WAC announces two new members, but will it keep Idaho?

WAC announces two new members, but will it keep Idaho? »Play Video
MOSCOW, ID – Some new hope was given today to the Western Athletic Conference after it was announced the WAC had extended invites and they were accepted by Utah Valley University and California State University, Bakersfield.

The two new schools now bring the total conference membership to six, including Idaho, New Mexico State, Seattle, and Denver.

Interim WAC Commissioner Jeff Hurd said this is the first step to get the conference to eight teams but eventually would like to see the WAC with 12 members.

The big question remains though, how will Tuesday’s announcement affect the University of Idaho? Apparently it does not impact their immediate plans.

Vandals’ athletic director Rob Spear said they’re still moving forward with exploring the independent and Big Sky routes.

“Well, we’re being good conference members right now and helping the WAC try to sustain itself,” said Spear. “But at the end of the day we’re going to do what’s right for the University of Idaho and that decision will come once we have all the information gathered about what will be the best for our school.”

Spear acknowledged that Idaho was a part of the decision making process of bringing in the two new schools.