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Delaware to Pay $5M to Move to Conference USA, FBS

Nov 27, 2023

The allure and profits of big-time college football have proven irresistible even as the initial costs to get there have risen exponentially.

The University of Delaware will move to the Football Bowl Subdivision’s Conference USA in 2025, as first reported by ESPN.

Upon moving up from the Football Championship Subdivision’s Coastal Athletic Association, Delaware will be the first football program in the country to pay a $5 million application fee to the FBS; the NCAA increased the number from $5,000 as part of a series of changes in October.

Source: Front Office Sports

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