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NM State Joins WAC in Welcoming Five New Institutions into League

WAC Expansion Press Kit

HOUSTON - New teams. New rivalries. A new-look Western Athletic Conference.

WAC Commissioner Jeff Hurd today announced membership invitations issued by the conference's Board of Directors to five universities - Abilene Christian University, Lamar University, Sam Houston State University, Southern Utah University and Stephen F. Austin State University - have been accepted effective July 1, 2022.

In addition to significantly expanding the league's footprint in the state of Texas, Hurd also announced the WAC's intention to reinstate football at the Football Championship Subdivision level beginning with the 2022 season.