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Old Dominion Monarchs to become 14th member of Sun Belt Conference by July 2023

Old Dominion will join the Sun Belt Conference no later than July 1, 2023, the conference announced on Wednesday, which will increase its membership to 14 schools.

The Sun Belt presidents and chancellors voted unanimously to add ODU to the league, which includes current members Appalachian State, Little Rock, Arkansas State, Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Louisiana, ULM, South Alabama, UTA, Texas State and Troy -- and incoming member Southern Miss, which will also join no later than July 1, 2023.

"We are thrilled to welcome Old Dominion University to the Sun Belt," commissioner Keith Gill said in a prepared statement.