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Academy of Art
You heard it here first. The Academy of Art, a for profit university in California is rumored to be courting a move up and wanting a WAC membership. The WAC is probably so desperate they will be considered I imagine. They are part of the Pacific West Conference which is turning into a feeder conference for the WAC (GCU & Cal Baptist from the same conference). The university is in San Francisco so that would be cool to see my Aggies and visit a great city.
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I take it you are related to Miko33
11-29-2017 02:10 AM
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(11-29-2017 01:05 AM)dancingNMSUaggie Wrote:  You heard it here first. The Academy of Art, a for profit university in California is rumored to be courting a move up and wanting a WAC membership. The WAC is probably so desperate they will be considered I imagine. They are part of the Pacific West Conference which is turning into a feeder conference for the WAC (GCU & Cal Baptist from the same conference). The university is in San Francisco so that would be cool to see my Aggies and visit a great city.

wrote this in the "Big West rejects UC San Diego" thread:

in addition to apu...maybe the wac can invite more CA schools from the CA Collegiate Athletic Assoc.
San Francisco St.
Cal Poly-Pomona
Cal State-Los Angeles
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Pacific West Conference
Academy of Art University

this would make the wac into a western based conference with a focus on CA...

like SDHornet said...let's see how Humboldt State football situation plays out...

Clarity trolled the post with this response:
Cal State LA would draw 3 people as would San Francisco State. Those are already huge overstated markets. Nobody would care. Academy of the Arts is a joke suggestion hopefully.

my response to troll Clarity:
with the subtraction of CSUB in 2020...add to list of potential members
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Colorado Mesa
Metro State Denver
11-29-2017 02:20 AM
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I would also think a possibility of a GNAC member or two could be considered.
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(11-29-2017 02:35 AM)Lopes87 Wrote:  I would also think a possibility of a GNAC member or two could be considered.

Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Western Washington University
Central Washington University
Western Oregon University

that would give seattle u some playmates...
11-29-2017 03:40 AM
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Western Washington is the only GNAC school that makes sense right now, but even then a lot would need to change financially in athletics. The brand new arena that opened this year certainly helps.

I really would like to see Chico State. They have a very large enrollment and they are a very big party school. While taking that as you will, being D1 where basketball games actually mean something to way more people than D2 sports, I tend think the "school spirit" would translate to support for the program. Especially when they start winning.

CS-Los Angeles, San Francisco State, Azusa Pacific, Metro State also all would be good additions. Really any Cal State D2 program or any D2 in Texas would be a good addition. The WAC cant be concerned with basketball attendance as a D2 program. A move to D1 will increase attendance slightly in the immediate future, but when the program starts winning, attendance will skyrocket.

Im sure the WAC has consistently called almost every western D2 schools at least once the last few years, but with CSUB leaving, the WAC should try everyone again
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Meh. There are about 10 other PacWest schools I'd like to see added before AoA. Given it has been almost 5 years but the last time GCU played AoA as a D2 member, the official box score says they had 60 in attendance. Maybe theyve come a long way, in terms of competitiveness, but there is nothing more I see AoA bringing to the table than a warm body.
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(11-29-2017 09:43 AM)gleadley Wrote:  Meh. There are about 10 other PacWest schools I'd like to see added before AoA. Given it has been almost 5 years but the last time GCU played AoA as a D2 member, the official box score says they had 60 in attendance. Maybe theyve come a long way, in terms of competitiveness, but there is nothing more I see AoA bringing to the table than a warm body.

Unfortunately, right now what we need are warm bodies. I'd take any team with a pulse right now.
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Who cares if AoA is like that guy in your fantasy football league that never sets his lineup and has like 2 guys on IR and 3 other slots with guys on a bye. You just needed a person to round out your ten person FFL. lol
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Exactly 87. My info says Academy of Art has contacted Hurd in the past about moving up. At this point I won't complain about anybody. NCAA auto bid is the most important thing. I didn't mean to start a nonsense fantasy realignment thread. I mention Academy of Art because they are a legit prospect. After all, we added Bakersfield in the past when they had about 150 people in their GYM!
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