It has been a really good Thursday. WAC Hoops Digest has had an influx of new followers. More WAC expansion talk has come out. And well, as of right now, two WAC teams will be in action on Thursday night.
Just want to say thank you to all our followers that promoted our account today on Twitter. We have had gained over 40 new followers in just a few hours. The WAC expansion may have a little bit to do with it. We have seen a lot of Stephen F. Austin fans as well as some Sam Houston State fans. Hopefully as more of this expansion talk irons itself out, more followers will come. Either way, we really appreciate it and look forward to the interactions and providing more content.
According to a report on Thursday, Stephen F. Austin Board of Regents voted to recommend making the jump to the WAC. HUGE news. It sets in motion all the reports of SFA, Sam Houston State, Lamar and Abilene Christian leaving for the WAC made my Extra Points publisher Matt Brown a few months ago. Quality basketball teams and potentially football coming back to the WAC is awesome.
And for the record, cancellations suck. There have been a great deal of games cancelled this week alone. Tarleton was going to play at No. 2 Baylor. Dixie State was going to play at Utah State. California Baptist was going to play at Arizona. And the list can go on and on. They suck. But we should be grateful that games actually get to be played. We have seen heartbreakers but also quality wins. The best part is that these student-athletes get rewarded for all the sacrifices they have made over the past year. Let’s be grateful for that.
Two WAC teams are in action tonight. Dixie State travels 50 miles north to take on Southern Utah in what might become a really good rivalry. Seattle hosts College of Idaho tonight in a game that the Redhawks should gain some confidence as the non-conference slate winds down.
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