Idaho to join Sun Belt for football

Idaho is joining the Sun Belt Conference as a football-only

member.

The Idaho State Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday

to allow Idaho to accept an invitation to join that league for the

2014 season.

Idaho had been a member of the Western Athletic Conference,

which has lost most of its football-playing members.

The Vandals will play next season as an independent, but had

been searching for a conference to join.

Idaho was a football-only member of the Sun Belt from 2001-2005,

then joined the WAC.

Idaho’s other sports are moving to the Big Sky Conference.