Western Athletic Conference Circa 2004


 

For a number of years this was the official site for the Western Athletic Conference. The Western Athletic Conference is an American collegiate athletic conference formed on July 27, 1962 and affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I.
Content is from the site's 2004 archived pages providing a glimpse of what this site offered its readership.

The current site for the Western Athletic Conference is found at: http://wacsports.com/

 

About the WAC

June 29, 2004

History of the WAC

The Western Athletic Conference features some of the most exciting competition at some of the most diverse campuses in the nation. With 10 members in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Idaho, Nevada, California and Hawaii, the WAC continues to build upon its most recent success.

The WAC provides its student-athletes the chance to travel to scenic destinations and gain exposure in some of the nation's largest and most accessible media markets. In addition, the academic reputation of many of the WAC schools is unparalleled, with some of the nation's most respected institutions of higher learning among the WAC ranks.

This season marks the 43rd for the WAC, making it the sixth oldest among the nation's 11 Division I-A conferences. Its history traces back to 1962, when the original six-team league was created. The concept of a Western Athletic Conference began in 1958 when Brigham Young's Edwin Kimball, Leo Harris of Oregon and Roy S. Keen of Oregon State met during the NCAA Convention in New York to discuss the 'ideal conference' because problems existed in their alignments. They believed such a conference should have eight members with approximately the same goals, ideals and resources and that such a union would include the following members: Washington State, Oregon State, Oregon, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Arizona State and Brigham Young.

Although the meeting did not result in any action, it established an idea that again was discussed two years later at the 1960 NCAA Convention in New York. There, Dick Clausen, athletics director at Arizona, and Pete McDavid, athletics director at New Mexico, organized a meeting which included representatives of Oregon State, Oregon, Washington State, Brigham Young, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona and Arizona State. Glenn 'Red' Jacoby of Wyoming also was to be invited to the meeting but could not be located on short notice.

BYU's Dr. Kimball was elected the chairman of the group and, over the next two years, plans were formulated as the faculty representatives and presidents became involved with the athletic directors in the deliberations. As proposals were discussed, finances became the determining factor, evidenced by the following membership criteria: large facilities or a commitment to build them; location in or near a large population center; large student body; easy access by means of large jet aircraft; demonstrated fan support; winning athletic tradition; and commitment to maintain a varied and extensive athletic program.

While the membership structure was debated, Washington State, Oregon and Oregon State decided to re-align with the other Pacific Coast institutions, and the remaining university representatives were left to fill the openings. Although Wyoming, New Mexico State and Utah State applied, only Wyoming was accepted as the final charter member.

By the end of 1961, a working draft of a constitution, by-laws and operating code was drafted by Thomas Hall, the faculty representative at Arizona, and Paul Brechler, the WAC's first commissioner. On July 27, 1962, the conference officially was organized by the Presidents' Council when the original charter was signed, and the name Western Athletic Conference was adopted. Charter members were Arizona, Arizona State, Brigham Young, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The two Arizona schools had been members of the Border Conference; the others were members of the Skyline.

The WAC began operation with the 1962-63 academic year, and several changes have occurred since. UTEP and Colorado State became members in September 1967, while Arizona and Arizona State withdrew on June 30, 1978. Other membership additions included San Diego State (July 1, 1978); Hawai`i (July 1, 1979); Air Force (July 1, 1980); Fresno State (July 1, 1992); UNLV, Rice, San Jose State, SMU, TCU and Tulsa (July 1, 1996); and Nevada (July 1, 2000). Air Force, Brigham Young, Colorado State, UNLV, New Mexico, San Diego State, Utah and Wyoming withdrew on June 30, 1999. Boise State and Louisiana Tech became WAC members on July 1, 2001, while TCU withdrew following the 2000-01 season. More moves will take place on July 1, 2005 when Idaho, New Mexico State and Utah State join the WAC while Rice, SMU, UTEP and Tulsa withdraw from the conference.

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.

The WAC began competition with 10 sports, including football, basketball, track and field, baseball, wrestling, swimming, tennis, golf, cross country and gymnastics. The first championship was held in November 1962, when Arizona won the men's cross country title. New Mexico followed with the first WAC football title. Arizona finished second in the NCAA College World Series and, less than three years later, Arizona State claimed the league's first NCAA title when the Sun Devils won the College World Series trophy. Rice won the last NCAA title when it won the College World Series in 2003.

Before July 1, 1990, the WAC sponsored championships only in men's sports. 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.

Presently the WAC crowns team and individual champions in 18 sports ' eight men's and 10 women's. For the men, there are championships in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, tennis, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field. Championships for women are held in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field and volleyball.

The WAC office has been located in the Denver area since the conference's inception with the exception of a two-year stay in Phoenix from 1964-66.

 



 

WAC Annual Awards

Commissioner's Cup
The WAC awards its Commissioner's Cup to the school that performs the best in each of the conference's 18 men's and women's championships.

Stan Bates Award
Given in honor of former WAC Commissioner Stan Bates. The award honors the WAC's top male and female scholar-athletes and recognizes the recipients' athletic and academic accomplishments. In addition, the awards carry a $2,000 postgraduate scholarship.

Joe Kearney Award
Named in honor of former WAC commissioner Joe Kearney, the awards are given annually to the top male and female WAC athlete. The WAC Athletics Directors select the male award winner, and the WAC Senior Woman Administrators choose the female honoree.

 



 

Commissioner's Cup

June 1, 2004
2003-04 Cup Standings

The Western Athletic Conference announced the winner of its annual Commissioner's Cup with this year's honor going to Rice University with 100.5 points. The Owls led all WAC teams by taking home four conference titles, including men's tennis, men's and women's outdoor track and field and baseball. In second was 2003's winner SMU who tallied 83 points, while in third was Tulsa with 80.5.

The WAC awards its Commissioner's Cup to the school that performs the best in each of the conference's 18 men's and women's championships. Points are awarded in order of finish, equal to the number of teams which participate in each sport. Regular season standings are used for football, baseball and softball, while ties in tournaments are broken by using regular season conference winning percentage, if applicable.

2003-04 Final Standings

Rank

School

Total

CCM

CCW

SOC

VB

FB

ITFM

ITFW

SD

BKM

BKW

GW

TM

TW

GM

OTFM

OTFW

SB

BB

1.

Rice

100.5

4.0

8.0

8.0

5.0 6.5 4.0 7.0 3.0 7.5 9.0 N/A 7.0 7.5 2.0 7.0 9.0 N/A 6.0

2.

SMU

83.0

3.0

7.0

9.0

8.0 1.0 3.0 3.0 6.0 3.0 6.0 5.0 6.0 9.0 10.0 2.0 2.0 N/A N/A

3.

Tulsa

80.5

7.0

5.0

3.0

3.0 8.5 1.0 5.0 N/A 2.0 8.0 7.0 4.5 7.5 9.0 1.0 3.0 6.0 N/A

4.

Fresno St.

77.0

N/A

6.0

4.5

6.0 8.5 N/A 2.0 1.0 5.0 4.5 N/A 2.0 10.0 6.5 4.0 5.0 7.0 5.0

5.

UTEP

76.5

5.0

9.0

6.0

2.0 2.0 5.0 6.0 N/A 9.0 7.0 2.0 N/A 4.5 8.0 6.0 4.0 1.0 N/A

6.

Nevada

76.0

N/A

10.0

1.5

7.0 5.0 N/A 9.0 4.0 10.0 1.0 4.0 2.0 1.5 5.0 N/A 7.0 5.0 4.0

7.

Boise St.

73.5

6.0

4.0

4.5

1.0 10.0 6.0 4.0 N/A 7.5 3.0 1.0 4.5 4.5 6.5 5.0 6.0 N/A N/A

8.

Hawai'i

60.0

N/A

3.0

7.0

10.0 6.5 N/A 1.0 5.0 6.0 2.0 3.0 2.0 4.5 3.0 N/A 1.0 3.0 3.0

9.

La. Tech

53.5

2.0

1.0

N/A

4.0 4.0 2.0 8.0 N/A 4.0 10.0 N/A N/A 1.5 1.0 3.0 8.0 4.0 1.0

10.

SJSU

42.5

1.0

2.0

1.5

9.0

3.0

N/A

N/A

2.0

1.0

4.5

6.0

N/A

4.5

4.0

N/A

N/A

2.0

2.0


Key: CCM-Cross Country, Men; CCW-Cross Country, Women; SOC-Soccer, Women; VB-Volleyball, Women; FB-Football; ITFM-Indoor Track & Field, Men; ITFW-Indoor Track & Field, Women; SD-Swimming & Diving, Women; BKM-Basketball, Men; BKW-Basketball, Women; GW-Golf, Women; TM-Tennis, Men; TW-Tennis, Women; GM-Golf, Men; SB-Softball, OTFM-Outdoor Track & Field, Men; OTFW-Outdoor Track & Field, Women; BB-Baseball.

 



WAC Athletes Face Off In Olympic Gold Medal Softball Game
 
Former Fresno State standout Laura Berg and Hawai`i slugger Stacey Porter will face each other in the Gold Medal softball game at the Athens Olympics. Berg is one of the leaders of the U.S. team, while Porter plays for Australia. READ MORE...

UH's Chang on Walter Camp Watch List
 
University of Hawai`i quarterback Timmy Chang is one of 40 "players to watch" for the National Player of the Year Award, the Walter Camp Football Foundation announced today. The award is the nation's fourth-oldest individual college football accolade. READ MORE...
 
Butkus Award
Three WAC Players Named to Butkus Award Watch List
 
The Downtown Athletic Club of Orlando, Inc. (DACO), the organization which annually presents the prestigious Butkus Award to the nation's best collegiate linebacker, has announced the preliminary list of 65 candidates for this year's award. Three WAC players were named to the list: Boise State senior Andy Avalos, Tulsa sophomore Nick Bunting and UTEP senior Robert Rodriguez. READ MORE...

WACSPORTS HEADLINES

• WAC Athletes at the Olympics
• 2004 Soccer Media Guide
• WAC Volleyball Featured on CSTV Match of the Week
• 2004 Volleyball Media Guide
• Hawai i Ranked 13th In USA Today/CSTV Preseason Coaches Poll
• Three WAC Kickers Named to Lou Groza Watch List
• WAC Football Media Day Interviews Available Via Internet
• Boise State Favored by WAC Media to Win 2004 Football Championship
• MPC Computers Bowl Inks New 4-year Deal with ESPN
• WAC Announces Staff Changes
• WAC Announces Preseason All-WAC Soccer Team
• 2004 WAC Football Media Guide
• Nevada Names Rich Merritt New Head Men's Golf Coach

 



 

Media Information

August 24, 2004
2004 WAC Basketball Media Day

The 2004 WAC Basketball Media Day will be held October 14 in Reno, Nevada. This event is only open to the media. If you are a media member, please click on the the media registration link to the right for a schedule and an on-line registration form. Coaches and SIDs should click on the school registration link

 



 

WAC PDF Library
Below are links to several WAC publications that can be viewed or downloaded as a PDF. In order to view the media guide pages, please use Adobe Acrobat Reader or download it for free now.

2004-05
Football Media Guide
Football Prospectus
Volleyball Media Guide
Volleyball Prospectus
Women's Soccer Media Guide
Men's Basketball Prospectus
Men's Basketball Media Guide
Women's Basketball Prospectus
Women's Basketball Media Guide

2003-04
Football Media Guide
Football Prospectus
Volleyball Media Guide
Volleyball Prospectus
Women's Soccer Media Guide
Men's Basketball Media Guide
Men's Basketball Prospectus
Women's Basketball Media Guide
Women's Basketball Prospecuts
Baseball Media Guide
Softball Media Guide

2002-03
Football Media Guide
Volleyball Media Guide
Women's Soccer Media Guide
Men's Basketball Media Guide
Women's Basketball Media Guide
Baseball Media Guide.

 



 

The Voice of the Student-Athlete

How does our conference generate feedback from its most valuable component, its student-athletes? Through the Western Athletic Conference-Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, also known as the WAC-SAAC, which was formed in 1998.

Since its inception, the WAC-SAAC has been an essential component in the conference's governance structure as well as a strong voice for student-athlete welfare at all levels, institutional, conference, and national. It provides recommendations and positions on specific conference and NCAA proposed legislation and it addresses national issues that may have an effect on the welfare of all student-athletes. In addition, its members provide recommendations for our fifteen conference championships in order to enhance the student-athlete experience for all sports. Another objective toward which the committee constantly strives is to help strengthen and improve the communication and relationships among athletes, campus administrators, and coaches.

On the national stage, the Chair of the WAC-SAAC represents the conference as an active member of the National SAAC, which includes all of the Division I conferences.

The WAC-SAAC stays very active and is making a very positive impact. Annually, each member institution appoints two student-athletes from its own institutional SAAC to serve on the conference committee. The WAC-SAAC meets twice a year (Winter and Fall) and conducts monthly teleconference calls during the academic year. As part of our summer meeting, we conduct an educational outreach project for underprivileged children. We work closely with local non-profit organizations such as a Boys and Girls Club to organize a community project. The participating youngsters have an opportunity to learn basic fundamental skills for a variety of sports (e.g., basketball, football, golf, soccer, etc.) from our student-athletes. Not only does our WAC-SAAC teach athletic skills, but its members discuss with our young participants important life skills and the dangers of drugs and alcohol during the community project's closing ceremony.

If you have any questions regarding the WAC-SAAC or its activities, please contact the conference office.

2003-04 WAC SACC Representatives

Boise State
Abbey Elsberry - Women's Track and Field
Beck Roghaar - Men's Tennis

Fresno State
Jeremy Moreno - Men's Golf

Hawai`i
Megan McGuinness - Women's Golf
Dennis Flanagan - Football

Louisiana Tech
Amber Miles - Softball
Brian Martin - Men's Basketball

Nevada
Alyssa Chin - Women's Swimming
Carl LaGrone - Football

Rice
Jackie Rellas - Women's Soccer
Ryan Morgan - Men's Golf

San Jose State
Whitney Vasu - Women's Tennis
Mike Liranzo - Football

SMU
Katy Moffett - Women's Volleyball
Ashley Deatherage - Women's Golf

UTEP

Tulsa
Jorma Bailey- Football
Heather Wilson - Rowing

Faculty Athletics Representative Liaison
Jim Castaeda - Rice University

 



 

WAC Membership

Boise State | Fresno State | Hawaii | Louisiana Tech | Nevada
Rice | San Jose State | SMU | UTEP | Tulsa

Future Members (July 1, 2005): Idaho | New Mexico State | Utah State

 

Boise State University

Location: Boise, Idaho
Founded: 1932
Enrollment: 17,745
Nickname: Broncos
Colors: Blue and Orange
Joined WAC: July 1, 2001
President: Dr. Robert Kustra
Faculty Athletics Representative: Marcia Wicklow-Howard
Athletics Director: Gene Bleymaier
Associate Athletics Director/SWA: Lisa Parker

University Web Site: www.boisestate.edu
Athletics Web Site: www.broncosports.com

Football Stadium: Bronco Stadium (30,000/Blue Astro Turf)
Basketball Arena: Taco Bell Arena (12,380)
Soccer Stadium: Simplot Sports Complex (1,000)

WAC Sponsored Sports: MEN (7)-Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Tennis, Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field; WOMEN (8)-Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field, Volleyball.

 

Fresno State

Location: Fresno, California
Founded: 1911
Enrollment: 21,389
Nickname: Bulldogs
Colors: Bulldog Red and Blue
Joined WAC: July 1, 1992
President: Dr. John Welty
Faculty Athletics Representative: Dr. Pete Simis
Athletics Director: Scott Johnson
SWA: Desiree Reed-Francois

University Web Site: www.csufresno.edu
Athletics Web Site: www.gobulldogs.com

Football/Soccer Stadium: Bulldog Stadium (41,031/Grass)
Basketball Arena: Save Mart Center (16,100)
Baseball Stadium: Pete Beiden Field (6,575)
Softball Stadium: Bulldog Diamond (5,767)

WAC Sponsored Sports: MEN (6)-Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Tennis, Outdoor Track & Field; WOMEN (9)-Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field, Volleyball.

 

University of Hawaii

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Founded: 1907
Enrollment: 18,706
Nickname: Rainbows, Rainbow Warriors, Warriors, Rainbow Wahine
Colors: Green, Black, White and Silver Accent
Joined WAC: July 1, 1979
Chancellor: Peter Englert
Faculty Athletics Representative: Dr. Steve Martin
Athletics Director: Herman Frazier
Associate Athletics Director/SWA: Marilyn Moniz-Kaho'ohanohano

University Web Site: www.hawaii.edu
Athletics Web Site: uhathletics.hawaii.edu

Football Stadium: Aloha Stadium (50,000/FieldTurf)
Basketball Arena: Stan Sheriff Center (10,300)
Soccer Stadium: Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium (4,500)
Baseball Stadium: Les Murakami Stadium (4,312)
Softball Stadium: Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium (1,200)

WAC Sponsored Sports: MEN (5)-Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Tennis; WOMEN (10)-Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field, Volleyball.

 

Louisiana Tech University

Location: Ruston, Louisiana
Founded: 1894
Enrollment: 11,280
Nickname: Bulldogs
Colors: Red and Blue
Joined WAC: July 1, 2001
President: Dr. Daniel Reneau
Faculty Athletics Representative: James Liberatos
Athletics Director: Jim Oakes
Associate Athletics Director/SWA: Mary Kay Hungate
University Web Site:www.latech.edu
Athletics Web Site: www.latechsports.com
Football Stadium: Joe Aillet Stadium (30,600/Grass)
Basketball Arena: Thomas Assembly Center (8,000)
Baseball Stadium: J.C. Love Field (3,500)
Softball Stadium: Lady Techsters Softball Complex (1,000)

WAC Sponsored Sports: MEN (7)-Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field; WOMEN (7)-Basketball, Cross Country, Softball, Tennis, Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field, Volleyball.

 

University of Nevada

Location: Reno, Nevada
Founded: 1874
Enrollment: 15,300
Nickname: Wolf Pack
Colors: Navy Blue and Silver
Joined WAC: July 1, 2000
President: Dr. John Lilley
Faculty Athletics Representative: Chris Exline
Athletics Director: Cary Groth
Associate Athletics Director/SWA: Cindy Fox

University Web Site: www.unr.edu
Athletics Web Site: www.nevadawolfpack.com

Football/Soccer Stadium: Mackay Stadium (31,545/FieldTurf)
Basketball Arena: Lawlor Events Center (11,200)
Baseball Stadium: Peccole Park (3,000)
Softball Stadium: Idlewild Park (500)

WAC Sponsored Sports: MEN (5)-Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Tennis; WOMEN (10)-Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field, Volleyball.

 

Rice University

Location: Houston, Texas
Founded: 1912
Enrollment: 4,785
Nickname: Owls
Colors: Blue and Gray
Joined WAC: July 1, 1996
President: Dr. David W. Leebron
Faculty Athletics Representative: Dr. James Casteneda
Athletics Director: Bobby May
Associate Athletics Director/SWA: Cristy McKinney

University Web Site:www.rice.edu
Athletics Web Site: www.riceowls.com

Football Stadium: Rice Stadium (70,000/Artificial)
Basketball Arena: Autry Court (5,000)
Baseball Stadium: Reckling Park (3,500)
Soccer Stadium: Rice Track/Soccer Stadium (5,000)

WAC Sponsored Sports: MEN (8)-Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Tennis, Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field; WOMEN (8)-Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field, Volleyball.

 

San Jose State University

Location: San Jose, California
Founded: 1857
Enrollment: 30,067
Nickname: Spartans
Colors: Gold, White and Blue
Joined WAC: July 1, 1996
Acting President: Don Kassing
Faculty Athletics Representative: Bill Fisher
Athletics Director: Chuck Bell
Associate Athletics Director/SWA: Nancy Lewis

University Web Site: www.sjsu.edu
Athletics Web Site: www.sjsuspartans.com

Football/Soccer Stadium: Spartan Stadium (28,867/Grass)
Basketball Arena: Event Center (5,000)
Baseball Stadium: Municipal Stadium (5,000)
Softball Stadium: San Jose State Field (500)

WAC Sponsored Sports: MEN (5)-Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf; WOMEN (8)-Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Volleyball.

 

Southern Methodist University

Location: Dallas, Texas
Founded: 1911
Enrollment: 10,038
Nickname: Mustangs
Colors: Red and Blue
Joined WAC: July 1, 1996
President: R. Gerald Turner
Faculty Athletics Representative: Paul Rogers
Athletics Director: Jim Copeland
Associate Athletics Director/SWA: Barb Totzke

University Web Site:www.smu.edu
Athletics Web Site: www.smumustangs.com

Football Stadium: Gerald J. Ford Stadium (32,000/SportTurf)
Basketball Arena: Moody Coliseum (8,998)
Soccer Stadium: Westcott Field (4,000)

WAC Sponsored Sports: MEN (7)-Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Tennis, Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field; WOMEN (9)-Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field, Volleyball.

 

University of Texas at El Paso

Location: El Paso, Texas
Founded: 1914
Enrollment: 17,232
Nickname: Miners
Colors: Dark Blue, Orange and Silver Accent
Joined WAC: Sept. 20, 1967
President: Dr. Diana Natalicio
Faculty Athletics Representative: Dr. Trisha Ainsa
Athletics Director: Bob Stull
Associate Athletics Director/SWA: Lisa Campos-Emmert

University Web Site: www.utep.edu
Athletics Web Site: www.utepathletics.com

Football/Soccer Stadium: Sun Bowl (51,500/AstroPlay)
Basketball Arena: Don Haskins Center (12,000)
Soccer Stadium: University Field (500)

WAC Sponsored Sports: MEN (6)-Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field; WOMEN (9)-Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field, Volleyball.

 

The University of Tulsa

Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Founded: 1894
Enrollment: 4,100
Nickname: Golden Hurricane
Colors: Old Gold, Royal Blue and Crimson
Joined WAC: July 1, 1996
President: Dr. Steadman Upham
Faculty Athletics Representative: Tom Holland
Athletics Director: Judy MacLeod
Associate Athletics Director/SWA: Crista Troester

University Web Site: www.utulsa.edu
Athletics Web Site: www.tulsahurricane.com

Football/Soccer Stadium: Skelly Stadium (40,385/Artificial)
Basketball Arena: Donald W. Reynolds Center (8,355)
Softball Stadium: Donna J. Hardesty Sports Complex (1,500)

WAC Sponsored Sports: MEN (7)-Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Tennis, Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field; WOMEN (9)-Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field, Volleyball.

 

University of Idaho

Location: Moscow, Idaho
Founded: 1889
Enrollment: 12,435
Nickname: Vandals
Colors: Silver and Vandal Gold
Joins WAC: July 1, 2005
President: Tim White
Faculty Athletics Representative: Joe Guenthner
Athletics Director: Rob Spear
SWA: Dee Menzies

University Web Site: www.uidaho.edu
Athletics Web Site: www.uiathletics.com

Football Stadium: Kibbie Dome (16,000/Artifical Turf)
Basketball Arena: Cowan Spectrum (7,000)

WAC Sponsored Sports: MEN (7)-Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Tennis, Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field; WOMEN (8)-Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field, Volleyball.

 

New Mexico State University

Location: Las Cruces, N.M.
Founded: 1888
Enrollment: 16,158
Nickname: Aggies
Colors: Crimson and White
Joins WAC: July 1, 2005
President: Dr. Mike Martin
Faculty Athletics Representative: Joe Creed
Athletics Director: Brian Faison
Assistant Athletics Director/SWA: Maria Roth

University Web Site: www.nmsu.edu
Athletics Web Site: www.nmstatesports.com

Football Stadium: Aggie Memorial Stadium (30,343/Grass)
Basketball Arena: Pan American Center (13,071)

WAC Sponsored Sports: MEN (6)-Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Tennis; WOMEN (9)-Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Softball, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field, Volleyball.

 

Utah State University

Location: Logan, Utah
Founded: 1888
Enrollment: 21,490
Nickname: Aggies
Colors: Navy Blue and White
Joins WAC: July 1, 2005
President: Dr. Kermit L. Hall
Faculty Athletics Representative: Ken White
Athletics Director: Randy Spetman
Senior Associate Athletics Director/SWA: Mary Ellen Coninger
University Web Site: www.usu.edu
Athletics Web Site:www.utahstateaggies.com
Football Stadium: Romney Stadium (30,257/Grass)
Basketball Arena: Dee Glen Smith Spectrum (10,270)

WAC Sponsored Sports: MEN (7)-Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Tennis, Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field; WOMEN (8)-Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field, Volleyball.

 

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