Category Archives: C-USA

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    Southern Miss to play at Arkansas in 2013

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    Southern Miss Golden EaglesThe Southern Miss Golden Eagles will play at the Arkansas Razorbacks in 2013, USM announced today.

    Southern Miss will travel to face Arkansas at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville on Sept. 14, 2013. The contract is for one game and it will be the highest payout ever received for USM. Read Full Story »

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    Old Dominion Monarchs to join Conference USA in 2015

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    Old Dominion joins C-USAThe Old Dominion Monarchs have accepted an invitation to join Conference USA, the school announced this afternoon.

    Old Dominion is the sixth program this year to announce a move to Conference USA. They join Charlotte, Florida International, Louisiana Tech, North Texas and UTSA, who each announced their decisions earlier this month.

    ODU will join C-USA in football in 2015 while all other sports will join for the 2013-14 season. Read Full Story »

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    Appalachian State in talks to join Conference USA

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    Appalachian StateThe Appalachian State Mountaineers are in talks to join Conference USA, ASU Director of Athletics Charlie Cobb has confirmed.

    Appalachian State has been a member of the Southern Conference in the Football Championship Subdivision since 1971. There they have won three national championships (2005-07) and won or shared the Southern Conference championship 11 times. Read Full Story »

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    Navy cancels 2014 football game at Rice

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    Navy MidshipmenNavy has eliminated another game from their future football schedules. This time it’s a 2014 game against the Rice Owls.

    Rice was slated to host Navy at Rice Stadium in Houston on Sept. 13, 2014. The game would have been the 12th overall meeting in a series that is tied at six games each. Read Full Story »

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    Rice postpones 2013 football game at Wake Forest

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    Rice OwlsRice has postponed their 2013 football game at Wake Forest, has reported.

    The Owls were scheduled to face the Demon Deacons at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem, NC on Sept. 7, 2013. According to Rice athletics director Rick Greenspan, a new date is “being negotiated.”

    The postponement of one game on Rice’s 2013 schedule was inevitable after the Owls announced last week Read Full Story »

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    Conference USA adds five schools for 2013

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    C-USA 2013 AdditionsConference USA announced today that they are adding five schools for the 2013 season. Joining C-USA are Charlotte, Florida International, Louisiana Tech, North Texas and UTSA.

    Florida International and North Texas are moving from the Sun Belt while Louisiana Tech and UTSA are coming from the WAC. Charlotte, which begins their football program in 2013, will move up from the Football Championship Subdivision. Read Full Story »

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    Georgia State to host Charlotte in 2015

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    Georgia State PanthersThe Georgia State Panthers will host Charlotte in 2015 and have had discussions for games against two FBS schools, the AJC has reported.

    Georgia State will host the Charlotte 49ers at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sept. 3, 2015. The two schools are also discussing a game in 2016, but a contract has yet to be finalized. Read Full Story »

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    Report: Conference USA to add six schools in 2013

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Conference USAConference USA will add six schools to their list of members in 2013, has reported. An official announcement could be made as early as Friday.

    Set to join are Florida International and North Texas from the Sun Belt Conference, Louisiana Tech and UTSA from the WAC, and Charlotte and Old Dominion from the Football Championship Subdivision. Read Full Story »

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    Report: UTSA to join Conference USA, likely in 2013

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    UTSA RoadrunnersThe UTSA Roadrunners are set to join Conference USA, likely in 2013, has reported.

    UTSA just completed their inaugural football season as an FCS Independent. In 2012, they are stepping up to the Football Bowl Subdivision and will compete in the WAC. Read Full Story »

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    Houston Cougars announce 2012 Football Schedule

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Houston CougarsThe Houston Cougars officially announced their 2012 football schedule yesterday, which includes games against Marshall, Rice, SMU and UCLA.

    Houston opens the 2012 season at home on Sept. 1 against the Texas State Bobcats. Texas State will be playing their first season at the FBS level as a member of the WAC.

    UH continues their schedule with two more non-conference games at home vs. Louisiana Tech on Sept. 8 followed by a trip to face UCLA on Sept. 15. Read Full Story »

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    Rice to open 2013 football season at Texas A&M

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    Texas A&MRiceRice will open the 2013 football season at Texas A&M, has reported.

    “We’re going to play a football game with A&M,” Rice athletics director Rick Greenspan told FOX 26 Sports. “We’re going to open the 2013 season up in College Station.” Read Full Story »

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    Houston, Rice extend Bayou Bucket series through 2013

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    The Houston Cougars and the Rice Owls announced today that they have extended the Bayou Bucket series through the 2013 season. Read Full Story »

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    Baylor games vs. SMU and at ULM moved for TV Broadcasts

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    Baylor BearsTwo Baylor football games have been moved to accommodate television broadcasts, the school announced this afternoon.

    Baylor’s season-opener at home against the SMU Mustangs, originally scheduled for Sept. 1, has been moved to Sunday, Sept, 2. The game will be televised by FSN at 5:30 p.m. CT. Read Full Story »

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    Report: Conference USA, Mountain West “unlikely” to merge

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    MWC-C-USAAfter months of discussions and legal wrangling, it appears “unlikely” that Conference USA and the Mountain West Conference will merge, sources told Brett McMurphy of

    “There is not much talk about a formal merger of the conferences into one conference entity in the near term, but that is still a future consideration,” a source said.

    The two will likely still form some kind of alliance in order to share resources. This will aid in the negotiation of television contracts and non-conference scheduling. Read Full Story »

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    Conference USA, Mountain West now talking alliance instead of merger

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    MWC-C-USAConference USA and Mountain West are now talking about forming an alliance rather than merging, sources have told and

    The two conferences announced in October that they planned to merge into one conference. Then last month they announced plans to dissolve both conferences and create a new one for legal reasons. Dissolving would allow them to nullify current television contracts and sign newer, more lucrative ones. Read Full Story »