DENVER (AP) - The ever-changing Western Athletic Conference is adding Chicago State University next July, meaning the league will keep its automatic qualifying berths for the NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments for another year.
Chicago State joins Cal State-Bakersfield, Grand Canyon, Idaho, New Mexico State, Seattle and Utah Valley in the WAC, which is losing the University of Denver to the Summit League next year.
Leagues need seven schools to maintain their AQ status for NCAA basketball tournaments, but because Grand Canyon is in the process of moving up to Division I, it is ineligible for NCAA postseason bids next year.
The WAC has a two-year grace period in which it can have six Division I schools, however, so it maintains its AQ status for 2013-14 with the addition of the Cougars.

NCAAB Headlines

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Kentucky vs. UNC Total Pick Will the South Regional Finalbetween North Carolinaand Kentuckybe another high-scoring game? Here’s our take on the total.
Thumbnail Kentucky vs. North Carolina Prediction The final ticket to the Final Four will be punched today at 5:05PM ET when No. 1 North Carolina takes on No. 2 Kentucky in the...
Thumbnail Kentucky vs. UNC Public Betting Who is the public siding with in today’s anticipated Elite 8 contest between North Carolina and Kentucky at...
Thumbnail South Carolina vs. Florida Total Pick With two SEC team meeting in today’s East RegionalFinal, will No. 4 Floridaand No. 7 South Carolinaplay in a defensive battle 2:20PM ET?
Thumbnail South Carolina vs. Florida Prediction Which SEC team has edge in the East Regional Final of the NCAA Tournament when No. 4 Florida faces No. 7 South Carolina today at...

NCAAB Team Pages