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WAC poised to add two schools from Texas

By Ferd Lewis

LAST UPDATED: 2:01 p.m. HST, Nov 9, 2010

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.


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