Welcome aboard to the Sun Belt to the Chanticleers of Coastal Carolina University.
However, despite joining for all sports minus football for 2016-17 (with football following by for 2017 due to the transition period), it seems that the CCG talk will be paused for a while; unless the SBC plans to either add at least 2 more full members for next season or wait until the 2017-18 academic year; and excluding any involvement within their non-fb. schools like UT-Arlington & Little Rock (formerly known as UALR).
In the meantime, having CCU on board will suffice the aspect for other sports (mostly Oly sports plus basketball), just to bring back division play. With that being said, the following format will consist of:
SBC East: Appalachian St., Georgia Southern, Georgia St., South Alabama, Troy; Coastal Carolina (in 2016-17)
SBC West: Arkansas St., UL-Lafayette, UL-Monroe, Texas St.; UA-Little Rock (non-fb), UT-Arlington (non-fb); Idaho (fb-only), New Mexico St. (fb-only?)
The reason I put this question mark on NMSU is just for the purpose for the SBC to reconsider on inviting them for all sports, but ONLY if the conference decides to expand another school or two (such as Eastern Kentucky or Missouri St. or Sam Houston St., etc) while booting out Idaho at the end of both schools' fb-only status deals after this season concludes.
Florida State Seminoles fan for life (mostly on football, basketball and baseball)! 2011-12 ACC men's basketball conference tournament champions; 2012, 2013 & 2014 ACC football Atlantic Division champions; 2012, 2013 & 2014 ACC football regular season champions; 2012, 2013 & 2014 ACC football conference bowl tournament champions; 2014 NCAA D-I FBS BCS national champions; 2015 ACC baseball conference tournament champions!