Texas State sports fans better hope the university has a horseshoe or an entire rabbit hidden somewhere. The Bobcats are going to need it pretty soon.
As of next week, Texas-San Antonio, Louisiana Tech, San Jose State and Utah State will be leaving the Western Athletic Conference. The Roadrunners and Bulldogs will head to Conference-USA, while SJSU and USU will join the Mountain West Conference.
So where does that leave Texas State? In short, not in a good place.
With those four schools leaving the WAC, the conference is down to three schools (Idaho, New Mexico State and Texas State) — and it’s impossible for the WAC to survive on four schools.
Like it was stated before, don’t be surprised if the Bobcats reach out to a familiar face in Karl Benson, the current commissioner of the WAC. Benson is now the commissioner of the Sun Belt Conference and would probably throw Texas State a lifeline if need be.
We’ll try to get in contact with Texas State athletic director Dr. Larry Teis at some point today (Saturday) to discuss this matter further.