UTSA, Texas State fined

UTSA, Texas State fined
Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 3:11pm

The Southland Conference has fined Texas State
University and the University of Texas at San Antonio $250,000 each
for not giving sufficient notice of their withdrawals from the

The universities disclosed plans last month to leave the
conference to join the Western Athletic Conference, effective in
June 2012.

In a statement issued Wednesday, the Southland Conference says
both schools violated a requirement in the league's bylaws that
schools give two academic years' notice of their intention to
withdraw from the league. Aside from the fines, both schools were
stripped of voting privileges in all league matters, effective

Larry Teis, Texas State University athletic director, says the
school was not surprised by the decision but declined to comment
further. Texas-San Antonio spokesman Kyle Stephens says UTSA had no

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