The Big East Conference is considering their options for a 14th member, and the two most likely schools are Air Force and BYU, ESPN has reported.
When Navy joins the conference in 2015, the Big East will have 13 football-playing members. The conference wants to add a 14th team from the West to balance their divisions.
Another option the Big East has reportedly considered is adding Air Force, Army, and BYU to create a 16-team league with eight division members.Read Full Story »
Notre Dame and UConn could play a 2014 football game at Fenway Park in Boston, The Day has reported.
The game would be considered a home game for the Fighting Irish, who recently announced they would stay independent in football but play five ACC games per season.
Back in March, Boston Red Sox executives indicated that they were pursuing a high-profile college football game for Fenway Park. Although the Irish have been less than stellar on the field lately, they are a nationally recognized brand that would bring attention and fans to the game.Read Full Story »
Dates for the Kentucky-Louisville football series have been set through 2016, according to the contract obtained by the Courier-Journal.
Kentucky and Louisville signed a new six-year deal in January 2011, which made their Sept. 17, 2011 game the first game of the contract. Louisville won that game 24-17 in Lexington.
The second game of the contract was played last Sunday at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium and Louisville defeated Kentucky 32-14.Read Full Story »
The Kansas Jayhawks and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2015 and 2018, the two schools announced today.
Kansas will travel to face Rutgers at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway on Sept. 26, 2015. The Jayhawks will then host the Scarlet Knights at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence on Sept. 15, 2018. The two schools have never met before in football.Read Full Story »
College football helmet schedules are now available from FBSchedules.com. The schedules are available in PDF format only.
The schedules feature the team helmets, date, and opponent for every FBS conference (ACC, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, C-USA, Independents, MAC, MWC, Pac-12, SEC, Sun Belt, and WAC).Read Full Story »
The Big East Conference and Pittsburgh have reached an agreement that will allow the Panthers to leave for the ACC for the 2013 season.
Pittsburgh’s membership in the Big East will end on July 1, 2013 and the Panthers will officially join the ACC on the same day. Pittsburgh will pay the Big East a one-time fee of $7.5 million for their early departure.Read Full Story »
Memphis and Ole Miss have officially announced that they will renew their rivalry with a four-game, home-and-home football series beginning in 2014.
Memphis will travel to face Ole Miss at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford on Sept. 27, 2014 and Sept. 10, 2016. The Tigers will host the Rebels at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Oct. 17, 2015 and Sept. 30, 2017.Read Full Story »
Navy and South Alabama have mutually agreed to cancel their football games in 2015 and 2016, USA assistant athletic director Haven Fields confirmed today.
The Midshipmen and the Jaguars agreed to a four-game, home-and-home football series back in 2008, with games slated each season from 2013 through 2016.
Dates of the contests that have been canceled are Nov. 14, 2015 at Navy and Nov. 12, 2016 at South Alabama.Read Full Story »
The Big East Conference and Syracuse have reached an agreement that will allow the Orange to depart for the ACC for the 2013 season.
Syracuse’s membership in the Big East will be terminated on July 1, 2013 and the Orange will then join the ACC on the same day. In turn, Syracuse will pay the Big East conference a one-time fee of $7.5 million.Read Full Story »
Air Force and Cincinnati will likely cancel their 2015 and 2017 home-and-home football series, according to a report today by Gazette.com.
Rick Trego, Air Force senior associate athletic director, said that Cincinnati approached them about canceling the series and “that is probably the direction we will go.”
Yesterday, Cincinnati associate director of athletics Doug Mosley told us that there have been “discussions about possible changes to the series.”Read Full Story »
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 »
The Big East athletic directors voted unanimously yesterday to host the conference Football Championship Game on campus.
The conference hopes to begin staging a championship game in 2013 after Boise State, Houston, Memphis, San Diego State, SMU and UCF join.
The team with the best record in conference play will host the championship game at it’s stadium. Currently, Conference USA and the Pac-12 also use this format.Read Full Story »
When Navy announced they were joining the Big East in 2015, it was evident that they would have to ditch several non-conference games. That process has begun as a four-game football series with UNLV has been canceled.
Navy and UNLV were scheduled to meet in Las Vegas in 2014 (Oct. 11) and 2017 (Oct. 7) and in Annapolis in 2015 (Sept. 5) and 2016 (Sept. 17). The 2014 game would have been the first ever meeting between the two schools.Read Full Story »
The 2012 Rutgers at USF football game has been moved to Thursday, Sept. 13, USF announced today. The game, which was originally planned for Saturday, Sept. 15, will be televised by ESPN at 7:30 p.m. ET.
It will be a short week for both schools as they each will be coming off of non-conference games on Sept. 8. Rutgers plays host to Howard while USF travels to Nevada.Read Full Story »
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will host the Temple Owls on Sept. 2, 2017, ESPN reported today. The game was initially scheduled for Sept. 26, 2015, but the game was pushed back so that the Fighting Irish could play the UMass Minutemen on that date.Read Full Story »