Realignment: Arkansas State ‘will consider any opportunities’

Published 12:17 pm Friday, November 30, 2012

Arkansas State’s System President Dr. Chuck Welch spoke openly on Thursday about the school’s pursuit of more revenue, exposure and resources. It may be that ASU is making in known that they are available on the conference realignment market.

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North Texas, Middle Tennessee State, Florida International and Florida Atlantic will all bolt in coming years for Conference USA. The move will leave the Sun Belt with eight football playing members.

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Dennis Dodd of reports that Idaho, New Mexico State and Georgia Southern are on the Sun Belt’s radar as potential replacements. New Mexico State and Western Kentucky have emerged as the next schools to potentially jump to C-USA.

Remaining Sun Belt Conference teams:

Georgia State (2013)




Western Kentucky

Arkansas State

South Alabama

Arkansas Little-Rock (non-football)

Texas State (2013)

Texas-Arlington (2013, non-football)