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Report: UCSD Finally Gets Big West Invite
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/spor...story.html

Is the wait finally over for UCSD? Seems that way. What a long and winding road this has been for program. And another potential WAC expansion candidate comes off board at same time, though don’t think that was realistic anyway
11-26-2017 08:55 AM
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RE: Report: UCSD Finally Gets Big West Invite
WAC fans will be majorly disappointed. UCSD must have gotten into the good graces of the Cal State schools.

If UCDavis, possibly the most valuable FCS school to an existing G5 conference, gets an FBS offer, the Big West would need another member. UCDavis hired Dan Hawkins last year and the results were very noticeable.

Hawaii would know if there is UCDavis talk within the MWC, and would warn the conference to make a move so the Big West is prepared.
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RE: Report: UCSD Finally Gets Big West Invite
So is Bakersfield or Sacramento coming on the CSU side?

This could be the end of the WAC if it’s Bakersfield.
11-26-2017 09:32 AM
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It makes sense for them to go to 11 with Bakersfield so that they can have 20 conference games. With Hawaii in the conference, I believe if any of the Big West schools play in a preseason tournament, they get to play 32 games which still allow them to play 12 OOC games.
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(11-26-2017 09:32 AM)chargeradio Wrote:  So is Bakersfield or Sacramento coming on the CSU side?

This could be the end of the WAC if it’s Bakersfield.

I've heard nothing to indicate that anyone else is being added or that UC Davis is leaving. I think this is just about rounding out the conference membership at 10 with a school that fits the Big West institutionally, has been a strong performer at the D-2 level, and gives the conference a presence in another major market.
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Sac St would provide a travel partner and it's supposed to open a real gym now, not just a Jr High one.
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(11-26-2017 09:14 AM)NoDak Wrote:  WAC fans will be majorly disappointed. UCSD must have gotten into the good graces of the Cal State schools.

If UCDavis, possibly the most valuable FCS school to an existing G5 conference, gets an FBS offer, the Big West would need another member. UCDavis hired Dan Hawkins last year and the results were very noticeable.

Hawaii would know if there is UCDavis talk within the MWC, and would warn the conference to make a move so the Big West is prepared.
The Mountain West will not realign before the next CFP contract.

I could see UC Davis going to the Big Sky to get them back to twelve members, especially since the big dogs (Montana and Montana State) value California recruiting, but I’m not sure how it would work for them financially.
11-26-2017 10:59 AM
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(11-26-2017 10:59 AM)chargeradio Wrote:  
(11-26-2017 09:14 AM)NoDak Wrote:  WAC fans will be majorly disappointed. UCSD must have gotten into the good graces of the Cal State schools.

If UCDavis, possibly the most valuable FCS school to an existing G5 conference, gets an FBS offer, the Big West would need another member. UCDavis hired Dan Hawkins last year and the results were very noticeable.

Hawaii would know if there is UCDavis talk within the MWC, and would warn the conference to make a move so the Big West is prepared.
The Mountain West will not realign before the next CFP contract.

I could see UC Davis going to the Big Sky to get them back to twelve members, especially since the big dogs (Montana and Montana State) value California recruiting, but I’m not sure how it would work for them financially.

I don't see any of the California schools joining the Big Sky. They like their travel budgets as they are. Its still a lot closer to the LA area for UCD and Cal Poly than the scattered Big Sky locations. Hawaii is just 1 of 10.
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(11-26-2017 10:48 AM)shizzle787 Wrote:  It makes sense for them to go to 11 with Bakersfield so that they can have 20 conference games. With Hawaii in the conference, I believe if any of the Big West schools play in a preseason tournament, they get to play 32 games which still allow them to play 12 OOC games.

The Big West began today ranked 14th in conference RPI. More ooc opportunities are needed, not fewer.

Besides, the commissioner has said in recent years that if it went to 11, it would likely go to 12. So further expansion would have to follow with one more member outside California.
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(11-26-2017 09:32 AM)chargeradio Wrote:  So is Bakersfield or Sacramento coming on the CSU side?

This could be the end of the WAC if it’s Bakersfield.

If it's Sacramento, maybe you see Big West football return at the FCS level with the three CA schools and - Portland State? NAU? Eastern Washington? At least one of those would have to join as full members.
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