A charter member of the century-old WIAC is leaving
U-W Superior is moving to the Upper Midwest Athletic
The U-M-A-C has nine schools ...geographically closer
Maybe the biggest way this affects U-W-L ...
The conference will no longer have an automatic berth
to the N-C-A-A baseball tournament.
The N-C-A-A requires a minimum of seven baseball-playing
The WIAC will have six.
I don't know right off the
top, to be frank, how detrimental
that will be to us as a conference.
I think it's more of a prestige thing probably than
an actual impacted difference.
You'd like to be a conference that has an A-Q.
I think it says a lot about you as a league.
?? So where does the WIAC go from here??
Whitman says now's a good time to ask what the conference
will look like ten years from now.
?? Could he ever see the day the WIAC will have a
school that doesn't begin with U-W??
I would think that we would be silly to not say that
anything's on the table.
Whether that would happen, I think that that's a longshot,
just because it would require us to reconfigure a
lot of the philosophical underpinnings of our conference.
The move takes effect for the 2015-2016 school year.
Superior will still compete in the WIAC in men's and