Southern Miss officially joins Sun Belt Conference
Earlier in the year, we covered a press conference announcing Southern Miss moving from Conference USA to the Sun Belt Conference. Four months later, the sun has finally come up for Golden Eagles athletics.
Today, Southern Miss can officially put on the Sun Belt patch and call themselves members of the conference.
By joining the Sun Belt, regional rivalries will grow and create a more passionate environment and it will be easier to travel to their conference games benefiting both the sports teams and fan base.
Director of Athletics Jeremy McClain has worked hard for the move and is excited the day is finally here. “It made a lot of sense for us. We are thrilled to get here today, where we are, July 1st, to be able to celebrate moving into the Sun Belt, becoming Sun Belt members, and really looking forward to what that means for our future.”
Southern Miss is one of the four newest additions to the Sun Belt Conference today alongside James Madison, Marshall, and Old Dominion.