Category: Conference Expansion

  • 2014 Football Conference Changes Take Effect Today

    Kevin Kelley - July 1, 2014

    Realignment in college football continues this season with 12 teams either changing conferences or moving up to an FBS conference from the FCS.

  • Tulsa to join Big East Conference in 2014

    Kevin Kelley - April 2, 2013

    The Tulsa Golden Hurricane will join the current, soon-to-be-renamed Big East Conference in all sports in 2014, commissioner Michael Aresco announced today. The Golden Hurricane have been a member of Conference USA since 2005.

  • Western Kentucky to join Conference USA in 2014

    Kevin Kelley - April 1, 2013

    Conference USA has officially announced the addition of the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in all sports effective July 1, 2014.

  • Report: Western Kentucky heading to Conference USA

    Kevin Kelley - March 30, 2013

    The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have received and accepted an invitation to join Conference USA, the Bowling Green Daily News has reported. WKU will join C-USA in all sports effective July 1, 2014.

  • Sun Belt Conference adds Idaho and New Mexico State

    Kevin Kelley - March 28, 2013

    The Sun Belt Conference has officially announced the addition of the Idaho Vandals and the New Mexico State Aggies, effective July 1, 2014. Both schools are playing the 2013 season as FBS Independents.

  • Sun Belt officially adds Appalachian State and Georgia Southern

    Kevin Kelley - March 27, 2013

    The Sun Belt has officially announced the addition of Appalachian State and Georgia Southern to the conference effective July 1, 2014. Appalachian State and Georgia Southern will both be eligible to compete for the Sun Belt Championship for the 2014 season.

  • Reports: Appalachian State, Georgia Southern to join Sun Belt Conference

    Kevin Kelley - March 25, 2013

    Appalachian State-Georgia SouthernThe Appalachian State Mountaineers and the Georgia Southern Eagles will be joining the Sun Belt Conference in 2015, multiple sources have reported.

    Both schools are members of the Southern Conference and are perennial powerhouses in the Football Championship Subdivision. Appalachian State has collected three national championships and won or shared the Southern Conference championship 12 times.

  • Conference USA announces Division Alignment & 2013 Opponents

    Kevin Kelley - January 23, 2013

    Conference USAConference USA has announced their new division alignment and has also set the home and away opponents for the 2013 season.

    For 2013, Conference USA welcomes new members Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee, North Texas, and UTSA. FIU and FAU are both joining the league one year earlier than was previously expected.

  • Mountain West announces Division names, Championship Game

    Kevin Kelley - January 22, 2013

    MWCThe Mountain West has announced their division names, Mountain and West, and also set their inaugural football championship game.

    With Boise State and San Diego opting to remain in the conference, the MWC will have a 12-team alignment beginning with the 2013 season. That number also enables them to split into two divisions and stage a championship game.

  • 2013 College Football Schedule: Teams That Need Non-Conference Games (Jan. 22 Edition)

    Kevin Kelley - January 22, 2013

    Western Kentucky-Arkansas StateWith the recent news that FAU and MTSU are headed to C-USA a year early, all eight Sun Belt teams need an extra non-conference game in 2013. They join Duke, Syracuse, Wake Forest, and Missouri. Teams that appear to have completed their schedules include BYU, Marshall, and Tulane.

    Four teams from the Mountain West Conference will be able to play a 13-game schedule (5 non-conference games) based on the Hawaii Exemption.