Idaho to join Sun Belt for football

Updated: March 27, 2013, 6:39 PM ET
Associated Press

MOSCOW, Idaho -- Idaho is joining the Sun Belt Conference as a football-only member.

The Idaho State Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday to allow Idaho to accept an invitation to join that league for the 2014 season.

Idaho had been a member of the Western Athletic Conference, which has lost most of its football-playing members.

The Vandals will play next season as an independent, but had been searching for a conference to join.

Idaho was a football-only member of the Sun Belt from 2001-2005, then joined the WAC.

Idaho's other sports are moving to the Big Sky Conference.

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