Coastal Carolina expected to join Sun Belt Conference

MYRTLE BEACH-  Coastal Carolina will join the Sun Belt Conference, according to multiple national media outlets including ESPN and USA Today Sports.

The article states that Coastal will join the Sun Belt in all sports except football during the 2016-2017 season. Football will make the move in 2017-2018 according to ESPN sources. The move would put Coastal at the FBS level instead of the FCS level.

Coastal Carolina released a statement Monday evening saying an important announcement would be made Tuesday, September 1st at 1:00 P.M. in the HTC Center.

Coastal calls it a “historic announcement.”

The general public is invited to attend, and should park in the new lot off Highway 544. There will be regular shuttles to the HTC Center.

Count on News13 to bring you updates as this story develops.

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