BOCA RATON, Fla. – Florida Atlantic University will begin Conference USA competition in Fall 2013. FAU entered into a membership agreement with Conference USA (C-USA) on Nov. 29, 2012.
“Florida Atlantic University is excited to be joining Conference USA beginning in the 2013-14 season,” said FAU President Mary Jane Saunders. “Membership in Conference USA provides FAU with increased national exposure and a wide range of opportunities. The league’s television partnerships, large footprint and bowl tie-ins will expose our student-athletes to new experiences as they compete against schools across 10 states and in several of the top media markets in the country. Conference USA has a history of athletic success and FAU is honored to be associated with the great institutions that define the league.”
C-USA’s existing media contracts include television partnerships with FOX Sports Media Group, CBS Sports Network and ESPN. The league is a member of football’s Bowl Championship Series, and all of FAU’s 19 sports will be a member of one conference for the first time since 2001.
“We are thankful for President Saunders and her extraordinary leadership and vision throughout this process,” said Patrick Chun, FAU Director of Athletics. “This is a bold and decisive step for our entire athletic program. Conference USA will bring forth new challenges, opportunities and expectations. The platform offered by Conference USA and Commissioner Britton Banowsky mirror the upward trajectory of our great institution. We will continue to build our athletic program to represent Florida Atlantic University on the highest of levels.”
ESPN 760 is proud to be the flagship station of Florida Atlantic football and men’s basketball, and will continue to carry every football and basketball broadcast on ESPN 760-AM and ESPN760.com.
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