Category: Big East

  • Report: Big East, West Virginia reach $20 million settlement

    Kevin Kelley - February 10, 2012

    The Big East and the West Virginia Mountaineers have reached a $20 million settlement.

  • Rutgers and Syracuse could play twice in 2012

    Kevin Kelley - February 9, 2012

    SyracuseRutgersRutgers 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.

  • Memphis Tigers to join Big East in 2013

    Kevin Kelley - February 8, 2012

    The Big East has officially announced the addition of the Memphis Tigers to the conference in all sports in beginning in 2013.

  • Cincinnati Bearcats to host Delaware State in 2012

    Kevin Kelley - February 7, 2012

    Cincinnati BearcatsThe 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:

  • Report: Memphis Tigers to join Big East in 2013

    Kevin Kelley - February 7, 2012

    Memphis TigersThe Memphis Tigers are likely to join the Big East Conference in 2013,’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.

  • Florida State contacts BCS schools to fill West Virginia void on 2012 Schedule

    Kevin Kelley - February 7, 2012

    Florida State SeminolesThe 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.

  • West Virginia cancels 2012 football game at Florida State

    Kevin Kelley - February 4, 2012

    West VirginiaFlorida StateWest 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.

  • Syracuse adds Stony Brook to 2012 Football Schedule

    Kevin Kelley - February 2, 2012

    Syracuse OrangeThe 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.

  • Big East adds Navy as Football member in 2015

    Kevin Kelley - January 24, 2012

    Big EastThe Big East has added the Navy Midshipmen as a football-only member beginning with the 2015 season, the conference officially announced this afternoon.

    The Naval Academy has never been a member of a football conference. The Midshipmen have been an Independent since they began playing football in 1879.

  • Report: Oklahoma and Rutgers discussing 2012 football game at MetLife Stadium

    Kevin Kelley - January 24, 2012

    RutgersOklahomaThe Oklahoma Sooners and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights are in discussions to play a football game in 2012 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

    Both schools are in need of non-conference games to complete their 2012 football schedules. How many depends on West Virginia’s lawsuit to leave the Big East and compete in the Big 12 in 2012.