FAU moving to Conference USA

Florida Atlantic University to switch leagues in 2014

Published On: Nov 29 2012 11:14:00 AM EST
BOCA RATON, Fla. -

Florida Atlantic University is moving to Conference USA.

FAU accepted an invitation to join the league in 2014.

“Florida Atlantic University is now a proud member of Conference USA,” FAU President Mary Jane Saunders said in a news release. “We look forward to the opportunities a new league will offer. Conference USA’s media partnerships will provide FAU with increased national exposure, and our fans will benefit from new rivalries and an exciting new dynamic for FAU athletics.”

“This is a momentous day in the history of Florida Atlantic University,” FAU Athletics Director Pat Chun said in a news release. “We are proud to be aligned with the great institutions that define Conference USA. More than ever, we are committed to the development of our student-athletes into leaders and champions.”

Membership in C-USA reunites FAU with its in-state rival FIU, which joins the league in 2013. The league’s other institutions will include Louisiana Tech, Marshall, Middle Tennessee, North Texas, Old Dominion, Rice, Southern Mississippi, Texas-San Antonio, Tulsa, UAB and UTEP. Charlotte will be a non-football member until 2015.