Category Archives: Big Ten

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    Illinois to play Washington at Soldier Field in 2013

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Soldier FieldThe Illinois Fighting Illini will face the Washington Huskies at Soldier Field in Chicago, has reported. Illinois sports information director Kent Brown confirmed the game.

    The match-up, which is set for Sept. 14, 2013, was originally scheduled to be played at Memorial Stadium in Champaign. Washington leads the overall series 5-4, but the two schools haven’t met since 1972. Read Full Story »

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    Michigan State Spartans update Future Football Schedules

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Spartan StadiumMichigan State has added Wyoming to their 2014 football schedule and has also set dates for future games in their Celebrate the State football series, their 2012 media guide indicates.

    The Spartans are tentatively set to host Wyoming in East Lansing on Sept. 20, 2014. According to the media guide, Michigan State is also playing Eastern Michigan the same day.

    Of course Michigan State doesn’t plan on playing a football doubleheader. Read Full Story »

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    Penn State looking to upgrade Future Football Schedules

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    Penn StateIn the wake of their four-year postseason ban and $73 million in fines, the Penn State Nittany Lions are looking to upgrade their future football schedules.

    Several options have been considered by Penn State acting athletic director Dave Joyner and head coach Bill O’Brien. Chief among those is scheduling home-and-home series or neutral site games against high profile teams.

    Penn State has also considered playing a 13th game in Hawaii and is in discussions with Wisconsin to make their annual match-up a trophy game. Read Full Story »

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    Big Ten to keep Eight-Game Conference Football Schedule

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Jim DelanyCommissioner Jim Delany said at the Big Ten media days this week that the conference will keep an eight-game football schedule.

    The decision comes on the heels of the suspension of the long-term scheduling agreement between the Big Ten and Pac-12. Delany said that the Pac-12′s nine-game conference schedule and “previous non-conference commitments” made the task of matching up 24 teams across two conferences “too difficult.” Read Full Story »

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    Wisconsin Badgers announce 2013 Football Schedule

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Camp Randall StadiumThe Wisconsin Badgers officially announced their 2013 football schedule today, which includes a rumored home game against the BYU Cougars.
    Wisconsin opens the 2013 season against UMass on Aug. 31, followed by a home game against Tennessee Tech on Sept. 7 and a trip to Arizona State on Sept. 14.

    BYU travels to Camp Randall Stadium on Nov. 9 to complete the non-conference portion of Wisconsin’s 2013 schedule. The two schools are also in discussions for future games. Read Full Story »

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    Penn State receives 4-year ban from College Football Postseason

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    The NCAA handed down a stiff punishment to Penn State this morning for their involvement in the child sex abuse scandal that centered on former coach Jerry Sandusky. Read Full Story »

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    NCAA to announce ‘Unprecedented’ Penalties against Penn State

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Penn StateThe NCAA will announce “unprecedented” penalties against Penn State as a result of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, according to a report by CBS News. The penalties will be announced at a news conference Monday at 9 a.m. ET.

    “I’ve never seen anything like it,” the source told CBS News correspondent Armen Keteyian.

    The NCAA said they will levy “corrective and punitive” actions against the school. That likely means the penalties will be a substantial fine in the tens of millions of dollars and actions against the football program, such as a loss of scholarships, bowl ban, TV ban, etc. Read Full Story »

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    Report: BYU, Wisconsin agree to Home-and-home Football Series

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Camp Randall StadiumBYU and Wisconsin have finalized a home-and-home football series, according to a report today by Tom Mulhern of the Wisconsin State Journal.

    Wisconsin would host BYU at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison in 2013. The Badgers would then return the trip to LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on a date to be announced.

    BYU and Wisconsin have been rumored to be in discussions for a series for some time now.  Read Full Story »

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    Big Ten, Pac-12 Suspend Future Scheduling Agreement

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Big Ten and Pac-12The Big Ten Conference announced today that the Big Ten and Pac-12 have suspended their future scheduling agreement for football and all other sports.

    Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany said that the Pac-12’s nine-game conference schedule and “previous non-conference commitments” made the task of matching up 24 teams across two conferences “too difficult.”

    Although the agreement would have created some compelling match-ups, it would also have made schedules for some of the Pac-12 teams much tougher. Read Full Story »

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    Michigan Wolverines announce 2014-16 Non-Conference Football Opponents

    By Kevin Kelley -

    The Michigan Wolverines announced several non-conference opponents for the 2014 through 2016 seasons today, highlighted by match-ups against Colorado and Utah.

    Michigan will open the 2014 season at home against Appalachian State on Aug. 30, followed by a trip to face Notre Dame on Sept. 6. The Wolverines then return home to host Miami (OH) on Sept. 13 and Utah on Sept. 20. Read Full Story »

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    Report: Michigan, Utah close to scheduling Home-and-home Football Series

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Brady Hoke (2012 Sugar Bowl)The long-term football scheduling agreement between the Big Ten and Pac-12 isn’t set to begin until 2017, but that isn’t stopping some teams from getting in on the action beforehand.

    Chris Balas of tweeted today that Michigan is close to signing a home-and-home football series with the Utah Utes. The series would reportedly begin in Ann Arbor in 2014 and close at Utah on a Thursday in 2015. Read Full Story »

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    Big Ten presidents prefer ‘status quo’ over four-team college football playoff

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Big TenIn a conference call this morning, the Big Ten Conference announced that their presidents prefer the “status quo” over a four-team college football playoff.

    “If the Big Ten presidents were to vote today, we would vote for the status quo,” Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman said on the conference call. “We think it best serves college football. We think it best protects our student-athletes. I don’t think any of us are anxious … to ask our student-athletes to play a 15th game.” Read Full Story »

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    Ohio State, Georgia cancel 2020-21 Home-and-home Football Series

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Georgia-Ohio StateOhio State and Georgia have canceled their 2020-21 home-and-home football series, has learned through documents obtained from UGA.

    The Buckeyes and Bulldogs signed a memorandum of understanding to play the two game series back in December 2010. But the two schools were unable to come up with dates for the games which has resulted in their cancellation. Read Full Story »

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    Northwestern adds games vs. Eastern Illinois & Western Michigan, drops Army

    By Kevin Kelley -

    NorthwesternThe Northwestern Wildcats have added future non-conference football games against Western Michigan and Eastern Illinois and dropped a game against Army, the school announced this week.

    Northwestern will host Eastern Illinois at Ryan Field in Evanston, IL on Sept. 12, 2015. The game completed their 2015 football schedule, which was officially announced on Tuesday.

    Northwestern was scheduled to host Army in 2015, but that game was replaced by the contest against Eastern Illinois. Read Full Story »

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    Land Grant Rivalry set to resume in 2015-16

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Michigan State vs. Penn State (2010)With the release of the 2015-16 Big Ten football schedule yesterday, the Land Grant rivalry between Michigan State and Penn State is set to resume.

    Michigan State will host Penn State at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing on Nov. 14, 2015. The Spartans will then travel to face the Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium in University Park on Nov. 12, 2016. Read Full Story »