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Due to the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria to the commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the 2017 Puerto Rico Tip-Off, originally slated to be played at the Coliseo Municipal Tomas Dones in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, will be relocated to the campus of Coastal Carolina University, in Conway, South Carolina.

University of South Alabama football head coach Joey Jones along with offensive lineman Dominic Esposito and safety Nigel Lawrence met with the media to preview Saturday's game at Louisiana Tech and the Sun Belt opener against Idaho.

The Sun Belt Conference announced the football player of the week awards on Monday morning. After a career-night against Battle of I-10 rival UTEP, New Mexico State defensive back Shamad Lomax earned the nod for defensive player of the week.

For the first time, an Appalachian State-Wake Forest football game will be held at Kidd Brewer Stadium. The matchup between the Mountaineers (2-1) and Demon Deacons (3-0) at 3:30 p.m. on Black Saturday in Boone will be the 23rd meeting in series history. App State won seven of the 22 games played in Winston-Salem from 1975-2001.

Appalachian State inside linebacker Anthony Flory has been named the Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Week following a nine-tackle, two-sack performance in the Mountaineers' 20-13 win at Texas State on Saturday.