AAC’s 6 new schools to join conference in July ’23


IRVING, Texas — The American Athletic Convention’s six new members will enter the league subsequent summer time, Commissioner Mike Aresco mentioned Wednesday.

Charlotte, Florida Atlantic, North Texas, Rice, UAB and UTSA will formally be a part of the AAC on July 1, 2023. Every of these colleges, all now in Convention USA, had their purposes for membership into the American authorised final October.

The American will compete as a 14-team league in soccer, and in males’s and girls’s basketball, after the transition subsequent summer time. That can come on the similar time present members Cincinnati, Houston and UCF depart to change into members of the Huge 12 Convention, which can also be including BYU.

It was introduced final Friday that the American had come to phrases with Cincinnati, Houston and UCF about their departures. A settlement was obligatory as a result of the league requires its members give greater than two years’ discover earlier than they will depart. Cincinnati, Houston and UCF accepted invites final September to affix the Huge 12.

The six new colleges will put the American membership at 15 firstly of the 2023-24 tutorial 12 months. They are going to be a part of East Carolina, Memphis, Navy (soccer solely), South Florida, SMU, Temple, Tulane, Tulsa and Wichita State (basketball and Olympic sports activities solely).

“We’ve got already seen the funding and dedication that these establishments have made as they put together to compete in The American, and, along with our achieved incumbent establishments, the convention is assured of a few years of championship-level competitors as a part of a vibrant future that may construct on the extraordinary legacy of the previous decade,” Aresco mentioned of the incoming members.

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