|UT Arlington joins Sun Belt Conference
UT Arlington Athletics began a new chapter July 1, 2013 as a member of the Sun Belt Conference. Previously, UTA had been a member of the Western Athletic Conference.
"We are honored and excited to join the Sun Belt Conference," UT Arlington President Dr. Vistasp M. Karbhari said. "I believe this represents an extraordinary opportunity for UT Arlington to continue on its journey to even greater athletic excellence. This is a tremendous opportunity for our student-athletes."
Fellow Sun Belt Conference members include Arkansas State, Georgia State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, South Alabama, Texas State, Troy, Western Kentucky University, and Arkansas-Little Rock. In addition, more institutions are set to join the conference in 2014: Appalachian State, Georgia Southern, Idaho, and New Mexico State.