C-USA, 3 universities announce formal withdrawal agreement
Three institutions are officially withdrawing from Conference USA, the conference announced Tuesday evening.
According to the announcement, C-USA has come to terms with Marshall, Old Dominion and Southern Mississippi on an official withdrawal. Those 3 programs will be allowed to leave C-USA at the end of the academic year with the conference moving forward with 11 programs for the 2022-23 academic year.
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Those 3 programs are leaving C-USA to join the Sun Belt as a part of the realignment landscape. Charlotte, FAU, North Texas, Rice, UAB and UTSA have also left C-USA but are heading to the AAC.
“Conference USA, Marshall University, Old Dominion University, and the University of Southern Mississippi have reached a resolution that allows the schools to withdraw as members at the end of the academic year,” C-USA wrote in a statement. “The Universities will compete as members of the Sun Belt Conference.”
— Conference USA (@ConferenceUSA) March 29, 2022
It will be interesting to see how these programs fare with the move to the Sun Belt.