DENVER CSU Bakersfield and Utah Valley will join the Western Athletic Conference as it moves away from football after a half-century on the gridiron. The 50-year-old WAC is the first Division I conference to give up on football since the Southwest Conference dissolved in 1995, but the additions of CSU Bakersfield and Utah Valley assured at least for now that it wont also go the way of the SWC. The other four teams in the WAC are Idaho, New Mexico State, Denver and Seattle.
IDAHO BASKETBALL: Center Kyle Barone, who was suspended indefinitely this week by coach Don Verlin, was arraigned on a DUI charge in Whitman County District Court on Monday. The Vandals top player was arrested on the Washington State campus early Sunday, and according to a police report, his blood alcohol content was .186, which is more than twice the legal limit. He was arrested and checked twice at the Pullman Police Station with .194 and .178 BAC levels before being released. Barone was also cited for having no drivers license.
BOISE STATE, IDAHO WOMENS GOLF: Idaho is in third place and Boise State in eighth after two rounds of the Prices Give Em Five Invitational in Las Cruces, N.M. Boise State senior Hayley Young is tied for 11th with a 36-hole score of 3-over 147. Idahos Kaitlyn Oster sits in a three-way tie for third (144) heading into Wednesdays final round.
NORTHWEST NAZARENE WOMENS GOLF: The Crusaders finished 13th at the 19th annual Western Washington Invitational in Bellingham, Wash. Haley Gochnour led the Crusaders (tie for 47th).
NNU VOLLEYBALL: The Crusaders (9-9) lost in five sets at Eastern Oregon.