WAC adds Cal State-Bakersfield, Utah Valley

Updated: October 9, 2012, 3:55 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- The Western Athletic Conference is adding Cal State-Bakersfield and Utah Valley next year as it punts away football after a half-century on the gridiron.

The 50-year-old WAC is the first Division I conference to give up on football since the Southwest Conference dissolved in 1995, but the additions of Cal State-Bakersfield and Utah Valley assured at least for now that it won't also go the way of the SWC, and cease to exist altogether.

"I want to emphasize this is the first ...

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