Western Athletic Conference issues Statement on Lamar University’s Departure

Brian Thornton WAC Commissioner

Apr 08, 2022

The Western Athletic Conference has received notice from Lamar University regarding its intention to depart the league effective June 30, 2023.

“The Western Athletic Conference has a long history of success and we will continue to assess the ever changing landscape and make decisions that give our membership the best opportunity to compete for championships and provide a high level student athlete experience,” said WAC Commissioner Brian Thornton. “Our institutions are unified in their commitment to the WAC remaining one of the premier mid-major conferences in the country.”

The league will have no further comment.


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