Category: Sun Belt

  • Report: Texas State to join Sun Belt Conference in 2013

    Kevin Kelley - April 30, 2012

    Texas State BobcatsThe WAC is all but done as a football conference. Texas State is reportedly heading to the Sun Belt Conference in 2013.

    The Bobcats haven’t even played a game as a WAC member yet. They officially join the conference on July 1 and the 2012 season will also be their first in the Football Bowl Subdivision.

  • Miami (FL), Florida Atlantic Schedule Three-Game Football Series

    Kevin Kelley - April 21, 2012

    Miami (FL)Florida AtlanticThe Miami Hurricanes and the Florida Atlantic Owls have scheduled a three-game football series for 2013, 2015 and 2016, the schools announced today.

    The series will kick off in 2013 when Miami hosts Florida Atlantic at Sun Life Stadium on Aug. 31. The Hurricanes will then travel to face FAU in 2015 and will host the Owls again in 2016 to conclude the series.

  • Baylor games vs. SMU and at ULM moved for TV Broadcasts

    Kevin Kelley - April 19, 2012

    Baylor BearsTwo Baylor football games have been moved to accommodate television broadcasts, the school announced this afternoon.

    Baylor’s season-opener at home against the SMU Mustangs, originally scheduled for Sept. 1, has been moved to Sunday, Sept, 2. The game will be televised by FSN at 5:30 p.m. CT.

  • Georgia State Panthers to join Sun Belt Conference in 2013

    Kevin Kelley - April 9, 2012

    Sun Belt ConferenceThe Georgia State Panthers have accepted an invitation to join the Sun Belt Conference on July 1, 2013, the school announced this afternoon.

    GSU will begin competition in the Sun Belt in the 2013-14 academic year. The Panthers were a founding member of the Sun Belt back in 1976 but left the conference in 1981.

  • Minnesota announces changes to Future Football Schedules

    Kevin Kelley - April 3, 2012

    Minnesota Golden GophersThe Minnesota Golden Gophers announced a few changes to their future football schedules this morning.

    On Sept. 6, 2014, Minnesota will host the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at TCF Bank Stadium.

    The Golden Gophers were previously scheduled to travel to Miami (OH) on Sept. 6, 2014, but will now make the trip to face the RedHawks on Sept. 17, 2016.

  • Report: Georgia State a candidate for Sun Belt Conference

    Kevin Kelley - March 28, 2012

    Georgia State PanthersThe Georgia State Panthers are a candidate to receive an invitation to join the Sun Belt Conference, has reported.

    GSU could be invited and added to the Sun Belt as early as the 2013 season. The Panthers are set to join the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) for football this Fall.

  • 2012 UTSA at South Alabama football game moved to Thursday

    Kevin Kelley - March 14, 2012

    UTSASouth AlabamaThe 2012 UTSA at South Alabama football game has been moved to Thursday, August 30, USA announced today. The game, which was originally planned for Saturday, Sept. 1., will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL.

    Not only will this be the first game of the season for both schools, it will also be their first game at the FBS level. South Alabama beat the Roadrunners 30-27 in double-overtime last season in the first game of their home-and-home series.

  • 2012 Sun Belt Football Schedules Announced

    Kevin Kelley - March 1, 2012

    2010 Sun Belt Conference Football SchedulesThe 2012 Sun Belt Conference football schedules were released today. Conference play begins on Sept. 8 when FAU hosts Middle Tennessee and UL Lafayette travels to Troy.

    South Alabama joins the Sun Belt for the 2012 season, but will not be eligible for the conference title or a post-season bowl game until the 2013 season. The Jaguars will play all Division I teams in 2012, including eight games against Sun Belt foes which will count in the conference standings.

  • Nebraska & South Alabama Schedule 2-Game Football Series

    Kevin Kelley - February 23, 2012

    South AlabamaNebraskaThe Nebraska Cornhuskers and the South Alabama Jaguars have scheduled a 2-game football series, the schools announced today.

    Both games will be played at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska. The first match-up is scheduled for Sept. 12, 2015 with the second set for Aug. 31, 2019. The 2015 game will be the first ever between the two schools.

  • Middle Tennessee to play at Mississippi State in 2012

    Kevin Kelley - December 16, 2011

    Mississippi StateMiddle TennesseeThe Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will play at the Mississippi State Bulldogs in 2012, MTSU announced today.

    The game will be played at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville on October 20, 2012. Mississippi State leads the overall series 4-0.

    Middle Tennessee is also scheduled to play at Georgia Tech on Sept. 8 and at Memphis on a date to be announced.