In yet another ridiculously fast-moving college football season, we find ourselves at Thanksgiving week, with the Gobblers (fittingly) at home and a matchup locked in for the ACC Championship in Charlotte.
There are still many matchups with significance, however, whether it be for bowl spots, rivalries or the possibility of saving — or costing — a coach his job. Let’s take a quick spin around the conference, but before we do…it’s trivia time! Read Full Story »
The SEC emerges from a week against a lot of FCS competition to engage in rivalry games as the season approaches its end. The conference is again in the running to play for a national title after losses by #1 Kansas State and #2 Oregon last week.
This week’s slate of games features two schools that have already fired their coaches playing each other, one more school who will be looking for a coach and another who might be looking for a coach. Two other teams are battling for bowl eligibility. There are future and present consequences in just about every game, giving us yet another must-see weekend — for the most part — of SEC football. Read Full Story »
The Minnesota Golden Gophers and the New Mexico State Aggies have finalized a 2013-14 home-and-home football series, the Star Tribune has reported.
In the first game of the series on Sept. 7, 2013, Minnesota will travel to Las Cruces to face New Mexico State at Aggie Memorial Stadium. The second and final game will be hosted by the Gophers on Sept. 13, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Minnesota was previously slated to face North Carolina on the same two dates, but the Gophers canceled the series and payed the Tar Heels an $800,000 buyout. Read Full Story »
The Big Ten officially announced today the addition of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights to the conference. Rutgers will join in all sports at a date to be determined.
“The Big Ten includes America’s most highly regarded academic institutions, known for both their athletic success and academic achievement,” said Rutgers President Robert Barchi. “This is exactly the right conference for Rutgers. Our university is one of the nation’s leading research universities and our student-athletes excel in the classroom and on the playing field.” Read Full Story »
The Big Ten officially announced on Monday the addition of the Maryland Terrapins to the conference effective July 1, 2014. Maryland will join in all sports for the 2014-15 academic year.
Maryland has been a member of the ACC since 1953. Prior to that, the Terrapins were a member of the Southern Conference from 1922-1951 before going Independent for the 1952 season. Read Full Story »
Week 13 of the 2012 college football season is Thanksgiving week. It’s also Rivalry Week in college football!
Some of the top college rivalry games this week include South Carolina at Clemson, Michigan at Ohio State, Oregon at Oregon State, Florida at Florida State, Georgia Tech at Georgia, Oklahoma State at Oklahoma, and Notre Dame at USC.
ESPN Gameday will broadcast live from Los Angeles, the site of the top-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish at USC Trojans game. Read Full Story »
It must be tough to be a travel agency in either Manhattan, Kansas or Eugene, Oregon this week. After Baylor and Stanford all but ruined the Wildcats and Ducks chances of playing in the BCS Championship game, it’s anyone’s guess who will play for all the marbles in January. The SEC is big-time back in the national championship picture, and the winner of their conference championship is all set to play in the title game. Barring an unforeseen upset by Auburn or Georgia Tech this weekend, Alabama and Georgia will be one of the most anticipated conference championship games in the history of college football.
Notre Dame is #1. This would’ve been unthinkable at the start of the season, and they were dead to rights against Pitt earlier this year. Read Full Story »
The Maryland Terrapins and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights will each join the Big Ten Conference, ESPN has reported.
The University of Maryland’s Board of Regents voted today to accept an invitation to join the Big Ten. An official announcement will be made by the school at 3 p.m. ET. The Big Ten Network will follow with a special report at 4 p.m. Read Full Story »
For the second straight season, the Miami Hurricanes have self-imposed a postseason ban. The school is currently under NCAA investigation for improprieties related to former booster Nevin Shapiro.
As a result of the ban, Miami will not be eligible for the ACC Championship Game or a bowl game this season. The Hurricanes would have won the ACC Coastal Division with a win over Duke on Saturday.
Miami is currently 6-5 overall and 4-3 in the ACC. The Canes will now play their final game of the 2012 season on Saturday at Duke (12:30 p.m. ET, ACC Network/ESPN3). Read Full Story »
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have taken over the top spot in the BCS Standings for Week 13. The Irish (11-0) beat Wake Forest 38-0 yesterday.
Notre Dame took over the top spot after a wild Saturday night which saw no. 1 Kansas State get blown out by Baylor 52-24 and no. 2 Oregon fall to Stanford 17-14 in overtime. Kansas State fell to and Oregon to. Read Full Story »
The Rice Owls and the New Mexico State Aggies have scheduled a 2013-14 home-and-home football series, The Houston Chronicle has reported via Twitter. The two schools have never met in football.
In the first game of the series, Rice will travel to face New Mexico State at Aggie Memorial Stadium on Oct. 19, 2013. The second and final game of the series will be played at Rice Stadium in Houston on Sept. 6, 2014. Read Full Story »
With Alabama failing to win last week against Texas A&M, the door opened for Kansas State and Oregon to play in the BCS Championship Game. Both the Wildcats and the Ducks have hard conference games this week, with K-State playing Baylor and the Stanford Cardinals traveling up to Eugene and facing off against the high-flying Ducks offense. Both games will be a challenge and it wouldn’t shock anybody if one or both of these teams were upset.
Baylor is looking more and more like a trap game to me for Kansas State, but Stanford will be hungry with Rose Bowl dreams and will attempt to stymie the rushing and passing attack of the Ducks. Read Full Story »
The Miami Hurricanes and the Nebraska Cornhuskers are set to begin a football series in 2014. But the series may not be played as agreed to, according to the Lincoln Journal Star.
Miami and Nebraska, which agreed to the home-and-home series back in 2008, are set to meet in Lincoln in 2014 and in Miami in 2015. Sources told the Journal Star that the series “may be in jeopardy.”
Nebraska athletics director Tom Osborne responded to the rumors by stating that the Cornhuskers remain “committed to the series.” Read Full Story »
The Miami (OH) RedHawks have updated their future football schedules, interim athletic director Steve Snyder announced today.
Miami has added games against Eastern Kentucky in 2014 and Michigan State in 2017, and also announced a date for their 2016 game at Cincinnati.
The RedHawks will host the Eastern Kentucky Colonels at Yager Stadium on Sept. 6, 2014. Read Full Story »