It is the first-ever WAC Roundtable. Monitor News writer Andrew McCulloch and Inland Sports Senior Writer Derryl Trujillo join Kyle and Tyler to talk about WAC expansion as well as WAC hoops.
The WAC added Sam Houston State, Abilene Christian, Stephen F. Austin, Lamar and Southern Utah on Thursday morning. All four Texas schools will join the WAC in July, 2021 while SUU will join in July, 2022.
With the new additions, the conference is set to sponsor football once again. And the new additions give the basketball side of things a little more exposure. Stephen F. Austin and Abilene Christian have been to the NCAA Tournament in recent years and SUU is off to a solid start in this COVID-crazy 2020-21 season. In fact, the T-birds have wins over future WAC opponents Dixie State and Utah Valley this season.
Along with this news of WAC expansion, some basketball games are going to be played this weekend, too.
Tarleton State heads to Riverside to take on California Baptist. Both teams are vying for their first conference win after getting swept in their conference-opening weekend one week ago. Dixie State is heading to Edinburg to take on UTRGV in the conference openers for both teams. And Utah Valley heads to the Pacific Northwest to take on Seattle. The Wolverines are 2-0 after sweeping California Baptist while Seattle will be playing its first conference games.
And according to tweets, all three series are set to go.