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.Read Full Story »
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.Read Full Story »
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.Read Full Story »
The 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.Read Full Story »
Conference 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.Read Full Story »
The 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.Read Full Story »
With 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.Read Full Story »
The Florida Atlantic Owls and the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will join Conference USA in 2013 rather than 2014, Sun Belt commissioner Karl Benson confirmed Friday evening.
Both schools were set to join C-USA on July 1, 2014 but moved up their timetable. They join Florida International and North Texas who are also leaving the Sun Belt for C-USA.Read Full Story »
The San Diego State Aztecs will remain in the Mountain West Conference in all sports, the MWC and SDSU jointly announced this evening.
The Aztecs were set to join the Big East this summer, but decided to remain in the Mountain West Conference. Boise State made the same decision last month.
“San Diego State University is pleased to be continuing as a full member of the Mountain West Conference,” said SDSU President Dr. Elliot Hirshman.Read Full Story »
The Florida Atlantic Owls and the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will join Conference USA in 2014, multiple sources have reported.
Harry Minium broke the news this morning that Middle Tennessee was the first school to accept an offer to join Conference USA. Later in the day, ESPN confirmed the news and then reported that Florida Atlantic would also move to C-USA. The Sun-Sentinel has also confirmed FAU’s move.Read Full Story »
The Louisville Cardinals will join the Atlantic Coast Conference, the ACC announced this morning. UL will likely join the ACC in 2014 when Maryland departs for the Big Ten.
Louisville has been a member of the Big East Conference since 2005. Prior to that, the Cardinals were in Conference USA from 1996 through 2004.Read Full Story »
The East Carolina Pirates and the Tulane Green Wave will join the Big East Conference in 2014, it was announced today.
East Carolina will join the Big East in football only. The Pirates, members of Conference USA since 1997, announced their decision at a news conference this evening.
“ECU is excited to become a football member of the BIG EAST Conference,” ECU Chancellor Steve Ballard said. “We know we will be successful and add value to the BIG EAST. While hundreds of dedicated Pirates have contributed to this day, I especially want to recognize the relentless energy of Terry Holland and Nick Floyd in making this day a reality. It is a great day to be a Pirate.”Read Full Story »
The Big Ten officially announced today the addition of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights to the conference. Rutgers will join in all sports at a date to be determined.
“The Big Ten includes America’s most highly regarded academic institutions, known for both their athletic success and academic achievement,” said Rutgers President Robert Barchi. “This is exactly the right conference for Rutgers. Our university is one of the nation’s leading research universities and our student-athletes excel in the classroom and on the playing field.”Read Full Story »