The Western Athletic Conference (WAC) is set to add Dixie State to its ranks when the Division II school makes the jump to Division I, according to a new report.
Per KSL.com’s Sean Walker, Dixie State will join Division I with the expectation of becoming part of the WAC. The school has been competing in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in Division II.
Dixie State was once a junior college but began conferring baccalaureate degrees over a decade ago.
The sources spoke on the condition of anonymity because a deal has not been announced. An official announcement is expected Friday, according to one source, with a move to the WAC becoming official as early as the 2020-21 season.
The conference declined to comment on Dixie State’s move, deferring to a policy of not commenting on “speculation” from the media.
Adding intrigue to this announcement is the fact the WAC has not fielded football since 2012. That leaves Dixie State with a need for a home on the gridiron.
Per KSL, the Trailblazers will be a football independent and a WAC member in all other sports.
— KSL Sports (@kslsports) January 9, 2019
Dixie State football finished 7-4 in 2018.
They have played Division II football since 2006.