Category Archives: Independents

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    Report: BYU, Utah to play in 2013 and 2016

    By Kevin Kelley -

    BYU-UtahAt a media luncheon today, Utah athletics director Chris Hill told reporters that the Utes will face BYU in Provo in 2013 and in Salt Lake City in 2016.

    The two schools have played every year since 1946, but the future of the series has been in jeopardy ever since Utah joined the Pac-12.

    Utah is concerned about making their non-conference schedule too tough. Read Full Story »

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    2013 Boise State at BYU football game changes dates again

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Boise State-BYUThe 2013 Boise State at BYU football game has changed dates again. The Broncos will now travel to face the Cougars on September 21, 2013.

    Boise State and BYU were initially set to meet in Provo on Sept. 7, 2013. But after Boise State signed a home-and-home series with Washington in January 2011, the game was moved to Sept. 21. Read Full Story »

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    2013 BYU at Hawaii football game moved to December 7

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Aloha StadiumThe 2013 BYU at Hawaii football game has changed dates again. The Cougars will now travel to face the Warriors on December 7.

    The December 7 date, which is currently listed on Hawaii’s website, was confirmed by UH Director of Media Relations Derek Inouchi. Washington was previously slated to visit Honolulu on that date, but the game was moved to the 2014 season.

    Back in 2008, BYU and Hawaii signed a home-and-home agreement and set the 2013 date for Sept. 14. Read Full Story »

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    Notre Dame to Schedule up to six Big 12 Football Games?

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Notre Dame is reportedly close to moving their Olympic sports to the Big 12 and, as part of the agreement, could eventually schedule up to six football games per season against Big 12 teams.

    Sources told Chip Brown of that Notre Dame would likely play “three or so” football games against the Big 12 to start with before eventually adding more.

    This doesn’t mean that Notre Dame is joining the Big 12 in football, only creating a scheduling agreement similar to what they currently have with the Big East. Read Full Story »

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    Navy Midshipmen post tentative 2015 Non-conference Football Schedule

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Navy at SMU (2011)The Navy Midshipmen have posted a tentative 2015 non-conference football schedule to their official website that includes games against Air Force, Army, Hawaii and Notre Dame.

    Navy is set to join the Big East in 2015 and is in the process of paring down their future non-conference football schedules. As an FBS Independent, the Middies had 12 and sometimes 13 individual games to schedule each season. But as a member of the Big East, Navy will likely only have four non-conference games. Read Full Story »

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    Army, Notre Dame working on Future Football Series

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Army vs. Notre Dame at Yankee Stadium (2010)Army and Notre Dame are in discussions for a future football series, Army athletic director Boo Corrgian confirmed yesterday.

    “We’re working through details with the University of Notre Dame on a series,” Corrigan said. “It’s coming in the future. We’re excited about a series that we are going to play with them.”

    Corrigan said they are in the “final throes” of talks and that one of the games could be played at Yankee Stadium. Read Full Story »

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    NBC Sports announces 2012 College Football TV Schedule

    By Kevin Kelley -

    NBC UniversalNBC and NBC Sports have announced their 2012 college football TV schedule, which features 17 FBS games and 15 FCS games.

    The 2012 slate of games on the NBC networks kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 3:30 p.m. ET with Purdue at Notre Dame on NBC and Delaware State at Delaware on NBC Sports Network. Read Full Story »

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    Northwestern adds games vs. Eastern Illinois & Western Michigan, drops Army

    By Kevin Kelley -

    NorthwesternThe Northwestern Wildcats have added future non-conference football games against Western Michigan and Eastern Illinois and dropped a game against Army, the school announced this week.

    Northwestern will host Eastern Illinois at Ryan Field in Evanston, IL on Sept. 12, 2015. The game completed their 2015 football schedule, which was officially announced on Tuesday.

    Northwestern was scheduled to host Army in 2015, but that game was replaced by the contest against Eastern Illinois. Read Full Story »

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    Two BYU football games moved for national television

    By Kevin Kelley -

    San Jose State at BYU (2011)Two BYU football games have been moved to accommodate national television broadcasts, Mike Humes of ESPN announced today.

    BYU’s season opener against Washington State has been moved to Thursday, Aug. 30 and will be televised by ESPN at 10:15 p.m. ET. The game was initially set for Saturday, Sept. 1.

    A second game at LaVell Edwards Stadium has also been moved. Read Full Story »

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    Navy cancels 2014 football game at Rice

    By Kevin Kelley -

    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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    Navy cancels four-game football series against UNLV

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Navy cornerback Albrey Felder (14)When Navy announced they were joining the Big East in 2015, it was evident that they would have to ditch several non-conference games. That process has begun as a four-game football series with UNLV has been canceled.

    Navy and UNLV were scheduled to meet in Las Vegas in 2014 (Oct. 11) and 2017 (Oct. 7) and in Annapolis in 2015 (Sept. 5) and 2016 (Sept. 17). The 2014 game would have been the first ever meeting between the two schools. Read Full Story »

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    Georgia Tech cancels 2014 & 2017 Football Games vs. BYU

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Tevin Washington (13); Roddy Jones (20)Georgia Tech has canceled their 2014 and 2017 football games against BYU, has verified through documents obtained from the Georgia Tech Athletic Association.

    Georgia Tech and BYU were scheduled to play in Atlanta on Oct. 11, 2014 and in Provo on Oct. 14, 2017 as part of a four-game, home-and-home contract signed in October 2010.

    The two schools will still play the first half of the agreement which begins on Oct. 27, 2012 at Georgia Tech. The series will now conclude on Oct. 12, 2013 at BYU. Read Full Story »

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    Notre Dame Fighting Irish to host Temple Owls in 2017

    By Kevin Kelley -

    The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will host the Temple Owls on Sept. 2, 2017, ESPN reported today. The game was initially scheduled for Sept. 26, 2015, but the game was pushed back so that the Fighting Irish could play the UMass Minutemen on that date. Read Full Story »

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    CBS to televise Navy-Notre Dame from Aviva Stadium in Ireland at 9 a.m. ET

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Aviva StadiumCBS announced this afternoon that they will televised Navy vs. Notre Dame at 9 a.m. ET on Saturday, Sept. 1. The game will be played at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland.

    The broadcast team will feature Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson in the booth while Tracy Wolfson will report from the sidelines. Local time in Ireland at kickoff will be 2 p.m.

    Aviva Stadium opened on May 14, 2010 and seats 51,700. The stadium is home to the Irish Rugby Football Union and the Republic of Ireland national football team. Read Full Story »

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    Report: Notre Dame to host UMass in 2015

    By Kevin Kelley -

    UMassNotre DameThe Notre Dame Fighting Irish will host the UMass Minutemen in 2015, has reported.

    The contest could reunite Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly and UMass head coach Charley Molnar. Molnar was Kelly’s offensive coordinator at Notre Dame in 2010 and 2011. Read Full Story »