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    Re: Newest FCS member: Dixie State

    Can Dixie State beat North Dakota State? If not, just stay in D2.

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    Re: Newest FCS member: Dixie State

    Quote Originally Posted by wapiti View Post
    If the WAC does add football back? Would they add it as FCS or FBS? I suspect they would add as FCS.

    Who from the Big Sky would join?
    WAC: Dixie SUU NAU CP UC Davis Sac
    BSC: MSU UM EWU ISU UI Weber PSU
    Where would Northern Colorado land??

    Would any of the Div 2 schools in Colorado or Central Washington make the jump to FCS?
    Would Seattle U add football?
    No Big Sky team is going to leave for the unstable collection of JUCO's known as the WAC

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    Re: Newest FCS member: Dixie State

    Dixie State University has accepted an invitation to join the Western Athletic Conference effective July 1, 2020, DSU and WAC officials announced today at a joint news conference. The invitation is contingent upon DSU completing the reclassification process from NCAA Division II to Division I. The Trailblazers will begin WAC regular season competition during the 2020-21 school year.

    "Several factors make Dixie State University a great fit for the WAC," Commissioner Jeff Hurd said. "Commitment to quality
    academics and athletics programs, along with the long-term vision that President Williams has for the University's growth, are at the top of the list. I have no doubt that Dixie State will make a smooth transition to Division I and to the WAC."

    The Trailblazers, which have won one Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championship in just one season of membership, won 20 PacWest team championships in 11 seasons. They were also four-time PacWest Community Engagement award winners.

    "Dixie State University is located in the fastest growing city in America and in a state that is supporting higher education at unprecedented levels," said Brian Mueller, President of Grand Canyon University and Chairman of the WAC's Board of Directors. "The university has a growing student body and is investing in excellence in their academic and athletic programs. They have some outstanding athletic facilities, including a Division I level basketball arena. Like Grand Canyon and California Baptist, Dixie State will be competitive immediately and will be a strong contributor to the continued growth of the Western Athletic Conference."

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    Re: Newest FCS member: Dixie State

    Dixie State already has scheduled some games with Southern Utah.
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    Re: Newest FCS member: Dixie State

    A view of the stadium and area:

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    Re: Newest FCS member: Dixie State

    It didn't take long for them to add the 1.
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    Re: Newest FCS member: Dixie State

    Quote Originally Posted by wapiti View Post


    As you said, NM State is in FBS. Would they change to FCS?

    Chicago State can barely keep their doors open- no chance.

    Bakersfield- California public school. No chance.

    UMKC- may have to move down to D2. No chance.

    Seattle- highly unlikely.

    Cal Baptist- unlikely.

    Utah Valley- maybe, if it isn't blocked by BYU, Utah, Utah State and Weber State.

    UT-RGV- by far the most likely of all those schools listed.
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    Re: Newest FCS member: Dixie State

    Grand Canyon and UT RGV both could afford and support FCS level football. I don't see NMST going FCS for another 6-7 years. They have an at-large agreement with the Arizona Bowl and haven't had a real problem scheduling 12 teams, even though they had to schedule Liberty twice this year, it was just their first year as Indy.

    If GCU and UTRGV adds and Tarleton and Colorado Mesa join the WAC could be:


    GCU
    UTRGV
    Univ. of San Diego
    Dixie St
    Tarleton St
    Colorado Mesa
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