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Sun Belt Conference to add 10th team...

Western Kentucky will be the 9th team in 2009…

South Alabama is now adding football in 2009 (full FBS/I-A by 2013)…

not sure if we'll still in the Belt, but this is good for football nonetheless… USA is a great program in the Belt in basketball and baseball, will only add to college sports with football

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They mentioned the Western KY thing near the beginning of the football season this year.
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mh2os said

They mentioned the Western KY thing near the beginning of the football season this year.

yea… we all knew about WKU, i posted this for the USA part, because that was JUST voted on

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Good for the Belt…bad for Troy:

More in state recruiting competition…

Question:

How long will it take for the full certification to D1?
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Sorry 'bout that.  Hopefully your correct in your first post and that would be a team that replaces us after we leave the Sun Belt.
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Florida_Owl said

Question:
How long will it take for the full certification to D1?

I-AA in 2009
Transition to I-A 2011 and 2012
Sun Belt members in 2013

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It can't be before 2013… there's a moratorium on movement to I-A until then.
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hmmm…

well, i sincerely doubt we will still be in the Belt then…
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Florida_Owl said

hmmm…

well, i sincerely doubt we will still be in the Belt then…

Maybe not, but an SBC with 10 teams and 3 bowls is more compelling than one with 8 teams and 1 bowl tie-in.

If one day UALR also adds football, a school like Texas State joins for all sports, and UNO and Denver find new homes (giving the SBC 12 all-sports members and a championship in football) it might be a good long-term fit for FAU. There's so much parity in the SBC, I don't see why every team can't be as good as Troy was this year on a consistent basis.
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Troy will not be hurt much if at all because it doesn't get much out of that area. Mobile has lots and lots of UA and USM fans, which will hurt USA as much or worse than UF and UM hurt FAU.

Troy gets most of its talent from Florida (mostly north and panhandle) and south and central Alabama (more Florida players than any other I-A school). UAB seems to get players out of Mobile, from what I read.

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