Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez is leaning toward a nine-game football schedule and also thinks the conference will go with an East-West division alignment.
Alvarez, who last week said the Big Ten will stop scheduling FCS teams, provided the latest future scheduling tidbits to the Wisconsin State Journal on Friday after a UW Athletic Board meeting.
“I did prefer 10 until I sat down and put a pencil to it,” Alvarez said. “I don’t know if we’d ever get seven home games (with 10), so I guess I’m leaning toward nine.” Read Full Story »
The Big Ten Conference will stop scheduling FCS teams for non-conference football games, Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez told WIBA-AM radio in Madison.
“The nonconference schedule in our league is ridiculous,” Alvarez said. “It’s not very appealing.” Alvarez went on to say that Big Ten officials have “…made an agreement that our future games will all be Division I schools. It will not be FCS schools.” Read Full Story »
The Big Ten has been discussing moving to a nine or ten-game football schedule, but now it’s pretty clear how many conference games they won’t play: eight.
After a meeting with head coaches and athletic directors at Big Ten headquarters on Monday, commissioner Jim Delany said that an eight-game conference schedule is “not even on the table.” Nine and ten-game conference schedules are the only options being discussed. Read Full Story »
After receiving a four-year postseason ban last year, the Penn State Nittany Lions began looking at ways to upgrade their future football schedules. A series with UCF was recently announced, and now Penn State is looking at playing a future game in Ireland.
Head coach Bill O’Brien confirmed the possible overseas trip Saturday night at a high school football banquet at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Read Full Story »
The Colorado Buffaloes and the Nebraska Huskers will renew their football rivalry with a four-game series set for 2018, 2019, 2023, and 2024, the two schools announced today. Read Full Story »
The Northwestern Wildcats will play five future football games at Wrigley Field in Chicago, NU Athletics and the Chicago Cubs announced today.
Dates and opponents for the those five football games will be announced at a later date due to the scheduling of the Wrigley Field restoration project.
Northwestern has also agreed to feature several other athletic programs at the historic stadium, including baseball and lacrosse. One date is already set: Northwestern baseball will host Michigan on April 20, 2013. Read Full Story »
The Purdue Boilermakers and the Missouri Tigers have scheduled a 2017-18 home-and-home football series, Purdue director of athletics Morgan Burke has confirmed to FBSchedules.com.
In the first game of the series in 2017, Purdue will travel to face Missouri at Faurot Field in Columbia. The second and final game of the series will be played in 2018 at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette. Burke said that both games will be played in early September. Read Full Story »
The UCF Knights and the Penn State Nittany Lions have scheduled a 2013-14 home-and-home football series, the Orlando Sentinel has reported.
UCF will travel to face Penn State at Beaver Stadium on Sept. 14, 2013. The Knights will then host the Nittany Lions at Bright House Networks Stadium in Orlando on a date to be announced in 2014. Read Full Story »
The 2013 Big Ten Football Helmet Schedule is now available. The schedule, which is in PDF format, features the team helmets, date, and opponent for each Big Ten team.
All 12 Big Ten football schedules have been officially released. The only non-conference game that has yet to be “officially” announced is Minnesota’s trip to visit New Mexico State on Sept. 7, 2013. The game was being finalized back in November. Read Full Story »
The Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Northern Illinois Huskies have scheduled a three-game football series for 2016, 2017, and 2019, the two schools announced today.
The first game of the series will be played at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois on Sept. 24, 2016. It will be the fourth home game that NIU has played at the home of the NFL’s Chicago Bears since 2007. NIU faced Iowa in 2007, Wisconsin in 2011, and Iowa again in 2012. Read Full Story »
The Penn State Nittany Lions and the Pittsburgh Panthers, scheduled to meet in 2016 and 2017, have added two additional games to the series.
Pitt will host Penn State at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on September 8, 2018 and will then travel to face the Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium on September 14, 2019.
Last year, the two schools announced games at Pittsburgh on Sept. 10, 2016 and at Penn State on Sept. 16, 2017. Read Full Story »
Nebraska and Oklahoma have scheduled a 2021-22 home-and-home football series, both schools announced this afternoon.
Oklahoma will host the first game of the series at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman on Sept. 18, 2021. Nebraska will host the second game at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln on Sept. 17, 2022.
“Our rivalry with Oklahoma has been one of the great traditional matchups in the history of college football,” Nebraska Athletic Director Tom Osborne said. Read Full Story »
Southern Miss and Nebraska have been going back and forth over where to play their 2013 contest, which was originally slated for Hattiesburg on Sept. 7.
First the game was rumored to be played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, and then later Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City was mentioned.
A third possibility was having the Cornhuskers host the game in Lincoln, according to Nebraska AD Tom Osborne. Read Full Story »
The 2012 Big Ten Football Championship Game is set with the Nebraska Cornhuskers facing the Wisconsin Badgers. The game will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. ET at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana (FOX). Read Full Story »
The Minnesota Golden Gophers and the New Mexico State Aggies have finalized a 2013-14 home-and-home football series, the Star Tribune has reported.
In the first game of the series on Sept. 7, 2013, Minnesota will travel to Las Cruces to face New Mexico State at Aggie Memorial Stadium. The second and final game will be hosted by the Gophers on Sept. 13, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Minnesota was previously slated to face North Carolina on the same two dates, but the Gophers canceled the series and payed the Tar Heels an $800,000 buyout. Read Full Story »