BREAKING: Sources have confirmed that Libertyand the Sun Belt Conference is in conversation about possible membership.— Gary Johnson (@SunBeltInsider) January 28, 2014
That tweet was followed about an hour later with a second tweet that clarified the "breaking" news was not quite so significant.
The talks with Liberty is just conversation; I'm not reporting that they are about to join the SBC. Thanks....— Gary Johnson (@SunBeltInsider) January 28, 2014
Multiple individuals with direct knowledge of the situation have indicated that even the description of there being conversations creates an impression of greater interest than currently exists.
Liberty University has expressed to the Sun Belt its interest in moving from FCS to FBS and joining the league however that interest at this time has not been reciprocated.
The sources contacted stated circumstances would have to change significantly for Liberty to be considered for membership.