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3 years ago#1
I know that UMASS is joining the Mid American Conference, but are there any other FCS schools moving up to FBS this year??
3 years ago#2
As per wikipedia.

Membership changes

Includes schools transitioning to FBS.
School Former Conference New Conference
Fresno State Bulldogs WAC Mountain West
Hawaiʻi Warriors WAC Mountain West (Big West in other sports)
Massachusetts Minutemen CAA (football only) MAC (football only)
Missouri Tigers Big 12 SEC
Nevada Wolf Pack WAC Mountain West
South Alabama Jaguars FCS Independent (football only) Sun Belt (full member)
TCU Horned Frogs Mountain West Big 12
Temple Owls MAC (football only) Big East (football only in 2012; all sports in 2013)
Texas A&M Aggies Big 12 SEC
Texas State Bobcats Southland WAC
UTSA Roadrunners Southland WAC
West Virginia Mountaineers Big East Big 12 [2]
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3 years ago#3
So the new teams from that list are

UMass - MAC
South Alabama - Sun Belt
Texas State - WAC (eventually moving to Sun Belt in 2013)
UTSA - WAC (C-USA in 2013) [Fun fact: Head Coach is Larry Coker]

Unless I'm missing anyone, this brings FBS to 214 teams.

Right now, WAC may well disolve football. Currently the only football members for 2013 are Idaho and New Mexico State
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3 years ago#4
Thanks for the info!
3 years ago#5
Also, signs are pointing to the Idaho Vandals going to the Big Sky conference (FCS)

NMSU may be headed for Sun Belt. I'm not really seeing much on them.
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3 years ago#6
Also South Alabama is confirmed to not be in the game.

No official reason why that I'm aware of. They just aren't.
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3 years ago#7
Georgia State is in the Sun Belt and Old Dominion went to C-USA just a few days ago.
3 years ago#8
djb12030 posted...
Georgia State is in the Sun Belt and Old Dominion went to C-USA just a few days ago.

Yes, for 2013. Not 2012.
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3 years ago#9
Death_By_Smiley posted...
So the new teams from that list are

UMass - MAC
South Alabama - Sun Belt
Texas State - WAC (eventually moving to Sun Belt in 2013)
UTSA - WAC (C-USA in 2013) [Fun fact: Head Coach is Larry Coker]

Unless I'm missing anyone, this brings FBS to 214 teams.

Right now, WAC may well disolve football. Currently the only football members for 2013 are Idaho and New Mexico State


124...not 214.
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3 years ago#10
Correct. Innocent typo
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