The Pittsburgh Panthers and the Syracuse Orange have both applied to and been accepted as new members of the ACC, the conference announced today. The addition brings the ACC to a total of 14 schools.
Pittsburgh and Syracuse will each have to pay a $5 million dollar exit fee for leaving the Big East. In addition, Big East by-laws state that schools who leave the conference must provide 27 months’ notice. Read Full Story »
The Auburn Tigers have added the Alabama A&M Bulldogs to their 2012 football schedule, AL.com has reported.
Auburn will host Alabama A&M at Jordan-Hare Stadium on November 17, 2012. It will be the first ever meeting between the two schools and the first for the Bulldogs against a team from the SEC. Read Full Story »
The UMass Minutemen and the Vanderbilt Commodores have finalized their four-game home-and-home football series, Tennessean.com has reported.
The first game will be played at Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville on October 27, 2012. It will be the first ever meeting between the two schools and the first for UMass against a school from the SEC. Read Full Story »
The Tennessee Volunteers have added the Georgia State Panthers to their 2012 football schedule, the AJC reported today.
Tennessee will host Georgia State at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville on September 8, 2012. It will be the first ever meeting between the two schools. Read Full Story »
Games against Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State, Pittsburgh and Tennessee highlight the future non-conference schedules of the Akron Zips, which were announced by the school today.
Akron has also scheduled home-and-home series against UCF (2012-13), Louisiana-Lafayette (2013 & 2015) and Marshall (2014 & 2016). Read Full Story »
California and Colorado, both members of the Pac-12, will face off in a non-conference football game this weekend. The Colorado Buffaloes are playing their inaugural season in the expanded conference.
The game between the two Pac-12 schools is considered a non-conference game because they signed a home-and-home agreement back in 2004. The first game of the series was at California last season (a 52-7 win for the Golden Bears) with the second game scheduled for 2011. Read Full Story »
The Tennessee Volunteers will buy out of their 2013 football game at Oregon, Rob Moseley of The Register Guard announced on Twitter.
Tennessee and Oregon signed a contract for a home-and-home series back in 2005. In the first game in 2010, the Ducks crushed the Volunteers 48-13 in Knoxville. Read Full Story »
The Oregon State Beavers have finalized their 2012 non-conference football schedule, OSU Director of Athletics Bob De Carolis announced today.
Oregon State will open the 2012 season at home on September 1 against the Nicholls State Colonels, a member of the Southland Conference in the FCS. Read Full Story »
Rice has scheduled home-and-home football series with the Stanford Cardinal and Northwestern Wildcats, Chron.com has reported.
Rice will face Stanford in the 2016 and 2017 seasons and Northwestern in the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Exact dates and locations for each game have not been announced. Read Full Story »
The Houston Cougars and Rice Owls will meet at Reliant Stadium in the 2012 and 2013 football seasons, UH announced today.
Both the 2012 and 2013 games will be televised nationally by FSN. Exact dates of the games will be announced at a later date. Read Full Story »
The Oregon State Beavers have added the Nicholls State Colonels to their 2012 football schedule, Nicholls announced earlier this week.
The Nicholls State release states that they will “…open the 2012 football season in Corvallis, Oregon…” That likely means that the Colonels will visit Reser Stadium on September 1. Read Full Story »
The Clemson Tigers and Oklahoma State Cowboys will play a home-and-home football series in 2019 and 2020, AikenStandard.com has reported. Exact dates were not announced.
The series would be the first ever games between the two schools. Clemson is 7-10 overall against teams from the Big 12 while Oklahoma State is 2-5 versus the ACC. Read Full Story »
The Michigan Wolverines have added the Appalachian State Mountaineers to their 2014 football schedule, the school announced today.
Michigan will host Appalachian State in their 2014 season opener on August 30. The Mountaineers upset the Wolverines 34-32 in 2007, the final season under head coach Lloyd Carr. Read Full Story »
The Oregon Ducks have completed their 2012 non-conference football schedule with the addition of a home game against the Fresno State Bulldogs.
All three of Oregon’s 2012 non-conference games are at Autzen Stadium in Eugene. Oregon opens the season on September 1 against Arkansas State. The Ducks also host Fresno State on September 8 and Montana State on September 15. Read Full Story »
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane and the Fresno State Bulldogs have agreed to a home-and-home football series, Tulsa World has reported.
The first game will be played at H.A. Chapman stadium in Tulsa on September 29, 2012. In 2014, Tulsa will visit Bulldog Stadium in Fresno in the final game of the series. The date for the series finale hasn’t been announced yet. Read Full Story »