Sun Belt Conference Football MVP gets wrestling belt

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

College football is just around the corner. Teams are ramping up their preparations for the new season.

The Sun Belt Conference announces on Monday morning that they will give out a trophy to the football championship winner. But that’s not all that they will be giving out.

Sun Belt Conference Championship MVP belt (Photo by the Sun Belt Conference)

Sun Belt Conference Championship MVP belt (Photo by the Sun Belt Conference)

Instead of giving the MVP of the Championship game another trophy, they’re giving that individual a wrestling belt. It is already being dubbed the “Fun Belt.”

This is not the first-time that a wrestling belt has been given out. The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) typically gives out their belts to the winner of the Super Bowl, NBA Finals, World Series, and the Stanley Cup.

This is another way for teams or conferences motivate players.

It was announced in June 2016 that the Sun Belt Conference was adding a championship game in December. When they made the announcement in 2016, they were the final FBS conference to add a conference championship game.

There are presently 10 members. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers joined last season, as they went 3-9 but the conference lost Idaho Vandals and the New Mexico State Aggies after the season.

According to KAIT 8 TV, Arkansas State Red Wolves are projected to win the Sun Belt Conference Championship this upcoming season. The Red Wolves went 7-5 overall last season.

The Troy Trojans and the Appalachian State Mountaineers shared the championship in 2017. Both teams went 7-1 in the conference respectively.

However, Troy had the better overall record, as they went 11-2 overall in 2017. Appalachian State went 9-4 last season.

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