Posted: Aug 20, 2012 3:45 PM
Updated: Aug 20, 2012 3:46 PM
FRISCO, Texas (AP) - The University of Incarnate Word will join the Southland Conference while Abilene Christian University said it has received an invitation to the league.
The Frisco-based Southland Conference and Incarnate Word said Monday that the San Antonio-based university will become a member on July 1, 2013.
Abilene Christian announced on Monday it had received an invitation. The school board of trustees is scheduled to discuss the invitation this weekend.
Both schools are currently members of the Lone Star Conference.
Incarnate Word will get Southland schedules for all sports except football for 2013-2014. The football program will begin league play in fall 2014.
The Southland currently has 11 members.
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