"We're excited about the Bulldogs coming in because of their overall athletic history in several sports, team sports, etc," said Mountain West Conference Commissioner Craig Thompson.
At midnight, Fresno State officially joined the Mountain West Conference in all but two sports (lacrosse and equestrian) because the conference doesn't sponsor those. It does sponsor the other 18 sports the Bulldogs have.
"We're excited to officially start our association with the schools in the Mountain West Conference. We have great respect for those schools," said Fresno State Athletic Director Thomas Boeh. "We've had rivalries from the past and the near past that we've had over the years. and we're excited to get to that and play at the Mountain West level."
For 20 years, Fresno State did well at the WAC level, winning 51 conference championships.
That's more than 2 1/2 per season.
Women's tennis has the most of the Bulldogs' WAC titles: eleven. Softball is right behind with ten. Baseball has nine.
Fresno State has had 313 players named first-team all-WAC over the years, 54 of them named the best in the WAC (aka WAC Player of the Year).
As a league, the Mountain West has three NCAA team championships. As one member, Fresno state brings TWO: softball in 1998 and baseball in 2008.