After coming so close a year ago only to be rejected, the Western Athletic Conference has officially extended an invite to Utah Valley University for membership. According Neil Warner of the Daily Herald, “a source close to the school’s athletic department” broke the news early Friday afternoon.
It’s rumored on Facebook and around campus the school has a press conference scheduled for Oct. 9 in the UCCU Center. The press conference will hopefully reveal more information along with an official statement from the school in regards to the WAC invitation.
The timing seemed to make sense for the school. UVU Athletic Director Mike Jacobsen has worked for an invite into a larger conference this past. Last year’s Sports Editor for the UVU Review, Matt Petersen, reported that Utah Valley was rejected and denied an invite into the WAC, following which, the conference accepted Seattle University to fill the spot.