UTRGV accepts invitation to join Southland Conference

UTRGV accepts invitation to join Southland Conference
2 months 2 days 7 hours ago Tuesday, March 26 2024 Mar 26, 2024 March 26, 2024 2:30 PM March 26, 2024 in Sports
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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Monday that it has accepted an invitation to join the Southland Conference as a full-time member beginning July 1, 2024, according to a news release. 

A press conference will be held in the UTRGV Fieldhouse on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.

Under this agreement, UTRGV will compete in the Southland Conference in baseball, football, volleyball, women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s basketball, cross-country, golf, tennis, and indoor and outdoor track & field.

All UTRGV teams currently competing in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) will remain eligible to compete for conference championships and NCAA postseason play.

UTRGV will be one of six Texas-based institutions in the Southland Conference, with the other five in nearby Louisiana, the release stated. 

The press conference will be livestreamed in this article and the KRGV Facebook page. 

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