Conference USA approves 8-game league slate

Conference USA approved an eight-game conference schedule and will allow members to play up to four nonconference games, the league’s board of directors announced Friday.The first conference games are scheduled for Sept. 12, according to the league. Conference USA didn’t reveal specific matchups or dates of the regular season games.The league’s title game is currently set for Dec. 5 but can be moved to a later date if needed.The Conference USA Board of Directors also approved safety measures to ensure there is accountability of all athletic programs in terms of monitoring testing for COVID-19 and accurately reporting results.