Sun Belt Expansion: Georgia State Could Get The Call-Up Soon

The Georgia State Panthers, brand-new football school, have long planned on making a move to FBS as soon as possible, or so the buzz around Atlanta goes. The school recently approved a feasibility study regarding a jump to the top level, and you know how often feasibility studies come back negative.

With the Sun Belt openly talking expansion and Conference USA likely needing bodies to replace its roster, Georgia State has a good chance of getting an invite at some point. Brett McMurphy and Tony Barnhart report an invite could come soon, with 2013 entry on the table and informal discussions already taking place.

Georgia State fans have been confident for quite some time that such a move will take place soon, with their only real worry being that they'll somehow miss and end up stuck in FCS until the next cycle. They have the facilities (they play in the Georgia Dome) and the location, and as we've seen with South Florida and others, it's possible for new teams to surge through the ranks.

They currently play hoops and such in the CAA, with football set to join next season. Could be a one-and-done, of course.

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