If you’re wondering which conference Louisiana Tech is in, the answer is Conference USA. Louisiana Tech is a member of Conference USA, which is made up of 14 schools across the southern united states
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Louisiana Tech is in the Western Athletic Conference
The Western Athletic Conference (WAC) is an American collegiate athletic conference formed on July 27, 1962 and affiliated with the national collegiate athletic association (NCAA)’s Division I. The WAC covers a broad expanse of the western United States, with member institutions located in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaiʻi, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Utah.
As of May 2019, the WAC has ten full members. In addition to regular member institutions, the WAC is home to one affiliate member: California Baptist University in Riverside, California.
The conference was founded in 1962 after five former members of the Pacific Coast Conference left to form their own conference; however, it would not be until 1974 that the conference became officially recognized by the NCAA after several years of membership fluctuation due to institution drops and additions.
The Western Athletic Conference (WAC) is an American collegiate athletic conference
The Western Athletic Conference (WAC) is an American collegiate athletic conference formed on July 27, 1962 and affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)’s Division I. The WAC covers a broad expanse of the western United States, with member institutions located in California, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Texas.
Louisiana Tech has been a member of the Western Athletic Conference since 2001.
The WAC was founded in 1962 as the Western Athletic Association (WAA)
The WAC was founded in 1962 as the Western Athletic Association (WAA). It was one of the six college athletic conferences that increased in size and scope during the 1960s and 1970s, becoming known as a “super conference”. The WAC grew to become the largest college athletic conference west of the Mississippi River, before splitting into two divisions in 1974. The larger division became known as the Pacific Coast Athletic Association (PCAA), which eventually became today’s Big West Conference. The smaller division retained the WAC name and eventually expanded outside of California, becoming the Western Athletic Conference.
The conference’s current commissioner is Jeff Hurd, who began his tenure in June 2009
The conference’s current commissioner is Jeff Hurd, who began his tenure in June 2009. Hurd succeeded Dwayne Cornelius, who retired in May 2009 after serving 27 years with the conference. The conference originally was headquartered in Shreveport, Louisiana (which also served as the home of its first commissioner, Bernie Moore) but moved its offices to Dallas when Cornelius became commissioner. The SWC expanded for the first time in 26 years when it added Texas Christian University and Rice University on June 1, 1995. TCU left after the 1996 season to join the Western Athletic Conference while Rice announced it would leave after the 1997 season to join Conference USA, leaving the SWC with eight members.
Louisiana Tech has been a member of the WAC since the conference’s inception in 1962
Louisiana Tech has been a member of the WAC since the conference’s inception in 1962. The school has been placed in the West Division since the conference began divisional play in 1999.
The WAC is currently made up of 10 member institutions
The WAC is currently made up of 10 member institutions: California Baptist, Grand Canyon, CSU Bakersfield, Dixie State, Northern Arizona, Sacramento State, Seattle U, UT Rio Grande Valley, Utah Valley and New Mexico State. The conference office is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Louisiana Tech’s primary rivals in the WAC are Fresno State and Utah State
Louisiana Tech’s primary rivals in the WAC are Fresno State and Utah State. The Bulldogs and the Aggies have been playing each other since 1962 and the two teams have played each other nearly every year since then. Louisiana Tech has a slight edge in the overall series, but Fresno State has won the last four meetings between the two schools.