SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) -- Texas State is going to the Sun Belt Conference after only one season in the WAC.
The Sun Belt said Wednesday that Texas State will join the league in July 2013 and begin conference play for the 2013-14 academic year.
Texas State is going into its first season at the Football Bowl Subdivision level in 2012, when coach Dennis Franchione will lead the Bobcats into what will be their only WAC season. The school has 16 varsity programs.
"There was energy and excitement," said Sun Belt Commissioner Karl Benson, who attended a press conference announcing the move. "Truly a very, very successful launch."
Texas State joins current Sun Belt Conference members Arkansas State, Arkansas-Little Rock, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, UL-Lafayette, UL-Monroe, Middle Tennessee, North Texas, South Alabama, Troy and Western Kentucky.
In addition, Georgia State also will join the conference in 2013 after accepting a bid last month. Texas State...