Do Jonesboro or Little Rock qualify as "Sun Belt" locations (esp. Jonesboro)? It is the Atlantic Coast Conference, although 3/4s of its future membership resided in the Southern Conference at one time.
The "Sunbelt" as defined by Webster's is "the U.S. Southern and Southwestern states" - Arkansas is definitely a southern state - having said that, if you have read some of my previous posts, I have criticized the "Sunbelt" Conference many times - to have schools stretched from Alabama to Idaho is ridiculous - pretty much anything west of Arkansas is "western", (ok, maybe Oklahoma and straight North are "Midwestern" (whatever that is) or southwestern - really, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and possibly Oklahoma could be classified as midsouthern, southcentral etc. - anyway, your premise is that Arkansas State University and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock should not be in a "Sunbelt" Conference" - we'll, maybe not but they do belong in a conference with schools from Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and maybe Texas, Oklahoma, and Missouri - to have Idaho and Troy State in the same league.......whatever you want to call it is ridiculous - as far as the ACC goes, yes, BC is on the Atlantic Coast - I still think it is a very odd pick as there are several states with big schools between it and the core ACC schools (NY, NJ, RI, Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia etc. etc.) - hey it's just my opinion and I think the contiguous state thing/culture is good for rivalries - man, I can really see Clemson getting keyed up for BC (not) - Arkansan