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C-USA announces divisional setup

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Yesterday, Conference USA officially announced the additions of FAU and Middle Tennessee State for the 2013 season.

Wednesday, the conference announced its divisional look for the 2013 season as well.

In a release, and as expected, C-USA announced that it would split its 14 football-playing members into two divisions.  As they have in the past, those two divisions will be called the East and West (again, looking at you, Big Ten).

The East will consist of East Carolina, FAU, FIU, Marshall, MTSU, Southern Miss and UAB, while the West will be made up of Louisiana Tech, North Texas, Rice, Tulane, Tulsa, UTEP and UT-San Antonio.

ECU and Tulane will leave for the Big East in 2014, replaced by Old Dominion and UNC-Charlotte.  It had previously been thought that both of those schools would become football-playing members in 2015; however, in today’s release, Conference USA announced that Old Dominion “would be eligible for an East Division title and the opportunity to compete in the 2014 C-USA Championship.”  They will not be eligible for a bowl game until 2015, though.

Charlotte will join in football in 2015, although their division was not clarified.

In addition to the divisional setup, the conference also released each member’s home and away football opponents for the 2013 season.  The eight-game conference slate will consist of six games within the division and two cross-division games.  After the jump, if you so desire, you can view the home and away opponents for each 2013 member of Conference USA.

EAST CAROLINA 
HOME – FAU, Southern Miss, Tulsa, UAB
AWAY – at FIU, at Marshall, at Middle Tennessee, at Tulane

FAU 
HOME – FIU, Marshal,l Middle Tennessee, Tulane
AWAY – at East Carolina, at Rice, at Southern Miss, at UAB

FIU 
HOME – East Carolina, Louisiana Tech, Marshall, UAB
AWAY – at FAU, at Middle Tennessee, at Southern Miss, at UTEP

LOUISIANA TECH 
HOME – North Texas, Southern Miss, Tulane, Tulsa
AWAY – at FIU, at Rice, at UTEP, at UTSA

MARSHALL 
HOME – East Carolina, Southern Miss, UAB, UTSA
AWAY – at FAU, at FIU, at Middle Tennessee, at Tulsa

MIDDLE TENNESSEE 
HOME – East Carolina, FIU, Marshall, UTEP
AWAY – at FAU, at North Texas, at Southern Miss, at UAB

NORTH TEXAS 
HOME – Middle Tennessee, Rice, UTEP, UTSA
AWAY – at Louisiana Tech, at Southern Miss, at Tulane, at Tulsa

RICE 
HOME – FAU, Louisiana Tech, Tulane, UTEP
AWAY – at North Texas, at Tulsa, at UAB, at UTSA

SOUTHERN MISS 
HOME – FAU, FIU, Middle Tennessee, North Texas
AWAY – at East Carolina, at Louisiana Tech, at Marshall, at UAB

TULANE 
HOME – East Carolina, North Texas, Tulsa, UTEP
AWAY – at FAU, at Louisiana Tech, at Rice, at UTSA

TULSA 
HOME – Marshall, North Texas, Rice, UTSA
AWAY – at East Carolina, at Louisiana Tech, at Tulane, at UTEP

UAB 
HOME – FAU, Middle Tennessee, Rice, Southern Miss
AWAY – at East Carolina, at FIU, at Marshall, at UTSA

UTEP 
HOME – FIU, Louisiana Tech, Tulsa, UTSA
AWAY – at Middle Tennessee, at North Texas, at Rice, at Tulane

UTSA 
HOME – Louisiana Tech, Rice, Tulane, UAB
AWAY – at Marshall, at North Texas, at Tulsa, at UTEP

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5 Responses to “C-USA announces divisional setup”
  1. 8to80texansblog says: Jan 23, 2013 12:46 PM

    I love that the Big 10+2 is the brunt of all these jokes…

    Legends and Leaders…. Low lifes and Losers maybe…

  2. mauldawg says: Jan 23, 2013 12:54 PM

    Does anyone really care! C-USA is a nothing conference.

  3. fcmlefty1 says: Jan 23, 2013 12:55 PM

    Given the current situation, it means that it will be a 13 team league in 2014 – 7 in the East, and 6 in the West. The MAC operates with this set up, so shouldnt be a problem. But when Charlotte joins in 2015, I have to believe they’ll also be in the East. Since 8 in the East and 6 in the west wont be the case, who moves west? Or do they already know that its back to the drawing board for 2015 because Tulsa (and maybe others?) already have a foot out the door to the reconstituted Big East?

  4. fcmlefty1 says: Jan 23, 2013 12:57 PM

    “Does anyone really care! C-USA is a nothing conference.”

    College football is just like Pizza – no such thing as a bad serving of it! Yeah, we aren’t discussing the SEC here by any stretch of the imagination, but its still football to enjoy!

  5. florida727 says: Jan 24, 2013 3:10 PM

    #femlefty1, couldn’t agree more. Yeah, C-USA is a nothing conference… unless you’re one of the athletes whose education is being paid for because you’re good enough to go there. I say good for them. Promote what you have. Build the brand. Even better talent will be attracted. That’s how you become an SEC, or a Pac-12, or a Big 10. Good luck C-USA.

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