While looking at the top 25 schedule for Saturday, it quickly dawned on me that this week is pretty much a dog week (whenever ESPN College Gameday is on an aircraft carrier, that’s a pretty good sign). I think the top 2 teams (Alabama, K-State) will run roughshod over their two opponents (Texas A&M, TCU). Oregon and Notre Dame have two cupcake games Saturday, so the top four should remain unchanged.
I then took a look at the Big 10 and saw a matchup between two programs that normally would have big time bowl ramifications. Nebraska and Penn State are two of the most successful programs in college football, and their fan bases are some of the most dedicated in the country. Read Full Story »
The Michigan Wolverines have added games against Arkansas, BYU, Hawaii, Miami (OH), and Ball State to their future football schedules, the school announced today.
Michigan will play the Arkansas Razorbacks in a home-and-home series beginning in 2018 at Michigan Stadium (Sept. 1) and culminating in 2019 at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium (Aug. 31). Both games will be season openers.
The Wolverines and Razorbacks met for the first and only time in the 1999 CompUSA Florida Citrus Bowl. Michigan won 45-31. Read Full Story »
Nebraska and Oklahoma have agreed in principle to play a 2021-22 home-and-home football series, the Omaha World-Herald has reported.
The first game is expected to be played at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman in 2021 with the second game at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln in 2022.
Although a contract has yet to be signed, both schools want the series to happen, Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne said. Read Full Story »
The Ohio State Buckeyes have added the San Diego State Aztecs to their 2013 football schedule, the school announced today.
Ohio State will host San Diego State at Ohio Stadium on Sept. 7, 2013. The two schools met three times in the early 2000’s and the Buckeyes came away with the win in each contest.
With the addition of the SDSU game on Sept. 7, Ohio State has moved their home contest against Florida A&M to Sept. 21. Buffalo occupied the Sept. 21 position on OSU’s schedule and has been moved to the season opener on Aug. 31. Read Full Story »
Ohio State and Boston College have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2020 and 2021, the two schools announced today.
Ohio State will host the first game of the series at Ohio Stadium on Sept. 19, 2020. The second and final game will be played at Boston College’s Alumni Stadium on Sept. 18, 2021.
“Boston College is a fine program from an outstanding conference (ACC),” Gene Smith, Ohio State associate vice president and director of athletics, said. “This gives Ohio State fans a chance to watch their Buckeyes in back-to-back games against Pacific 12 and ACC schools.” Read Full Story »
Ohio State could host the San Diego State Aztecs in 2013, according to a report by The Columbus Dispatch.
The Buckeyes have been searching for a non-conference game in 2013 to replace their Aug. 31 season-opener against Vanderbilt, which was recently canceled by the Commodores. San Diego State has apparently emerged as the most likely candidate.
Ohio State has been in talks with Buffalo to move their game, previously announced as Sept. 21, to the season-opener on Aug. 31. San Diego State would then be placed into the Sept. 21 slot or they could switch with Florida A&M (Sept. 7). Read Full Story »
The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Oregon Ducks have scheduled a 2020-21 home-and-home football series, both schools announced this afternoon.
Oregon will host the first game of the series at Autzen Stadium in Eugene on Sept. 12, 2020. The second and final game will be played at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Sept. 11, 2021.
“Oregon has developed into one of the premier football programs in the FBS,” Gene Smith, Ohio State Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics, said. “We are excited to add them to our future slate of games.” Read Full Story »
The Northwestern Wildcats have added the Western Michigan Broncos to their 2013 football schedule, the school announced today.
Northwestern will host Western Michigan at Ryan Field in Evanston on Sept. 14, 2013. The game will be the first ever meeting between the two schools.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming Coach Cubit and the Broncos to Ryan Field for the first time next September,” said Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald. Read Full Story »
The Maryland Terrapins and the Wisconsin Badgers have scheduled a home-and-home series for 2020 and 2021, the schools announced today.
Maryland will travel to face Wisconsin at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison on Sept. 12, 2020. The Terrapins will then host the Badgers at Byrd Stadium in College Park on Sept. 11, 2021.
The two schools have never met in football. Maryland is 4-44-1 all-time against teams from the Big Ten, while Wisconsin is 6-3 versus the ACC. Read Full Story »
Vanderbilt has canceled their 2013-14 home-and-home series vs. Northwestern, the Chicago Tribune has reported.
The two schools were set to meet on Sept. 14, 2013 at Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville and on Sept. 13, 2014 at Ryan Field in Evanston.
According to the Tribune, Vanderbilt sent a letter to Northwestern canceling the games and did not make telephone contact at all. Read Full Story »
The Minnesota Golden Gophers have announced several changes to their future football schedules, including the cancellation of a home-and-home series with North Carolina.
Minnesota and North Carolina were set to meet on Sept. 7, 2013 in Chapel Hill and Sept. 13, 2014 in Minneapolis. No reason was specified for the cancellation of these two games. Read Full Story »
BYU will face Wisconsin in a home-and-home football series in 2017 and 2018, BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe announced today.
Brigham Young will host the first game of the series at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo in 2017 before traveling to face Wisconsin at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison in 2018. Exact dates were not announced.
“We are exited to announce this series with the Badgers,” said BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe. “We’re always looking for opportunities to schedule storied football programs like Wisconsin. It will be a great experience for our coaches, players and fans to visit Big Ten country and have Wisconsin play at LaVell Edwards Stadium.” Read Full Story »
Ohio State and Texas have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2022 and 2023, the two schools announced today.
Ohio State will travel to face Texas at Darrell K. Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium on Sept. 17, 2022. The Buckeyes will then host the Longhorns at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Sept. 16, 2023.
The two schools last met in the 2009 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. Texas won that game 24-21 to extend their overall series lead to 2-1. Read Full Story »
On Saturday, Penn State hosts Northwestern in the Big Ten Game of the Week (12 p.m. ET, ESPN).
This is a pivotal game for each team. Northwestern has gotten of to a great start, but holes in their defense could be their downfall. Penn State had early struggles against Ohio and Virginia, but regained their sea legs with a convincing win at Illinois last week. While Penn State has dominated the win-loss record for the series, most of the recent games have been back and forth. Here’s what to look for Saturday… Read Full Story »
The Ohio State Buckeyes and the TCU Horned Frogs have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2018 and 2019, both schools announced today.
Ohio State will travel to face TCU at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Forth Worth on Sept. 15, 2018. The Buckeyes will then host the Horned Frogs at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Sept. 21. 2019.
The two schools have played six times, all in Columbus, but haven’t squared off since 1973. Ohio State leads the series 4-1-1. Read Full Story »