|UAB may shut down their football program this week.|
So what will become of UAB's membership in Conference USA?
Word is that Conference USA commissioner Britton Banowsky said that the other schools in Conference USA won't support having UAB as a member if they don't have a football program. That means that UAB, if it drops the sport, will have to find a new conference to join and C-USA will have an opening to fill very quickly.
Conference USA, in it's hierarchy at the college football table, will most likely look to poach from the Sun Belt Conference. The league will have 14 schools for football next season but played this season with 13 members (Charlotte will make the jump from the FCS). They could just stick with that. If they didn't, the Sun Belt would most likely be where they'd look.