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FBS teams new/dropped for 2018
https://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.co...ps-to-fcs/

the article didn't mention it but New Mexico St is going from the Sun Belt to Independent

With the calendar flipping from June to July, we once again see some official changes become official in college football. Not only is Georgia Tech (and Southern Miss...i added this in) now officially a member of the Adidas football family, but Liberty University is now officially a FBS program.

The first of July is when all conference realignment changes become official. Liberty is making a quicker transition from FCS to FBS than most schools typically do due to being granted a waiver from the NCAA. Liberty is choosing to play as an independent, rather than pursue conference membership at this time, which makes their transition easier to handle as long as they can fill their schedule. Although Liberty will begin playing an FBS schedule this season, the Flames will not be eligible for any postseason bowl berths until the 2019 season.

There is another notable change to the FBS line-up this season. Idaho is now officially an FCS program after making a rare drop down in classification. The Vandals will now play in the Big Sky Conference after previously being a football-only member of the Sun Belt Conference.
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07-02-2018 02:49 PM
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RE: FBS teams new/dropped for 2018
(07-02-2018 02:49 PM)usm99 Wrote:  https://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.co...ps-to-fcs/

the article didn't mention it but New Mexico St is going from the Sun Belt to Independent

With the calendar flipping from June to July, we once again see some official changes become official in college football. Not only is Georgia Tech (and Southern Miss...i added this in) now officially a member of the Adidas football family, but Liberty University is now officially a FBS program.

The first of July is when all conference realignment changes become official. Liberty is making a quicker transition from FCS to FBS than most schools typically do due to being granted a waiver from the NCAA. Liberty is choosing to play as an independent, rather than pursue conference membership at this time, which makes their transition easier to handle as long as they can fill their schedule. Although Liberty will begin playing an FBS schedule this season, the Flames will not be eligible for any postseason bowl berths until the 2019 season.

There is another notable change to the FBS line-up this season. Idaho is now officially an FCS program after making a rare drop down in classification. The Vandals will now play in the Big Sky Conference after previously being a football-only member of the Sun Belt Conference.

Reporter misunderstands Liberty's situation: a) it's not transitioning any quicker than any other move-up; last season it was FCS transitioning, this season it's FBS transitioning, and next year it's a full FBS member. b) it didn't "choose" to go independent over joining a conference, it had to petition the NCAA to allow it to move without the required invitation from an FBS conference.
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RE: FBS teams new/dropped for 2018
(07-02-2018 02:49 PM)usm99 Wrote:  https://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.co...ps-to-fcs/

the article didn't mention it but New Mexico St is going from the Sun Belt to Independent

With the calendar flipping from June to July, we once again see some official changes become official in college football. Not only is Georgia Tech (and Southern Miss...i added this in) now officially a member of the Adidas football family, but Liberty University is now officially a FBS program.

The first of July is when all conference realignment changes become official. Liberty is making a quicker transition from FCS to FBS than most schools typically do due to being granted a waiver from the NCAA. Liberty is choosing to play as an independent, rather than pursue conference membership at this time, which makes their transition easier to handle as long as they can fill their schedule. Although Liberty will begin playing an FBS schedule this season, the Flames will not be eligible for any postseason bowl berths until the 2019 season.

There is another notable change to the FBS line-up this season. Idaho is now officially an FCS program after making a rare drop down in classification. The Vandals will now play in the Big Sky Conference after previously being a football-only member of the Sun Belt Conference.

clt says your southern Miss comment was added parenthetically.
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