The Southland Conference has fined Texas State University and the University of Texas at San Antonio $250,000 each for not giving enough notice of their pulling out of the league to head to the WAC- a plan the schools made public last month in time for the 2012-2013 school year.
The Southland 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 immediately.
Larry Teis, Texas State University athletic director, says the school was not surprised by the decision, and Texas-San Antonio spokesman Kyle Stephens says UTSA had no comment either.
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