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 »
The Big Ten officially announced today the addition of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights to the conference. Rutgers will join in all sports at a date to be determined.
“The Big Ten includes America’s most highly regarded academic institutions, known for both their athletic success and academic achievement,” said Rutgers President Robert Barchi. “This is exactly the right conference for Rutgers. Our university is one of the nation’s leading research universities and our student-athletes excel in the classroom and on the playing field.” Read Full Story »
The Big Ten officially announced on Monday the addition of the Maryland Terrapins to the conference effective July 1, 2014. Maryland will join in all sports for the 2014-15 academic year.
Maryland has been a member of the ACC since 1953. Prior to that, the Terrapins were a member of the Southern Conference from 1922-1951 before going Independent for the 1952 season. Read Full Story »
The Maryland Terrapins and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights will each join the Big Ten Conference, ESPN has reported.
The University of Maryland’s Board of Regents voted today to accept an invitation to join the Big Ten. An official announcement will be made by the school at 3 p.m. ET. The Big Ten Network will follow with a special report at 4 p.m. Read Full Story »
The Miami Hurricanes and the Nebraska Cornhuskers are set to begin a football series in 2014. But the series may not be played as agreed to, according to the Lincoln Journal Star.
Miami and Nebraska, which agreed to the home-and-home series back in 2008, are set to meet in Lincoln in 2014 and in Miami in 2015. Sources told the Journal Star that the series “may be in jeopardy.”
Nebraska athletics director Tom Osborne responded to the rumors by stating that the Cornhuskers remain “committed to the series.” Read Full Story »
The Miami (OH) RedHawks have updated their future football schedules, interim athletic director Steve Snyder announced today.
Miami has added games against Eastern Kentucky in 2014 and Michigan State in 2017, and also announced a date for their 2016 game at Cincinnati.
The RedHawks will host the Eastern Kentucky Colonels at Yager Stadium on Sept. 6, 2014. Read Full Story »
The Michigan State Spartans have added the Furman Paladins to their 2016 football schedule, Furman announced this afternoon.
Furman will travel to face Michigan State at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing on Sept. 17, 2016. The two schools have never met in football.
“We’re pleased to add Michigan State to our 2016 football schedule and look forward to the challenge,” Furman director of athletics Dr. Gary Clark said.
Furman, located in Greenville, SC, is a member of the Southern Conference in the Football Championship Division. Read Full Story »
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 »