LOCK HAVEN, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference is continuing to grow, adding two southwestern Pennsylvania schools next year from the fast-disintegrating West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
The University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown and Seton Hill will join the PSAC on July 1 and begin competing during the 2013-14 academic year.
The schools are leaving the WVIAC because other defections had left that conference with just three schools.
The 61-year-old PSAC was originally comprised of 14 state-owned NCAA Division II schools in two divisions. All are part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education: Bloomsburg, California, Cheyney, Clarion, East Stroudsburg, Edinboro, Indiana, Kutztown, Lock Haven, Mansfield, Millersville, Shippensburg, Slippery Rock and West Chester.
Gannon and Mercyhurst, both private schools in Erie, joined the conference in 2008.
The new additions will give the conference 18 teams.