NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
In a press conference today Sun Belt conference commissioner Karl Benson confirmed that the University of Idaho will be joining the conference as an associate member, in a football only capacity, beginning in 2013. He went on to say that Idaho is a welcome "back" (prior members 2001-2005) addition, and he thinks that the Vandals will be key in adding a much needed conference championship game.
The news was met with much rejoice in Mobile, Alabama where the University of South Alabama is located. Head football coach Joey Jones announced late today that he has promised to double the conference win total from last season. He went on to guarantee that the Jaguars will not finish in last place in the during the 2013-2014 campaign.
The Jaguar's were 1-7 in conference play last season.