Category Archives: Sun Belt

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    Troy Trojans announce 2013 Non-conference Football Schedule

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    Troy TrojansThe Troy Trojans have announced their 2013 non-conference football schedule, which includes games against Mississippi State and Ole Miss.

    Troy opens the 2013 season with back-to-back home games against the UAB Blazers on Aug. 31 and the Alcorn State Braves on Sept. 7. Read Full Story »

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    Arkansas State to play at Auburn in 2013

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    Arkansas State at Auburn (2010)The Arkansas State Red Wolves will play at the Auburn Tigers in 2013, ASU announced today.

    Arkansas State will travel to Jordan Hare Stadium on Sept. 7, 2013. It will be the third meeting between these two schools in the last seven years. Auburn leads the series 2-0 after wins in 2006 (27-0) and 2010 (52-26).

    Auburn will pay ASU $1.1 million for the game, which is the largest payment ever received by the Red Wolves. Read Full Story »

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    Conference USA adds five schools for 2013

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    C-USA 2013 AdditionsConference USA announced today that they are adding five schools for the 2013 season. Joining C-USA are Charlotte, Florida International, Louisiana Tech, North Texas and UTSA.

    Florida International and North Texas are moving from the Sun Belt while Louisiana Tech and UTSA are coming from the WAC. Charlotte, which begins their football program in 2013, will move up from the Football Championship Subdivision. Read Full Story »

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    Georgia State to host Charlotte in 2015

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    Georgia State PanthersThe Georgia State Panthers will host Charlotte in 2015 and have had discussions for games against two FBS schools, the AJC has reported.

    Georgia State will host the Charlotte 49ers at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sept. 3, 2015. The two schools are also discussing a game in 2016, but a contract has yet to be finalized. Read Full Story »

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    Texas State Bobcats to join Sun Belt Conference in 2013

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    Sun Belt ConferenceThe Sun Belt Conference announced today that the Texas State Bobcats will officially join the league on July 1, 2013.

    Texas State is currently an FCS Independent and becomes a member of the FBS when they join the WAC on July 1, 2012.

    The Bobcats are the first team to officially announce their move from the WAC for 2013. Read Full Story »

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    Report: Texas State to join Sun Belt Conference in 2013

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    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. Read Full Story »

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

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    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. Read Full Story »

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

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    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. Read Full Story »

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    Georgia State Panthers to join Sun Belt Conference in 2013

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    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. Read Full Story »

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    Minnesota announces changes to Future Football Schedules

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    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. Read Full Story »

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    Report: Georgia State a candidate for Sun Belt Conference

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    Georgia State PanthersThe Georgia State Panthers are a candidate to receive an invitation to join the Sun Belt Conference, CBSSports.com 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. Read Full Story »

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    2012 UTSA at South Alabama football game moved to Thursday

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    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. Read Full Story »

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    2012 Sun Belt Football Schedules Announced

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    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. Read Full Story »

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    Nebraska & South Alabama Schedule 2-Game Football Series

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    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. Read Full Story »

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    Middle Tennessee to play at Mississippi State in 2012

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    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. Read Full Story »