Longtime Sun Belt member joined the Sun Belt's football conference in 2009 after its Board of Regents voted to upgrade the school's football program to.
They upgraded to the Football Bowl Subdivision, and were eligible for Sun Belt conference championships in 2014, but were not postseason-eligible in football until 2015.
The large number of defections from the forced that conference to drop football after the 2012 season.
Plus they made sense as a geographical partner for Memphis.
Donnie Druin is a Deputy Editor with AllSunDevils.
In 2005, became a football-only member before joining for all sports in the 2006-07 academic year.