WAC poised to add two schools from Texas
September 25, 2017 | 75° | Check Traffic

Top News

WAC poised to add two schools from Texas


The Western Athletic Conference could announce expansion of its membership by two Texas schools as soon as tomorrow, the Star-Advertiser has been told.

The University of Texas Board of Regents is scheduled to meet tomorrow morning in Austin, Texas, to discuss the conference future of the University of Texas-San Antonio  and, if approved, the WAC is preparing to announce the inclusion of UTSA and Texas State this week, officials confirmed.

The two schools, currently members of the Southland Conference, would fill vacancies created by the departures of Fresno State and Nevada on June 30, 2012.

Southland Commissioner Thomas Burnett said, "We expect an announcement soon" and said he is in contact with WAC commissioner Karl Benson.

Benson has said he expects expansion to be announced "by December 1st."

The addition of the two Texas schools would give the WAC eight members following the departure of Boise State (June 30, 2011), Fresno State and Nevada.

The WAC is also talking to Montana.



No comments
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.