Appalachian State delays FBS decision

Published May. 20, 2011 1:00 a.m. ET

A committee studying whether Appalachian State should move its football program to the top level of Division I has decided to delay making its recommendation.

The school announced Friday that the panel would not meet the May deadline. It wants to continue studying the impact of potential tuition increases on athletic scholarship costs and changing membership in conferences around the country.

No new target date was announced.

Appalachian State began discussing a move from the Championship Subdivision to the Bowl Subdivision last fall.

The Mounaineers won three straight FCS national titles from 2005-07, have captured six straight Southern Conference titles and have led the FCS in regular-season home attendance four straight years.