Category Archives: Big East

  • 2013 Big East Home/Away Football Schedules Announced

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    Big EastThe Big East has set the home and away football schedules for the 2013 season, conference commissioner Mike Aresco announced today.

    The 2013 season will be the first for the conference with a two division format. Cincinnati, Connecticut, Louisville, Rutgers, UCF, and USF make up the East Division, while Boise State, Houston, Memphis, San Diego State, SMU, and Temple make up the West Division. Read Full Story »

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  • Penn State and Pitt add two games to Future Football Series

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    Penn State-PittThe Penn State Nittany Lions and the Pittsburgh Panthers, scheduled to meet in 2016 and 2017, have added two additional games to the series.

    Pitt will host Penn State at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on September 8, 2018 and will then travel to face the Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium on September 14, 2019.

    Last year, the two schools announced games at Pittsburgh on Sept. 10, 2016 and at Penn State on Sept. 16, 2017. Read Full Story »

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  • Memphis Tigers announce Future Non-Conference Football Opponents

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    Memphis TigersThe Memphis Tigers have announced their future non-conference football opponents, which features a new home-and-home series vs. UCLA.

    Memphis will travel to face UCLA at the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles on Sept. 6, 2014. The Bruins will return the game by playing at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Sept. 16, 2017. The 2014 game will be the first ever meeting between the two schools. Read Full Story »

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  • San Diego State adds future games vs. California, NMSU and San Jose State

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    San Diego StateThe San Diego State Aztecs have added future football games against California, New Mexico State, and San Jose State, the school announced today.

    Agreements with California and New Mexico State call for home-and-home series, while SDSU and San Jose State will play a total of three games.

    San Diego State will travel to face Cal at California Memorial Stadium in Berkley on Sept. 12, 2015. The Aztecs will then host the Golden Bears at Qualcomm Stadium on Sept. 10, 2016. Read Full Story »

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  • Louisville Cardinals to join ACC, likely in 2014

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    Louisville CardinalsThe Louisville Cardinals will join the Atlantic Coast Conference, the ACC announced this morning. UL will likely join the ACC in 2014 when Maryland departs for the Big Ten.

    Louisville has been a member of the Big East Conference since 2005. Prior to that, the Cardinals were in Conference USA from 1996 through 2004. Read Full Story »

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  • East Carolina, Tulane to join Big East Conference in 2014

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    Big EastThe East Carolina Pirates and the Tulane Green Wave will join the Big East Conference in 2014, it was announced today.

    East Carolina will join the Big East in football only. The Pirates, members of Conference USA since 1997, announced their decision at a news conference this evening.

    “ECU is excited to become a football member of the BIG EAST Conference,” ECU Chancellor Steve Ballard said. “We know we will be successful and add value to the BIG EAST. While hundreds of dedicated Pirates have contributed to this day, I especially want to recognize the relentless energy of Terry Holland and Nick Floyd in making this day a reality. It is a great day to be a Pirate.”  Read Full Story »

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  • Rutgers Scarlet Knights to join Big Ten Conference

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    Rutgers Scarlet KnightsThe Big Ten officially announced today the addition of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights to the conference. Rutgers will join in all sports at a date to be determined.

    “The Big Ten includes America’s most highly regarded academic institutions, known for both their athletic success and academic achievement,” said Rutgers President Robert Barchi. “This is exactly the right conference for Rutgers. Our university is one of the nation’s leading research universities and our student-athletes excel in the classroom and on the playing field.” Read Full Story »

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  • Maryland & Rutgers to join Big Ten Conference

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    Big TenThe Maryland Terrapins and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights will each join the Big Ten Conference, ESPN has reported.

    The University of Maryland’s Board of Regents voted today to accept an invitation to join the Big Ten. An official announcement will be made by the school at 3 p.m. ET. The Big Ten Network will follow with a special report at 4 p.m. Read Full Story »

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  • Miami RedHawks update Future Football Schedules

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    Miami (OH) RedHawksThe Miami (OH) RedHawks have updated their future football schedules, interim athletic director Steve Snyder announced today.

    Miami has added games against Eastern Kentucky in 2014 and Michigan State in 2017, and also announced a date for their 2016 game at Cincinnati.

    The RedHawks will host the Eastern Kentucky Colonels at Yager Stadium on Sept. 6, 2014. Read Full Story »

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  • Big East approves 2-Division Football Format for 2013-14

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    Big EastThe Big East Conference has approved a 2-division format for football for the 2013 and 2014 seasons, commissioner Mike Aresco announced today.

    The winners of the East and West Divisions will meet in the Big East Championship Game, which will be held at the home site of one of the “participating teams.” The host will likely be the team with the best record in conference play, although the specifics were not announced. Read Full Story »

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  • Temple scraps plans for 12th Game at Hawaii in 2012

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    Temple OwlsLast month it was reported that Temple was trying to add a game at Hawaii to their 2012 football schedule, which would have given the Owls 12 games.

    Today Temple announced that they have ended negotiations with Hawaii and will not face the Warriors in Honolulu this season. Read Full Story »

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  • Cincinnati, BYU schedule 2015-16 Home-and-home Football Series

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    CincinnatiThe Cincinnati Bearcats and the BYU Cougars have scheduled a 2015-16 home-and-home football series, UC announced today. The two schools have never met in football.

    BYU will host the first game of the series at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Oct. 24, 2015. The second and final game of the series will be played at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati on Nov. 12, 2016.

    “We are very pleased to announce this home and home series with BYU,” said UC director of athletic Whit Babcock.” Read Full Story »

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  • San Diego State, California schedule 2015-16 Home-and-home Football Series

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    San Diego StateThe San Diego State Aztecs and the California Golden Bears have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2015 and 2016, SDSU Athletic Director Jim Sterk confirmed to the North County Times.

    San Diego State will travel to face Cal at California Memorial Stadium in Berkley in 2015. The Aztecs will then host the Golden Bears at Qualcomm Stadium in 2016. Exact dates were not announced.

    SDSU and Cal have met six times and the series is even at three games apiece. The two schools haven’t played since 1996. Read Full Story »

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  • Temple trying to schedule football game at Hawaii this December

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    Aloha StadiumThe Temple Owls are trying to schedule a football game at Hawaii this December, the Star-Advertiser has reported.

    Temple’s 2012 schedule currently consists of only 11 games. When it was released in March, the Owls were still actively seeking a 12th game.

    “It’s very far from a done deal. We’re going through the due diligence,” Rockne Freitas, Hawaii’s acting athletic director said. Read Full Story »

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  • Louisville Cardinals complete 2013 Non-Conference Football Schedule

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    Louisville CardinalsThe Louisville Cardinals have completed their 2013 non-conference football schedule, the Courier-Journal has reported.

    Louisville will open the 2013 season with two consecutive games at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. The Ohio Bobcats will visit on Aug. 31 followed by the Eastern Kentucky Colonels, an FCS team, on Sept. 7. The Cardinals are 2-2 all-time against Ohio and 17-8-1 against Eastern Kentucky. Read Full Story »

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