Category Archives: Independents

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    Idaho nearing completion of 2013 Football Schedule as FBS Independent

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Idaho VandalsThe Idaho Vandals have nearly completed a 12-game football schedule for 2013 as an FBS Independent, athletic director Rob Spear confirmed this weekend.

    In a post-game radio interview, Spear said that the “…schedule’s coming along. I feel pretty good about having 11 secure games and Friday I thought I had 12. The way football scheduling goes, I lost a game on Friday, but I’m hopeful I’ll be able to pick one up this week and hopefully we can come out and announce that schedule.” Read Full Story »

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    Game of the Week – Stanford at Notre Dame

    By Josh Adams -

    Stanford-Notre DameThe nation’s eyes will once again be treated to images of Touchdown Jesus and fighting leprechauns as #17 Stanford comes to South Bend to tangle with the #7 Fighting Irish. Stanford won a shootout last week with Arizona 54-48, while Notre Dame drubbed the Hurricanes 41-3 in Chicago last Saturday. The last three match ups in this rivalry resulted in wins for Stanford, but Notre Dame is firing on all cylinders and ready to out muscle the Cardinal and keep their national championship hopes alive. This series has been dominated as of late with Stanford pushing around Notre Dame in the trenches. The Fighting Irish have put together a string of stingy defensive performances with only giving up six or less in the past three games. Here’s what to look for Saturday in South Bend: Read Full Story »

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    BYU, Wisconsin announce 2017-18 Home-and-home Football Series

    By Kevin Kelley -

    LaVell Edwards StadiumBYU will face Wisconsin in a home-and-home football series in 2017 and 2018, BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe announced today.

    Brigham Young will host the first game of the series at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo in 2017 before traveling to face Wisconsin at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison in 2018. Exact dates were not announced.

    “We are exited to announce this series with the Badgers,” said BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe. “We’re always looking for opportunities to schedule storied football programs like Wisconsin. It will be a great experience for our coaches, players and fans to visit Big Ten country and have Wisconsin play at LaVell Edwards Stadium.” Read Full Story »

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    Louisiana Tech to host Army in 2013 Heart of Dallas Kickoff Classic

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Cotton BowlThe Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will host the Army Black Knights in the inaugural 2013 Heart of Dallas Classic at the Cotton Bowl, the school announced today.

    The game, which was initially slated for Sept. 28, 2013 in Ruston, will be played on the same date and Louisiana Tech will remain the home team.

    “We are honored to partner with the United States Military Academy, the Cotton Bowl, the State Fair of Texas, Conference USA and the Heart of Dallas Bowl to participate in this special event,” said Louisiana Tech athletic director Bruce Van De Velde. Read Full Story »

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    Notre Dame cancels 2015-17 Football Games vs. Michigan

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Notre Dame-MichiganThe Notre Dame Fighting Irish have canceled future football games against the Michigan Wolverines in 2015, 2016, and 2017, the AP has reported.

    Through a freedom of information request, the AP found that Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick sent a letter to Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon exercising a three-year out in their contract.

    Notre Dame and Michigan are still scheduled to meet each year through 2031, with the exception of 2018 and 2019. Their last game under the current contract is set for Sept. 6, 2014 in South Bend. Read Full Story »

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    Middle Tennessee, BYU Schedule 2013-14 Home-and-home Football Series

    By Kevin Kelley -

    BYU-MTSUThe Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders and the BYU Cougars have signed a home-and-home football series for 2013 and 2014, The Tennessean has reported.

    Middle Tennessee will travel to face BYU at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo in 2013. The game will be the first ever meeting between the two schools. The Blue Raiders will then host the Cougars at Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium in Murfreesboro in 2014.  Read Full Story »

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    Notre Dame, UConn could play at Fenway Park in 2014

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Fenway ParkNotre Dame and UConn could play a 2014 football game at Fenway Park in Boston, The Day has reported.

    The game would be considered a home game for the Fighting Irish, who recently announced they would stay independent in football but play five ACC games per season.

    Back in March, Boston Red Sox executives indicated that they were pursuing a high-profile college football game for Fenway Park. Although the Irish have been less than stellar on the field lately, they are a nationally recognized brand that would bring attention and fans to the game. Read Full Story »

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    Notre Dame: Future Football Schedule Analysis

    By Kevin Kelley -

    Notre Dame StadiumOn Wednesday, Notre Dame announced that they are joining the ACC in all sports except football, where the Irish will remain independent.

    In order to exit the Big East, the Fighting Irish must pay the conference a $5 million exit fee and provide 27 months notice. That means Notre Dame would join the ACC for the 2015 season. However, they could negotiate an earlier exit similar to what Pittsburgh and Syracuse did earlier this year. Read Full Story »

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    NMSU AD confirms Aggies will play as FBS Independent beginning in 2013

    By Kevin Kelley -

    New Mexico StateNew Mexico State athletic director Dr. McKinley Boston confirmed to fans and supporters in a letter Wednesday that the Aggies will play as an FBS Independent beginning in 2013.

    In his letter, Boston wrote the following regarding NMSU’s FBS status:

    NMSU is committed to continuing at the Division 1 level and we are committed to our football program. Our focus is to win WAC championships and to be the best mid-major program we can be. Looking ahead, we are planning to play as an independent football program in 2013. Nine of 12 football games have already been scheduled with at least five of those games to be played at home. The entire 2013 football schedule should be available in mid-October. Even though our football program will be independent in 2013, NMSU will remain a WAC member in all other sports. Read Full Story »

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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 »