The Pittsburgh Panthers finalized their 2012 non-conference football schedule today with the addition of a home game against Gardner-Webb.
Pittsburgh opens the 2012 season at home on Sept. 1 against the Youngstown State Penguins. Other non-conference games at Heinz Field include Virginia Tech on Sept. 15 and Gardner-Webb on Sept. 22. The Panthers will travel to face Buffalo on Oct. 6 and Notre Dame on Nov. 3. Read Full Story »
The Big East has officially announced the addition of the Temple Owls to the conference. Temple will join for football in 2012 and all sports in 2013.
Temple was formerly a member of the Big East in football from 1991 through 2004. The Owls were dismissed from the league and played as an Independent for two years before joining the MAC. Read Full Story »
The Syracuse Orange have finalized their 2012 non-conference football schedule, the school announced this morning.
Syracuse opens the 2012 season at home on Sept. 1 against the Northwestern Wildcats of the Big Ten. Syracuse holds a 5-4 series lead over NU and have won five of the last six meetings.
The following week, Syracuse takes on the USC Trojans in New York’s College Classic at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. Read Full Story »
The Temple Owls are likely to join the Big East conference in all sports in 2012, CBSSports.com has reported.
The Big East is desperate for another school to fill in for West Virginia after the Mountaineers were released to compete in the Big 12 in 2012. Sources told CBSSports.com that the deal with Temple “is done.” Read Full Story »
The Arkansas Razorbacks and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights have scheduled a 2012-13 home-and-home football series, the schools announced today.
Arkansas will host Rutgers at Donald W. Reynolds Stadium in Fayetteville on Sept. 22, 2012. On Sept. 21, 2013, the Razorbacks will travel to face the Scarlet Knights at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, NJ. Read Full Story »
West Virginia will officially join the Big 12 in 2012. Their membership in the Big East is terminated effective June 30, 2012, the conference announced this morning in a press release.
The Mountaineers announced in October that they were leaving to join the Big 12 in 2012, although Big East bylaws stated that departing teams must adhere to a 27-month waiting period. Read Full Story »
The Big East and the West Virginia Mountaineers have reached a $20 million settlement, the Charleston Daily Mail has reported.
Reports indicate that West Virginia will pay the conference $11 million to leave early for the Big 12. Other Big 12 schools will contribute the other $9 million. Read Full Story »
Rutgers and Syracuse could play twice in 2012 if West Virginia leaves the Big East prior to the start of the season, sources told The Star-Ledger.
If West Virginia negotiates a settlement with the Big East that allows them to move to the Big 12 in 2012, each Big East team will need to schedule another non-conference game. Read Full Story »
The Big East has officially announced the addition of the Memphis Tigers to the conference in all sports. The Tigers will begin competition in the Big East in 2013.
The addition of Memphis brings the total number of football-playing schools in the Big East to 12. That number will be accomplished by 2015 after Navy joins, following Boise State, Houston, San Diego State, SMU and UCF in 2013. Read Full Story »
The Cincinnati Bearcats will host the Delaware State Hornets in 2012, according to DSU’s 2012 football schedule released today.
The two schools will meet at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati on September 15, 2012. It will be their first ever meeting.
Delaware State is a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in the FCS. They finished the 2011 season 3-8.
Cincinnati now has four non-conference games scheduled for 2012: Read Full Story »
The Memphis Tigers are likely to join the Big East Conference in 2013, CBSSports.com’s Brett McMurphy has reported.
Memphis would join the Big East in all sports. The Tigers have been a member of Conference USA since 1996.
The Big East is losing West Virginia to the Big 12, a move that will likely happen this year. Read Full Story »
The Florida State Seminoles have contacted several BCS schools to replace West Virginia on their 2012 football schedule, the Orlando Sentinel has reported.
Last week, West Virginia notified FSU that they were canceling their 2012 game which was scheduled for Sept. 8 in Tallahassee. Read Full Story »
West Virginia has canceled their 2012 football game at Florida State, the Seminoles announced today. West Virginia will pay FSU $500,000 for the cancellation.
The Mountaineers were scheduled to visit Doak Campbell Stadium on Sept. 8, 2012. The two schools are also slated to play Sept. 14, 2013 at West Virginia. No announcement was made about the future of that game, but WVU will also need to cancel one of their non-conference games that season since they have four on the books. Read Full Story »
The Syracuse Orange have added the Stony Brook Seawolves to their 2012 football schedule, Stony Brook announced yesterday in their signing day release.
Syracuse will host Stony Brook at the Carrier Dome on Sept. 15, 2012. It will be the first ever meeting between the two schools.
Stony Brook is a member of the Big South Conference in the Football Championship Subdivision. Read Full Story »