Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno will retire at the end of the 2011 season, he announced today in a statement. Penn State and former assistant Jerry Sandusky are embroiled in child sex abuse allegations.
Paterno, nicknamed “JoePa,” has been head coach of the Nittany Lions since 1966 and is the only FBS coach to reach 400 victories. His current overall coaching record is 409-136-3. In bowl games, Paterno is 24-12-1 and has won two national championships (1982, 1986) and three Big Ten championships (1994, 2005, 2008). Read Full Story »
The UCF Knights and the Oklahoma Sooners are close to finalizing a home-and-home football series, UCFSports.com has reported.
The series would begin next year at Bright House Networks Stadium in Orlando. UCF would then travel to Norman to face Oklahoma in 2013. The games would be the first ever between the two schools. Read Full Story »
With the addition of Missouri and Texas A&M to the SEC in 2012, there is a possibility that the conference will move to a nine-game conference schedule in the future. But could it be as soon as the 2012 season?
South Carolina President Harris Pastides thinks so. On Sunday, Pastides told the Daily Gamecock that the SEC will play nine conference football games each year. That means each SEC team would play six games from their division, one permanent crossover game and two rotating games from the opposite division. Read Full Story »
The SEC has announced that they have accepted the Missouri Tigers as their 14th member effective July 1, 2012.
Missouri is the second school to be added to the Southeastern Conference this year. Texas A&M accepted an invitation to join in September. Read Full Story »
The no. 1 LSU Tigers at the no. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide highlights week ten of the 2011 college football season. ESPN Gameday will broadcast live from the site of the game in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Other big games this weekend include (10) South Carolina at (8) Arkansas, (17) Kansas State at (3) Oklahoma State, Louisville at (24) West Virginia and Texas A&M at (7) Oklahoma. Read Full Story »
The Ohio State Buckeyes have replaced Cincinnati with UCF on their 2012 football schedule, BuckeyeExtra.com has reported.
Ohio State will host the UCF Knights at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Sept. 8, 2012. The game will be the first ever between the two schools. Read Full Story »
The Pittsburgh Panthers and the UCF Knights have cancelled their 2012 football game, The Orlando Sentinel has reported.
UCF was scheduled to travel to Pittsburgh on September 8, 2012. Due to realignment, the Panthers asked to cancel the agreement and the Knights agreed. Read Full Story »
The West Virginia Mountaineers have accepted an invitation to join the Big 12 Conference, it was announced today.
West Virginia will become a full member of the Big 12 on July 1, 2012. Their current conference, the Big East, requires a 27-month waiting period before leaving. The release indicates that the Mountaineers will be able to bypass that hurdle. Read Full Story »
Michigan State at Nebraska highlights week nine of the 2011 college football season. Other big games include Florida vs. Georgia, Oklahoma at Kansas State, Clemson at Georgia Tech and Wisconsin at Ohio State.
ESPN Gameday will broadcast live from Los Angeles, California, the site of the Pac-12 contest between the Stanford Cardinal and the USC Trojans. Read Full Story »
The West Virginia Mountaineers have applied to and been accepted to join the Big 12 Conference, The Charleston Daily Mail has reported.
An official announcement from the Big 12 has not been released. West Virginia would replace the Missouri Tigers, who are expected to leave for the SEC. Read Full Story »
The Oregon Ducks have added the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles to their 2012 football schedule, TTU announced this week.
Oregon will host Tennessee Tech at Autzen Stadium in Eugene on September 15, 2012. The game will be the first ever meeting between the two schools. Read Full Story »
CBS has announced that the Nov. 5 game between the no. 1 LSU Tigers and the no. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide will be televised in prime time at 8:00 p.m. ET.
The game was previously scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. ET start. Gary Danielson and Verne Lundquist will call the game from the booth with Tracy Wolfson down on the field. Read Full Story »
Auburn at LSU highlights week eight of the 2011 college football season. Other big games include North Carolina at Clemson, Texas Tech at Oklahoma, Washington at Stanford and USC at Notre Dame.
ESPN Gameday will broadcast live from East Lansing, Michigan, the site of the Big Ten contest between the Wisconsin Badgers and the Michigan State Spartans. Read Full Story »
The BYU Cougars and Washington State Cougars have scheduled a 2012-13 home-and-home football series, KitsapSun.com has reported.
BYU will host Washington State at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo in 2012 and travel to face WSU at Martin Stadium in Pullman in 2013. Exact dates were not announced. Read Full Story »
The Texas Longhorns and Texas A&M Aggies are unlikely to meet in football until at least 2019, USAToday.com has reported.
Texas A&M has talked to Texas about future games, but the Longhorns have told them that their non-conference schedule is filled through the 2018 season. Read Full Story »