Notre Dame is reportedly close to moving their Olympic sports to the Big 12 and, as part of the agreement, could eventually schedule up to six football games per season against Big 12 teams.
Sources told Chip Brown of OrangeBloods.com that Notre Dame would likely play “three or so” football games against the Big 12 to start with before eventually adding more.
This doesn’t mean that Notre Dame is joining the Big 12 in football, only creating a scheduling agreement similar to what they currently have with the Big East. Read Full Story »
Texas Tech came close to canceling their Sept. 8, 2012 game at Texas State because the game could have been picked up by the Longhorn Network, RedRaiderSports.com has reported.
The game was slated to be picked up by one of the ESPN networks, but the exact channel hasn’t been announced yet. A source told RRS that Texas Tech is “adamantly opposed to playing on the Longhorn Network” and is “putting serious consideration into canceling the game and playing an 11 game schedule.” Read Full Story »
In a conference call this morning, the Big Ten Conference announced that their presidents prefer the “status quo” over a four-team college football playoff.
“If the Big Ten presidents were to vote today, we would vote for the status quo,” Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman said on the conference call. “We think it best serves college football. We think it best protects our student-athletes. I don’t think any of us are anxious … to ask our student-athletes to play a 15th game.” Read Full Story »
The SEC and the Big 12 have announced a partnership that will pit their conference champions against each other in a New Year’s Day bowl game.
The agreement between the two conferences is for five years and begins following the 2014 football season (Jan. 1, 2015). The host site, TV partner and name of the bowl game will be announced at a later date. For now, the game has the working title “Champions Bowl.” Read Full Story »
The Alabama Crimson Tide will face the West Virginia Mountaineers in the second game of the 2014 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, Chick-fil-A officials announced this afternoon.
Alabama and West Virginia will meet at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2014. The game will be the first ever meeting between the two schools.
The match-up will be the second game of the 2014 Chick-fil-A Kickoff. Read Full Story »
Speaking at a Crimson Caravan event, Alabama head coach Nick Saban said the Crimson Tide will face West Virginia to open the 2014 season in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.
Alabama has been scheduled to play in the 2014 season-opener for some time, but has been searching for an opponent. If the game comes to fruition, it would be the first ever meeting between the two schools. Read Full Story »
There’s been a lot of talk the past few days about Florida State possibly being interested in leaving the ACC for the Big 12.
Last week, Chip Brown wrote that the Seminoles should consider a move to the Big 12 for financial reasons. Saturday FSU Board of Trustees Chairman Andy Haggard openly blasted the new ACC television deal and said “…we would be in favor of seeing what the Big 12 might have to offer. We have to do what is in Florida State’s best interest.” Read Full Story »
Are the Florida State Seminoles considering a move to the Big 12 Conference? They should be, according to Chip Brown of OrangeBloods.com.
Yesterday, the ACC and ESPN announced an extension to their exclusive media rights package through 2026-27. Reports indicate that the revenue for football and basketball will rise from $13 million to around $17 million per school. Read Full Story »
Florida State athletic director Randy Spetman announced yesterday that they have reached an agreement with West Virginia on the cancellation of their 2012-13 football series.
West Virginia has agreed to pay Florida State $500,000 for the cancellation of the 2012 game which was to be played in Tallahassee on Sept. 8. FSU had to scramble to replace the game and ended up scheduling Savannah State. Read Full Story »
In a letter to K-State Nation, athletics director John Currie announced that the Wildcats have completed their 2013 non-conference football schedule.
Kansas State will open the 2013 season at home against the North Dakota State Bison on Aug. 31. K-State will also host Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns and the UMass Minutemen. Dates for those games will be announced at a later date. Read Full Story »
Two Baylor football games have been moved to accommodate television broadcasts, the school announced this afternoon.
Baylor’s season-opener at home against the SMU Mustangs, originally scheduled for Sept. 1, has been moved to Sunday, Sept, 2. The game will be televised by FSN at 5:30 p.m. CT. Read Full Story »
The Ohio Bobcats have scheduled a home-and-home football series against the Kansas Jayhawks (2016-17) and the Cincinnati Bearcats (2018 & 2020), the school announced today.
Ohio will travel to face Kansas at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence on Sept. 10, 2016. The Jayhawks will then make their first ever trip to face the Bobcats at Peden Stadium in Athens on Sept. 16, 2017. Read Full Story »
The Oklahoma Sooners have completed their 2012 football schedule with the addition of non-conference games against Florida A&M and UTEP, the school announced this morning.
OU will open the 2012 season at the Sun Bowl in El Paso against the UTEP Miners on Sept. 1. The Sooners are 2-0 all-time against the Miners after games in 2000 and 2002. Read Full Story »
The Oklahoma Sooners are likely to host the Florida A&M Rattlers in 2012, the Orlando Sentinel has reported.
While searching for a non-conference opponent for his own school, Florida State senior associate athletics director noticed in a “internal site” that Oklahoma has added FAMU to its schedule for Sept. 8, 2012. Read Full Story »
The Big 12 officially announced their 2012 football schedules this morning. Conference play begins on September 15 with TCU at Kansas.
TCU joins the Big 12 this season after competing in the Mountain West Conference since 2005. The Horned Frogs are also former members of the Southwest Conference, which broke up in 1995 and became the Big 12. Read Full Story »