SAN ANTONIO–The ever changing business of college football and super conferences has led to an opportunity for two Texas colleges to enter Division I Football.
Today, the Western Athletic Conference announced UT San Antonio, which will begin playing football next year under former Miami Coach Larry Coker, and Texas State will enter the conference in two years.
“The addition of these three schools clearly sends a message that the WAC and its member schools are prepared to move forward to build a new WAC,” Commissioner Karl Benson said to the Associated Press.
The WAC is losing Boise St. after this season and Fresno State and Nevada next year to the Mountain West Conference.
So they will bring in UTSA, Texas State and the University of Denver in 2012, though Denver will play every sport with the exception of football.
UTSA and Texas State, both members of the Southland Conference, will reportedly pay $250,000 to the conference to leave.
–Manuel De La Rosa, South Texas Tribune, firstname.lastname@example.org