Sources: Oregon State, Washington State working on agreement with WCC for non-football sports


Oregon State and Washington State are working on an affiliate agreement with the West Coast Conference for men’s and women’s basketball as well as other sports, sources tell Yahoo Sports. The working agreement has not been finalized but is expected this week, barring any unforeseen hurdles. Under the agreement, selected Beavers and Cougars athletic teams, most notably the basketball squads, will compete in the WCC as affiliate members. Their games will count toward the league standings, and they will compete in conference tournaments with the possibility of winning the event and claiming the league’s automatic qualifying spot in the NCAA basketball tournaments, as well as other NCAA championships.