament Record Arena Head Coach

New Mexico
New Mexico
State 1973 437–406 .518 4 0–4 Pan American Center Mark Trakh

Seattle 1978 – . 1 0–1 Connolly Center Joan Bonvicini

WAC tournament Main article: WAC Women's Basketball Tournament Rivalries Women's basketball rivalries involving WAC teams include:

Teams Meetings Record Series Leader Current Streak

Baseball[edit] The WAC has claimed seven NCAA baseball national championships. The most recent WAC national champion is the 2008 Fresno State Bulldogs baseball team. WAC tournament Main article: Western Athletic Conference
Western Athletic Conference
Baseball Tournament Championships[edit] Current champions[edit] Source:[55]

For the sports in which the WAC recognizes both a regular-season and a postseason champion:

(RS) indicates regular-season champion. (P) indicates postseason champion.

For other sports, only a postseason champion is recognized.

Season Sport Men's champion Women's champion

Fall 2016 Cross country UMKC Utah
Utah
Valley

Soccer Utah
Utah
Valley (RS) UNLV (P) Seattle
Seattle
(RS & P)

Volleyball — New Mexico
New Mexico
State (RS) UTRGV (P)

Winter 2016–17 Indoor Track & Field Grand Canyon Grand Canyon

Swimming & Diving Air Force Northern Arizona

Basketball CSU Bakersfield (RS) New Mexico
New Mexico
State (P) New Mexico
New Mexico
State (RS & P)

Spring 2017 Golf Seattle New Mexico
New Mexico
State

Tennis New Mexico
New Mexico
State (RS) UMKC (P) Grand Canyon (RS) UMKC (P)

Softball — Grand Canyon (RS) New Mexico
New Mexico
State (P)

Outdoor Track & Field UMKC UMKC

Baseball Grand Canyon(RS) Sacramento St (P) —

National championships[edit] The following teams have won NCAA national championships while being a member of the WAC:

Arizona
Arizona
– baseball (1976) Arizona
Arizona
State – baseball (1965, 1967, 1969, 1977) BYU – men's track & field (shared the national title in 1970) BYU – men's golf (1981) BYU – women's cross country (1997) Fresno State – softball (1998) Fresno State – baseball (2008) Rice – baseball (2003) UTEP – NCAA Division I
NCAA Division I
Men's Cross Country (1969, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1981) UTEP – NCAA Division I
NCAA Division I
Men's Indoor Track and Field (1974,1975,1976,1978,1980,1981,1982) UTEP – NCAA Division I
NCAA Division I
Men's Outdoor Track and Field (1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982) UNLV – men's golf (1998)

The WAC has also produced one AP national champion in football:

BYU (1984)

The following teams won AIAW (and forerunner DGWS) women's national championships while their universities were members of the WAC:

Arizona
Arizona
State (15) – swimming (8), badminton (4), softball (2), golf (1) Utah
Utah
(3) – cross country (Div. II), gymnastics, skiing UTEP (1) – indoor track and field

See also: List of NCAA schools with the most NCAA Division I championships and List of NCAA schools with the most Division I national championships Facilities[edit] Departing member Cal State Bakersfield in pink; future member California
California
Baptist in gray.

School Soccer stadium Capacity Basketball arena Capacity Softball
Softball
park Capacity Baseball park Capacity

Full members

Cal State Bakersfield CSUB Main Soccer Field 7003250000000000000♠2,500 Icardo Center
Icardo Center
/ Rabobank Arena 7003380000000000000♠3,800 / 7004100000000000000♠10,000 Roadrunner Softball
Softball
Complex 7002500000000000000♠500[56] Hardt Field* 7002900000000000000♠900

California
California
Baptist CBU Soccer Field N/A CBU Events Center 7003505000000000000♠5,050[57] John C. Funk Stadium 7002500000000000000♠500[58] James W. Totman Stadium 7002800000000000000♠800[58]

Chicago
Chicago
State Kroc Stadium 7002500000000000000♠500 Jones Convocation Center 7003700000000000000♠7,000

Non-softball school

Chicago
Chicago
State University Baseball Stadium 7003100000000000000♠1,000[59]

Grand Canyon GCU Soccer Field 2,800 seats 6,000 cap. GCU Arena 7003700000000000000♠7,000[60] Stapleton-Pierson Stadium 7002300000000000000♠300[61] Brazell Stadium 7003150000000000000♠1,500

UMKC Durwood Soccer Stadium 7002850000000000000♠850 Municipal Auditorium 7003998700000000000♠9,987[62] Missouri
Missouri
3&2 Complex 7002350000000000000♠350

Non-baseball school

New Mexico
New Mexico
State Aggie Soccer Field 7003125300000000000♠1,253 Pan American Center 7004124820000000000♠12,482[63] NMSU Softball
Softball
Complex 7003105000000000000♠1,050 Presley Askew Field 7003100000000000000♠1,000

Seattle Championship Field 7002650000000000000♠650 KeyArena 7004170720000000000♠17,072 Logan Field at Seattle University
Seattle University
Park 7002250000000000000♠250 Bannerwood Park 7002700000000000000♠700[64]

UTRGV UTRGV Soccer and Track & Field Complex[65] 7003155500000000000♠1,555 UTRGV Fieldhouse 7003250000000000000♠2,500[66]

Non-softball school

UTRGV Baseball Stadium 7003400000000000000♠4,000

Utah
Utah
Valley Clyde Field 7003100000000000000♠1,000 UCCU Center 7003850000000000000♠8,500 Wolverine Field 7002500000000000000♠500 UCCU Ballpark 7003500000000000000♠5,000

Note: KeyArena
KeyArena
is configured for 8,901 capacity for Seattle
Seattle
games. Seattle
Seattle
U also plays multiple home games at the Connolly Center (capacity 999) during the season as well.

School Soccer stadium Capacity Baseball park Capacity

Affiliate members

Air Force USAFA Soccer Stadium 7003100000000000000♠1,000 Soccer-only member

Houston
Houston
Baptist Sorrels Field 7002500000000000000♠500 Soccer-only member

Incarnate Word Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium 7003600000000000000♠6,000 Soccer-only member

UNLV Peter Johann Memorial Field 7003250000000000000♠2,500 Soccer-only member

Northern Colorado Baseball-only member Jackson Field 7003150000000000000♠1,500

Sacramento State Baseball-only member John Smith Field* 7003120000000000000♠1,200

San Jose State Spartan Soccer Field 7002500000000000000♠500[67] Soccer-only member

Awards[edit] Commissioner's Cup The WAC awards its Commissioner's Cup to the school that performs the best in each of the conference's 19 men's and women's championships. Joe Kearney Award Named in honor of former WAC commissioner Dr. Joseph Kearney, the awards are given annually to the top male and female WAC athlete. The various WAC member institutions Athletics Directors select the male award winner, while the WAC member instituitions Senior Women's Administrators choose the female honoree. Stan Bates Award The award is named in honor of former WAC Commissioner Stan Bates and honors the WAC's top male and female scholar-athletes, recognizing the recipients’ athletic and academic accomplishments. In addition, the awards carry a $3,000 postgraduate scholarship. Media[edit] WAC Digital Network[edit] In 2014–15, the WAC initiated a new digital network to give fans high quality streaming internet access to many of its regular season games and postseason championships including volleyball, soccer, swimming and diving, basketball, softball and baseball. [68] References[edit]

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CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners (leaving in 2020) Chicago
Chicago
State Cougars Grand Canyon Antelopes New Mexico
New Mexico
State Aggies Seattle
Seattle
Redhawks UMKC Kangaroos Utah
Utah
Valley Wolverines UTRGV Vaqueros

Future member

California
California
Baptist Lancers (joining in 2018)

Affiliate members

Air Force Falcons
Air Force Falcons
(men's soccer, men's swimming & diving) Houston
Houston
Baptist Huskies (men's soccer) Incarnate Word Cardinals
Incarnate Word Cardinals
(men's soccer) Northern Arizona
Arizona
Lumberjacks (women's swimming & diving) Northern Colorado Bears
Northern Colorado Bears
(baseball, women's swimming & diving) Sacramento State Hornets
Sacramento State Hornets
(baseball) San Jose State Spartans
San Jose State Spartans
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UNLV Rebels
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