On Monday, Tarleton State University officially notified the Lone Star Conference that they would be withdrawing from the athletic conference effective June 30, 2020.

TSU has been working towards moving to the Division 1 level of the NCAA and has accepted an invitation to join the Western Athletic Conference. "This is an exciting time for Tarleton as we look to enhance our institutional profile as an NCAA Division I university," said Tarleton State University President Dr. James Hurley. "I would like to thank Commissioner Jeff Hurd, the WAC Presidents and everyone involved at today's meeting for their hospitality. Today was an important milestone in our quest to show the country that Tarleton is next level ready."

The Aggies of New Mexico State University are part of the WAC. TSU will become the 10th member of the conference that has schools in Washington, Arizona, California, New Mexico, Utah, Missouri & Illinois.