The beleaguered conference of my alma mater just took another hit. The AP reports that Fresno State and Nevada are leaving the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) for the Mountain West Conference (MWC). The WAC’s highest profile team, Boise State, announced earlier this summer that it was leaving for the MWC as well. There are rumors that BYU might be joining the WAC for all sports except football. That would leave the WAC with only six teamsâ€”two teams short of the NCAA minimum to have a conference.
After losing our head coach this year to the University of Tennessee, this news comes as another blow to the program. For the sake of Bulldog football, I hope the WAC doesn’t go the way of the dodo. It’s not looking very good right now.