A brief history of the WAC, 1962-2012

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

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Al Grillo, AP
Nickname: Redhawks

Year joined: 2012

Year departed: Still in WAC

WAC championships: 0

The University of Seattle was one of three teams to apply to the WAC in 2011, the others being UVU and CSU-Bakersfield, but was the only school accepted. At the time, WAC commissioner Karl Benson said there was a "clear consensus" Seattle brought the most to the struggling league: access to the Seattle TV market and recent athletic expansion. They joined the league in 17 sports, but not football.
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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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