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The Big West Conference
Big West Conference
(BWC) is an American collegiate athletic conference whose member institutions participate in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I. The conference was originally formed in 1969 as the Pacific Coast Athletic Association (PCAA) and in 1988 was renamed the Big West Conference. The conference stopped sponsoring college football after the 2000 season.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Pacific Coast Athletic Association 1.2 Evolution 1.3 The change to the Big West

2 Member schools

2.1 Current members

2.1.1 Full members 2.1.2 Affiliate members

2.2 Future members 2.3 Former members

2.3.1 Former full members 2.3.2 Former affiliate members 2.3.3 Former football-only members

2.4 Membership timeline

3 Sports

3.1 Men's sponsored sports by school 3.2 Women's sponsored sports by school 3.3 Former sports 3.4 Football

4 Facilities 5 Commissioner's Cup 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

History[edit]

Locations of Big West Conference
Big West Conference
full member institutions.

Pacific Coast Athletic Association[edit] The Big West Conference
Big West Conference
was formed in June 1968 as the Pacific Coast Athletic Association.[1] The 5 original charter members were Fresno State, San Jose State, UC Santa Barbara, San Diego
San Diego
State, and Long Beach State.[1] Two other schools, Cal State Los Angeles
Los Angeles
and the University of the Pacific, were also considered but they declined at that time to pursue membership.[2] The newly formed conference had a number of meetings to set up its governance, which was confirmed in October 1968 on the campus of UC Santa Barbara.[3] Before the league started play, Cal State Los Angeles
Los Angeles
joined as a full member and the University of the Pacific joined for football only, becoming a full member itself two years later.[4][5] The conference itself lists July 1, 1969 as the recognized creation date with the 7 institutions.[6][7] Evolution[edit] Since its inception as the Pacific Coast Athletic Association, the conference has seen many changes. Utah State was the first institution outside of California to join the conference in 1978. This opened the floodgates for many other schools to affiliate with the PCAA; notable schools include UNLV, Nevada, Louisiana Tech, and Boise State. In 1983, the PCAA became the first western conference to introduce women's athletic programs, allowing its female student-athletes to compete at the same level as their male counterparts. This proved vital for Hawaiʻi as their only participation in the conference was for their women's sports. However, many universities left to join conferences that were perceived as more well-known, such as the Western Athletic Conference or the Mountain West Conference, while others did not see the benefit of travel since historically many of the teams have been California-based. From the departures of Idaho and Utah State in 2005 until the arrival of Hawaii in 2012, all members were based in California, reducing the cost and travel time between the universities. When Hawaii joined, it agreed to help defray a portion of travel costs to that state for the league's California members. There have been no fewer than 25 full and associate members in the conference's history, while only two of the original seven charter members remain (Long Beach State and UC Santa Barbara). The change to the Big West[edit] Effective July 1, 1988, the Pacific Coast Athletic Association changed its name to the Big West Conference.[7] With such schools as Utah State, UNLV, Nevada, New Mexico State, and Hawaii now in the fold, the name change was more representative of its member institutions.[7] In addition, the conference had signed a contract with ESPN to have its men's basketball games telecast as the third game of a triple header known as Big Monday - the other conferences being featured were the Big East and the Big Ten so the name Big West fit the theme.[8] Member schools[edit] Current members[edit] Full members[edit]

Institution Nickname Location Founded Joined Type Enrollment (Fall 2016) NCAA Team Champion­ships

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo !California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo) Mustangs San Luis Obispo, California 1901 1996[a] Public (CSU system) 21,306 1

California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) Titans Fullerton, California 1957 1974 Public (CSU system) 40,235 4

California State University, Northridge (CSUN) Matadors Northridge, California 1958 2001 Public (CSU system) 39,916 0

Hawaii ! University of Hawaii
University of Hawaii
at Manoa (Hawaiʻi) Rainbow Warriors & Rainbow Wahine Honolulu, Hawaii 1907 2012 Public (U of HI system) 17,612 3

Long Beach !California State University, Long Beach (Long Beach State) 49ers[b] Long Beach, California 1949 1969 Public (CSU system) 37,776 4

University of California, Davis (UC Davis) Aggies Davis, California 1908 2007 Public (UC system) 36,441 1

University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine) Anteaters Irvine, California 1965 1977 Public (UC system) 33,467 7

University of California, Riverside (UC Riverside) Highlanders Riverside, California 1954 2001 Public (UC system) 22,921 0

University of California, Santa Barbara (UC Santa Barbara) Gauchos Santa Barbara, California 1905 1969, 1976[c] Public (UC system) 24,346 2

Notes

^ Cal Poly was an affiliate member in women's volleyball from 1984-85 to 1989-90. ^ The Long Beach State baseball team uses the nickname Dirtbags instead of 49ers. ^ UC Santa Barbara joined the conference when it was founded in 1969, left to become an independent after the 1973–74 school year, then rejoined for the 1976-77 school year.

Affiliate members[edit]

Institution Nickname Location Founded Joined Type Enrollment (Fall 2017) Primary conference Big West sport(s) NCAA Team Championships (Division I)

Sacramento !California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State) Hornets Sacramento, California 1947 2012[a] Public (CSU system) 30,670 Big Sky men's soccer beach volleyball 0

Bakersfield !California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) Roadrunners Bakersfield, California 1965 2015[b] Public (CSU system) 9,863 WAC beach volleyball 0

San Diego
San Diego
!University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) Tritons La Jolla, California 1960 2017[c] Public (UC system) 36,624 CCAA (D–II) men's volleyball (2018) women's water polo (2019) 0

Notes

^ Sacramento State men's soccer joined the Big West Conference
Big West Conference
in the 2012 season (2012–13 school year) and beach volleyball followed for the 2016 season (2015–16 school year).[9][10] ^ CSU Bakersfield beach volleyball joined the Big West Conference
Big West Conference
in the 2016 season.[11] ^ UC San Diego
San Diego
men's volleyball joined the Big West Conference
Big West Conference
for the 2018 season (2017–18 school year).[12]

Future members[edit]

Institution Nickname Location Founded Type Enrollment Joining NCAA Team Championships (Division I)

Bakersfield !California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) Roadrunners Bakersfield, California 1965 Public (CSU system) 8,720 July 1, 2020[13] 0

San Diego
San Diego
!University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego)[a] Tritons La Jolla, California 1960 Public (UC system) 33,735 July 1, 2020[13] 0

Notes

^ UC San Diego
San Diego
will begin the transition from Division II to Division I at the same time as it joins the Big West and will not be eligible to compete for the league’s NCAA automatic qualification in single-site championship sports until July 1, 2024.[13]

Former members[edit] Many of the former members of the Big West are now members of the Western Athletic Conference
Western Athletic Conference
or the Mountain West Conference. Of the nine schools that were in the WAC before its early-2010s realignment, only Hawaii had not spent some time in the Big West as a football participant – it was a Big West member only in women's sports. Of the former members, Cal State Los Angeles
Los Angeles
is the only team that reverted to Division II level. School names and nicknames reflect those used by the institutions when they were Big West members. One school has changed its name (Southwestern Louisiana, now branded athletically as Louisiana and also known as Louisiana–Lafayette) and one its nickname (Arkansas State, from Indians to Red Wolves). Former full members[edit]

Institution Nickname Location Founded Joined Left Type Enrollment Current Primary Conference

Boise State University Broncos Boise, Idaho 1932 1996 2001 Public 22,678 Mountain West Conference

California State University, Fresno (Fresno State) Bulldogs Fresno, California 1911 1969 1992 Public 22,565 Mountain West Conference

California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State L.A.) Golden Eagles Los Angeles, California 1947 1969 1974 Public 20,619 CCAA (Division II)

Idaho !University of Idaho Vandals Moscow, Idaho 1889 1996 2005 Public 11,180 Big Sky Conference (football moving from Sun Belt Conference
Sun Belt Conference
to Big Sky in 2018)

UNLV !University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Rebels Paradise, Nevada 1957 1982 1996 Public 28,203 Mountain West Conference

Nevada !University of Nevada, Reno Wolf Pack Reno, Nevada 1874 1992 2000 Public 18,227 Mountain West Conference

New Mexico State University Aggies Las Cruces, New Mexico 1888 1983 2000 Public 18,497 Western Athletic Conference

North Texas !University of North Texas Mean Green Denton, Texas 1890 1996 2000 Public 35,778 Conference USA

San Diego
San Diego
State University Aztecs San Diego, California 1897 1969 (men's sports); 1984 (women's sports) 1978 (men's sports); 1990 (women's sports) Public 28,789 Mountain West Conference

San Jose State University Spartans San Jose, California 1857 1969 1996 Public 32,697 Mountain West Conference

Utah State University Aggies Logan, Utah 1888 1978 2005 Public 28,796 Mountain West Conference

Pacific !University of the Pacific Tigers Stockton, California 1851 1969 (football-only); 1971 (all sports) 2013 Private 6,296 West Coast Conference

Former affiliate members[edit]

Institution Nickname Location (California) Founded Joined Left Type Enrollment Primary Conference Big West Sport(s)

Cal Poly !California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) Broncos Pomona 1938 1984 1990 Public 22,501 CCAA (NCAA Division II) softball

Sacramento !California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State) Hornets Sacramento 1947 1996 2002 Public 24,388 Big Sky baseball

San Diego
San Diego
! San Diego
San Diego
State University Aztecs San Diego 1897 2012 2013 Public 33,790 Mountain West women's water polo

Former football-only members[edit]

Institution Nickname Location Founded Joined Left Type Enrollment Primary Conference at the time of joining Big West football Current Conference

Arkansas State University[14] Indians[a] Jonesboro, Arkansas 1909 1993, 1999 1996, 2001 Public 13,438 Sun Belt

Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs Ruston, Louisiana 1894 1993 1996 Public 11,581 Sun Belt C-USA

Northern Illinois University Huskies DeKalb, Illinois 1895 1993 1996 Public 25,313 Mid-Continent[b] MAC

Southwestern Louisiana !University of Southwestern Louisiana[c] Ragin' Cajuns Lafayette, Louisiana 1898 1993 1996 Public 16,885 Sun Belt

Notes

^ Currently known as the Arkansas State Red Wolves. ^ Currently known as the Summit League. ^ Currently known as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, with athletic branding as "Louisiana".

Membership timeline[edit]

Full members Full members (non-football) Assoc. members (football only) Assoc. member (list sports) Notes

San Diego
San Diego
State played football as an independent for the 1976 and 1977 seasons prior to leaving the Big West Conference
Big West Conference
in 1978. UC Santa Barbara was an independent from 1974–75 to 1975–76. Cal State Fullerton played football as an independent for the 1992 season and dropped football entirely the following year. Louisiana Tech, Northern Illinois, Southwestern Louisiana, and Arkansas State joined the Big West for a short-lived football consortium from 1993 to 1995. Arkansas State played football as an independent from 1996 to 1998 and then rejoined the Big West for football during the 1999 and 2000 seasons.

Sports[edit] The Big West Conference
Big West Conference
currently sponsors 18 NCAA sports, with men's volleyball the newest addition for the 2017–18 school year.[6][15] In baseball, Cal State Fullerton has won four College World Series titles with national championships in 1979, 1984, 1995, and 2004.[16] In addition, Long Beach State and UC Irvine have made multiple appearances in the College World Series. Fullerton also has a national championship in softball, winning in 1984. Long Beach State has won three NCAA women's volleyball titles, with national championships in 1989, 1993, and 1998. Misty May-Treanor
Misty May-Treanor
led the 49ers to a 36-0 record en route to the program's most recent title. UC Santa Barbara was the NCAA men's soccer runner-up in 2004, losing the national championship match to Indiana on penalty kicks. The Gauchos returned to the College Cup in 2006 and won the national championship. Former Big West members UNLV and Pacific won national championships while part of the conference. The UNLV Runnin' Rebels men's basketball team won the 1990 NCAA tournament championship after routing Duke 103-73 in the national title game. UNLV was undefeated during the 1991 NCAA men's basketball season before falling to Duke in the final four. The Runnin' Rebels during this era are widely considered one of the best college basketball teams of all time. The Pacific Tigers
Pacific Tigers
women's volleyball team won back-to-back national championships in 1985 and 1986. The Big West did not sponsor men's volleyball or men's water polo, but it was the primary conference affiliation of several schools that compete in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
for these sports, respectively. In NCAA men's volleyball, UC Irvine has established itself as one of the nation's most elite programs, winning four national championships in 2007, 2009, 2012, and 2013. Long Beach State also won a men's volleyball title in 1991. In NCAA men's water polo, UC Irvine won three national championships in 1970, 1982, and 1989. UC Santa Barbara also won a men's water polo title in 1979. On May 31, 2016, the Big West announced the conference would sponsor men's volleyball as its 18th sport, with five Big West schools leaving the MPSF to establish the new men's volleyball league. Men's volleyball is the third of four sports in which the MPSF has recently seen a mass exodus of teams to join an existing conference in a newly sponsored sport, with men's soccer, men's water polo, and women's lacrosse as the others. The men's volleyball membership includes core Big West members Cal State Northridge, Long Beach State, Hawaii, UC Irvine, and UC Santa Barbara. UC San Diego
San Diego
joined as an affiliate to being the league to the NCAA minimum requirement of 6 teams to receive an automatic bid for the NCAA tournament. Big West Commissioner explained that adding UC San Diego
San Diego
was not an indicator UC San Diego
San Diego
would be added to the Big West Conference
Big West Conference
as a full member. UC San Diego
San Diego
had recently passed a bill to move all their sports to Division I and is looking for an invite from the Big West Conference. UC San Diego
San Diego
has long competed at the Division I level in men's volleyball; the NCAA conducts a single national championship open to all Division I and II members, and scholarship limits in the sport are the same in both divisions. The Big West regular season for men's volleyball will be double round-robin, each team playing the others once at home and once on the road. The Big West Tournament will have all six teams participate in single-elimination rounds with the top two teams receiving semifinal byes.[17] The Big West is the first Division I all-sports conference (defined as a league that sponsors men's and women's basketball) ever to sponsor men's volleyball, and the second NCAA all-sports conference overall to sponsor men's volleyball as a scholarship sport (the first was the Division II Conference Carolinas). On November 26, 2017 the Big West announced that they will add UC San Diego along with Cal State Bakersfield as its 10th and 11th members starting on July 1, 2020. Cal State Bakersfield, who are already a full Division I school and are currently competing in the Western Athletic Conference will become a full member effective July 1, 2020. UC San Diego
San Diego
who had failed to move up from Division II in its failed bids to the Big West in 2011 and April 2017 will go through the four year transition process to Division I and will become a full member effective July 1, 2024. UC San Diego's men's volleyball will be a member of the Big West starting with the 2018 season and their women's water polo will be a member starting in 2019. [18]

Big West Conference
Big West Conference
teams

Sport Men's Women's

Baseball

9

-

Basketball

9

9

Beach volleyball

-

6

Cross Country

8

9

Golf

9

8

Soccer

8

9

Softball

-

8

Tennis

6

9

Track and Field (Outdoor)

8

9

Volleyball

6

9

Water polo

-

6

Men's sponsored sports by school[edit]

School Baseball Basket­ball Cross Country Golf Soccer Tennis Track & Field (Outdoor) Volley­ball Total Sports

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

7

Cal State Fullerton

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

N

6

Cal State Northridge

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

7

Hawaiʻi

Y

Y

N

Y

N

Y

N

Y

5

Long Beach State

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

N

Y

Y

6

UC Davis

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

7

UC Irvine

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

8

UC Riverside

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

7

UC Santa Barbara

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

8

Totals

9

9

8

9

7 + 1[a]

6

8

5 + 1[b]

61 + 2

^ Affiliate member Sacramento State. ^ Affiliate member UC San Diego
San Diego
through the 2019–20 school year, after which it will become a full Big West member.

Men's varsity sports not sponsored by the Big West Conference
Big West Conference
which are played by Big West schools

School Football Swimming & Diving Track & Field (Indoor) Water Polo Wrestling

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Big Sky MPSF Independent No Pac-12

Cal State Northridge No No MPSF No No

Hawai'i Mountain West MPSF No No No

Long Beach State No No MPSF GCC No

UC Davis Big Sky No No[19] WWPA No

UC Irvine No No No GCC No

UC Riverside No No Independent No No

UC Santa Barbara No MPSF Independent GCC No

Women's sponsored sports by school[edit]

School Basket­ball Beach Volleyball Cross Country Golf Soccer Softball Tennis Track & Field (Outdoor) Volley­ball Water polo Total Sports

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

9

Cal State Fullerton

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

8

Cal State Northridge

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

10

Hawaiʻi

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

10

Long Beach State

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

10

UC Davis

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

9

UC Irvine

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

8

UC Riverside

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

8

UC Santa Barbara

Y

N

Y

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

8

Totals

9

4 + 2*

9

8

9

8

9

9

9

6

80 + 2

* = Beach volleyball
Beach volleyball
was added as a Big West sport in June 2015 with CSU Bakersfield and Sacramento State as associate members.[20]

Women's varsity sports not sponsored by the Big West Conference
Big West Conference
which are played by Big West schools

School Field Hockey Gymnastics Lacrosse Sailing Swimming & Diving Track & Field (Indoor)

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo No No No No MPSF Independent

Cal State Fullerton No No No No No MPSF

Cal State Northridge No No No No No MPSF

Hawai'i No No No PCCSC MPSF MPSF

Long Beach State No No No No No MPSF

UC Davis America East MPSF MPSF No MPSF Independent

UC Irvine No No No No No MPSF

UC Santa Barbara No No No No MPSF Independent

Former sports[edit] Football[edit] An asterisk denotes the participant in the bowls that invited the Big West champion: Pasadena (1969–70), California (1981–91), Las Vegas (1992–96), and Humanitarian (1997–2000)[21]

Football Champions (1969–1984)

Year University

1969 San Diego
San Diego
State*

1970 Long Beach State* & San Diego
San Diego
State

1971 Long Beach State

1972 San Diego
San Diego
State

1973 San Diego
San Diego
State

1974 San Diego
San Diego
State

1975 San Jose State

1976 San Jose State

1977 Fresno State

1978 San Jose State and Utah State

1979 Utah State

1980 Long Beach State

1981 San Jose State*

1982 Fresno State*

1983 Cal State Fullerton*

1984 Cal State Fullerton (UNLV* forfeited)

Football Champions (1985–2000)

Year University

1985 Fresno State*

1986 San Jose State*

1987 San Jose State*

1988 Fresno State*

1989 Fresno State*

1990 San Jose State*

1991 Fresno State* & San Jose State

1992 Nevada*

1993 Utah State* & Southwestern La.

1994 UNLV*, Southwestern La., & Nevada

1995 Nevada*

1996 Nevada* & Utah State

1997 Utah State* & Nevada

1998 Idaho*

1999 Boise State*

2000 Boise State*

The Big West Conference
Big West Conference
discontinued football following the 2000 season.[22] Facilities[edit] Future members CSU Bakersfield and UC San Diego
San Diego
in gray.

School Basketball
Basketball
Arena Capacity Baseball
Baseball
Stadium Capacity Soccer Stadium Capacity

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Mott Athletics Center 3,032 Robin Baggett Stadium 1,734 Alex G. Spanos Stadium 11,075

Cal State Fullerton Titan Gym 4,000 Goodwin Field 3,500 Titan Stadium 10,000

Cal State Northridge Matadome 2,400 Matador Field 1,000 Matador Soccer Field 1,550

CSU Bakersfield Icardo Center 3,800 Hardt Field 900 CSUB Main Soccer Field 2,500

Hawaiʻi Stan Sheriff Center 10,300 Les Murakami Stadium 4,312 Waipio Soccer Stadium 4,500

Long Beach State Walter Pyramid 5,000[23] Blair Field 3,238 George Allen Field 1,000

Sacramento State Men's Soccer Member Only Hornet Field 1,500

UC Davis The Pavilion 7,600 Dobbins Baseball
Baseball
Complex 3,500 Aggie Field 1,000

UC Irvine Bren Events Center 4,984 Cicerone Field 2,900 Anteater Stadium 2,500

UC Riverside Student Recreation Center 3,168 Riverside Sports Complex 2,500 UCR Soccer Stadium 900

UC San Diego RIMAC
RIMAC
Arena 4,200 Triton Ballpark 1,200 Triton Soccer Stadium 750

UC Santa Barbara The Thunderdome 5,600 Caesar Uyesaka Stadium 1,000 Harder Stadium 17,000

Commissioner's Cup[edit] Started during the Big West Conference's 1998–99 season, the Commissioner's Cup is awarded yearly to the most outstanding program over the course of the season in the conference's sponsored sports.[24] The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos
UC Santa Barbara Gauchos
are the most successful team to date having won 9 total trophies.[25]

Year Institution Champion­ships competed Total points Average Title #

1998–99 Pacific Tigers 12 620 51.7 1

1999–00 Pacific Tigers 12 600 50.0 2

2000–01 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos 16 870 54.4 1

2001–02 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos 16 2,020 126.3 2

2002–03 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos 16 2,070 129.4 3

2003–04 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos 16 2,210 138.1 4

2004–05 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos 16 2,180 136.3 5

2005–06 Long Beach State 49ers 13 1,640 126.2 1

2006–07 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos 16 1,800 112.5 6

2007–08 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos 16 2,046 127.9 7

2008–09 Long Beach State 49ers 14 1,540 110.0 2

2009–10 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos 17 1,970 115.9 8

2010–11 Long Beach State 49ers 14 1,830 130.7 3

2011–12 Long Beach State 49ers 14 1,960 140.0 4

2012–13 Long Beach State 49ers 14 1,950 139.3 5

2013–14 Long Beach State 49ers 14 1,740 124.3 6

2014–15 Long Beach State 49ers 14 1,640 117.1 7

2015–16 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos 15 2,006.7 133.8 9

2016–17 Long Beach State 49ers 15 1,750 116.7 8

See also[edit]

Big West Conference
Big West Conference
Men's Basketball
Basketball
Tournament Big West Conference
Big West Conference
Women's Basketball
Basketball
Tournament List of Big West Conference
Big West Conference
baseball champions

References[edit]

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Los Angeles
Times. June 4, 1988. Retrieved December 2, 2016.  ^ Reid, Jason (February 19, 1996). "This Conference Now Little West". Los Angeles
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Times. Retrieved December 2, 2016.  ^ "MEN'S SOCCER JOINS BIG WEST CONFERENCE". Sacramento State Hornets. July 5, 2012. Retrieved December 22, 2016.  ^ "SAND VOLLEYBALL TO JOIN THE BIG WEST CONFERENCE". Sacramento State Hornets. June 26, 2015. Retrieved December 22, 2016.  ^ "CSUB Sand Volleyball
Volleyball
Finds A Conference Home". Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners. June 26, 2015. Retrieved December 22, 2016.  ^ "Preseason Poll Released for UC San Diego's Milestone 25th and Final Year in MPSF". UC San Diego
San Diego
Tritons. December 12, 2016. Retrieved December 22, 2016.  ^ a b c "Cal State Bakersfield, UC San Diego
San Diego
to join Big West in 2020". The Washington Post. November 27, 2017. Retrieved November 27, 2017.  ^ Arkansas State joined the conference for football in 1993, left to become an independent after the 1995–1996 season, then re-joined in 1999, only to leave again after the 2000–2001 season. ^ " Big West Conference
Big West Conference
Makes Men's Volleyball
Volleyball
18th Sponsored Sport". Big West Conference. May 31, 2016. Archived from the original on June 11, 2016. Retrieved December 21, 2016.  ^ "College World Series: Everything you need to know about Cal State Fullerton". NCAA.com. 2017-06-14. Retrieved 2017-08-04.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-05-31. Retrieved 2016-03-07. /story.asp?story_id=19222 ^ "Archived copy". Retrieved 2017-11-30.  ^ http://ucdavismagazine.ucdavis.edu/issues/su10/sports.html ^ " Big West Conference
Big West Conference
Adds Beach Volleyball
Volleyball
To Sports Lineup". Big West Conference. June 26, 2015. Archived from the original on May 31, 2012. Retrieved October 30, 2015.  ^ Big West Football. Web.archive.org. Retrieved on 2013-07-17. ^ Big West Conference. Web.archive.org. Retrieved on 2013-07-17. ^ "The Mike and Arlene Walter Pyramid". California State University, Long Beach. Retrieved February 12, 2012.  ^ "Area Notebook: Long Beach State captures fourth straight BWC Comissioner's[sic] Cup". Press-Telegram. Long Beach, California. May 28, 2014. Retrieved December 1, 2016.  ^ "UC Santa Barbara Claims First Commissioner's Cup In Six Years". Big West Conference. Retrieved December 1, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Official website

v t e

Big West Conference

Full members

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Mustangs Cal State Fullerton Titans Cal State Northridge Matadors Hawaii Rainbow Warriors/Rainbow Wahine Long Beach State 49ers UC Davis Aggies UC Irvine Anteaters UC Riverside Highlanders UC Santa Barbara Gauchos

Associate members

Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners
Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners
(beach volleyball; full member in 2020) Sacramento State Hornets
Sacramento State Hornets
(beach volleyball, men's soccer) UC San Diego Tritons
UC San Diego Tritons
(men's volleyball; women's water polo in 2019, full member in 2020)

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NCAA Division I
NCAA Division I
non-football conferences

America East Conference Atlantic Sun Conference Atlantic 10 Conference Big East Conference Big West Conference Coastal Collegiate Sports Association Horizon League Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Missouri Valley Conference Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Summit League West Coast Conference Western Athletic Conference

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