Big West Conference
The Big West Conference is a NCAA conference that plays in the NCAA Division I. The conference is based in Irvine, California, and nine of its 10 current members are from California. The other member is from Hawaii.
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This is a list of colleges and universities who play sports in the Big West. Only one current member, Pacific, is a private school; all of the others are public schools. Four each are from the University of California and California State University systems, and the other is the main campus of the University of Hawaii system.
- California Polytechnic State University ("Cal Poly"; sometimes "Cal Poly SLO", from its home city of San Luis Obispo)
- California State University, Fullerton ("Cal State Fullerton")
- California State University, Northridge ("Cal State Northridge")
- University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa ("Hawaiʻi")
- California State University, Long Beach ("Long Beach State")
- University of the Pacific
- University of California, Davis ("UC Davis")
- University of California, Irvine ("UC Irvine")
- University of California, Riverside ("UC Riverside")
- University of California, Santa Barbara ("UC Santa Barbara")
In July 2013, Pacific will leave to join the West Coast Conference, while Boise State University and San Diego State University will return to the Big West. Both Boise State and San Diego State had once been in the Big West, but had left for other conferences—Boise State in 2001 and San Diego State in 1978.
The conference once sponsored football, but dropped the sport in 2000. Three of its current members and both future members play football in other conferences:
- Cal Poly and UC Davis are football members of the Big Sky Conference.
- Hawaiʻi is a football member of the Mountain West Conference.
- Boise State and San Diego State are now full members of the Mountain West, but their football teams will move to the Big East Conference in July 2013.
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