The Good News: It is more likely than ever that Appalachian State will make it to the Sun Belt now that 2 of the candidates are gone.
The Bad News: We have to listen to moronic UNCC fans brag about being in C-USA.
App’s football/athletic program/academics are all better than UNCC’s, but we aren’t a commuter school located in a large city so too bad. Hopefully we schedule UNCC in football very soon.
According to a report from CBS Sports:
Florida International, Louisiana Tech, North Texas, Texas San Antonio, Charlotte and Old Dominion will join C-USA giving the league 14 members. However, it’s not clear how soon after 2013 Charlotte, which is beginning its football program in 2013, and ODU, currently in the FCS, would be able to compete as a C-USA football member.
An official announcement could come as early as Friday, sources said.
C-USA and the Mountain West originally were going to merge into one league, but there were too many legal obstacles and that will no longer happen, sources said. Instead, C-USA will increase to 14 members and the Mountain West will be at 10 members by adding Utah State and San Jose State in 2013, CBSSports.com reported last week.
According to ESPN, Butler is moving to the A-10 from the Horizon League. Everyone saw this one coming though. VCU and George Mason to the A-10 is likely to be next. They’ll need 1 more on top of that though to get to an even number.
Butler will officially join the Atlantic 10 for the 2013-14 season Wednesday, a source with direct knowledge of the negotiation process told ESPN.com Tuesday night.
The Bulldogs will leave the Horizon League in all sports and join the A-10 after it formally seeks admission to the league. The A-10 will then accept the Bulldogs’ application to make it official.
Butler’s departure will crush the Horizon League. The Horizon League is left with lower-profile Midwestern schools in Cleveland State, Loyola (Ill.), Detroit, Illinois-Chicago, Green Bay, Milwaukee, Valparaiso, Wright State and Youngstown State.