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Will American Athletic Conference expand?

Will American Athletic Conference expand?

American Athletic Conference expands to 14 teams for football, adding six Conference USA programs. The American Athletic Conference on Thursday announced that six new programs will join the league, expanding it to 15 members overall with 14 football-playing partners.

Is the AAC a good conference?

The AAC emerged as the strongest of the so-called Group of Five conferences when it comes to football during the College Football Playoff era. Five times in seven season, the American has earned the New Year’s Six bowl spot that goes to the highest ranked G5 conference champion.

Who will the American Athletic Conference add?

The American Athletic Conference announced the addition of six new universities — Florida Atlantic University, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of North Texas, University of Texas at San Antonio, Rice University and University of Alabama at Birmingham — to the conference on Thursday.

What is going on with Conference USA?

“The University first advised Conference USA in early December 2021 of the University’s plans to terminate its membership in June 2022. Since then, the University has clearly and consistently repeated its intentions to the conference.” Your big-picture takeaway, then? This isn’t going to get ugly.

Will Cincinnati leave the AAC?

It was reported by the Houston Chronicle that Cincinnati, Central Florida and Houston will have to pay a hefty fee of $45 million to leave the American Athletic Conference by 2023. The three future Big 12 schools are contractually required to remain in the AAC until 2024.

Is Houston leaving the AAC?

Houston, Cincinnati and Central Florida accepted invitations last September to join the Big 12, possibly as early as 2023. The schools are contractually obligated to remain in the AAC through 2024.

Will C-USA survive?

Throughout all of the movement, C-USA always planned to survive and continue as an FBS conference, and it has talked with dozens of schools about membership. As of Friday, the only remaining members were FIU, Louisiana Tech, UTEP, WKU and MTSU.

Is UCF leaving AAC?

Ever since Cincinnati, Houston, and UCF announced they would be leaving the AAC for the Big 12, the question of when exactly that will happen has hung over everyone’s heads. The conference’s rules state that to leave you must pay $10 million and give 27 months’ notice.

Will Big 12 add more teams?

Assuming BYU, Cincinnati, Houston and UCF join ahead of the 2023-24 athletic year, the league would be at 14 teams for two seasons in 2023 and 2024….Big 12 engaged in plans to split into two seven-team divisions beginning in 2023 amid realignment.

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Could Conference USA expand to 14 teams?

The American Athletic Conference is set to consider expansion this week after six Conference USA programs applied for membership on Wednesday. If all six teams are added to the AAC, it would expand to become a 14-team league once realignment shakes out.

Which schools are joining the American Athletic Conference?

The American Athletic Conference is adding six schools as part of its expansion, the conference announced Thursday. Florida Atlantic, Charlotte, North Texas, UTSA, Rice and UAB will all join the AAC, with their membership date to be determined.

Should the AAC expand to California?

If the AAC wants to expand into California, that’s fine. But it shouldn’t be San Diego State, it should be Fresno State. The Bulldogs have had some abysmal seasons recently (looking at you, 2016) but they’ve also been the stronger program compared to San Diego State.

Should the AAC add Colorado to the conference?

Overall, Colorado doesn’t add a ton to the conference one way or another. Instead of Colorado State or Air Force, the other team the AAC should call is almost as obvious as Boise State. There’s an independent program out there that after last season might have realized that it might very well need a conference going into the future.