After months of discussions and legal wrangling, it appears “unlikely” that Conference USA and the Mountain West Conference will merge, sources told Brett McMurphy of CBSSports.com.
“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 »
Conference USA and Mountain West are now talking about forming an alliance rather than merging, sources have told MercuryNews.com and CBSSports.com.
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 »
The LSU Tigers and the Tulane Green Wave are in discussions for a possible game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in 2013, The Times Picayune has reported.
The game could be the season opener for both schools, although details are still being worked out. The two schools, separated by only about 80 miles, haven’t met since a 42-0 LSU win in 2009. The Tigers lead the overall series 69-22-7. Read Full Story »
Nebraska and Southern Miss begin a three-game series in 2012 in Lincoln. The 2013 game is scheduled for Hattiesburg, but could be moved to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, the Hattiesburg American has reported.
Southern Miss interim athletic director Jeff Hammond said that moving the game to New Orleans could give the Golden Eagles a payday between “$1.2 and $1.5 million after expenses.” Read Full Story »
The 2012 Conference USA football schedules have been released. Conference play begins on Sept. 8 when Tulane travels to face Tulsa.
Featured 2012 non-conference match-ups for Conference USA include East Carolina at South Carolina, Houston at UCLA, Marshall at West Virginia, Memphis at Duke, UCLA at Rice, SMU at Baylor, Southern Miss at Nebraska, Rutgers at Tulane, Tulsa at Arkansas, UAB at Ohio State, UCF at Ohio State and UTEP at Wisconsin. Read Full Story »
The UAB Blazers have announced their 2012 football schedule, which features games against Ohio State, South Carolina, East Carolina, Marshall, Memphis and UCF.
UAB opens the 2012 season at home against the Troy Trojans on Sept. 1. Other non-conference games for the Blazers include at South Carolina (Sept. 15), at Ohio State (Sept. 22) and vs. Southeastern Louisiana (Oct. 6). Read Full Story »
The UTEP Miners have announced their 2012 football schedule, which features games against Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Wisconsin, Houston, SMU and Southern Miss.
UTEP opens the 2012 season at home against the Oklahoma Sooners on Sept. 1. Other non-conference games for the Miners include at Ole Miss (Sept. 8), vs. New Mexico State (Sept. 15) and at Wisconsin (Sept. 22).
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Conference USA and the Mountain West Conference plan to dissolve and form a new conference, the MWC announced today.
Last October, the two conferences announced that they were combining into one football association. But for legal reasons, both conferences will dissolve and form “…a new intercollegiate athletic association that would begin competition in the 2013-14 academic year.” Read Full Story »
Oklahoma at UTEP? As a season-opener? It could happen. OU is in need of two non-conference games to complete their 2012 football schedule.
The Sooners had been in discussions with Rutgers for a 2012 game at MetLife Stadium, but those talks appear to have broken off because the Scarlet Knights don’t want to return the game in Norman. Read Full Story »
The Memphis Tigers are likely to join the Big East Conference in 2013, CBSSports.com’s Brett McMurphy has reported.
Memphis would join the Big East in all sports. The Tigers have been a member of Conference USA since 1996.
The Big East is losing West Virginia to the Big 12, a move that will likely happen this year. Read Full Story »
The Memphis Tigers are in discussions to play a future football series against the Vanderbilt Commodores, The Commercial Appeal has reported. Memphis also has verbal agreements to play Kansas and Ole Miss.
Memphis Athletics Director R.C. Johnson said that the Tigers could play Vanderbilt as early as 2013 if one of their currently scheduled non-conference opponents cancels. Those opponents are Arkansas State, Duke, Louisville and Middle Tennessee. Read Full Story »
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles have released their 2014-15 home-and-home series dates against BYU on their official website.
BYU will host Southern Miss at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Nov. 8, 2014. On Oct. 17, 2015, the Cougars will travel to face the Golden Eagles at M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg. Read Full Story »
The Tulane Green Wave have announced their 2012 football schedule, which features games against Ole Miss, Rutgers, East Carolina, Houston, SMU and Tulsa.
Tulane opens the 2012 season at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sept. 1 against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. The Green Wave also have non-conference games at home against Ole Miss (Sept. 22) and ULM (Sept. 29) and a road contest at UL Lafayette (Oct. 6). Read Full Story »
The Missouri Tigers have added the UCF Knights to their 2012 football schedule, UCF announced this afternoon.
Missouri will travel to face UCF at Bright House Networks Stadium in Orlando on Sept. 29, 2012. The game will be the first ever meeting between the two schools. Read Full Story »
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have announced their 2012 football schedule, which features games against Arkansas, Fresno State, Iowa State, Houston, Rice, SMU and UTEP.
Tulsa opens the 2012 season on the road at Iowa State on Sept. 1. The Golden Hurricane also have non-conference games vs. Nicholls State (Sept. 15), vs. Fresno State (Sept. 22) and at Arkansas (Nov. 3). Read Full Story »