01/22/21 Friday – Kats joining WAC earlier than expected

Exciting news for the Sam Houston Bearkats, as it was announced on Thursday that the official join date for Sam Houston and the other three Southland Conference Universities into the Western Athletic Conference has been moved up to July 1, 2021. It was just a week ago that the announcement was made that those institutions would be joining the WAC in 2022. Men’s and women’s basketball will feature both divisional and crossover play with the number of conference games to be played still to be determined.  Football will include full conference play. All other sports that feature a regular season are expected to begin divisional play as well. Administrators from all involved institutions will work with the conference office to finalize divisional alignment, scheduling and championships for the upcoming season and beyond.

High School Hoops highlight today’s action, starting with the Huntsville Hornet boys as they’re at home hosting Tyler, with the Freshman tipping at 4:30pm, followed by the JV’s 5:45pm and the Varsity at 7pm. The Huntsville Girls are on the road as they’re headed to Tyler, with the JV’s tipping at 5pm followed by the Varsity at 6:30pm.

The New Waverly Bulldogs Varsity Boys basketball team are hitting the road tonight as they’re headed to Tarkington, with tip-off at 6:30pm. The Bulldogs are looking for their 18th straight win as they hit the court tonight.

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