Pioneers are all-too-frequent fliers

Updated: July 25, 2005, 4:18 PM ET
By Kyle Whelliston | Special to ESPN.com

Traveling men In its current incarnation, the Sun Belt Conference reaches from Denver University to Miami's Florida International -- a breadth of 2,097 miles, more than 93 percent of this year's Tour de France. It might take you about day and half straight to drive its length, and at least a month to walk it. If the Sun Belt were a fashion accessory, it might fit Argentina or India. Barely.

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