NEW ORLEANS, LA (WDHN) — Earlier today, the Sun Belt conference released a statement addressing their plan for the upcoming football season.
In that statement, they established that each team will play eight conference games and that each school may add up to four out of conference games as well.
This is a decision that goes against many of the other conferences’ plans for the season.
All Power-Five conferences have either done away with out of conference games for the season or just allowed a single one, with a stipulation.
The plan also has the start of the season falling on Labor day weekend for the schools.
The conference has not changed anything when it comes to the divisions, and the conference championship game is still planned for December fifth.
With all this being said, this plan is not a permanent one and as data may change so may the plan.
If you would like to read the full statement released by Sun Belt Conference today, here is the link:
Now what this means for Troy, well they have already lost one of their out of conference games against Tennessee scheduled for November 21st due to the SEC’s ruling.
As well as another in North Carolina State, as the ACC has limited member schools to just one out of conference game if that is played in the state the school resides in. Troy was supposed to host the Wolfpack on 9/19
However, the Trojans can now replace that game and continue to look for schools to play on that date or their other open dates on 9/16 or 9/26.
This season, Troy is scheduled to play all but Louisiana in the Sun Belt, and as of now UMass to open the year. So, they currently have two games open on their schedule.