WAC to add Texas State and UTSA for football in 2012

By Kevin Kelley -

WACThe WAC announced yesterday that they will add the Texas State Bobcats and the UTSA Roadrunners for football in 2012. Both schools will join the conference effective July 1, 2012.

Texas State and UTSA are currently members of the Southland Conference in the Football Championship Subdivison (FCS). The Denver Pioneers have also accepted an invitation to join the Western Athletic Conference, but they do not field a football team.

With the addition of these two schools, the WAC will have eight football schools for the 2012-13 season. Boise State is leaving the WAC for the Mountain West in 2011, while Fresno State and Nevada will leave for the Mountain West in 2012.

The UTSA Roadrunners have a new football program that begins play as an FCS Independent in 2011. They are coached by former Miami Hurricanes head coach Larry Coker. UTSA will play their home games at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

Texas State has been playing football since 1904 and has compiled an overall record of 479-391-28 (as of 09/01/10). The Bobcats have won two national championships (1980 and 1981) and 14 conference championships. They play their home games at Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium on campus in San Marcos, Texas.

Schedules for both Texas State and UTSA will be added in the near future.

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