Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Some possible FCS targets, if the WAC is in fact looking for possible candidates
(Would Jacksonville State be an option if the WAC looked to add some FCS schools to its Division I membership? Perhaps.)
Is there any new news on the future of the WAC, or the New Mexico State Aggie athletics program beyond 2012-13?
At this point it seems that things are stagnant and that NMSU has to wait for some further shifting — will Air Force remain in the Mountain West? What schools will the Mountain West reach out to — perhaps a UTEP or BYU, or a San Diego State or Boise State — prior to NMSU, if NMSU is in fact an option for a league that would like 12 football teams? And what changes will occur atop the BCS conferences, that in turn would affect FBS schools?
As addressed before, NMSU could become an independent football program for the 2013. This seems to be a short-term option, if any at all.
Or perhaps the WAC will remain a football league by adding some FCS schools to its membership, and giving such schools an opportunity at Division I eligibility. Below, a list of possible FCS candidates that the WAC could be targeting. In order for the league to remain a football-playing affiliate on the Division-I level, this looks to be its lone viable option:
North Dakota State
South Dakota State
Sam Houston State
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