Posted April 01, 2013

Western Kentucky to C-USA: Big Red to the league of red, white and blue

Conference Realignment, Conference USA, Sun Belt, Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
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To help you visualize WKU’s move, here are a couple noted Hilltoppers topping an imaginary hill. Today we learned the Big Red costume has a pocket on the leg, presumably to hold the vials of human tears that sustain its existence.

Since we last updated our easy-to-use conference realignment graphic, a length of time ago so short it can still comfortably be expressed in hours, here’s what else has transpired in the ceaseless league-hopping square dance: As first reported over the weekend by the Bowling Green Daily News, Western Kentucky has elected to join Conference USA next summer.

The move will take effect on July 1, 2014; the school will hold a press conference at 1 p.m. ET to formally announce the switch. No replacement member institution has been announced for the Sun Belt, but our pals at SB Nation heard a while back that JMU was next in line to level up should a current team depart.

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