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Coastal Carolina University to join Sun Belt Conference for 2016-2017 academic year

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CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Coastal Carolina University will join the Sun Belt Conference in all sports but football starting in the 2016-2017 academic year, according to an ESPN article.

Former CCU Athletic Director, Hunter Yurachek, tweeted Monday night saying he was “excited to see Sun Belt’s choice to add Coastal Carolina as the 12th member.”

CCU President David DeCenzo will make an important announcement at the HTC center on Tuesday, September 1, according to a news release sent from CCU late Monday night.

CCU will remain at the FCS (Football Championship Division) level in football for 2016 but will join the Sun Belt Conference as a football participant for the 2017-2018 academic year, the ESPN article states.

On Sunday, Sun Belt Conference presidents voted to add CCU over Eastern Kentucky, according to the article.

WMBF News tried reaching out to Media Relations at CCU Monday afternoon to confirm the announcement but we have not yet heard back from them for a comment.  

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