No invite, but Spear & Vandals want permission to join Sun Belt

(KBOI) - Commissioner Karl Benson and the Sun Belt Conference won't confirm anything, but multiple reports say expansion is on the horizon, and it includes the University of Idaho's football program.

After trading emails with Athletic Director Rob Spear on Monday, it's clear the University of Idaho will ask the State Board of Education for permission to accept an invite from the Sun Belt as a football-only member.

But Spear made sure to point out by email, "Please understand that we have not been extended an invitation. Again, we wanted to be proactive."

If invited, and approved by the State Board of Education, the move would take place in 2014, the same season Idaho returns to the Big Sky Conference in all other sports.