College Baseball Daily has confirmed that current independents Cal State-Bakersfield and Dallas Baptist have accepted the Western Athletic Conference’s membership invitation as associate members in baseball. The Roadrunners and Patriots will join the league in beginning in the 2012-2013 academic year and will begin play in the league in the 2013 season. The two teams will be affiliate members initially for two seasons during which time they will evaluate long term membership.
Cal State Bakersfield put out the following Media Alert on Friday afternoon.
CSUB ATHLETICS WILL HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH,11AM AT HARDT FIELD TO ANNOUNCE AFFILIATE CONFERENCE MEMBERSHIPS FOR A FEW OF OUR SPRING SPORTS.
Guests Include: Dr. Horace Mitchell, University President
Jeff Konya, Athletic Director
Bill Kernen, Head Baseball Coach
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