NCAA football can be the most frustrating sport to watch in the world. What can look like an even, intriguing match-up going into the game can quickly progress into a blowout. Last Friday, most people would have given West Virginia and South Carolina a fighting chance in their games with Kansas State and Florida. Instead both teams were blown out of the water despite the considerable amount of talent each has on their rosters.
The common denominator that both the Gamecocks and the Mountaineers had were losing the previous week. It’s tough for a team of 18-23 year-olds to rebound and get mentally together in a week. The best coaches can coax and inspire the players to set a different goal when the national championship is out of the picture. What’s unfortunate for the SC and WVU fans is their coaches failed to get their message across. The hangover lasted two weeks, and might just last the rest of the season. Read Full Story »
The six BCS AQ Conferences have each announced their football TV schedule for the weekend of November 3, 2012.
The Big 12 and the SEC have each elected to use their 6-day options on a number of games. Kickoff time and television coverage will be announced on Sunday for the following games: Oklahoma at Iowa State, Oklahoma State at Kansas State, TCU at West Virginia, Texas at Texas Tech, Missouri at Florida, Texas A&M at Mississippi State, and Ole Miss at Georgia.
Top match-ups on Nov. 3 include Alabama at LSU, Oregon at USC, Arizona State at Oregon State, Oklahoma State at Kansas State, and Pittsburgh at Notre Dame. Read Full Story »
The UAB Blazers have finalized their 2013 non-conference football schedule, the school announced on Friday.
UAB will open the 2013 season at in-state foe Troy on Aug. 31. The Blazers lost to the Trojans last month 39-29 and trail 6-4 in the overall series.
The following week (Sept. 7), UAB heads to Baton Rouge to take on the LSU Tigers. Read Full Story »
The Idaho Vandals have announced their 2013 football schedule, which includes games against Fresno State, NIU, Ole Miss, Temple, and Washington State.
Idaho will be playing the 2013 season as an FBS Independent as a result of the WAC discontinuing football after 2012. All other Vandal sports will join the Big Sky Conference beginning with the 2014-15 school year.
The Vandals previously had games arranged at Wyoming (Sept. 7), vs. Northern Illinois (Sept. 14), at Washington State (Sept. 21), and at Ole Miss (Oct. 26). Read Full Story »
Those of you who are regular readers of the site know that we usually use this space to break down the games taking place around the SEC. With the release of the 2013 SEC football schedule, now is a great time to take a spin around the league and see who has the toughest road ahead next season. Yes, we should probably let the 2012 season end first, but I’m impatient. Join me, won’t you?
Note: Ratings subject to change as non-conference schedules are finalized. The SEC Championship takes place 12/7/13. Read Full Story »
The 2013 SEC Football Schedules were released yesterday, and today we bring you the 2013 SEC Football Helmet Schedule. The schedule, available in PDF format only, features the team helmets, date, and opponent for each SEC team.
All 14 SEC schools are listed and the schedule is now finalized, barring any date changes for television. Missouri was the final school to complete their schedule. On Jan. 30, they added a game against Arkansas State (Sept. 28, 2013). Read Full Story »
Maryland and North Carolina have each added the Old Dominion Monarchs to their 2013 football schedules, ODU has confirmed in separate releases.
Old Dominion will travel to face the Maryland Terrapins on Sept. 7, 2013 and North Carolina Tar Heels on Oct 12, 2013.
The Monarchs have never played a team that was in the Football Bowl Subdivision at the time of the contest. In the past, ODU has faced East Carolina, Miami (FL), and UMass, but all three schools were in a lower division at the time. Read Full Story »
The Northwestern Wildcats have added the Western Michigan Broncos to their 2013 football schedule, the school announced today.
Northwestern will host Western Michigan at Ryan Field in Evanston on Sept. 14, 2013. The game will be the first ever meeting between the two schools.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming Coach Cubit and the Broncos to Ryan Field for the first time next September,” said Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald. Read Full Story »
The 4th-ranked and undefeated Kansas State Wildcats visit the 13th-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers this Saturday night in a big time Big 12 battle. Both of these teams reflect their two quarterback strengths. K-State relies on a ground and pound type offense led by QB Collin Klein. West Virginia has used the precision passing of QB Geno Smith to lead a high powered offensive game plan that has put eye popping numbers on the scoreboard.
The Mountaineers offense was derailed last week in Lubbock by Texas Tech and looks to rebound quickly at home. K-State was challenged at Iowa State last weekend, but emerged with a victory over an inspired Cyclones team. The challenge for both WVU and K-State is to play their type of game and not play into the others strength. It should be a fascinating contrast of styles, and a huge Big 12 victory for the winner. Here’s what to look for between the lines in Morgantown. Read Full Story »
The Maryland Terrapins and the Wisconsin Badgers have scheduled a home-and-home series for 2020 and 2021, the schools announced today.
Maryland will travel to face Wisconsin at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison on Sept. 12, 2020. The Terrapins will then host the Badgers at Byrd Stadium in College Park on Sept. 11, 2021.
The two schools have never met in football. Maryland is 4-44-1 all-time against teams from the Big Ten, while Wisconsin is 6-3 versus the ACC. Read Full Story »
The 2013 SEC Football Schedules were officially announced today. Conference play begins on Aug. 31 when Ole Miss travels to face Vanderbilt.
Featured 2013 non-conference match-ups include Alabama vs. Virginia Tech (at Atlanta, GA), Arkansas at Rutgers, Washington State at Auburn, Florida at Miami (FL), Georgia at Clemson, Louisville at Kentucky, LSU vs. TCU (at Arlington, TX), Mississippi State vs. Oklahoma State (at Houston, TX), Missouri at Indiana, Ole Miss at Texas, North Carolina at South Carolina, Tennessee at Oregon, SMU at Texas A&M, and Vanderbilt at Ohio State. Read Full Story »
Vanderbilt has canceled their 2013-14 home-and-home series vs. Northwestern, the Chicago Tribune has reported.
The two schools were set to meet on Sept. 14, 2013 at Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville and on Sept. 13, 2014 at Ryan Field in Evanston.
According to the Tribune, Vanderbilt sent a letter to Northwestern canceling the games and did not make telephone contact at all. Read Full Story »
Week eight of the 2012 college football season kicked off on Tuesday with UL Lafayette at North Texas. It continues tonight with two FBS games beginning at 8 p.m. ET.
Featured Top 25 match-ups this week include (7) South Carolina at (2) Florida, (4) Kansas State at (13) West Virginia, (6) LSU at (18) Texas A&M
Other top games include (1) Alabama at Tennessee, (3) Oregon at Arizona State, BYU at (5) Notre Dame, and (14) Florida State at Miami, FL. Read Full Story »
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 »