SAN MARCOS (AP) – Texas State is going to the Sun Belt Conference, a move that will be made after only one season in the WAC.

The Sun Belt Conference said Wednesday that Texas State will join the league in July 2013 and begin conference play for the 2013-14 academic year.

Texas State is going into its first season at the Football Bowl Subdivision level in 2012, when coach Dennis Franchione will lead the Bobcats into what will be their only WAC season. The school has 16 varsity programs.

The Bobcats are leaving the Southland Conference in July for the WAC, but will spend only one year in that league before going to the Sun Belt.