Just a few years after establishing a football team UNC Charlotte has accepted a bid to join the American Athletic Conference. Currently, Charlotte is a member of Conference USA. The exact date of when they will depart for the American has yet to be determined.

“Since UNC Charlotte’s founding just 75 years ago, we have had many transformative milestones, and this is certainly one of those moments,” said Chancellor Sharon L. Gaber in a press release. “This invitation by The American not only recognizes the accomplishments of our university and athletics program to date, but it also demonstrates belief in our rising trajectory. We are a university on the move, shaping what’s next for our city, our region, and beyond.”

Current members of the American Athletic Conference include East Carolina University, Southern Methodist University, Temple University, Tulane University, the U.S. Naval Academy, the University of Memphis, the University of South Florida, the University of Tulsa, and Wichita State University.

Joining UNC Charlotte in moving to the American are Florida Atlantic University, Rice University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the University of North Texas, and the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Source WBTV

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