- Kevin Kelley - November 28, 2012
The 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.
- Kevin Kelley - November 27, 2012
The 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.”
- Kevin Kelley - November 20, 2012
The 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.”
- Kevin Kelley - November 19, 2012
The 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.
- Kevin Kelley - November 16, 2012
The 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.
- Kevin Kelley - November 13, 2012
The 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.
- Kevin Kelley - November 13, 2012
Last 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.
- Kevin Kelley - November 1, 2012
The 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.”
- Kevin Kelley - October 30, 2012
The 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.
- Kevin Kelley - October 24, 2012
The 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.