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UTA Among Schools Moving To Sun Belt In 2013

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NEW YORK (CBS SPORTS) - Even before Texas State played its debut season in the Western Athletic Conference, the Bobcats have agreed to join the Sun Belt in 2013, industry sources told CBS Sports. The Bobcats will be one of two new Sun Belt members in 2013 along with Georgia State, which is leaving the Colonial Athletic Association.

The addition of Texas State and Georgia State is to offset the losses of North Texas and Florida International, which are moving to Conference USA in 2013.

The Sun Belt also is expected to add Texas-Arlington, which will compete in the WAC in 2012, as an Olympic sports member, giving the Sun Belt 10 football schools in 2013 and 12 overall members, including Arkansas-Little Rock and Texas-Arlington. Other schools that could join the Sun Belt in the coming years include Appalachian State, Georgia Southern and Old Domininon. However, ODU and Charlotte could be headed to Conference USA.

These are just the latest movements in the never ending conference realignment musical chairs to occur in 2013 along with Utah State and San Jose State to the Mountain West; and North Texas, Florida International, UTSA and Louisiana Tech to Conference USA.

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