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Dixie St Joins the WAC in 2020. - MWC Tex - 01-11-2019 05:17 PM

https://www.wacsports.com/general/2018-19/releases/20190111mx6862

It's official.

Might as well start an update thread. Sounds like DSU is going to get some decent investments in their athletics and academic programs.

Best of luck WAC and I think this will be a great addition.


RE: Dixie St Joins the WAC in 2020. - DoubleRSU - 01-11-2019 05:34 PM

I agree. Truly western school, up and coming city, not a perennial loser.


RE: Dixie St Joins the WAC in 2020. - dbackjon - 01-11-2019 05:48 PM

Welcome aboard to DI.

I am sure you will be playing NAU in the future


RE: Dixie St Joins the WAC in 2020. - DavidSt - 01-11-2019 05:51 PM

This could put pressure on other D2 schools to make a move out west. If Utah could have 7 D1 programs, but large populated states have less would make them look like cheap skates.


RE: Dixie St Joins the WAC in 2020. - TardisCaptain - 01-11-2019 06:07 PM

The feed from Dixie State on Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wvq_Ax3ggE

The events start about the 8 minute mark. It is also quite at start but gets better after a few seconds.


RE: Dixie St Joins the WAC in 2020. - TardisCaptain - 01-11-2019 06:11 PM

Ugh. I should have finished watching that video before posting the link.

Here is the link with the announcement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFXYjnxdang


RE: Dixie St Joins the WAC in 2020. - DavidSt - 01-11-2019 08:29 PM

(01-11-2019 06:11 PM)TardisCaptain Wrote:  Ugh. I should have finished watching that video before posting the link.

Here is the link with the announcement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFXYjnxdang


They had a tech problem in the middle of the live feed.


RE: Dixie St Joins the WAC in 2020. - AZcats - 01-11-2019 09:16 PM

(01-11-2019 05:51 PM)DavidSt Wrote:  This could put pressure on other D2 schools to make a move out west. If Utah could have 7 D1 programs, but large populated states have less would make them look like cheap skates.

How does this put any pressure on any other school? Schools do not have to go D1; if they are happy in D2 so be it.


RE: Dixie St Joins the WAC in 2020. - ManleyPointer - 01-11-2019 10:08 PM

Watched it & noticed they're streaming a basketball game:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rn2YJuYSMcU

5 minutes to the half. The opponent is Metro State, thought you guys might be interested.


RE: Dixie St Joins the WAC in 2020. - DoubleRSU - 01-11-2019 10:12 PM

(01-11-2019 09:16 PM)AZcats Wrote:  
(01-11-2019 05:51 PM)DavidSt Wrote:  This could put pressure on other D2 schools to make a move out west. If Utah could have 7 D1 programs, but large populated states have less would make them look like cheap skates.

How does this put any pressure on any other school? Schools do not have to go D1; if they are happy in D2 so be it.

Don’t mind him. Everything is COULD. Look at his posts. He knows nothing. Except where every college is located.


RE: Dixie St Joins the WAC in 2020. - CrimsonPhantom - 01-11-2019 10:14 PM

(01-11-2019 09:16 PM)AZcats Wrote:  
(01-11-2019 05:51 PM)DavidSt Wrote:  This could put pressure on other D2 schools to make a move out west. If Utah could have 7 D1 programs, but large populated states have less would make them look like cheap skates.

How does this put any pressure on any other school? Schools do not have to go D1; if they are happy in D2 so be it.

There are designated threads for conferences expansion talk. Please discuss there.


RE: Dixie St Joins the WAC in 2020. - SeattleVandals - 01-12-2019 06:42 AM

One down, five to go till WAC football is back


RE: Dixie St Joins the WAC in 2020. - SeattleVandals - 01-12-2019 06:44 AM

Who do we see a fan of on this board or WAC twitter first, Cal Baptist or Dixie State?

Utah Valley and Dixie State have already announced a trophy they will play for in each game. Love it!! Makes the conference feel like less of misfits.

Also, anyone seen their basketball arena yet? Already is top notch for their level. Love this move. And for few years from now, football stadium already is beautiful


RE: Dixie St Joins the WAC in 2020. - gleadley - 01-12-2019 07:07 AM

(01-12-2019 06:44 AM)SeattleVandals Wrote:  Who do we see a fan of on this board or WAC twitter first, Cal Baptist or Dixie State?

Utah Valley and Dixie State have already announced a trophy they will play for in each game. Love it!! Makes the conference feel like less of misfits.

Also, anyone seen their basketball arena yet? Already is top notch for their level. Love this move. And for few years from now, football stadium already is beautiful

If they're wise, fans of both would stay away from here. Haha. That said, I'm pretty sure we've had at least one CBU fan chevk in here.


RE: Dixie St Joins the WAC in 2020. - SeattleVandals - 01-12-2019 07:41 AM

(01-12-2019 07:07 AM)gleadley Wrote:  
(01-12-2019 06:44 AM)SeattleVandals Wrote:  Who do we see a fan of on this board or WAC twitter first, Cal Baptist or Dixie State?

Utah Valley and Dixie State have already announced a trophy they will play for in each game. Love it!! Makes the conference feel like less of misfits.

Also, anyone seen their basketball arena yet? Already is top notch for their level. Love this move. And for few years from now, football stadium already is beautiful

If they're wise, fans of both would stay away from here. Haha. That said, I'm pretty sure we've had at least one CBU fan chevk in here.

Must have missed them haha, Twitter has most of this board there now and it's easier to communicate sometimes


RE: Dixie St Joins the WAC in 2020. - Columbia Blue - 01-12-2019 10:00 AM

I really like this addition to the WAC, because it gives the conference a core with UVU/CBU/GCU/and now Dixie St. Once that is established, it will feel a little less like the island of misfit toys. Plus it gives the WAC a bit more stability in case of any movement from the conference's east flank i.e. Chi. State and UMKC.


RE: Dixie St Joins the WAC in 2020. - SeattleVandals - 01-12-2019 10:58 AM

(01-12-2019 10:00 AM)Columbia Blue Wrote:  I really like this addition to the WAC, because it gives the conference a core with UVU/CBU/GCU/and now Dixie St. Once that is established, it will feel a little less like the island of misfit toys. Plus it gives the WAC a bit more stability in case of any movement from the conference's east flank i.e. Chi. State and UMKC.

Those 4 are the least likely to leave anytime soon, especially Utah's and CBU. It's a perfect core going forward.


RE: Dixie St Joins the WAC in 2020. - 72Tiger - 01-12-2019 04:22 PM

(01-12-2019 10:58 AM)SeattleVandals Wrote:  
(01-12-2019 10:00 AM)Columbia Blue Wrote:  I really like this addition to the WAC, because it gives the conference a core with UVU/CBU/GCU/and now Dixie St. Once that is established, it will feel a little less like the island of misfit toys. Plus it gives the WAC a bit more stability in case of any movement from the conference's east flank i.e. Chi. State and UMKC.

Those 4 are the least likely to leave anytime soon, especially Utah's and CBU. It's a perfect core going forward.

Metro St would be a solid 5th.


RE: Dixie St Joins the WAC in 2020. - ProfScott - 01-12-2019 05:12 PM

What do you think the future traveling partners will be once Dixie State starts WAC play?
It seems like Seattle would be the odd team out with the partners being:
DSU & UVU
CSU & UMKC
NMSU & UTRGV
CBU and GCU


RE: Dixie St Joins the WAC in 2020. - Stugray2 - 01-13-2019 01:57 AM

(01-12-2019 05:12 PM)ProfScott Wrote:  What do you think the future traveling partners will be once Dixie State starts WAC play?
It seems like Seattle would be the odd team out with the partners being:
DSU & UVU
CSU & UMKC
NMSU & UTRGV
CBU and GCU

The above is an exercise in stupidity.

Travel partners don't truly exist in the WAC. NMSU is "short 11 3/4 hour" drive from UT-RGV. Cal Baptist is actually closet to Dixie State, and Grand Canyon is pretty similar drive to New Mexico State (5 3/4 hours) as Cal Baptist (just under 5 hours). Chicago to KC is one heck of a drive too. The only "almost" travel partners would be UVU and Dixie State which are a little over 3 1/2 hours drive apart.

Bottom line, you do not play one team and head on a bus to arrive at the next school before Midnight. You fly in, play your game and fly home. So it doesn't matter who you play next. The WAC could minimize lost class time with a Friday-Saturday schedule like the WCC, so you'd fly to the next school Friday night after your game and be there Saturday morning.

A much better way to look at the conference (taken from CGU's standpoint, but it applies to all) is by flight and bus time:

Dixie State: 1hr flight to St. George Regional Airport (small), 20 minute bus ride to campus
New Mexico State: 1hr, 10min flight to El Paso, 48 minute bus ride to Las Cruces campus
Cal Baptist: 1hr, 10min flight to Riverside, 6 minute bus ride to CBU campus
Utah Valley: 1hr, 30min flight to Provo, 12 minute bus ride to UVU
UMKC: 2hr, 25min flight to KC, 30 minute bus ride to campus
Seattle U: 2hr, 50min flight to Seattle, 18 minute bus ride to SU campus
Chicago State: 3hr, 10min flight to Chicago, 31 minute bus ride to CSU campus