West Coast Conference
The West Coast Conference (WCC) is a college sports conference (group of sports teams that play against each other) in the western United States. There are many sports in the conference. The conference does not have football. Only two of its current members have football teams.
The WCC began in 1952 when five schools in and around the San Francisco Bay Area formed the California Basketball Association. The league was then called the West Coast Athletic Conference from 1956 to 1989.
All 10 of its current members were founded by churches. Seven of the colleges are Catholic schools. Only University of the Pacific, which was started by Methodists, no longer gets money from a church.
The WCC has 10 members. All are located in West Coast states except BYU.
|Brigham Young University (BYU)||Provo, Utah||1875||Private
|Gonzaga University||Spokane, Washington||1881||Private
|Loyola Marymount University||Los Angeles, California||1870||Private
|University of the Pacific||Stockton, California||1851||Private
|Tigers||1952, 2013[a 1]|
|Pepperdine University||Malibu, California||1937||Private
Churches of Christ
|University of Portland||Portland, Oregon||1901||Private
Congregation of Holy Cross
|Saint Mary's College of California||Moraga, California||1863||Private
De La Salle Brothers
|University of San Diego||San Diego, California||1949||Private
|University of San Francisco||San Francisco, California||1855||Private
|Santa Clara University||Santa Clara, California||1851||Private
- Pacific left the conference in 1971 and came back in 2013.
Associate members change
The WCC has one "associate member". This member only plays one sport in the conference. They play other sports in the Big East Conference.
|School||Location||Founded||Type||Joined||Sport||Current main conference||Nickname|
|Creighton University||Omaha, Nebraska||1878||Private
|2010||Women's rowing||Big East||Bluejays|
- "West Coast Conference". wccsports.com. Retrieved 2014-06-10.