AUSTIN, Texas – University of Texas System regents have approved letting UT-San Antonio move to Conference USA in 2013.
The Roadrunners went 4-6 in their inaugural football season as an independent in FCS last year, but the program has sought to accelerate its national profile. The school will play in the Western Athletic Conference this year.
The regents unanimously approved the move Thursday. UTSA will incur no exit fees for leaving the WAC, and will pay a $2 million initiation fee to C-USA.
Conference USA is losing Houston, SMU, Memphis and Central Florida. The remaining schools are Texas-El Paso, Tulane, UAB, East Carolina, Marshall, Rice, Southern Miss and Tulsa.