The UTSA Roadrunners are set to join Conference USA, likely in 2013, RowdyReport.com has reported.
UTSA just completed their inaugural football season as an FCS Independent. In 2012, they are stepping up to the Football Bowl Subdivision and will compete in the WAC.
The Roadrunners will be on the move again in 2013 to Conference USA according to the Agenda for next week’s University of Texas System Board of Regents.
On page 137 of the report is the following:
5. U. T. San Antonio: Authorization to accept invitation from Conference USA and to negotiate and finalize terms for athletic conference membership, including possible future membership in a new athletic conference.
The Chancellor concurs in the recommendation of the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs ad interim, the Vice Chancellor and General Counsel, and President Romo that authorization be granted to The University of Texas at San Antonio to accept an invitation from Conference USA (CUSA) to become a member, and to negotiate and finalize terms for athletic conference membership. Approval of U. T. San Antonio’s entrance in CUSA also includes approval of admittance to the potential new conference.
The document continues with background information about UTSA’s discussions with CUSA and the potential merger with the Mountain West. CUSA contacted UTSA in March 2012 “to initiate discussion about the possibility of U.T. San Antonio leaving the WAC to join CUSA.” UTSA then met with CUSA commissioner Britton Banowsky on April 5, 2012.
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