A brief history of the WAC, 1962-2012

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 9 2012 12:46 p.m. MDT

Ravell Call: Deseret News
It's official. The Utah Valley Wolverines are part of the Western Athletic Conference.

The WAC has gone through a a lot of changes since it was created July 27, 1962. The league was created by six different schools, and two additional charter applicants were denied entry. Over it's 50-year history, the WAC has seen it's membership swell to 16 and shrink to almost nothing. The league boasted 16 football teams in the mid-1990's, yet will be forced to abandon football in 2013 for lack of football-playing members.

Oh, that wacky WAC.

This is the definitive list of all 31 teams that have been a part of the WAC or that will be a part of the WAC since its inception in 1962.
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Caprice
PROVIDENCE, UT

Thank you for a fantastic article. It is very interesting to be brought up to date on the history of the WAC.

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

what's really WACY that Carl Benson is no longer the commish which he belongs to CUSA.

Mike Johnson
Stafford, VA

Carl Benson is the commissioner of the Sun Belt and not C-USA.

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