Sun Belt Conference

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Sun Belt Conference
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Prior Name(s)/Conference(s)
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The Sun Belt Conference (SBC) is a collegiate athletic conference that has been affiliated with the NCAA's Division I since 1976. Originally a non-football conference, the Sun Belt began sponsoring football in 2001. Its football teams participate in the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). The 12 member institutions of the Sun Belt are distributed primarily across the southern United States.


Full members

School Location Joined
Appalachian State Mountaineers Boone, North Carolina 2014
Arkansas State Red Wolves Jonesboro, Arkansas 1991
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Conway, South Carolina 2016
Georgia Southern Eagles Statesboro, Georgia 2004
Georgia State Panthers Atlanta, Georgia 1976, 2013
Little Rock Trojans Little Rock, Arkansas 1991
Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Lafayette, Louisiana 1991
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Monroe, Louisiana 2006
Old Dominion Monarchs Norfolk, Virginia 1982, 2022
South Alabama Jaguars Mobile, Alabama 1976
Texas State Bobcats San Marcos, Texas 2013
UT Arlington Mavericks Arlington, Texas 2013
Troy Trojans Troy, Alabama 2005

Affiliate members

Institution School Joined Big Sky sport
Central Arkansas Bears Conway, Arkansas 2019 Men's soccer


Media guides and yearbooks by season

2010s 2011
2020s 2021

Men's basketball

Programs by season


Season/Date Opponent Venue
March 2-4, 1984 1984 Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Tournament BJCC Coliseum

Media guides and yearbooks by season

2010s 2010-11

Sun Belt Conference
Full members (w/ football) Appalachian State Mountaineers • Arkansas State Red Wolves • Coastal Carolina Chanticleers • Georgia Southern Eagles • Georgia State Panthers  • Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns • Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks • Old Dominion Monarchs • South Alabama Jaguars • Texas State Bobcats  • Troy Trojans
Football-only members Little Rock Trojans • UT Arlington Mavericks
Football Venues S.B. Ballard Stadium
FBS Conferences American Athletic Conference • Atlantic Coast Conference • Big 12 Conference • Big Ten Conference • Conference USA • Mid-American Conference • Mountain West Conference • Pac-12 Conference • Southeastern Conference • Sun Belt Conference
FCS Conferences Big Sky Conference • Big South Conference • Colonial Athletic Association • Ivy League • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference • Missouri Valley Football Conference • Northeast Conference • Ohio Valley Conference • Patriot League • Pioneer Football League • Southern Conference • Southland Conference • Southwestern Athletic Conference
Other Conferences Current: ASUN Conference • Big East Conference • West Coast Conference
Former: Big Eight Conference • Pacific Coast Conference • Southwest Conference