The WAC Is Suing Nevada And Fresno State To Attempt To Keep Them From Joining The Mountain West In 2011

The WAC is already on life support with Nevada, Fresno State, and Boise State leaving to join the Mountain West, but with Fresno State and Nevada trying to join Boise in 2011 the WAC is now suing to keep that from happening:

The WAC is seeking that Nevada and Fresno State not withdraw from the conference before June 30, 2012, that all defendants (including the Mountain West) be prohibited from scheduling contests that interfere with games to be played against remaining WAC members through 2011-12, and for further relief as the court sees just.

This must be a preemptive strike against Nevada and Fresno State, because they have said they would like to move to the Mountain West with Boise in 2011, but have not any talks with WAC on how to proceed.  Nevada is quite upset by this news:

"On behalf of [Nevada] President Glick, we're disappointed by this. The primary reason we're disappointed is the suit was filed before any discussions had ensued. We had publicly indicated that these matters can be resolved and that they should be resolved directly between the parties."

WAC Commissioner Karl Benson is going to do what he can to keep the WAC alive; he has already gone through multiple reincarnations of the league every since the 16 team WAC failed just over a decade ago. Just expect a lengthy battle over the next eight to ten months between lawyers for all parties involved while this situation gets worked out.

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