11 Facts About Conference USA


Conference USA is an intercollegiate athletic conference whose current member institutions are located within the Southern United States.

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Five C-Conference USA members departed for the Big East, including three football-playing schools and two non-football schools .

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Old Dominion, which already housed five of its sports in C-Conference USA, moved the rest of its athletic program from the CAA and upgraded its football program from the Football Championship Subdivision.

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Conference USA responded by adding Middle Tennessee and Florida Atlantic, both from the Sun Belt.

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In 2019, Conference USA inducted its first Hall of Fame class, comprising 20 student-athletes, three coaches, and two administrators.

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Conference USA used a divisional format for football from 2005 to 2021.

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In 2016, C-Conference USA began a long-term television contract with lead partners ESPN and CBS Sports Network, with ESPN carrying 5 football games and the football championship game; and CBSSN carrying 6 football games, 5 basketball games, and both the men's and women's basketball championship games.

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C-Conference USA renewed and expanded its partnership with American Sports Network; owned and operated by Sinclair Broadcast Group, ASN will carry between 15 and 30 football games; between 13 and 55 men's basketball games; and between 2 and 5 women's basketball games.

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Conference USA entered into a contract with beIN Sports for 10 football games, 10 men's and 10 women's basketball games, 12 baseball and 12 softball games, 10 men's and 10 women's soccer games, and 10 women's volleyball games.

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In 2017 C-Conference USA entered an agreement with the streaming subscription service FloSports to stream three football games.

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In 2016 C-Conference USA partnered with SIDEARM Sports to create a subscription based streaming service named CConference USA.

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