06-06-2010 05:20 PM

If Western Athletic Conference realigns, Cal Poly could have chance to move to FBS

With speculation pointing toward a shift in college conference alignment — and news expected to come as early as Monday — Cal Poly could be facing its best, and perhaps only, chance of moving to the highest level of college football this summer.

There are questions whether the university could afford to make the jump from the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision to the Football Bowl Subdivision, both monetarily and competitively.

At the very least, making the commitment to move would eventually require completion of a multi-million dollar stadium expansion and 22 additional football scholarships, all while the state struggles to crawl out of a crippling economic recession.

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