SAN FRANCISCO - The University of Pacific will return to the West Coast Conference more than four decades after leaving the league.
Pacific formally accepted an invitation Wednesday to leave the Big West Conference and become the 10th school in the WCC. The Tigers will officially join the WCC on July 1, 2013, and start play in nine sports in the 2013-14 academic year.
The WCC had recently expanded to nine schools when BYU officially joined last summer.
Despite losing Pacific, the Big West will still have 10 schools. Hawaii joins the conference this July and San Diego State joins next summer in all sports but football.