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Doug4Troy
03-25-2013, 07:41 PM
Report: Appalachian State making leap to Sun Belt Conference, FBS

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AP Photo/Winston-Salem Journal, Walt Unks


By David Scott
dscott@charlotteobserver.com

It appears the college conference realignment carrousel has finally reached Boone.
According to a report in the Winston-Salem Journal, Appalachian State will join the Sun Belt Conference, moving the Mountaineers’ football program up to the sport’s highest level – the NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision.

It’s a move Appalachian has been aiming for since 2011, when a school feasibility committee recommended the football program make the jump from the Southern Conference, which plays at the lower Football Championship Subdivision.
A spokesman at Appalachian State said officials would have no comment on the move to the Sun Belt, which could come later this week, according to the Journal...

Complete story: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/03/25/3939614/report-appalachian-state-to-move.html

redwaver
03-25-2013, 07:49 PM
Report: Appalachian State making leap to Sun Belt Conference, FBS

http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2012/12/01/19/03/KLjA0.Em.138.jpeg
AP Photo/Winston-Salem Journal, Walt Unks


By David Scott
dscott@charlotteobserver.com

It appears the college conference realignment carrousel has finally reached Boone.
According to a report in the Winston-Salem Journal, Appalachian State will join the Sun Belt Conference, moving the Mountaineers’ football program up to the sport’s highest level – the NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision.

It’s a move Appalachian has been aiming for since 2011, when a school feasibility committee recommended the football program make the jump from the Southern Conference, which plays at the lower Football Championship Subdivision.
A spokesman at Appalachian State said officials would have no comment on the move to the Sun Belt, which could come later this week, according to the Journal...

Complete story: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/03/25/3939614/report-appalachian-state-to-move.html
Better choice than any of those we lost!!