*****From www.goasu.com:BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University will hold a press conference on Wednesday at 4 p.m. to make the major announcement regarding the University and its athletics program.*****
from Tommy Bowman at the Winston-Salem Journal(www.journalnow.com)
Appalachian State University’s wait for a move up to the NCAA’s highest level of football appears to be over.
ASU officials will announce the acceptance of an invitation to join the Sun Belt Conference later this week, probably Wednesday(tomorrow), according to a source at ASU familiar with the negotiations.
The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because neither ASU nor the Sun Belt has made an announcement.
The move will take the Mountaineers to the Football Bowl Subdivision. They have competed in the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly I-AA) since 1982. FBS members can offer as many as 85 scholarships, compared to 63 at the FCS level.
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