The Florida Atlantic Owls and the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will join Conference USA in 2014, multiple sources have reported.
Harry Minium broke the news this morning that Middle Tennessee was the first school to accept an offer to join Conference USA. Later in the day, ESPN confirmed the news and then reported that Florida Atlantic would also move to C-USA. The Sun-Sentinel has also confirmed FAU’s move. Read Full Story »
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will open the 2013 football season at the NC State Wolfpack, the Shreveport Times has reported.
The game will be played at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, likely on Aug. 31. An exact date was not specified, but NC State athletic director Debbie Yow stated that they “…will be opening with Louisiana Tech, a Top 20 team.”
North Carolina State and Louisiana Tech have never met on the football field. Read Full Story »
The East Carolina Pirates and the Tulane Green Wave will join the Big East Conference in 2014, it was announced today.
East Carolina will join the Big East in football only. The Pirates, members of Conference USA since 1997, announced their decision at a news conference this evening.
“ECU is excited to become a football member of the BIG EAST Conference,” ECU Chancellor Steve Ballard said. “We know we will be successful and add value to the BIG EAST. While hundreds of dedicated Pirates have contributed to this day, I especially want to recognize the relentless energy of Terry Holland and Nick Floyd in making this day a reality. It is a great day to be a Pirate.” Read Full Story »
The Rice Owls and the New Mexico State Aggies have scheduled a 2013-14 home-and-home football series, The Houston Chronicle has reported via Twitter. The two schools have never met in football.
In the first game of the series, Rice will travel to face New Mexico State at Aggie Memorial Stadium on Oct. 19, 2013. The second and final game of the series will be played at Rice Stadium in Houston on Sept. 6, 2014. Read Full Story »
The Florida Atlantic Owls will face the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in a 2014-15 home-and-home football series, FAU announced today.
FAU will host the first game of the series at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton in 2014. The second and final game will be hosted by the Golden Hurricane at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium in 2015. The two schools have never met in football. Read Full Story »
The Bowling Green Falcons have added a game against Kansas State and a home-and-home series against Memphis to their future football schedules, their official website indicates.
Bowling Green will travel to face Kansas State at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium in Manhattan on Sept. 7, 2019. In their first and only meeting back in 1997, Kansas State crushed Bowling Green 58-0.
The Falcons have also scheduled a home-and-home series with the Memphis Tigers. Read Full Story »
The Old Dominion Monarchs will open the 2013 football season at East Carolina, The Virginian-Pilot has reported.
Old Dominion will travel to face East Carolina at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, NC on August 31, 2013. The game will be the eighth meeting between the two schools but first since 1940. The overall series is tied 3-3-1.
In order to schedule this game, ODU negotiated a three-way deal with The Citadel and ECU. Read Full Story »
The Miami Hurricanes have canceled a 2014-15 home-and-home football series against the Memphis Tigers, The Miami Herald has reported.
The two schools were scheduled to meet at Sun Life Stadium in Miami on Sept. 13, 2014 and then at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis on Sept. 26, 2015.
Miami and Memphis first agreed to the series back in May 2010. Read Full Story »
The UAB Blazers have finalized their 2013 non-conference football schedule, the school announced on Friday.
UAB will open the 2013 season at in-state foe Troy on Aug. 31. The Blazers lost to the Trojans last month 39-29 and trail 6-4 in the overall series.
The following week (Sept. 7), UAB heads to Baton Rouge to take on the LSU Tigers. Read Full Story »
Maryland and North Carolina have each added the Old Dominion Monarchs to their 2013 football schedules, ODU has confirmed in separate releases.
Old Dominion will travel to face the Maryland Terrapins on Sept. 7, 2013 and North Carolina Tar Heels on Oct 12, 2013.
The Monarchs have never played a team that was in the Football Bowl Subdivision at the time of the contest. In the past, ODU has faced East Carolina, Miami (FL), and UMass, but all three schools were in a lower division at the time. Read Full Story »
The Charlotte 49ers and the Temple Owls have scheduled a 2015-16 home-and-home football series, Charlotte has announced.
Charlotte will host the first game of the series at McColl-Richardson Field on Oct. 3, 2015. The 49ers will then travel to face the Owls at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Sept. 24, 2016.
“It’s huge for our program to have a BIG EAST team play a home-and-home series,” said 49ers head coach Brad Lambert. “Thanks to our relationship with Temple through the Atlantic 10 we were able to get this scheduled.” Read Full Story »
East Carolina and Virginia Tech have extended their football series through the 2020 season, both schools announced today.
The Pirates and Hokies will renew their series on Sept. 14, 2013 at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville. Games in 2015, 2017, and 2019 will also be played in Greenville, while the 2014, 2016, 2018, and 2020 meetings will be played at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg. Read Full Story »
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have scheduled a 2017 and 2018 home-and-home football series against the Marshall Thundering Herd, WKU athletic director Todd Stewart announced on Monday.
Western Kentucky will host Marshall in the first game of the series at Houchens Industries – L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green in 2017. In the second and final game of the series in 2018, Marshall will host the WKU at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington. Read Full Story »
The Maryland Terrapins have added games against Rutgers, UCF, and two FCS teams to their future football schedules, according to UM AD Kevin Anderson. Read Full Story »
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will host the Army Black Knights in the inaugural 2013 Heart of Dallas Classic at the Cotton Bowl, the school announced today.
The game, which was initially slated for Sept. 28, 2013 in Ruston, will be played on the same date and Louisiana Tech will remain the home team.
“We are honored to partner with the United States Military Academy, the Cotton Bowl, the State Fair of Texas, Conference USA and the Heart of Dallas Bowl to participate in this special event,” said Louisiana Tech athletic director Bruce Van De Velde. Read Full Story »