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  1. Coastal Carolina moving to Sun Belt

    Sep 1, 2015, 10:15 AM EDT

    AP Photo

    Conference realignment is still happening at the lower levels as Coastal Carolina makes a move to the Sun Belt.

  2. Louisiana-Lafayette adds transfer guard from BYU

    Jun 12, 2015, 9:15 PM EDT

    (Getty Images)

    Louisiana-Lafayette added a veteran guard with NCAA Tournament experience.

  3. Transfer guard originally headed to Louisiana Tech commits to Arkansas-Little Rock

    May 16, 2015, 12:33 PM EDT

    (Florida A&M athletics)

    Michael White taking the Florida job and Dusty May following him to Gainesville led to this high-scoring guard restarting the transfer process.

  4. South Alabama’s leading rebounder to transfer

    May 13, 2015, 8:57 PM EDT

    Abdul Lewis, Tonye Jekiri

    South Alabama will have to account for the loss of its leading rebounder from last season.

  5. UALR, head coach Steve Shields to part ways after 12 seasons

    Mar 18, 2015, 6:46 PM EDT

    AP Photo

    Shields won 192 games as the head coach at UALR, leading the Trojans to an NCAA tournament appearance in 2011.

  6. Sun Belt Tournament Preview and Postseason Awards

    Mar 8, 2015, 11:00 AM EDT

    (Getty Images)

    Georgia State and Georgia Southern could be on a collision course for the auto bid.

  7. Former Louisville guard discusses reasoning behind transfer to Georgia State

    Jan 21, 2015, 6:10 PM EDT

    Kevin Ware, Monte Morris

    Kevin Ware’s scored in double figures in three of the last four games, which have all been Georgia State victories.

  8. Despite poor shooting night from Georges Niang, No. 14 Iowa State runs past Georgia State

    Nov 17, 2014, 11:25 PM EDT


    All-American candidate Georges Niang struggled on the offensive end, but No. 14 Iowa State still ran away from a talented Georgia State team with a big second half.

  9. Report: ULM freshman charged with rape

    Oct 22, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

    keith richard

    ULM has some off-the-court issues to address with the season looming.

  10. Georgia Southern forward Eric Ferguson arrested on drug, weapons charges

    Jul 2, 2014, 8:15 PM EDT

    Ga Southern Virginia Tech Basketball

    After redshirting last season to get healthy, Ferguson’s expected to be a key player for the Eagles in 2014-15.

  11. Realignment Catchup: More changes come on July 1

    Jul 1, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Mark Turgeon, Kevin Anderson

    Confused as to where some schools are headed on July 1? Here’s a guide that should help some.

  12. Former Oklahoma State wing Brian Williams joins Louisiana program

    Jun 18, 2014, 7:35 PM EDT

    Brian Williams

    Williams will add depth to a program that lost its three captains from last year’s NCAA tournament team.

  13. ULM announces signing of Illinois State transfer Jamaal Samuel

    May 23, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    Keith Richard

    ULM announces the addition of former Illinois State reserve Jamaal Samuel

  14. South Alabama adds Loyola Marymount transfer Nick Stover

    May 11, 2014, 7:52 PM EDT

    WCC Basketball Tournament - First Round - Loyola Marymount v Portland

    Former LMU forward Nick Stover is headed to South Alabama to complete his college career.

  15. NCAA Tournament Primer: Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns

    Mar 16, 2014, 4:17 PM EDT

    Elfrid Payton

    Read up on Louisiana-Lafayette guard Elfrid Payton. He’s one of the best players the majority of the nation doesn’t know about

  16. Ron Hunter’s learning to be Coach Dad as he goes with son, Georgia State star R.J.

    Oct 20, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Georgia St BYU Basketball

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. For the past 24 years of his life, Georgia State head coach Ron Hunter has been a father. The learning process of being a parent never ends, anyone with kids can tell you that,…

  17. 2013-2014 Sun Belt Preview: Star-studded league should provide plenty of drama

    Oct 20, 2013, 10:40 AM EDT

    Elfrid Payton, Keith Appling

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of the Conference Previews we’ve published, click here. For a schedule of…

  18. Appalachian State, Georgia Southern reportedly to join Sun Belt

    Mar 26, 2013, 10:44 AM EDT

    Appalachian State

    As the landscape of college sports continues to change because of conference realignment, we have news of more movement Tuesday. According to the Associated Press, Appalachian State and Georgia Southern will leave the Southern Conference and join the Sun Belt in every sport except for football  beginning at the start of the 2014 season. The…

  19. New Orleans chosen as host for Sun Belt Tournament through 2016

    Feb 5, 2013, 8:10 PM EDT


    The city of New Orleans, fresh off hosting the 2012 Final Four and the 2013 Super Bowl, has been chosen as the host site for the Sun Belt men’s and women’s championship through 2016, the conference announced Tuesday. “New Orleans is a great destination for our basketball championships and the recent renovations to Lakefront Arena…

  20. South Alabama upsets No. 25 Florida State on the road

    Nov 9, 2012, 10:30 PM EDT

    Leonard Hamilton

    An hour after No. 14 Michigan State was upended by UConn, No. 25 Florida State, the defending ACC champions, suffered an 76-71 upset at home against South Alabama. With 26 seconds left, South Alabama guard Freddie Goldestein was fouled on a three-point attempt by Terrance Shannon with the score tied 69-69. Goldestein calmly sank the…

  21. Report: New Mexico State targeted by Sun Belt Conference in realignment move

    May 2, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT


    New Mexico State could be a potential target for addition to the Sun Belt conference, reports Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News. In response, Sun Belt commissioner Karl Benson called the consideration of New Mexico State “premature.” The Aggies were previously part of the Sun Belt, before moving to the WAC in 2005.…

  22. Ron Hunter blasts negative recruiters with both barrels

    Apr 20, 2012, 10:11 PM EDT


    Georgia State’s decision to move to the Sun Belt conference was a football decision. The Panthers wanted their fledgling gridiron program — helmed by former Georgia Tech head man Bill Curry — to compete in the BCS rather than the CAA’s FCS division of DI. In basketball terms, it was at best a lateral move,…

  23. Georgia State to the Sun Belt is a basketball backstep

    Apr 7, 2012, 9:48 PM EDT

    UNC-Wilmington v Georgia State

    Georgia State to the Sun Belt looks like a done deal. In football terms, it’s a completely logical move. Basketball-wise, it’s pretty much a step backward. It’s almost business as usual for Ron Hunter, who coached IUPUI through the now-defunct Mid-Con conference and into the sprawling Summit League, and will spend his second season at…

  24. Georgia State may try on the Sun Belt, and soon

    Apr 6, 2012, 11:58 PM EDT

    CIT Tennessee Tech Georgia St Basketball

    Georgia State is going places. In more ways than one, and more quickly than many had hoped. The hiring of Ron Hunter as the school’s basketball coach paid immediate dividends. The Panthers – members of the Colonial Athletic Association since 2005 – racked up their best league record ever, finishing 11-7 and playing in the…