Could Denver Be Leaving The Sun Belt Soon?

September 29, 2010 · By · Filed Under News 
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Could Denver be leaving the Sun Belt

Presentations have taken place by a number of schools to potentially join the WAC. Of a rumored ten schools that were planning to give presentations, four have stepped up but only two of them have football. Texas-San Antonio and Texas State are those with football. Those without are Seattle and University of Denver, who is currently in the Sun Belt.

Texas-San Antonio and Texas State both play at the Division I-AA level, which is also known as FCS. Montana is reportedly being considered for membership and is weighing its options because, it too, is a Division I-AA level school.

Currently, Nevada and Fresno State will likely leave at the end of the 2011-2012 year. This would leave the WAC with only six members which has spurred commissioner Karl Benson to make sure that, if they do leave, that they still have the minimum number of eight football playing schools for the 2012 season.

Benson also said that the league could be extended as quickly as 30-60 days from now.

I’m sure some in the Sun Belt would actually hold the door open as Denver walks out of the conference doors. Not because they don’t like Denver, but this would save schools so much money in travel expenses. This is definitely one of the major reasons why they want to join the WAC. But getting an AD or a coach to admit this out loud in public, good luck.

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