- Kevin Kelley - January 23, 2012
The Navy Midshipmen will join the Big East for football in 2015, CBSSports.com has reported. Navy is expected to officially announce the move on Tuesday.
This will be Navy’s first ever foray into a football conference. The Midshipmen have competed as an Independent since they began playing football in 1879.
With the addition of Navy in 2015, the Big East will have 11 football members.
- Kevin Kelley - January 21, 2012
Texas Tech President Guy Bailey is “very hopeful” that West Virginia will be in the Big 12 in 2012. Bailey spoke to RedRaiderSports.com in wake of the upcoming 2012 Big 12 football schedules.
“West Virginia has assured us they’d be in there,” Bailey said. “I believe them and I’m very hopeful… I think all of the realignment issues will be resolved in the next two weeks. I won’t guarantee it, but we are making progress.”
- Tim K. - January 17, 2012
The Nevada Wolf Pack have scheduled a home-and-home football series with the USF Bulls for 2012 and 2015, Nevada announced this morning.
Nevada will host USF at Mackay Stadium in Reno on September 8, 2012. The Wolf Pack will then travel to face the Bulls at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on October 3, 2015. The game in 2012 will be the first ever meeting between the schools.
- Kevin Kelley - January 11, 2012
The Toledo Rockets have scheduled a home-and-home football series with the Cincinnati Bearcats for 2012 and 2014, Toledo announced today.
Toledo will host Cincinnati at the Glass Bowl on October 20, 2012. The Rockets will then travel to face the Bearcats at Nippert Stadium on September 13, 2014.
- Kevin Kelley - January 10, 2012
West Virginia Athletic Director Oliver Luck says that “there is no question” that the Mountaineers will play a Big 12 football schedule in 2012.
In a conversation with WVIllustrated.com, Luck had the following to say regarding West Virginia’s imminent move to the Big 12:
“There is no question that we will be playing a Big 12 schedule in all of our sports for the ’12-’13 academic year,” Luck stated.
- Kevin Kelley - January 6, 2012
The West Virginia Mountaineers are in discussions to cancel their 2012 football game at Florida State, the Tallahassee Democrat has reported.
West Virginia is currently slated to face the Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee on Sept. 8, 2012. FSU is scheduled to return the trip to Morgantown on Sept. 14, 2013.
- Kevin Kelley - December 14, 2011
The 2012 Discover Orange Bowl game features the Clemson Tigers facing the West Virginia Mountaineers. Tickets for the Orange Bowl are available through our preferred vendor TicketsNow.com.
The game will be played at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 (8:00 p.m. ET – ESPN).
This will be only the second meeting between Clemson of the ACC and West Virginia of the Big East. The Tigers beat the Mountaineers 27-7 in the 1989 Gator Bowl.
- Kevin Kelley - December 7, 2011
The Big East has officially announced that Boise State, Houston, San Diego State, SMU and UCF will join the conference in 2013.
The addition of these five schools gives the Big East a total of ten football schools. Boise State and San Diego State will be football-only members, while Houston, SMU and UCF will join in all sports.
- Kevin Kelley - December 6, 2011
Boise State, Houston, San Diego State, SMU and UCF are set to join the Big East Conference in 2013, Brett McMurphy of CBSSports.com has reported.
McMurphy also reported that Navy will join the Big East as soon as the other five schools are official. That would give the conference 11 football members. He also stated that they hope to add Air Force as their 12th school with Temple as a backup plan.
- Kevin Kelley - December 5, 2011
The Pittsburgh Panthers will open the 2012 season at home against the Youngstown State Penguins, YSU announced today.
Pitt will host Youngstown State at Heinz Field on September 1, 2012. This will be the third meeting between the two schools. The Panthers beat the Penguins 41-0 in 2005 and 38-3 in 2009.