- Kevin Kelley - November 16, 2011
The BYU Cougars have been invited to join the Big East Conference, Deseret News has reported. BYU would join the Big East in football only.
Jim Williams of the Washington Examiner told the Deseret News that his sources indicate “an invitation has been extended and that BYU officials are in favor of a move to the Big East.”
- Kevin Kelley - October 31, 2011
The Ohio State Buckeyes have replaced Cincinnati with UCF on their 2012 football schedule, BuckeyeExtra.com has reported.
Ohio State will host the UCF Knights at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Sept. 8, 2012. The game will be the first ever between the two schools.
- Kevin Kelley - October 31, 2011
The Pittsburgh Panthers and the UCF Knights have cancelled their 2012 football game, The Orlando Sentinel has reported.
UCF was scheduled to travel to Pittsburgh on September 8, 2012. Due to realignment, the Panthers asked to cancel the agreement and the Knights agreed.
- Kevin Kelley - October 28, 2011
The West Virginia Mountaineers have accepted an invitation to join the Big 12 Conference, it was announced today.
West Virginia will become a full member of the Big 12 on July 1, 2012. Their current conference, the Big East, requires a 27-month waiting period before leaving. The release indicates that the Mountaineers will be able to bypass that hurdle.
- Kevin Kelley - October 25, 2011
The West Virginia Mountaineers have applied to and been accepted to join the Big 12 Conference, The Charleston Daily Mail has reported.
An official announcement from the Big 12 has not been released. West Virginia would replace the Missouri Tigers, who are expected to leave for the SEC.
- Kevin Kelley - September 18, 2011
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.
- Kevin Kelley - August 3, 2011
The 2012 football season will be the first for the TCU Horned Frogs in the Big East conference. Yesterday at the Big East media days, TCU athletics director Chris Del Conte announced their 2012 Big East opponents and locations.
The addition of TCU will give the Big East nine members in 2012. Each school will play each other, continuing the true round-robin conference schedule. The only change for the current members is a reduction in non-conference games from five to four.
- Kevin Kelley - July 27, 2011
The USF Bulls have completed their 2012 non-conference football schedule with the addition of Chattanooga, TBO.com has reported.
USF will open the 2012 season at home on September 1 against the Chattanooga Mocs. The game will be the first ever meeting between the two schools.
- Kevin Kelley - July 25, 2011
The Purdue Boilermakers have announced changes to their future football schedules, including the cancellation of two games against the Cincinnati Bearcats.
Purdue was scheduled to host Cincinnati on Aug. 30, 2014 and travel to face the Bearcats on Sept. 5, 2015. Both of those games have been cancelled. The two schools will still meet on Aug. 31, 2013 at Cincinnati and Sept. 3, 2016 at Purdue.
- Kevin Kelley - June 27, 2011
The West Virginia Mountaineers are close to finalizing an agreement to host the James Madison Dukes at FedEx Field on September 15, 2012, DailyMail.com has reported.
This will be the second meeting between the two schools. West Virginia beat James Madison 45-10 in 2004. The Dukes went on to win the 1-AA National Championship that year.