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Sun Belt Conference teams

Appalachian State

Location: Boone

Nickname: Mountaineers

Famous alum: Country music’s Eric Church

Sports legend: Football coach Jerry Moore

Arkansas-Little Rock

Location: Little Rock, Ark.

Nickname: Trojans

Famous alum: Former ambassador James Cheek

Sports legend: Basketball’s Derek Fisher

Arkansas State

Location: Jonesboro, Ark.

Nickname: Red Wolves

Famous alum: Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe

Sports legend: Football’s Bill Bergey

Georgia Southern

Location: Statesboro, Ga.

Nickname: Eagles

Famous alum: Chick-fil-A president Daniel Cathy

Sports legend: Baseball’s John Tudor

Georgia State

Location: Atlanta

Nickname: Panthers

Famous alum: Former White House press secretary Jody Powell

Sports legend: Football coach Bill Curry

Idaho*

Location: Moscow, Idaho

Nickname: Vandals

Famous alum: Commandant of Marine Corps James Amos

Sports legend: Football’s Jerry Kramer

Louisiana-Lafayette

Location: Lafayette, La.

Nickname: Ragin’ Cajuns

Famous alum: Former Miss America Ali Landry

Sports legend: Football’s Jake Delhomme

Louisiana-Monroe

Location: Monroe, La.

Nickname: Warhawks

Famous alum: Country singer Tim McGraw

Sports legend: Baseball’s Ben Sheets

New Mexico State*

Location: Las Cruces, N.M.

Nickname: Aggies

Famous alum: Hale-Bopp Comet discoverer Alan Hale

Sports legend: Football’s Charley Johnson

South Alabama

Location: Mobile, Ala.

Nickname: Jaguars

Famous alum: World’s youngest college graduate (10) Michael Kearney

Sports legend: Golf’s Heath Slocum

Texas-Arlington

Location: Arlington, Texas

Nickname: Mavericks

Famous alum: Actor Lou Diamond Phillips

Sports legend: Baseball’s Hunter Pence

Texas State

Location: San Marcos, Texas

Nickname: Bobcats

Famous alum: Former President Lyndon Johnson

Sports legend: Basketball’s Jeff Foster

Troy

Location: Troy, Ala.

Nickname: Trojans

Famous alum: Astronaut William Gregory

Sports legend: Football’s DeMarcus Ware

*-football only member

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