Western Kentucky is joining Conference USA, leaving the Sun Belt where they've been a member since 1982. The Sun Belt has lost 4 other teams in the last year to Conference USA....No. Texas, Florida International, Florida Atlantic, and Middle Tennessee
Appalachian St and Georgia Southern are upgrading their football from FCS to FBS and joining the Sun Belt. They were previously in the Southern Conference. Liberty is also interested in upgrading football and joining the Sun Belt. James Madison is another possibility
Idaho and New Mexico State are also joining the Sun Belt, for football only
The Missouri Valley, looking for a replacement for Creighton, is talking to Missouri-Kansas City, Valparaiso, Chicago Loyola, and Illinois-Chicago
The Southern Conference, down to 9 teams after losing College of Charleston, Appalachian and Georgia Southern, may expand. Schools mentioned include Mercer, UNC-Wilmington, East Tennessee, Gardner Webb, and VMI.
4/3/2013 6:15 AM (edited)