Coastal Carolina will join Sun Belt in football in 2017-18, all other sports in 2016-17 sources told @ESPN— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) September 1, 2015
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Coastal Carolina will join the Sun Belt Conference beginning in the 2016-17 academic year, sources told ESPN on Monday.
Coastal Carolina will join the Sun Belt in all sports but football in 2016-17. The Chanticleers will remain at the FCS level in football in 2016 before joining the Sun Belt as a football member for the 2017-18 academic year.
A news conference is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET Tuesday, an industry source said.
Sun Belt presidents voted Sunday to add Coastal Carolina over Eastern Kentucky, sources said.