Conference USA has released the Thundering Herd’s opponents for the 2013 season, and it will include two trips to Florida.
The Herd will play host to East Carolina, Southern Miss, UAB and UT-San Antonio while travelling to Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Middle Tennessee state and Tulsa. Marshall will also take on non-conference opponents Miami (OH) and a FCS school at home and will visit Virginia Tech and Ohio.
“Our conference alignment for the 2013 football season is favorable and exciting for our program and our great Marshall following,” Marshall Director of Athletics Mike Hamrick said. “We look forward to a great season.”
C-USA also announced the division alignments. East Carolina, FAU, FIU, Middle Tennessee, Southern Miss and UAB will join Marshall in the Eastern Division. Louisiana Tech, North Texas, Rice, Tulane, Tulsa, UTEP and UTSA will make up the Western Division.
While the league will have 14 football playing members next year there will be 16 basketball members with 16 conference games for each school. Each team will play one league member twice. In Marshall’s case The Herd will play a home-and-home series with Old Dominion University next season.
The schedules only apply for the 2013-14 season. Future schedules have not been determined.