August 29, 2002
They get paid for this: Part I
In today's College Football Preview section, Chron sportswriter Fran Blinebury picks BYU to win the Western Athletic Conference title. That will be quite a feat, considering that BYU hasn't been in the WAC since 1999, when they and seven other schools left to form the Mountain West Conference. Thankfully, all his other picks for conference champion actually play in the specified conferences.
Posted by Charles Kuffner on August 29, 2002 to Other sports
Personally, I like the University of Hawai'i's chances in the WAC (if I said UH, as the institution is called out here, it could be misconstrued as some other UH...grins).
Hawaii, Fresno, Boise State, and La Tech have all gotten support as the favorite. Should make for an interesting year. I think Boise State has the most favorable schedule and that this gives them better odds, but we'll see.
Of course, Rice is my team. They have their work cut out for them.