Fresno State + Nevada WAC Exit Delayed
The WAC has just managed to stay relevant until the 2012. The word is both Fresno State and Nevada have agreed to stay in the WAC until July 2012 before packing up and leaving for the Mountain West Conference. They had been trying to leave at the end of this school year, but the WAC promised to charge them a $5 million so they’ll be leaving a year later and only paying a $1 million exit fee.
Okay so just to get this right at the end of this school year this is what’s happening. Bosie State is leaving the WAC and joining the MWC, Utah is leaving the MWC and joining the Pac 12, and BYU is leaving the MWC, but going independent in football and playing in the WCC in all other sports. And then in 2012 Fresno State and Nevada will both leave the WAC and join the MWC. Phew! My head hurts.
2011-12 School Year
WAC: Fresno State, Louisiana Tech, New Mexico State, San Jose State, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada and Utah State
MWC: Air Force, Boise State, Colorado State, New Mexico, San Diego State, TCU, UNLV and Wyoming
Pac 12: Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Colorado, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, Utah, USC, Washington, Washington State
2012-13 School Year
WAC: Louisiana Tech, New Mexico State, San Jose State, Hawaii, Idaho and Utah State
MWC: Air Force, Boise State, Colorado State, Fresno State, New Mexico, Nevada, San Diego State, TCU, UNLV and Wyoming