Latest Sun Belt Conference football News

Napier's Florida staff starts taking shape with Toney, Hocke

Dec. 06, 2021 18:41 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — New Florida coach Billy Napier's staff is starting to take shape. Napier hired four assistants who spent the last four years with him at Louisiana-Lafayette, including Patrick Toney as the team's co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach and Mark Hocke as...

Kent State, Wyoming to meet in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Dec. 06, 2021 01:27 AM EST

Wyoming (6-6, Mountain West) vs Kent State (7-6, MAC), Dec. 21, 3:30 p.m. LOCATION: Boise, Idaho TOP PLAYERS Wyoming: LB Chad Muma was named All-MWC first team with 129 tackles, three interceptions and one sack. ...

Opposites: App State, W. Kentucky meet in Boca Raton Bowl

Dec. 05, 2021 19:40 PM EST

Appalachian State (10-3, Sun Belt) vs. Western Kentucky (8-5, Conference USA), Dec. 18, 11 a.m. ET LOCATION: Boca Raton, Florida. TOP PLAYERS Appalachian State: RB Camerun Peoples has rushed for 825 yards and 14 touchdowns. ...

No. 16 La.-Lafayette promotes OC Desormeaux to head coach

Dec. 05, 2021 18:34 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — No. 16 Louisiana-Lafayette promoted co-offensive coordinator and former Ragin' Cajuns quarterback Michael Desormeaux to head coach on Sunday. The announcement by athletic director Bryan Maggard came less than 24 hours after Billy Napier won his...

No. 16 Louisiana-Lafayette vs Marshall in New Orleans Bowl

Dec. 05, 2021 17:23 PM EST

No. 16 Louisiana-Lafayette (12-1, Sun Belt; No. 24 CFP) vs. Marshall (7-5, Conference USA), Dec. 18, 9:15 p.m. ET LOCATION: New Orleans TOP PLAYERS Louisiana-Lafayette: QB Levi Lewis, 2,647 yards passing, 19 touchdowns. ...

Coastal Carolina returns to Cure Bowl vs Northern Illinois

Dec. 05, 2021 17:06 PM EST

Coastal Carolina (10-2, Sun Belt) vs. Northern Illinois (9-4, Mid-American Conference), Dec. 17. 6 p.m. Eastern. LOCATION: Orlando, Florida. TOP PLAYERS Coastal Carolina: QB Grayson McCall has completed nearly 73% of his attempts...

Ball St, Georgia St to play on Christmas in Camellia Bowl

Dec. 05, 2021 15:57 PM EST

Ball State (6-6, Mid-American) vs. Georgia State (7-5, Sun Belt), Dec. 25, 2:30 p.m. ET LOCATION: Montgomery, Alabama TOP PLAYERS Ball State: WR-KR Justin Hall, 61 catches, 613 yards receiving, five touchdowns; averaging 34.5...

No. 20 La.-Lafayette tops App St. 24-16 for Sun Belt title

Dec. 04, 2021 22:25 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Billy Napier took his time walking off of Cajun field, soaking in the celebration of a league championship, and at times wiping his eyes, after his final game as coach at Louisiana-Lafayette before he takes over the Florida Gators. Levi Lewis...

Troy hires Kentucky assistant Jon Sumrall as head coach

Dec. 02, 2021 23:02 PM EST

TROY, Ala. (AP) — Troy has hired Kentucky co-defensive coordinator Jon Sumrall as its head coach, the school announced Thursday night. Sumrall replaces Chip Lindsey, who was fired on Nov. 21 with one game left in his third season. Sumrall, 39, was...

No. 20 ULL seeks 1st Sun Belt title game triumph vs App St.

Dec. 02, 2021 18:28 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — For Louisiana-Lafayette coach Billy Napier, there was never a thought of starting his next job at Florida before he'd coached the No. 20 Ragin' Cajuns in the Sun Belt Conference championship game. This is the third time in four years since Napier...