Category Archives: Independents

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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 »

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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 »