Talking Bull: "WAC a School"

The game is simple. You grab a hammer wait, wait, wait, and then when a school pops up you go to town like a 1st grader who put extra sugar on his frosted flakes.

That is "WAC a School" and it seems to be the way our western, non AQ, brethern are adding schools these days.

The most recent school to fall to the WAC advance? UT-Arlington

UT-Arlington to the WAC, pending approval | UTSA Sports | a mySA.com blog
In a surprise follow-up to the recent addition of Seattle University, UT-Arlington is set to leave the Southland Conference for the Western Athletic Conference as a non-football member.

In NCAA Hockey news a conference was just started to try and balance out the expected Big-10 Hockey, and of course Miami was invited.

Hockey: RedHawks Officially Leave CCHA
We are pleased to announce that six top NCAA Division I ice hockey programs will become founding members of a newly formed hockey conference, which will begin competition for the 2013-14 season. The six institutions are Colorado College, University of Denver, Miami University, University of Minnesota Duluth, University of Nebraska Omaha and University of North Dakota.

UB Softball recruiting:

Bulls Continue To Fill Out Roster For Upcoming Season - Buffalo Athletics
Head coach Jen Teague has announced the addition of four players that will join the University at Buffalo softball team this upcoming season. Paired with the two players who signed National Letter's of Intent in the Fall, UB is now up to six newcomers for next season.

The Spectrum on Chazz Anderson

Chazz Anderson Transfers to UB and Expects to Start - Sports - The Spectrum - University at Buffalo
Fifth-year senior Chazz Anderson, who recently graduated from the University of Cincinnati, officially announced Tuesday that he will begin graduate school at UB in the fall. Anderson has one year of football eligibility remaining, and because he already graduated he will not be forced to sit out a year

And the Buffalo News talks about UB Athletics:

Bulls' quest for championships continues - University at Buffalo - The Buffalo News
"My vision from here is to win more championships in more sports and be more consistent in our championship performance," Manuel said. "I don't want to be a one-year wonder in any sport. But obviously the two biggest sports, or three, being football and men's and women's basketball, we need to improve and be more successful. We need to win the championship again in football. We need to go to another bowl. We need to maintain some consistency."

The quest for big-time facilities - University at Buffalo - The Buffalo News
"The question is really getting over that hump and getting people to understand why that model has changed, why it's important for this project to move forward and why it's important for them to be such a big donor to the athletic department and to the university," Manuel said. "I think we're all at UB trying to get that message across, that the model has changed. We cannot any longer come to you for half the value of a project. There's going to be a need for more resources to do projects around the university. But it's not in my mind unthinkable because that's what we did at Michigan."

Despite outside offers, Manuel stays the course - University at Buffalo - The Buffalo News
"I want what I have here. And if I can't find what I have here, if I can't find great presidents to work for, if I can't be in position to really have a good working relationship with my other colleagues, the other vice presidents and the other deans, if I'm not in a position where my family is comfortable and my wife enjoys the area, then for me I don't need to leave here in order to get what other people perceive as a better position or a bigger position."

The Bulls' pivot man - University at Buffalo - The Buffalo News
Manuel was a high school football All-American, a defensive end regarded as an NFL prospect until he suffered a football-ending neck injury as a Wolverine sophomore. His response has been to earn two master's degrees, inch toward a doctorate, redefine the attitude within UB and quell the negative perceptions of athletics that persisted throughout campus.

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