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Appalachian St. Committee Recommends FBS Upgrade

Aug 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Division Upgrades, SoCon Expansion & Realignment, Sun Belt Expansion & Realignment

A report out of Winston-Salem is citing sources who claim that the Appalachian St. committee voted on Monday to recommend to ASU Chancellor Ken Peacock, that the school upgrade to FBS football. Appalachian St. has been the subject of many FBS upgrade rumors over the past decade due to it’s success at the FCS level […]

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Sun Belt Considers Expansion, 11th Football School

Apr 7th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured News, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, Sun Belt Expansion & Realignment

Things have settled from the movement last year with the Pac-12, Big Ten, Big 12, Mountain West and WAC. But there are still some aftershocks. The Big East is expected to add a 10th football school (Villanova tops the list, a CUSA school are the likely 2nd option). The MAC is considering adding FCS upgrade […]

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UALR Reveals Sunbelt Contingency Plan is the Summit League

Mar 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: expansion, Featured News, Sun Belt Expansion & Realignment

In a recent interview, Arkasas-Little Rock AD Chris Peterson revealed that UALR has had discussions with the Summit League about joining should they leave the Sunbelt. Peterson said that the Trojans have had talks with the conference about potential membership given that the Sun Belt has toyed with the idea of wanting every member to […]

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New Orleans To Leave Sunbelt

Jan 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured News, NCAA Division Upgrades, school news, Sun Belt Expansion & Realignment

The school will leave the Sunbelt Conference in Division 1 and head to D3. May 15 is the deadline to submit the D3 application and the LSU Board of Supervisors voted 11-1 on the move. It’s a sound move by the school. It makes you wonder is schools like New Orleans had been in more […]

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New Orleans Considers D3 Downgrade

Nov 13th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured News, NCAA Division Upgrades, Sun Belt Expansion & Realignment

The University of New Orleans announced it is exploring reclassification from Division I to Division III, effective with the 2010-11 academic year. The school cited budgetary concerns as its primary reason for considering the switch and committed to a decision by May 15, 2010. “We had to reduce funding for athletics in the previous round […]

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UNO Sports Reprieve

May 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured News, Sun Belt Expansion & Realignment

What a difference a few days makes for the UNO athletic department. Last week, a student vote to increase athletic fees failed, and UNO athletes, coaches and staff were told that athletic programs were in jeopardy. But UNO administrators told the same group Wednesday that, thanks to the pledged support of the local business community, […]

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Will SBC lose UNO?

Feb 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured News, Sun Belt Expansion & Realignment

CollegeSportsInfo.com Forums • View topic – Will SBC lose UNO?: From Freaked….“Looks like UNO will be severely cutting its budget for FY10 with legislative negotiations starting in late April.The UNO chancellor promises that the athletic department will be self sufficient but with BB attendance of less than 1,000 per game and no FB revenue it […]

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Sunbelt future: UNO athletics among possible cuts in 2009

Feb 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured News, Sun Belt Expansion & Realignment

“UNO Chancellor Tim Ryan said Monday state budget cuts for the 2009-2010 fiscal year might force the university to consider eliminating athletics, among other reductions. In a letter to LSU System President John Lombardi dated Dec. 16, Ryan said cutting athletics was a possibility for the 2009-10 school year. Ryan’s letter also outlined $5.4 million […]

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Georgia Southern and the Sunbelt: What Would it Take?

Feb 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured News, Sun Belt Expansion & Realignment

An older blog article from January, but worth a read:“As many of you know, I’m all for Georgia Southern stepping up into the FBS division in football IF we can realistically afford to do it, and IF Sun Belt Conference will accept us as a full member. Regardless of what you think, we don’t have […]

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South Alabama Approves Football Move

Nov 29th, 2007 | By | Category: Featured News, NCAA Division Upgrades, Sun Belt Expansion & Realignment

“In a recent meeting with SGA President Jennifer Edwards, University of South Alabama President Gordon Moulton has “officially reopened the question of NCAA Football at South Alabama,” according to Edwards. Plans are still in a exploratory phase, as some of the details for a concrete proposal are still being worked out, such as negotiating agreeable […]

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