Troy's old conference, A-Sun, will be down to eight teams (for now) come Fall 2014 with ETSU and Mercer joining the Southern Conference with both reinstating football. Also, VMI will return to the SoCon and leave the Big South. The A-Sun had already added Northern Kentucky prior to last fall, and the Norse are still in a transitional period before being eligible for conference championships and so forth.

The Sun Belt will apparently stay at 11 football schools for 2014-15 for now.