- Kevin Kelley - July 18, 2012
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.
- Kevin Kelley - July 17, 2012
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.
- Kevin Kelley - July 16, 2012
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.
- Kevin Kelley - July 12, 2012
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.”
- Kevin Kelley - June 22, 2012
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.
- Kevin Kelley - May 23, 2012
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.
- Kevin Kelley - April 29, 2012
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.
- Kevin Kelley - April 27, 2012
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.
- Kevin Kelley - April 24, 2012
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.
- Kevin Kelley - April 20, 2012
The Houston Cougars and the Rice Owls announced today that they have extended the Bayou Bucket series through the 2013 season.