West Coast Conference

  • BYU Road Games Not the Same Portland U

    I posted last week about the reality of the WCC schedule setting in for BYU basketball. A string of WCC road games has driven that reality home even more. BYU is playing in gyms not much bigger than those found in local high schools. See what Jay Drew of the Salt Lake Tribune has to say about it:

    West Coast Conference road hoop games just not the same for BYU

    All that said – the Cougars are winning and taking care of business against these lesser teams. You just wonder how it will effect them when they have to step it back up to play big-time opponents.

    Also keep in mind – the move to the WCC for basketball was essentially collateral damage from the Football independence move. When the football program left the Mountain West Conference and the terrible TV contract, the remainder of the BYU sports had to go as well. BYU originally intended to place their non-football sports in the more nationally recognized, Western Athletic Conference. That plan was thwarted when MWC commissioner, Craig Thompson, threw a counter-punch ...

  • WCC Showdown: Saint Mary’s Gonzaga Review

    I’ve now watched Saint Mary’s play twice this year. Last night against Gonzaga and 2 weeks ago against BYU. Both times the Gaels had too much offense for the opposition to handle. BYU and Gonzaga are both good teams and Saint Mary’s ran both of them right off the court