It’s Official: American Athletic Conference Rebuilding with 6 C-USA Schools
October 21, 2021
The American Athletic Conference is adding UAB, Texas-San Antonio, Rice, North Texas, Charlotte and Florida Atlantic to the league, replacing three schools that are leaving for the Big 12 Conference and growing to 14 teams.
The AAC announced the additions on Thursday.
“This is a strategic expansion that accomplishes a number of goals as we take the conference into its second decade. We are adding excellent institutions that are established in major cities and have invested in competing at the highest level,” AAC Commissioner Mike Aresco said in a statement.
No date has been set for the schools to join the conference, but a source told ESPN that the earliest they could join would be the 2023-24 season.