Category: Conference Expansion

  • 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. All other Warrior sports will become a member of the Big West Conference.

    Hawaii is the fourth school to leave the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) this year. Boise State will join the MWC in 2011, while Fresno State and Nevada will join in 2012.

  • 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

    Will the ten remaining Big 12 schools stay together? Several rumors today confirm that possibility, but others say Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State will join the Pac-10. Chip Brown of, a Texas Longhorn site on the network, has been all over this story. Today he is reporting that Big 12 commissioner…

  • 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. The Cornhuskers have been a member of the Big 12 Conference since 1996. Their first Big 12 football championship was in 1997. They were also national champions that year. Nebraska also won the Big 12 championship…

  • College Football Conference Expansion News

    Kevin Kelley - June 10, 2010

    Over the last few weeks, there have been numerous stories and rumors of conference expansion in college football. All the talk has now become reality. The Pac-10 announced today that the Colorado Buffaloes have agreed to join the conference, leaving the Big 12. The rest of the dominoes will likely begin to fall now and…