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Published June 15, 2011
COST OF ASCENDANCE: The Western Athletic Conference yesterday added Seattle Univ. as a non-football member, and Commissioner Karl Benson said that the WAC "had been in touch with 10 to 12 football playing schools, including schools from the FCS, but that the economy halted some of those schools from making the jump to the FBS." Benson: "We will continue to look at both FCS and FBS schools and could have another member by this time next year, or possibly sooner" (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 6/15). In San Antonio, Dan McCarney notes Utah Valley Univ. and Cal State Bakersfield "had been interested in joining the WAC as non-football members." Benson said that an "ideal model for future membership could be 12 schools, with nine for football, split into two divisions" (SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS, 6/15).