Category: Conference Expansion

  • UMass Minutemen to join MAC for Football in 2012

    Kevin Kelley - April 19, 2011

    MACThe UMass Minutemen are set to join the MAC in 2012, ESPN has reported. UMass will join the conference in football only and will be the 14th member.

    UMass is currently a member of the Colonial Athletic Association in the Football Championship Subdivison (FCS) and will play their 2011 season at that level. They will play a full MAC schedule in 2012 and will be eligible for the MAC Championship Game and bowls beginning with the 2013 season.

  • Big Ten Names Divisions “Legends” and “Leaders”; Unveils New Logo

    Kevin Kelley - December 13, 2010

    The Big Ten has named their new divisions the Legends and Leaders, it was announced today. The conference also released a new logo (pictured at right).

    With the addition of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, the Big Ten has twelve teams. The conference is now split into two divisions of six and a championship game will pit the two division champs against each other.

  • Hawaii Warriors to join Mountain West for football in 2012

    Kevin Kelley - December 10, 2010

    The Hawaii Warriors will join the Mountain West Conference in football on July 1, 2012, the school announced today.

  • TCU Accepts Offer to join the Big East in 2012

    Kevin Kelley - November 29, 2010

    The TCU Horned Frogs have accepted an offer to join the Big East Conference in all sports. TCU will join the league on July 1, 2012.

    TCU is the third school this year to announce they are leaving the Mountain West. BYU is leaving to become an independent and Utah is joining the new Pac-12.

  • WAC to add Texas State and UTSA for Football in 2012

    Kevin Kelley - November 12, 2010

    The WAC announced yesterday that they will add the Texas State Bobcats and the UTSA Roadrunners for football in 2012. Both schools will join effective July 1, 2012.

    Texas State and UTSA are currently members of the Southland Conference in the Football Championship Subdivison (FCS). The Denver Pioneers have also accepted an invitation to join the Western Athletic Conference, but they do not field a football team.

  • Big 12, Mountain West & WAC Future Football Schedules Updated

    Kevin Kelley - June 28, 2010

    The Big 12, Mountain West and WAC future football schedules have been updated. Updates reflect the recent conference changes by Boise State, Colorado, Nebraska and Utah.

    Boise State is heading to the Mountain West in July of 2011. From 2011 forward, their WAC opponents have been removed from their schedules, and Boise State has been removed from all of the WAC future schedules. The Broncos won’t be added to any Mountain West schedules until the conference announces their new scheduling format.

  • Utah Utes to Join Pac-10 on Thursday

    Kevin Kelley - June 16, 2010

    The Utah Utes will accept an invitation to join the Pac-10 on Thursday, various sources have reported.

    The addition of Utah will make the Pac-10 a 12-team conference. Colorado accepted an invitation last week, and both schools will join for the 2012 season, but possibly for the 2011 season.

  • Big 12 to Survive with Remaining Ten Schools

    Kevin Kelley - June 14, 2010

    Multiple news outlets, including ESPN and, are reporting that the Texas Longhorns have decided to stay in the Big 12.  Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M also agreed to stay in the league. Texas had been contemplating a move to the Pac-10, with Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech following whatever path the Longhorns…

  • Will the 10 remaining Big 12 schools stay together?

    Kevin Kelley - June 14, 2010

    Several rumors today confirm that the Big 12 will stay together, while others say some teams will leave for the Pac-10.

  • Nebraska Cornhuskers to join Big Ten Conference in 2011

    Kevin Kelley - June 12, 2010

    The Big Ten has announced that the Nebraska Cornhuskers have been accepted into the conference, effective July 1, 2011.