Conference USA (C-USA or CUSA) is a collegiate athletic conference whose current member institutions are located within the Southern United States. The conference participates in the NCAA's Division I in all sports. C-USA's offices are located in Dallas, Texas.
|Region||Southern United States|
|Commissioner||Judy MacLeod (since 2015)|
C-USA was founded in 1995 by the merger of the Metro Conference and Great Midwest Conference, two Division I conferences that did not sponsor football. However, the merger did not include either Great Midwest member Dayton or Metro members VCU and Virginia Tech. Since this left an uneven number of teams in the conference, Houston of the dissolving Southwest Conference was extended an invitation and agreed to join following the SWC's disbanding at the end of the 1995-96 academic year. The conference immediately started competition in all sports, except football which started in 1996.
The conference saw radical changes for the 2005–06 academic year. The Big East Conference had lost several teams, and looked to Conference USA to attract replacements. Five C-USA members departed for the Big East, including three football-playing schools (Cincinnati, Louisville, and South Florida) and two non-football schools (DePaul and Marquette; both joined the New Big East in 2013). Another two schools (Charlotte and Saint Louis) left for the Atlantic 10; TCU joined the Mountain West (and is now in the Big 12 with several other former Southwest Conference members); and a ninth member, Army, which was C-USA football-only, opted to become an independent in that sport again.
With the loss of these teams, C-USA lured six teams from other conferences: UCF and Marshall from the MAC, as well as Rice, SMU, Tulsa, and later UTEP from the WAC. Note that UCF played in the MAC for football only; for all other sports, it was a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference.
With C-USA's membership now consisting of 12 schools, all of which sponsor football, the conference adopted a two-division alignment.
In 2013, C-USA entered its next phase with the departure of four schools (Houston, Memphis, SMU, and UCF) for the American Athletic Conference, the football-sponsoring portion of the former Big East Conference. This was again the result of Big East schools leaving for the ACC, this time being Syracuse and Pittsburgh. It was announced in early 2012 that Conference USA was in talks with the Mountain West Conference about forming either a football alliance or conference merger in the future.
However, when the conferences discussed their plans with the NCAA, they were told that if they merged, the new league would receive only one automatic bid to NCAA championships; at least one of the former conferences would lose expected future revenues from the NCAA men's basketball tournament; and at least one former conference would lose exit fees from any schools that departed for the new league. As a result, both C-USA and the MW backed away from a full merger. As of April 2012, the likeliest scenario was an all-sports alliance in which both conferences retain separate identities. However, after the MW added more members, the alliance was apparently abandoned.
For men's soccer, there was a chance that the MW, SEC, and C-USA along with the one Sun Belt member (FIU), that sponsor the sport, would play under the C-USA's men's soccer program. The MW, which does not sponsor men's soccer, would take three of the four members that offer the sport (UNLV, Air Force, New Mexico—San Diego State is a Pac-12 associate member in that sport), join C-USA's three full members that offer the sport (UAB, Marshall, Tulsa), the two SEC members already in C-USA for the sport (Kentucky, South Carolina), and the Sun Belt's FIU. However, the only MW member school that ultimately moved to C-USA men's soccer was New Mexico.
For the 2013–14 season C-USA invited five new members to join their conference, with all accepting. UTSA and Louisiana Tech joined from the WAC and North Texas and FIU, (an affiliate member of C-USA joining for men's soccer in 2005), from the Sun Belt Conference. Old Dominion, which already housed five of its sports in C-USA, moved the rest of its athletic program from the CAA (except for field hockey, women's lacrosse and wrestling, with the three sports joining the new Big East, the Atlantic Sun, and the MAC respectively because C-USA does not sponsor those sports) and upgraded its football program from the Football Championship Subdivision. Charter member Charlotte returned from the A-10 and accelerated its recently established football program, which was set to begin play in 2013 as an FCS school, to FBS in 2015 with full conference rights in 2016.
On November 27, 2012, it was announced that Tulane would leave the conference to join the Big East in all sports, and East Carolina would join the Big East for football only (ECU's membership was upgraded to all-sports in March 2013 after the Big East's non-football members, save for ACC-bound Notre Dame, announced they were leaving to form a new conference which took the Big East name, leaving the football-playing members to become the American Athletic Conference). Conference USA responded by adding Middle Tennessee and Florida Atlantic, both from the Sun Belt.
Citing financial difficulties, the UAB football program was shut down on December 2, 2014. According to Conference USA bylaws, member schools must sponsor football. In January 2015, UAB announced an independent re-evaluation of the program and the finances involved, leaving open a possible resumption of the program as early as the 2016 season. On January 29, 2015, the conference announced that there was no time pressure in making a decision regarding UAB's future membership. The conference also stated that it would wait for the results of the new study before any further discussions on the subject. On June 1, UAB announced that it would reinstate football effective with the 2016 season, presumably keeping the school in C-USA for the immediate future. The return of football was later pushed back to 2017. The Blazers won the 2018 conference championship their second year back.
Commissioner Britton Banowsky stepped down on September 15, 2015 to become the head of the College Football Playoff Foundation. Executive associate commissioner and chief operating officer Judy MacLeod was subsequently named interim commissioner. On October 26 MacLeod was named the conference's third official commissioner, also becoming the first woman to head an FBS conference.
|University of Alabama at Birmingham||Birmingham, Alabama||1969||1995[a 1]||18,698||Blazers|
|Florida Atlantic University||Boca Raton, Florida||1961||2013||30,803||Owls|
|Florida International University||University Park, Florida||1965||2013[a 2]||52,980||Panthers|
|Louisiana Tech University||Ruston, Louisiana||1894||2013||12,873||Bulldogs & Lady Techsters|
|Marshall University||Huntington, West Virginia||1837||2005||13,631||Thundering Herd|
|Middle Tennessee State University||Murfreesboro, Tennessee||1911||2013||22,729||Blue Raiders|
|University of North Carolina at Charlotte||Charlotte, North Carolina||1946||2013[a 3]||29,000||49ers|
|University of North Texas||Denton, Texas||1890||2013||36,216||Mean Green|
|Old Dominion University||Norfolk, Virginia||1930||2013[a 4]||24,670||Monarchs & Lady Monarchs[a 5]|
|Rice University||Houston, Texas||1912||2005||6,498||Owls|
|University of Southern Mississippi||Hattiesburg, Mississippi||1910||1995||14,845||Golden Eagles|
|University of Texas at El Paso||El Paso, Texas||1914||2005||23,079||Miners|
|University of Texas at San Antonio||San Antonio, Texas||1969||2013||28,628||Roadrunners|
|Western Kentucky University||Bowling Green, Kentucky||1906||2014[a 6]||20,303||Hilltoppers & Lady Toppers|
In this table, all dates reflect the calendar year of entry into Conference USA, which for spring sports is the year before the start of competition.
|University of Kentucky||Lexington, Kentucky||1865||26,054||Wildcats||2005||soccer (m)[a]||Southeastern|
|University of New Mexico||Albuquerque, New Mexico||1889||35,211||Lobos||2013||Mountain West|
|University of South Carolina||Columbia, South Carolina||1801||28,481||Gamecocks||2005||Southeastern|
|University of Central Florida||Orlando, Florida||1963||Knights||2005||2013||The American|
|University of Cincinnati||Cincinnati, Ohio||1819||Bearcats||1995||2005|
|DePaul University||Chicago, Illinois||1898||Blue Demons||Big East|
|East Carolina University||Greenville, North Carolina||1907||Pirates||2001[b 1]||2014||The American|
|University of Houston||Houston, Texas||1927||Cougars||1996[b 2]||2013|
|University of Louisville||Louisville, Kentucky||1798||Cardinals||1995||2005||Atlantic Coast|
|Marquette University||Milwaukee, Wisconsin||1881||Golden Eagles||Big East|
|University of Memphis||Memphis, Tennessee||1912||Tigers||2013||The American|
|Saint Louis University||St. Louis, Missouri||1818||Billikens||2005||Atlantic 10|
|University of South Florida||Tampa, Florida||1956||Bulls||The American|
|Southern Methodist University||University Park, Texas||1911||Mustangs||2005||2013|
|Texas Christian University||Fort Worth, Texas||1873||Horned Frogs||2001||2005||Big 12|
|Tulane University||New Orleans, Louisiana||1834||Green Wave||1995||2014||The American|
|University of Tulsa||Tulsa, Oklahoma||1894||Golden Hurricane||2005|
In this table, all dates reflect each school's actual entry into and departure from Conference USA. For spring sports, the joining date is the calendar year before the start of competition. For fall sports, the departure date is the calendar year after the last season of competition.
|University of Alabama||Tuscaloosa, Alabama||1831||Crimson Tide||2009||2014||rowing||Southeastern[c 1]|
|United States Military Academy (Army)||West Point, New York||1802||Black Knights||1998||2005||football||Patriot[c 2]|
|California State University, Bakersfield||Bakersfield, California||1965||Roadrunners||2007||2010||swimming & diving (w)||Western Athletic|
|California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State)||Sacramento, California||1947||Hornets||2013||2014||rowing||Big Sky[c 3]|
|Colorado College||Colorado Springs, Colorado||1874||Tigers||2006||soccer (w)||Southern Collegiate|
(NCAA Division III)
|University of Kansas||Lawrence, Kansas||1865||Jayhawks||2009||rowing||Big 12|
|Kansas State University||Manhattan, Kansas||1863||Wildcats|
|University of North Dakota||Grand Forks, North Dakota||1883||Fighting Hawks||2008||2011||swimming & diving (w)||Big Sky[c 4]|
|University of Northern Colorado||Greeley, Colorado||1889||Bears||2007||2010|
|University of Oklahoma||Norman, Oklahoma||1890||Sooners||2009||2014||rowing||Big 12|
|San Diego State University||San Diego, California||1947||Aztecs||2013||Mountain West[c 3]|
|University of Tennessee||Knoxville, Tennessee||1794||Lady Volunteers||2009||Southeastern[c 1]|
|University of Texas at Austin||Austin, Texas||1883||Longhorns||Big 12|
|West Virginia University||Morgantown, West Virginia||1867||Mountaineers||2012|
Full members (all-sports) Full members (non-football) Affiliate members (football-only) Affiliate member (other sport)Other Conference Other Conference
Conference USA sponsors championship competition in nine men's and ten women's NCAA sanctioned sports. Three schools are affiliate members for men's soccer, with one (New Mexico) set to drop the sport after the 2018 season.
|Swimming & Diving||–||7|
|Track and Field (Indoor)||10||13|
|Track and Field (Outdoor)||10||13|
Men's varsity sports not sponsored by Conference USA which are played by current full C-USA members:
Women's varsity sports not sponsored by Conference USA which are played by current full C-USA members:
|School||Beach volleyball||Bowling||Field hockey||Lacrosse||Rifle[a]||Rowing||Sailing[b]|
|Old Dominion||No||No||Big East||Big East||No||The American||MAISA|
Conference USA uses a divisional format only for football.
|Florida Atlantic||2001||92–126||.422||3||3–0||2||Lane Kiffin|
|Middle Tennessee||1911||581–430–28||.573||8||2–6||13||Rick Stockstill|
|Old Dominion||1930||120–83–4||.589||1||1–0||0||Bobby Wilder|
|Western Kentucky||1908||575–400–30||.587||5||3–2||13||Tyson Helton|
|Louisiana Tech||1901||620–462–39||.570||11||7–3–1||25||Skip Holtz|
|North Texas||1913||516–506–33||.505||10||2–8||24||Seth Littrell|
|Southern Miss||1912||590–423–26||.580||23||11–12||8||Jay Hopson|
The highest-ranked champion from the so-called "Group of Five" conferences (The American, C-USA, MAC, Mountain West, and Sun Belt) is guaranteed a berth in one of the non-semifinal bowls of the College Football Playoff if the group's top team is not in the playoff.
|Cotton Bowl Classic||Arlington, Texas||AT&T Stadium||at-large|
|Fiesta Bowl||Glendale, Arizona||State Farm Stadium||at-large|
|Peach Bowl||Atlanta, Georgia||Mercedes-Benz Stadium||at-large|
For the 2014–19 seasons, Conference USA is guaranteed at least five of the following bowl games.
|Arizona Bowl||Tucson, Arizona||Arizona Stadium||Mountain West|
|Armed Forces Bowl||Fort Worth, Texas||Amon G. Carter Stadium||The American|
|Bahamas Bowl||Nassau, Bahamas||Thomas Robinson Stadium||The American|
|Boca Raton Bowl||Boca Raton, Florida||FAU Stadium||The American|
|First Responder Bowl||Dallas, Texas||Cotton Bowl||Big 12|
|Frisco Bowl||Frisco, Texas||Toyota Stadium||The American|
|Hawaii Bowl||Honolulu, Hawaii||Aloha Stadium||Mountain West|
|Independence Bowl||Shreveport, Louisiana||Independence Stadium||ACC|
|Miami Beach Bowl||Miami, Florida||Marlins Park||The American|
|New Mexico Bowl||Albuquerque, New Mexico||Dreamstyle Stadium||Mountain West|
|New Orleans Bowl||New Orleans, Louisiana||Mercedes-Benz Superdome||Sun Belt|
|Gasparilla Bowl||Tampa, Florida||Raymond James Stadium||The American|
Current or former C-USA in conference rivalries:
|Teams||Rivalry Name||Trophy||Meetings||Record||Series Leader||Current Streak|
|UAB||Memphis||Battle for the Bones||Bones Trophy||7||4-3||UAB||Memphis won 1|
|FIU||Florida Atlantic||Shula Bowl||Don Shula Award||15||5–10||Florida Atlantic||FIU won 1|
|Louisiana Tech||Southern Miss||Rivalry in Dixie||—||46||15–31||Southern Miss||Louisiana Tech won 2|
|Marshall||East Carolina||East Carolina–Marshall football rivalry||—||15||10–5||East Carolina||Marshall won 1|
|Middle Tennessee||Western Kentucky||100 Miles of Hate||—||65||34–31–1||Middle Tennessee||WKU won 2|
|Middle Tennessee||Troy||Battle for the Palladium||The Palladium||20||12–8||Middle Tennessee||Middle Tennessee won 1|
|Western Kentucky||Marshall||Moonshine Throwdown||—||10||6–4||Marshall||Marshall won 2|
|North Texas||SMU||Safeway Bowl||—||34||28–5–1||SMU||North Texas won 1|
|Rice||Houston||Bayou Bucket Classic||—||40||11–29||Houston||Houston won 3|
|Rice||SMU||Battle for the Mayor's Cup||Mayor's Cup||89||40–48–1||SMU||Rice won 1|
|Southern Miss||Memphis||Black and Blue Bowl||—||63||40–22–1||Southern Miss||Memphis won 1|
|Southern Miss||Tulane||Battle for the Bell||The Bell||30||23–7||Southern Miss||Southern Miss won 6|
For the most recent season, see 2018–19 Conference USA men's basketball season.
This list goes through the 2017-18 season.
|UAB||1979||797-482||.623||15||10–15||Bartow Arena||Robert Ehsan|
|Charlotte||1963||844–719||.540||11||7–12||Dale F. Halton Arena||Ron Sanchez|
|Florida Atlantic||1989||322–557||.366||1||0–1||FAU Arena||Dusty May|
|FIU||1982||409–635||.392||1||0–1||Ocean Bank Convocation Center||Jeremy Ballard|
|Louisiana Tech||1910||1352–1021||.570||5||4–5||Thomas Assembly Center||Eric Konkol|
|Marshall||1907||1484–1103–2||.574||6||1–6||Cam Henderson Center||Dan D'Antoni|
|Middle Tennessee||1914||1233–1046||.541||9||4–9||Murphy Center||Nick McDevitt|
|North Texas||1915||1149–1306||.468||3||0–3||UNT Coliseum||Grant McCasland|
|Old Dominion||1951||1160–729||.614||11||3–11||Ted Constant Convocation Center||Jeff Jones|
|Rice||1915||1100–1422||.436||4||2–5||Tudor Fieldhouse||Scott Pera|
|Southern Miss||1913||1242–1060–1||.540||3||0–3||Reed Green Coliseum||Doc Sadler|
|UTEP||1915||1377–1046||.568||17||14–16||Don Haskins Center||Rodney Terry|
|UTSA||1982||546–544||.501||4||1–4||Convocation Center||Steve Henson|
|Western Kentucky||1915||1775–912||.661||23||19–24||E. A. Diddle Arena||Rick Stansbury|
This list goes through the 2012–13 season.
|UAB||1979||537–495||.520||2||2–2||Bartow Arena||Randy Norton|
|Charlotte||1976||537–398||.574||2||0–2||Dale F. Halton Arena||Cara Consuegra|
|Florida Atlantic||1985||387–419||.480||1||0–1||FAU Arena||Jim Jabir|
|FIU||1976||668–396||.628||6||3–6||Ocean Bank Convocation Center||Tiara Malcom|
|Louisiana Tech||1975||1031–244||.809||27||65–25||Thomas Assembly Center||Brooke Stoehr|
|Marshall||1970||591–597||.497||1||0–1||Cam Henderson Center||Tony Kemper|
|Middle Tennessee||1976||764–361||.679||16||5–16||Murphy Center||Rick Insell|
|North Texas||1977||434–602||.419||1||0–1||UNT Coliseum||Jalie Mitchell|
|Old Dominion||1970||959–358||.728||25||34–24||Ted Constant Convocation Center||Nikki McCray|
|Rice||1979||511–503||.504||2||1–2||Tudor Fieldhouse||Tina Langley|
|Southern Miss||1976||618–476||.565||8||4–8||Reed Green Coliseum||Joye Lee-McNelis|
|UTEP||1975||461–579||.443||2||1–2||Don Haskins Center||Kevin Baker|
|UTSA||1982||453–449||.502||2||0–2||Convocation Center||Kristen Holt|
|Western Kentucky||1914||848–440||.658||16||17–16||E. A. Diddle Arena||Greg Collins|
"RS" is regular season.
No team has won an NCAA team championship as a member of C-USA.
However, the following C-USA teams have won national championships when they were not affiliated with C-USA:
|FIU||2||Men's Soccer (Division II)||1982, 1984|
|Louisiana Tech||5||Football (Division II)||1972, 1973|
|Women's basketball||1981, 1982, 1988|
|Marshall||2||Football (Division I-AA)||1992, 1996|
|North Texas||4||Men's golf||1949, 1950, 1951, 1952|
|Old Dominion||28||Men's basketball||1975 (Division II)|
|Women's basketball||1979 (AIAW), 1980 (AIAW), 1985|
|Women's field hockey||1982, 1983, 1984, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1998, 2000|
|Sailing||1982, 1987, 1989 (Three classes), 1990 (Two classes), 1992, 1996, 1998 (Two classes), 2002 (Two classes), 2003, 2004|
|Southern Miss||2||Football (Division II)||1958, 1962|
|Men's outdoor track and field||1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982|
|Men's indoor track and field||1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982|
|Men's cross country||1969, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981|
|Western Kentucky||1||Football (Division I-AA)||2002|
|School||Football stadium||Capacity||Basketball arena||Capacity||Baseball park||Capacity|
|UAB||Legion Field[a]||71,594||Bartow Arena||8,508||Regions Field
Jerry D. Young Memorial Field
|Charlotte||Jerry Richardson Stadium||15,300||Dale F. Halton Arena||9,105||Hayes Stadium||3,000|
|Florida Atlantic||FAU Stadium||29,419||FAU Arena||5,000||FAU Baseball Stadium||3,000|
|FIU||Riccardo Silva Stadium||20,000||FIU Arena||5,000||FIU Baseball Stadium||2,000|
|Louisiana Tech||Joe Aillet Stadium||28,562||Thomas Assembly Center||8,098||J. C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park||3,000|
|Marshall||Joan C. Edwards Stadium||38,227||Cam Henderson Center||9,048||Appalachian Power Park[b]
Kennedy Center Field
Linda K. Epling Stadium
|Middle Tennessee||Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium||30,788||Murphy Center||11,802||Reese Smith Jr. Field||2,600|
|North Texas||Apogee Stadium||30,850||UNT Coliseum||10,032||Non-baseball school|
|Old Dominion||S.B. Ballard Stadium||22,480||Ted Constant Convocation Center||8,639||Bud Metheny Baseball Complex||2,500|
|Rice||Rice Stadium||47,000||Tudor Fieldhouse||5,208||Reckling Park||5,368|
|Southern Miss||M. M. Roberts Stadium||36,000||Reed Green Coliseum||8,095||Pete Taylor Park||5,036|
|UTEP||Sun Bowl Stadium||51,500||Don Haskins Center||12,222||Non-baseball school|
|UTSA||Alamodome||65,000||Convocation Center||4,080||Roadrunner Field||800|
|Western Kentucky||Houchens Industries–L. T. Smith Stadium||22,113||E. A. Diddle Arena||7,326||Nick Denes Field||1,500|
In 2016, C-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. C-USA also 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. ASN will also carry 10 events in other C-USA sports.
The conference also entered into a contract with beIN Sports for 10 football games (marking the first domestic American football rights the network has ever acquired, and the first broadcast rights deal it had ever entered into with a college conference), 10 men's and 10 women's basketball games, 12 baseball and 12 softball games, 10 men's and 10 women's soccer games (excluding conference men's soccer games at Kentucky and South Carolina, covered by their primary conference's contract), and 10 women's volleyball games.
Men's soccer associate members Kentucky and South Carolina have an agreement with their primary conference for other sports to carry all home matches online through the SEC Network service, including all Conference USA conference matches. ESPN and the SEC Network will have first rights to all C-USA home men's soccer matches featuring both schools.
In 2017 American Sports Network and Campus Insiders merged creating Stadium. Stadium's C-USA content will be available to stream on Twitter and Pluto TV. In 2017 Stadium completed a deal with Facebook to exclusively stream some C-USA football games. In 2017 C-USA entered an agreement with the streaming subscription service FloSports to stream three football games.
In 2016 C-USA partnered with SIDEARM Sports to create a subscription based streaming service named CUSA.tv. In a statement C-USA Commissioner Judy MacLeod said. "Thanks to our partnership with SIDEARM Sports, this new site showcases a clean modern look with easy access to information and we are proud to offer live content and original feature stories through our CUSA.tv." Various sports including football, basketball, and baseball will exclusively air on CUSA.tv when they are not picked up by other networks.
One of the current member schools, Rice University is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), an organization of 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada. Rice and UAB are doctorate-granting universities with "very high research activity," the highest classification given by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Rice, UAB, Louisiana Tech, and Charlotte are ranked as Tier One National Universities in U.S. News and World Report's 2018 Best Colleges rankings.
|University of Alabama at Birmingham||Public (UA System)||Research (Very High)||N/A[d 1]||149 (National)||518|
|Florida Atlantic University||Public (SUSF)||Research (High)||$270,933,875||RNP (National)[d 2]||536|
|Florida International University||Public (SUSF)||Research (High)||$230,954,000||RNP (National)[d 2]||487|
|Louisiana Tech University||Public (UL System)||Research (High)||N/A[d 1]||199 (National)||389|
|Marshall University||Public||Master's (Larger)||$114,742,403||45 (Regional: South)||N/A[d 3]|
|Middle Tennessee State University||Public (TBR)||Doctoral/Research||$75,710,000||RNP (National)[d 2]||635|
|University of North Carolina at Charlotte||Public (UNC System)||Doctoral/Research||$166,591,692||194 (National)||495|
|University of North Texas||Public (UNT System)||Research (High)||$131,749,714||RNP (National)[d 2]||570|
|Old Dominion University||Public||Research (High)||$240,900,000||210 (National)[d 2]||551|
|Rice University||Private||Research (Very High)||$4,836,728,000||18 (National)||32|
|University of Southern Mississippi||Public||Research (High)||$68,863,000||RNP (National)[d 2]||575|
|University of Texas at El Paso||Public (UT System)||Research (High)||N/A[d 1]||RNP (National)[d 2]||491|
|University of Texas at San Antonio||Public (UT System)||Research (High)||N/A[d 1]||RNP (National)[d 2]||642|
|Western Kentucky University||Public||Master's (Larger)||$118,396,000||31 (Regional: South)||584|
The 2002 Cincinnati Bearcats football team represented the University of Cincinnati in the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team, coached by Rick Minter, played its home games in Nippert Stadium, as it has since 1924. The Bearcats finished the season 7-7 (6-2 in the C-USA) and were invited to the New Orleans bowl, where they lost 24-19 to North Texas.2003 Cincinnati Bearcats football team
The 2003 Cincinnati Bearcats football team represented the University of Cincinnati in the 2003 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team, coached by Rick Minter, played its home games in Nippert Stadium, as it has since 1924.2005 NCAA Division I-A football season
The 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season was the highest level of college football competition in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The regular season began on September 1, 2005 and ended on December 3, 2005. The postseason concluded on January 4, 2006 with the Rose Bowl, which served as the season's BCS National Championship Game.
The USC Trojans and the Texas Longhorns finished the regular season as the only undefeated teams in Division I-A and consequently met in the Rose Bowl to play for the national title. Texas defeated USC largely due to the performance of quarterback Vince Young, who gained 467 yards of total offense and ran for three touchdowns. The Longhorns won their first national championship since 1970, and their first consensus national title since 1969.2005 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team
The 2005 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team represented the University of Tulsa in the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Steve Kragthorpe. They played home games at Skelly Stadium in Tulsa, Oklahoma and competed in the West Division of Conference USA.American Sports Network
American Sports Network (ASN) was the sports division of the U.S. television station owner Sinclair Broadcast Group through its Sinclair Networks subsidiary. Formed in July 2014, ASN produces broadcasts of sporting events that are aired primarily across stations owned by Sinclair (in particular, The CW and MyNetworkTV stations owned and/or operated by the company, or, in some markets, on a digital subchannel of a Sinclair station), and syndicated to non-Sinclair stations and regional sports networks.
ASN primarily dealt in college sports from NCAA Division I conferences, including live football and basketball games from the Atlantic 10 Conference, Big South Conference, Colonial Athletic Association, Conference USA, Horizon League, Ivy League, Mid-American Conference, Ohio Valley Conference, Patriot League, Southern Conference, Southland Conference, and Western Athletic Conference, as well as a limited number of professional sports events. In 2015, ASN acquired regional rights to Real Salt Lake and D.C. United of Major League Soccer, with games airing on Sinclair stations in the teams' market area, as well as television rights to the newly established Arizona Bowl.
In 2017, Sinclair announced that it would fold ASN into a new joint venture with Silver Chalice called Stadium, which would combine ASN's broadcast distribution platforms with content from Silver Chalice's digital outlets 120 Sports and Campus Insiders. ASN formally dissolved on August 23, 2017, although ASN programming continued on-air until September 6, when the network formally transitioned on-air to Stadium.CBS Sports Network
CBS Sports Network is an American pay television network that is owned by the CBS Corporation. When it launched in 2002 as the National College Sports Network (later College Sports Television also known as CSTV), it operated as a multi-platform media brand which also included its primary website, collegesports.com, and a network of websites operated for the athletic departments of 215 colleges and universities.
After CSTV was acquired by CBS in 2008, the network was re-branded as the CBS College Sports Network. The network initially maintained its college sports focus, but in February 2011, the service was re-branded as CBS Sports Network to re-position it as a mainstream sports service. The network continues to have a particular focus on college sports, along with coverage of smaller leagues and events, simulcasts of sports radio shows both the CBS Sports Radio network and Entercom's WFAN (formerly owned outright by CBS), and studio and analysis programming.
As of May 2015, CBS Sports Network is available to approximately 61 million pay television households (52.6% of households with television) in the United States.Conference USA Football Championship Game
The Conference USA Football Championship Game is an annual American football game that has determined the season champion of Conference USA (C-USA) since 2005. The championship game pits the C-USA East Division regular season champion against the West Division regular season champion. It is typically played on the first Saturday of December. The 2018 edition of the game, sponsored by Globe Life, was played on December 1, 2018, and televised by CBSSN.
Nine of the fourteen current C-USA members have played in the Conference USA Football Championship Game. The overall series between both divisions is led by the East Division, 9–5.
While nine C-USA members have played in the game, only six have won: Florida Atlantic, Marshall and Western Kentucky of the current East Division members, and Southern Miss, Rice, and UAB of the current West Division members.
The C-USA Football Championship Game had been aired on ESPN or its affiliates since 2005, but the 2018 Championship Game was aired on CBSSN.Conference USA Men's Basketball Player of the Year
The Conference USA Men's Basketball Player of the Year is a basketball award given to Conference USA's (C-USA) most outstanding player. The award was first given following C-USA's inaugural 1995–96 season. Two players have received the award multiple times: Danny Fortson (1996, 1997) and Steve Logan (2001, 2002). Coincidentally, both players attended the University of Cincinnati. Another Bearcat, Kenyon Martin, won the C-USA Player of the Year award the same season he was selected as the consensus National Player of the Year (2000).
Cincinnati and Memphis have the most awards, with five each; Memphis has the most individual winners, with all of its awards having been won by different players. However, neither school is currently a member of the conference. Due to C-USA having lost many members in both the 2005 and early-2010s conference realignment cycles, only five of its current 14 members have had a winner. The three current C-USA members with more than one winner are Charlotte, Louisiana Tech, and Middle Tennessee.Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament
The Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament is held annually following the end of the regular season of NCAA Division I Men's Basketball.Cox Sports Television
Cox Sports Television (CST) or Cox Sports is an American regional sports cable and satellite television channel that is owned by Cox Television. The channel, which serves the Gulf South region of the United States, features a mix of professional, collegiate and high school sporting events. Cox Sports Television is headquartered in the New Orleans suburb of Metairie, Louisiana.FIU Panthers
The FIU Panthers are the athletic teams representing Florida International University, an American public university located in Miami. The Panthers currently compete in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I athletics as members of Conference USA.South Florida Bulls men's basketball
The South Florida Bulls men's basketball team represents the University of South Florida in NCAA Division I basketball competition, where they are currently a member of the American Athletic Conference. The Bulls play their home games at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida.Southern Miss Golden Eagles football
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles football program represents the University of Southern Mississippi in college football at the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. The Eagles are members of Conference USA and play their home games at M. M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.Spectrum Sports (Florida)
Spectrum Sports (formerly known as Bright House Sports Network) was an American regional sports network serving the Tampa Bay and Orlando metropolitan areas of Florida, that was owned by cable television provider Charter Communications which exclusively carried the channel on Standard Definition channel 47 and High Definition channel 1147.Stadium (sports network)
Stadium is a digital television and internet sports network operated as a multi-platform sports network. Stadium includes a 24/7 linear feed distributed across both digital and broadcast platforms, as well as on-demand (VOD) digital content including additional live games and events. Stadium has a number of minority owners including BAMTech, Meredith Corporation, PGA Tour, Silver Chalice, and Sinclair Broadcast Group. The network is headquartered at The United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
The service is distributed as an over-the-top streaming service through Stadium's website and other partners, digital subchannels on broadcast television stations.UAB Blazers
The UAB Blazers are the varsity intercollegiate athletic programs of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The school is one of the fourteen member institutions of Conference USA (C-USA) and participates in Division I of the NCAA. The school's men's basketball team plays in 8,508-seat Bartow Arena. The Blazers' colors are forest green and old gold. The men's basketball program has a long history of success spanning several decades.UAB Blazers men's basketball
The UAB Blazers men's basketball team represents the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in the NCAA Division I men's college basketball, and have competed in Conference USA (C-USA) since 1995.UTSA Roadrunners
The UTSA Roadrunners is a collegiate athletic program that represents the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The UTSA Roadrunners are also commonly referred to as "UTSA", "Roadrunners", or simply "Runners" and are represented by the mascot Rowdy. The origin of Rowdy dates back to 1977, when the Roadrunner was chosen as the university's mascot by student election. The Roadrunners compete in the NCAA Division I Conference USA in 17 varsity sports. UTSA is San Antonio's only institution that competes in Division I FBS. UTSA joined the Western Athletic Conference on July 1, 2012. In April 2012, it was announced that UTSA would join Conference USA on July 1, 2013.Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and Lady Toppers
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and Lady Toppers are the athletic teams that represent Western Kentucky University (WKU). The men's teams uses the name Hilltoppers; however, the women's teams use the name Lady Toppers. The university's athletic program fields 17 varsity teams in 11 different sports. WKU participates in the Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and competes as a member of Conference USA.
On March 12, 2010, Ross Bjork, who was the senior associate athletic director for Development and External Relations for the UCLA Bruins, replaced Dr. Wood Selig, as WKU's athletic director. But in March 2012, Bjork accepted the job as athletic director at Ole Miss. Todd Stewart, who had served as Senior Associate Athletic Director since 2010, was named interim athletic director until May when he was officially named athletic director.On April 1, 2013, it was announced Western Kentucky would depart the Sun Belt Conference for Conference USA, effective July 1, 2014.
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