Great West Conference Adds Two
for 2010 Baseball
There are currently 16 independents in NCAA
Division I baseball. That number will be cut in half in 2010.
The Great West has added New York Tech and
Northern Colorado as associate members for baseball for the
2009-10 academic year, the league announced.
The pair will join Chicago State, Houston
Baptist, New Jersey Tech, North Dakota, Texas-Pan American and
Utah Valley as Great West baseball schools.
The 2010 conference slate will begin the weekend
of April 9-11 and compete each weekend through May 20-22. The
teams will play four-game series over three days against each
league opponent, making a 28-game conference schedule. The first
Great West baseball championship will be held May 26-29 at
The Great West began as a football conference in
2004 with Cal Poly, UC Davis, North Dakota State, Northern
Colorado, South Dakota State and Southern Utah. North Dakota
State and South Dakota State left for the Missouri Valley
Football League. North Dakota and South Dakota joined the
football league in 2008. The Great West added schools and sports
this past summer. Houston Baptist, New Jersey Tech, Texas-Pan
American and Utah Valley joined North Dakota and South Dakota as
new members in 2008. Championships during the 2008-09 academic
year include men and women’s cross country, men and women’s
indoor and outdoor track and field, and men and women’s golf.
Next year, the Great West will add baseball, basketball, soccer,
softball, tennis and volleyball as conference sports.