The NCAA handed down a stiff punishment to Penn State this morning for their involvement in the child sex abuse scandal that centered on former coach Jerry Sandusky. Read Full Story »
The Valley of the Sun Bowl Foundation has reached an agreement with Buffalo Wild Wings to be the title sponsor of the Tempe, Arizona bowl game that pits the Big 12 against the Big Ten. The new name of the game is the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
The 2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl is set for Saturday, Dec. 29 at 8:15 p.m. ET at Sun Devil Stadium. The game will be televised by ESPN and pits the no. 4 team from the Big 12 against the no. 4 or 5 team from the Big Ten. Read Full Story »
The NCAA will announce “unprecedented” penalties against Penn State as a result of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, according to a report by CBS News. The penalties will be announced at a news conference Monday at 9 a.m. ET.
“I’ve never seen anything like it,” the source told CBS News correspondent Armen Keteyian.
The NCAA said they will levy “corrective and punitive” actions against the school. That likely means the penalties will be a substantial fine in the tens of millions of dollars and actions against the football program, such as a loss of scholarships, bowl ban, TV ban, etc. Read Full Story »
BYU 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 »
The Big East Conference and Pittsburgh have reached an agreement that will allow the Panthers to leave for the ACC for the 2013 season.
Pittsburgh’s membership in the Big East will end on July 1, 2013 and the Panthers will officially join the ACC on the same day. Pittsburgh will pay the Big East a one-time fee of $7.5 million for their early departure. Read Full Story »
As a result of the new nine-game ACC football schedule, the Clemson Tigers have canceled future football games against Oklahoma State and Ole Miss.
Clemson was slated to host Ole Miss on Oct. 3, 2015 and travel to face the Rebels on Sept. 10, 2016. The Tigers were also tentatively scheduled to play a home-and-home series against Oklahoma State in 2019 and 2020. Read Full Story »
Memphis and Ole Miss have officially announced that they will renew their rivalry with a four-game, home-and-home football series beginning in 2014.
Memphis will travel to face Ole Miss at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford on Sept. 27, 2014 and Sept. 10, 2016. The Tigers will host the Rebels at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Oct. 17, 2015 and Sept. 30, 2017. Read Full Story »
Memphis and Ole Miss will play a four-game, home-and-home football series beginning in 2014, the Commercial Appeal has reported.
The two schools previously had a verbal agreement to play home-and-home in 2016 and 2017. This new agreement, according to Memphis athletic director Tom Bowen, will begin in 2014.
“I enjoy working with the administration there,” Bowen said. “I have a long relationship with (Ole Miss athletic director) Ross (Bjork). I’ve known him a long time.” Read Full Story »
Navy 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 »
The Big East Conference and Syracuse have reached an agreement that will allow the Orange to depart for the ACC for the 2013 season.
Syracuse’s membership in the Big East will be terminated on July 1, 2013 and the Orange will then join the ACC on the same day. In turn, Syracuse will pay the Big East conference a one-time fee of $7.5 million. Read Full Story »
The SEC has announced their early season 2012 football TV schedule. The season kicks off on Thursday, Aug. 30 with South Carolina traveling to face Vanderbilt. Read Full Story »
The Oregon Ducks have added the Eastern Washington Eagles to their 2015 football schedule, EWU has announced.
Oregon will host Eastern Washington at Autzen Stadium in Eugene on September 5, 2015. The game will be the first ever meeting between the two schools.
Georgia was previously set to travel to Oregon on Sept. 5, 2015, but the two schools agreed to cancel their 2015-16 series back in September 2010. Read Full Story »
The Big Ten Conference announced today that the Big Ten and Pac-12 have suspended their future scheduling agreement for football and all other sports.
Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany said that the Pac-12’s nine-game conference schedule and “previous non-conference commitments” made the task of matching up 24 teams across two conferences “too difficult.”
Although the agreement would have created some compelling match-ups, it would also have made schedules for some of the Pac-12 teams much tougher. Read Full Story »
Air Force and Cincinnati will likely cancel their 2015 and 2017 home-and-home football series, according to a report today by Gazette.com.
Rick Trego, Air Force senior associate athletic director, said that Cincinnati approached them about canceling the series and “that is probably the direction we will go.”
Yesterday, Cincinnati associate director of athletics Doug Mosley told us that there have been “discussions about possible changes to the series.” Read Full Story »
Air Force and Oklahoma State were slated to meet home-and-home in 2015 and 2016, but the two schools have mutually agreed to drop the two-game football series.
The 2015 game was scheduled for Sept. 5 at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs with the 2016 game on Sept. 10 at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater. Read Full Story »