Tarleton officially signed with the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) today, finalizing the move to Division I. Texan A&M Chancellor John Sharp, as well as several U.S. Representatives, joined Tarleton President James Hurley to accept the invitation from WAC Commissioner Jeff Hurd.
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Tarleton State University President James Hurley announced Thursday evening that Tarleton students voted to pass a resolution which increases the student athletic fee to $35 per semester credit hour, thus enabling Tarleton to go Division I.
“We are recommending that we increase the fee from $22 per semester credit hour to $35 per semester credit hour…We cap that at 13 semester credit hours, so if you take 15, 16, 17, 18 semester credit hours in any given semester you only pay 13 semester credit hours of the athletics fee…and that will not change,” Beaty said.
“The WAC didn’t break it, we didn’t break it, it came from the Lone Star Conference because they are upset we are leaving,” Hurley said. “They are losing their flagship institution, and what’s going to happen is there are more institutions…that want to go with us, really good institutions. I think they are starting to panic a little.”