The Kansas Jayhawks have announced their 2012 football schedule, which features games against Northern Illinois, Rice, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas and West Virginia.
Kansas opens the 2012 season with three straight non-conference games: home vs. South Dakota State (Sept. 1), home vs. Rice (Sept. 8) and at Northern Illinois (Sept. 22). Read Full Story »
The Iowa State Cyclones have announced their 2012 football schedule, which features games against Iowa, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas and West Virginia.
Iowa State opens the 2012 season at home on Thursday, Sept. 1 against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. The following week, Iowa State travels to face in-state rival Iowa (Sept. 8) before returning home to host Western Illinois (Sept. 15). Read Full Story »
The Baylor Bears have announced their 2012 football schedule, which features games against SMU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas and West Virginia.
Baylor opens the 2012 season at home on Sept. 1 against the SMU Mustangs. Following an open date, the Bears have non-conference games at home vs. Sam Houston State (Sept. 15) and at ULM (Sept. 22). Read Full Story »
West Virginia will officially join the Big 12 in 2012. Their membership in the Big East is terminated effective June 30, 2012, the conference announced this morning in a press release.
The Mountaineers announced in October that they were leaving to join the Big 12 in 2012, although Big East bylaws stated that departing teams must adhere to a 27-month waiting period. Read Full Story »
Oklahoma at UTEP? As a season-opener? It could happen. OU is in need of two non-conference games to complete their 2012 football schedule.
The Sooners had been in discussions with Rutgers for a 2012 game at MetLife Stadium, but those talks appear to have broken off because the Scarlet Knights don’t want to return the game in Norman. Read Full Story »
The Big East and the West Virginia Mountaineers have reached a $20 million settlement, the Charleston Daily Mail has reported.
Reports indicate that West Virginia will pay the conference $11 million to leave early for the Big 12. Other Big 12 schools will contribute the other $9 million. Read Full Story »
The Florida State Seminoles have contacted several BCS schools to replace West Virginia on their 2012 football schedule, the Orlando Sentinel has reported.
Last week, West Virginia notified FSU that they were canceling their 2012 game which was scheduled for Sept. 8 in Tallahassee. Read Full Story »
The 2012 Big 12 football schedule will be released “in the near future” according to Bob Burda, the Big 12 associate commissioner/communications. Read Full Story »
The Memphis Tigers are in discussions to play a future football series against the Vanderbilt Commodores, The Commercial Appeal has reported. Memphis also has verbal agreements to play Kansas and Ole Miss.
Memphis Athletics Director R.C. Johnson said that the Tigers could play Vanderbilt as early as 2013 if one of their currently scheduled non-conference opponents cancels. Those opponents are Arkansas State, Duke, Louisville and Middle Tennessee. Read Full Story »
The Texas Tech Red Raiders will open the 2012 season at home against the Northwestern State Demons. The date was confirmed yesterday when NSU released their 2012 schedule.
Texas Tech will host Northwestern State at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. The two schools first and only meeting was in 2007. The Red Raiders pummeled the Demons 75-7. Read Full Story »
The Oklahoma Sooners and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights are in discussions to play a football game in 2012 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
Both schools are in need of non-conference games to complete their 2012 football schedules. How many depends on West Virginia’s lawsuit to leave the Big East and compete in the Big 12 in 2012. Read Full Story »
Texas Tech President Guy Bailey is “very hopeful” that West Virginia will be in the Big 12 in 2012. Bailey spoke to RedRaiderSports.com in wake of the upcoming 2012 Big 12 football schedules.
“West Virginia has assured us they’d be in there,” Bailey said. “I believe them and I’m very hopeful… I think all of the realignment issues will be resolved in the next two weeks. I won’t guarantee it, but we are making progress.” Read Full Story »
West Virginia Athletic Director Oliver Luck says that “there is no question” that the Mountaineers will play a Big 12 football schedule in 2012.
In a conversation with WVIllustrated.com, Luck had the following to say regarding West Virginia’s imminent move to the Big 12:
“There is no question that we will be playing a Big 12 schedule in all of our sports for the ’12-’13 academic year,” Luck stated. Read Full Story »
The West Virginia Mountaineers are in discussions to cancel their 2012 football game at Florida State, the Tallahassee Democrat has reported.
West Virginia is currently slated to face the Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee on Sept. 8, 2012. FSU is scheduled to return the trip to Morgantown on Sept. 14, 2013. Read Full Story »
The TCU Horned Frogs are likely to play at the Texas Longhorns next Thanksgiving, Star-Telegram has reported.
TCU officially joins the Big 12 on July 1 and would replace Texas’ annual holiday weekend game against Texas A&M, who left the Big 12 for the SEC. Read Full Story »