Two of the most dominant programs in the Football Championship Subdivision are moving up to Football Bowl Subdivision.
Georgia Southern and Appalachian State announced in separate press conferences on their campuses Wednesday their athletic programs are leaving the Southern Conference to join the Sun Belt Conference in 2014.
Idaho and New Mexico State also announced Wednesday they have accepted an invitation to join the Sun Belt next year in football only.
Georgia Southern's football team has won 10 Southern Conference titles and six national championships since 1985. Appalachian State has won 10 conference titles and three national championships.
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