**UPDATE: Rumor was not true, read THIS.
This is a RUMOR. I say it again…*RUMOR ALERT*. Don’t get pissed off if this doesn’t happen.
According to an Arkansas State “Insider”, App State is #1 on Sun Belt’s expansion list along with NMSU for football only. That would give the conference 12 football teams that would look something like this:
Tomorrow (May 7th) is when the Sun Belt school Presidents will be holding a meeting to discuss their next move = FACT
According to this rumor, App State will receive their invite during/after this meeting. This rumor was started on Sun Belt BBS, by an Arkansas State Insider. His “Insider” title means that he has been selected as a lead writer for his school at Sun Belt BBS, which is the primary Sun Belt message board on the internet. If you read the responses it is clear that this guy is usually right and at the very least isn’t just straight making it up. Where there’s smoke, hopefully there is fire.
I compiled his posts on the subject here:
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Why am I resorting to posting rumors from message boards? Well frankly this is a blog, not ESPN.com and none of the major sports sites know what’s going on. Hey maybe neither does this guy, but take it for what it is. I for one hope it’s true!