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UTPA To Meet With Southland Conference

Category: Featured News, Great West Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, Southland Expansion & Realignment

University of Texas Pan American Conference RealignmentWith all the movement over the past 6 months, UTPA has been hoping their number would be called and given a life raft away from the Great West. that might soon happen in the form of a Southland Conference invitation. Per Peter Rasmussen (@parasmuss), UTPA is set to meet with the Southland.

The Southland is dealing with some losses of their own with UTA, UTSA and Texas St. all leaving for the WAC. Oral Roberts was brought in as a basketball replacement for UTA and Houston Baptist next with their hopes of adding football. But while

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the lack of a football program would seem to be a problem for UTPA, the Southland’s seeking of balance could be the key, potential membership as the reward.

UTPA membership in the Southland has it’s obstacles. Both University of Incarnate Word and Albilene Christian have sought membership in the SLC, and both sponsor football.

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  • The Great West is really just a scheduling agreement until those schools can find another conference.  I would not be surprised if all those schools found conferences soon.


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