It seems unthinkable that a game involving two top-ten teams would be eclipsed by another game, but such is life in the SEC. We focused – rightly so – on the South Carolina-LSU game last week, and despite my referring to Texas A&M-Louisiana Tech as a “must-see affair”, no one could have predicted that outcome. We will try to recap 116 total points in as briefly as we can later, but for now, let’s take a look at what to watch this week around the SEC.
#9 South Carolina (6-1, 4-1) at #3 Florida (6-0, 5-0), 3:30 pm ET, CBS
Program guide: It seems as though South Carolina has become a fixture in this segment, but a look at their schedule provides all the necessary explanation. The Gamecocks travel to Gainesville for the final game of a murderous three-game run, and the hope for Steve Spurrier is that the offense also makes the trip. Read Full Story »
Navy has pushed back a football series with Marshall and canceled a series with Minnesota. Both moves are in preparation for the Midshipmen to join the Big East Conference.
Navy was previously scheduled to travel to Marshall on Sept. 3, 2016 and host the Thundering Herd on Oct. 13, 2018. The series will now take place at Annapolis in 2021 and in Huntington in 2022. The 2022 game will be the season opener for both schools (Sept. 3). Read Full Story »
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have added the Alcorn State Braves to their 2013 football schedule, the school announced this afternoon.
Mississippi State will host Alcorn State at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville on Sept. 7, 2013. In their first and only meeting in 2010, the Bulldogs defeated the Braves 49-16.
“It remains important to us to schedule teams from the state of Mississippi,” MSU director of athletics Scott Stricklin said. Read Full Story »
After a somewhat light week in the ACC that only saw four games, we pick up a six-game slate for another pivotal week of conference play. One team will look to rebound from a stunning loss that sent them tumbling into the middle of the divisional pack, while another will look to continue its unlikely run atop its division. Let’s take a look at what to watch this week around the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Virginia Tech (4-3, 2-1) at #14 Clemson (5-1, 2-1), noon ET, ABC/ESPN2 (reverse mirror)
This is an important game for a couple of reasons. Clemson looks to continue their winning ways and get the help they need to eventually reach Charlotte, while Virginia Tech tries to spend more time recreating the last three quarters of their 41-20 victory over Duke last week in Blacksburg than the first quarter.
The Charlotte 49ers and the Temple Owls have scheduled a 2015-16 home-and-home football series, Charlotte has announced.
Charlotte will host the first game of the series at McColl-Richardson Field on Oct. 3, 2015. The 49ers will then travel to face the Owls at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Sept. 24, 2016.
“It’s huge for our program to have a BIG EAST team play a home-and-home series,” said 49ers head coach Brad Lambert. “Thanks to our relationship with Temple through the Atlantic 10 we were able to get this scheduled.” Read Full Story »
East Carolina and Virginia Tech have extended their football series through the 2020 season, both schools announced today.
The Pirates and Hokies will renew their series on Sept. 14, 2013 at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville. Games in 2015, 2017, and 2019 will also be played in Greenville, while the 2014, 2016, 2018, and 2020 meetings will be played at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg. Read Full Story »
The North Carolina Tar Heels have announced changes to their future football schedules, which includes the cancellation of a series against Minnesota.
Minnesota and North Carolina were slated for a 2013-14 home-and-home series, but the Golden Gophers requested to cancel the arrangement. Minnesota will pay UNC an $800,000 buyout per the terms of the contract. Read Full Story »
The 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 »
The Minnesota Golden Gophers have announced several changes to their future football schedules, including the cancellation of a home-and-home series with North Carolina.
Minnesota and North Carolina were set to meet on Sept. 7, 2013 in Chapel Hill and Sept. 13, 2014 in Minneapolis. No reason was specified for the cancellation of these two games. Read Full Story »
It’s amazing to me the amount of talent that is spread around college football in 2012. It almost makes ranking recruiting classes irrelevant. The fact that a school like Kansas State, located in Manhattan, KS, can field a more competitive team than USC, located in Los Angeles, CA, shows that there is no substitute for good old fashioned coaching players up.
It is much more apparent in NCAA football than the NFL how much coaching matters. There’s such a difference that more times than not, a successful NCAA coach can’t hack it in the NFL (Nick Saban, Steve Spurrier etc.). College coaches have the opportunity to turn a raw talent into a NFL draft pick. Read Full Story »
The six BCS conferences have each announced their football TV schedule for the weekend of October 27, 2012.
Top match-ups on Oct. 27 include Notre Dame at Oklahoma, Texas Tech at Kansas State, Cincinnati at Louisville, Ohio State at Penn State, Georgia vs. Florida (at Jacksonville, FL), and Mississippi State at Alabama.
The remainder of times and TV for the weekend of 10/27 are listed on each teams 2012 football schedule. Read Full Story »
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have scheduled a 2017 and 2018 home-and-home football series against the Marshall Thundering Herd, WKU athletic director Todd Stewart announced on Monday.
Western Kentucky will host Marshall in the first game of the series at Houchens Industries – L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green in 2017. In the second and final game of the series in 2018, Marshall will host the WKU at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington. Read Full Story »
Alabama (.9761) and Florida (.9092) top the first BCS standings of 2012, which were released Sunday evening.
Oregon, the 2nd ranked team in the Harris Poll and the AP Poll, comes in at third with a .8993 score. Kansas State (.8963) is fourth followed by Notre Dame (.8774) in fifth.
The LSU Tigers are in sixth place and lead all one loss teams with a .7522 score. South Carolina, Oregon State, Oklahoma, and USC round out the Top 10. Read Full Story »
The 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 »