Remember WAC commissioner Karl Benson’s reaction to Jim Delany’s bitch slap?
“The BCS has provided greater access,” Benson said. “Look at 120 schools, 11 conferences and to establish opportunities for those student-athletes. To play on the big stage, we’ve been to the big stage. …
“The problem,” Delany interrupted, “is your big stage takes away opportunities for my teams, to play on the stage they created in 1902.”
Responded Benson: “I think the group of five (non-automatic qualifying BCS conferences) has established value in the last five years.”[Emphasis added.]
Your conference has a funny way of showing that, Karl. As of this season, no school in the WAC boasts a 2010 home attendance average over 20,000.
Things ain’t exactly looking up for the WAC going forward, either. Unless you think Texas-San Antonio is an attendance fireball.