Big West Conference

Big West Conference

Infobox Athletic Conference
name = Big West Conference
short_name =
established = 1969

logo_size = 275
association = NCAA
division = Division I
members = 9
sports = 17
mens = 8
womens = 9
region = West Coast
(California-only conference)
former_names = Pacific Coast Athletic Association
hq_city = Irvine
hq_stateabb = CA
hq_state = California
commissioner = Dennis Farrell
since = 1992
website = http://www.bigwest.org/
color = 000066
font_color = FFFFFF



map_size = 250
The Big West Conference (BWC) is an NCAA-affiliated Division I major college athletic conference that formerly sponsored Division I-A (now known as Division I FBS) college football, through the 2000 season. The Big West is considered to be a mid-major conference. When the conference began in 1969, its name was the "Pacific Coast Athletic Conference" (PCAA). After nineteen years, in 1988, its name was changed to the Big West Conference. [http://www.bigwest.org/history/]

Current members (and year joined)

:"All members are in California."

Conference arenas and ballparks

Only UC Davis and Cal Poly have football programs. UC Davis's football stadium is called Aggie Stadium, capacity of 10,743 and Cal Poly's stadium is called Alex G. Spanos Stadium, capacity of 11,775.

ee also

*California Collegiate Athletic Association, an all-California school conference that competes in Division II. Eight out of nine members of the Big West are former members of the CCAA.
*California Pacific Conference, an all-California school conference that competes in NAIA.

References

External links

* [http://www.bigwest.org Official website]


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