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Source: Charlotte eyes C-USA jump

Updated: May 1, 2012, 9:15 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

The UNC Charlotte 49ers have declined an offer to join the Sun Belt Conference, according to a source.

The 49ers, who are in the Atlantic 10, are eyeing a bid to Conference USA, the source said.

A source with knowledge of the A-10's plans said the league expects Charlotte to leave, possibly as early as 2013 but it could be 2014.

Charlotte has approved football for the 2013 season and, were it to join the Sun Belt, would have given the conference a 12th football-playing ...

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