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BYU Set to Join the WCC for the 2011-12 Academic Year

The West Coast Conference is pleased to announce that Brigham Young University has formally accepted an invitation to join the WCC with competition to begin in the 2011-12 academic year. 

BYU, which will become an independent in FBS football, will compete in the West Coast Conference in baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s golf, women’s soccer, men’s and women’s tennis and women’s volleyball.

Further information will be provided at a press conference scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 1 at LaVell Edwards Stadium on the Brigham Young University campus beginning at noon (MT). Attendance at the press conference is available only to credentialed members of the media.

The West Coast Conference will have no further comment until the press conference Wednesday.  Santa Clara University will send out statements from the administrators and selected coaches tomorrow at 11 am Pacific.

The press conference will be broadcast live on BYUtv. Viewing options for BYUtv include the basic tier on both Dish Network (channel 9304) and DirecTV (channel 374) and 500 cable systems nationwide. The press conference will be streamed live on BYUtv at www.byu.tv <http://www.byu.tv>  (first-time users will need to complete a free online registration form).