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What’s being called the “worst kept secret in FCS” in recent days by some has been an exciting few months for ASUN fans, especially the last few weeks!

The rumors started to trickle out last November that Central Arkansas, Eastern Kentucky, and Jacksonville State would be leaving their respective conferences and joining in the ASUN in an effort for the conference to begin sponsoring football.

How Things Have Been

Several current ASUN schools already sponsor football but not within the conference. Kennesaw State and recent newcomer, North Alabama, have been playing in the Big South, while Stetson plays in the non-scholarship Pioneer League – all as affiliates to those conferences within the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). Liberty has transitioned to FBS in recent seasons while Jacksonville (who also played in the Pioneer League with Stetson) dropped football in 2019.

January Surprise

Then, a couple of weeks ago, UCA AD Brad Teague made a surprise appearance on a sports talk program and dropped a few, more concrete, bombshells of what was about to happen. He shared that his program, Central Arkansas, would be joining the ASUN with three other schools to help form a new FCS football league.

Even more online speculation and chaos ensued earlier this week when someone at EKU tried to be proactive and stealthily publish (assumingly, for quick release later) an FAQ about Eastern Kentucky’s move to the ASUN addressing several questions about the process.

Making It Official

After the early week hype, Jacksonville State made a more public confirmation of the rumors as their Board of Trustees officially gave their President the approval to seek a new athletics conference.

Then, as of today, the ASUN Conference has scheduled a “major announcement” for Friday, January 29, and 11 AM EST on ESPN+.

Here’s a map of how the new conference would look:

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  1. Good to see a site for ASun Football. Hate to start with a complaint but the yellow on light grey is a tough read. I know it reflects an ASun color scheme but…

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