Conference USA Today (7/6/13): News and notes from around the conference

We’re starting a new feature called Conference USA Today, where we give you some news and notes about what’s going on around C-USA.  Whether it’s team news, player news, or an interesting article, we’ll look to bring it to you each morning–from Charlotte to other schools around the league.

Charlotte
TriCities.com: BriSox use six pitchers to beat Astros
…and one of those names may be familiar to Charlotte 49ers fans.

Around the Conference
Sun-Herald.com: Tyndall adds Cincinnati assistant to his Southern Miss staff
Chris Shumate departs Mick Cronin’s staff at Cincinnati to join Donnie Tyndall down south.

Daily News Journal: C-USA raises bar for MTSU attendance
MTSU is hoping that the move to the new conference boosts attendance rates for their football team; they’re shooting for 20,000-25,000.

Virginian-Pilot: ODU men’s basketball schedule news
ODU is on the verge of releasing its men’s basketball schedule, which should happen this week.  The same should ring true for Charlotte.

Virginian-Pilot: Old Dominion women to play Duke, Ohio State
The Lady Monarchs get a big boost to their non-conference hoops schedule.

USA Today: College football countdown | No. 63: Louisiana Tech
La. Tech comes in at #63 on USA Today’s annual countdown of the top teams in college football.

FIUSM: (FIU) Panthers take the high road; moving on up
Article from the student media at FIU detailing FIU’s move from the Sun Belt to C-USA.

Al.com: With changing rosters, rivalry between Sun Belt, C-USA teams will intensify
Tommy Hicks floats the possibility of merging the Sun Belt and C-USA conferences.

ConferenceUSA.com: Banks, Watts named to Hornung watch list
A La. Tech return man/receiver and a Tulsa RB/return man among 44 players nationwide up for the Paul Hornung Award, given to college football’s most versatile player.

Topics: Charlotte 49ers, Conference USA

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