Sun Belt Conference

The Sun Belt Conference is a string of eleven universities from 2014 League for various sports that play in the NCAA Division I. In college football teams play in the Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division IA).


The league was founded in 1976. The headquarters is located in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Sun Belt Conference is one within the NCAA Division I to the less significant Conferences and was indirectly affected by the realignments in 2005 and 2013, as in particular the interdependence of universities from the old Big East Conference to the Atlantic Coast Conference triggered various other changes. So left at these times various universities, the Sun Belt Conference in the direction of Conference USA. As early as 1991 it had come within the Sun Belt Conference to a bigger break than to three universities all members left the Conference. Then, the Sun Belt Conference was merged with the former American South Conference (A- South ).

In college football are currently participating in the Vandals of Idaho State University and the Aggies of New Mexico State University in the competitions of the Sun Belt Conference, which belong to otherwise with their sports teams other NCAA Conferences. In football, the men there are three other "foreign" high school teams that play in the Sun Belt Conference.


* The teams participate in College Football not participate in the competitions of the Sun Belt Conference. 1 The Georgia State Panthers were 1976 Founding member of the Sun Belt Conference and belonged to this until 1983. Finally Over the TAAC and the CAA, they returned in 2013 in the Sun Belt Conference back.

Former members

When members of the former American South Conference (A- South ), the 1991 with the Sun Belt merged, the Year of recording in the A- South is in italics.

* The NMSU Aggies currently continue to participate with their football team in the game operation of the Sun Belt.