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Appalachian State moving up to FBS

Updated: March 27, 2013, 5:54 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

BOONE, N.C. -- Appalachian State has announced it is leaving the Southern Conference to join the Sun Belt in 2014.

The Mountaineers, who won three consecutive FCS national championships from 2005-07 and captured 10 Southern Conference titles in football, will be stepping up to play at the FBS level.

Appalachian State will begin playing Sun Belt games and will be a revenue-sharing member of the conference in 2014 and be allowed to compete for the conference title. However, the Mountaineers ...

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