Conference realignment: Western Kentucky headed to C-USA, JMU to FBS likely


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The Sun Belt has now lost five schools in the last year.


By Matthew Fairburn on Mar 30 2013

Western Kentucky will be leaving the Sun Belt Conference to join Conference USA, effective July 1, 2014, according to Brett McMurphy of ESPN.

With Tulsa reportedly set to join the Big East, Western Kentucky will fill the void in Conference USA. Earlier this week, Western Kentucky denied reports that it would leave the Sun Belt, but it now becomes the fifth school to leave the Sun Belt in the last year, joining North Texas, Florida Atlantic, Florida International and Middle Tennessee State, all of which landed in C-USA as well...

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