Category Archives: Independents

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    Notre Dame to join ACC in all sports except Football

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Notre DameThe Notre Dame Fighting Irish will join the ACC in all sports except football, but the Irish will play five football games per year against ACC members.

    The latest news in conference realignment was announced this morning in a release from the ACC. Notre Dame will likely join in 2015 unless an earlier exit can be negotiated with the Big East.  Read Full Story »

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    2012 College Football Helmet Schedules now available

    By Kevin Kelley -

    FBSchedules.comCollege football helmet schedules are now available from FBSchedules.com. The schedules are available in PDF format only.

    The schedules feature the team helmets, date, and opponent for every FBS conference (ACC, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, C-USA, Independents, MAC, MWC, Pac-12, SEC, Sun Belt, and WAC). Read Full Story »

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    Navy adds Texas State and VMI to 2014 Football Schedule

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Navy MidshipmenThe Navy Midshipmen have added Texas State and VMI to their 2014 football schedule, their 2012 media guide indicates.

    Navy will travel to face Texas State at Bobcat Stadium in San Marcos on Sept. 13, 2014. This will be the second game of a home-and-home series that begins this season in Annapolis. The series was originally slated to conclude on Sept. 19, 2015, but the game was moved up one year due to Navy joining the Big East in 2015. Read Full Story »

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    Notre Dame releases 2013 Football Schedule

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Notre Dame StadiumThe Notre Dame Fighting Irish have released their 2013 football schedule. All of their 2013 opponents were previously announced, but they have now posted the official schedule to their website.

    There has been one date change on the schedule. Notre Dame has pushed back their home date against BYU one week and will now host the Cougars on Nov. 23.

    That makes Notre Dame’s second off week Nov. 16, which falls between their trip to Pittsburgh and their home game against BYU.  Read Full Story »

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    Report: BYU, Wisconsin agree to Home-and-home Football Series

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Camp Randall StadiumBYU and Wisconsin have finalized a home-and-home football series, according to a report today by Tom Mulhern of the Wisconsin State Journal.

    Wisconsin would host BYU at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison in 2013. The Badgers would then return the trip to LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on a date to be announced.

    BYU and Wisconsin have been rumored to be in discussions for a series for some time now.  Read Full Story »

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    Navy, South Alabama cancel 2015-16 Football Games

    By Kevin Kelley -

    South AlabamaNavy and South Alabama have mutually agreed to cancel their football games in 2015 and 2016, USA assistant athletic director Haven Fields confirmed today.

    The Midshipmen and the Jaguars agreed to a four-game, home-and-home football series back in 2008, with games slated each season from 2013 through 2016.

    Dates of the contests that have been canceled are Nov. 14, 2015 at Navy and Nov. 12, 2016 at South Alabama. Read Full Story »

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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 OrangeBloods.com 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 »