The Georgia State Panthers are a candidate to receive an invitation to join the Sun Belt Conference, CBSSports.com has reported.
GSU could be invited and added to the Sun Belt as early as the 2013 season. The Panthers are set to join the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) for football this Fall.
Led by former Alabama and Kentucky head coach Bill Curry, Georgia State started their football program in 2010. The Panthers have played two seasons as an FCS Independent, finishing 6-5 in 2010 and 3-8 in 2011.
Georgia State, which is located in Atlanta, does not have an on-campus stadium. They play their home games at the Georgia Dome.
The Sun Belt, which is currently at 10 teams, has also had discussions with Charlotte and UTSA. Charlotte doesn’t play their first football season until 2013 while UTSA officially becomes a member of the WAC on July 1.