Texas State and Texas-San Antonio appear on the verge of becoming football members of the Western Athletic Conference, according to the San Jose Mercury News. The two Texas schools, currently in the Football Championship Subdivision, would join by 2012. Montana is also a possibility to join the league, which splintered this summer, but the Grizzlies are still conducting a feasibility study of jumping from the FCS to the Football Bowl Subdivision.
Meanwhile, Nevada and Fresno State will stay with the league through the 2011-12 school year and pay a smaller exit fee, ESPN.com’s Andy Katz reported. The WAC has scheduled a press conference to discuss the issue tomorrow morning.
The league seems intent on keeping at least eight football members. ESPN and the Mercury News also reported that the University of Denver and Seattle are strong candidates to join the WAC as non-football playing members.