Category Archives: NCAA

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    Phil Steele’s 2012 College Football Strength of Schedule Rankings

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    Phil Steele has published his 2012 college football strength of schedule rankings. Notre Dame has the toughest schedule in 2012, while UTSA has the easiest. Read Full Story »

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    FOX Sports announces 2012 College Football TV Schedule

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    FOX SportsFOX Sports Media Group has announced their 2012 college football TV schedule featuring over 165 games, including the Big Ten and Pac-12 Championship games and the 2013 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic.

    Games this year will air nationally on FOX, FX, Fox Sports Net (FSN), Big Ten Network (BTN) and Fox College Sports (FCS).

    College football on the FOX networks kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 1 with three games at noon eastern.  Read Full Story »

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    Conference USA announces 2012 Football TV Schedule

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    Conference USAThe 2012 Conference USA Football TV Schedule has been announced and features 60 regular-season games, the C-USA Championship Game and six bowl games.

    The first C-USA team in action in 2012 is Rice. The Owls will host the UCLA Bruins of the Pac-12 on Thursday, Aug. 30 at 7:30 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network. Read Full Story »

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    Southern Miss to play at Arkansas in 2013

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    Southern Miss Golden EaglesThe Southern Miss Golden Eagles will play at the Arkansas Razorbacks in 2013, USM announced today.

    Southern Miss will travel to face Arkansas at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville on Sept. 14, 2013. The contract is for one game and it will be the highest payout ever received for USM. Read Full Story »

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    Report: Michigan, Utah close to scheduling Home-and-home Football Series

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    Brady Hoke (2012 Sugar Bowl)The long-term football scheduling agreement between the Big Ten and Pac-12 isn’t set to begin until 2017, but that isn’t stopping some teams from getting in on the action beforehand.

    Chris Balas of TheWolverine.com tweeted today that Michigan is close to signing a home-and-home football series with the Utah Utes. The series would reportedly begin in Ann Arbor in 2014 and close at Utah on a Thursday in 2015. Read Full Story »

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    The Hawaii Exemption – 2012 Edition

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    Aloha StadiumThe Hawaii Exemption, as it’s commonly known, is a rule enacted by the NCAA that allows Division I football teams that play at Hawaii to schedule a 13th regular-season game. The rule also allows the Warriors to play an extra game each season.

    The addition of the 13th game, usually a home game, means extra revenue for those teams which is used to offset travel costs. But teams are not obligated to schedule the extra game. Read Full Story »

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    Nevada may cancel 2013 football game at Florida State

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    Florida State-NevadaNevada may cancel their 2013 football game against Florida State, FSU athletic director Randy Spetman said on Thursday.

    Florida State is currently slated to host Nevada at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee on Sept. 21, 2013. The game, which has been on the schedule since 2005, would be the first ever meeting between the two schools.

    If Nevada does cancel the game, Spetman says they would owe the Seminoles $600,000. Read Full Story »

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    Army, Notre Dame working on Future Football Series

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    Army vs. Notre Dame at Yankee Stadium (2010)Army and Notre Dame are in discussions for a future football series, Army athletic director Boo Corrgian confirmed yesterday.

    “We’re working through details with the University of Notre Dame on a series,” Corrigan said. “It’s coming in the future. We’re excited about a series that we are going to play with them.”

    Corrigan said they are in the “final throes” of talks and that one of the games could be played at Yankee Stadium. Read Full Story »

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    ESPN, NBC, Big Ten Network, MAC announce times for over 100 games

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    Florida State QB E.J. ManuelESPN, NBC and the Big Ten Network each announced times and coverage for over 100 college football games today. The Mid-American Conference (MAC) also released several kickoff times this afternoon.

    The ESPN family of networks (ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3) added 68 games to their slate, including five season-openers on Thursday, Aug. 30. That night is highlighted by South Carolina at Vanderbilt (7 p.m. ET) and Washington State at BYU (10:15 p.m. ET) on ESPN. Read Full Story »

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    NBC Sports announces 2012 College Football TV Schedule

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    NBC UniversalNBC and NBC Sports have announced their 2012 college football TV schedule, which features 17 FBS games and 15 FCS games.

    The 2012 slate of games on the NBC networks kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 3:30 p.m. ET with Purdue at Notre Dame on NBC and Delaware State at Delaware on NBC Sports Network. Read Full Story »

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    Washington Huskies complete 2013 Non-conference Football Schedule

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    Eastern Washington at Washington (2011)The Washington Huskies have completed their 2013 non-conference football schedule with a home game against Idaho State, The Seattle Times has reported.

    Washington will host Idaho State, an FCS team, at Husky Stadium in Seattle on Sept. 21, 2013. The game will be the first ever meeting between the two schools.

    The match-up will also be Washington’s second against an FCS team since 1992. Read Full Story »

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    CBS announces partial 2012 Football TV Schedule; SEC Championship Game set

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    SECCBS officially announced a partial 2012 football TV schedule this morning as well as the kickoff time for the 2012 SEC Championship Game in Atlanta.

    CBS will televise 15 SEC football games in 2012, including the 2012 SEC Championship Game on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 4 p.m. ET. The network will also show the Hyundai Sun Bowl on Monday, Dec. 31 at 2 p.m. ET, which will feature a match-up between teams from the ACC and Pac-12. Read Full Story »

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    SEC to add Independence Bowl for 2012 and 2013 Seasons

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    AdvoCare V100 Independence BowlThe SEC is set to add the AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl as a tie-in for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. The official announcement, which could come as early as today, would give the SEC a record 10 bowl tie-ins.

    The SEC would replace the Mountain West, which opted to take a spot in the Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas. The MWC made that move after BYU signed agreements to play in the 2012 Poinsettia Bowl and the 2013 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. Read Full Story »

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    Big Ten presidents prefer ‘status quo’ over four-team college football playoff

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    Big TenIn a conference call this morning, the Big Ten Conference announced that their presidents prefer the “status quo” over a four-team college football playoff.

    “If the Big Ten presidents were to vote today, we would vote for the status quo,” Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman said on the conference call. “We think it best serves college football. We think it best protects our student-athletes. I don’t think any of us are anxious … to ask our student-athletes to play a 15th game.” Read Full Story »

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    SEC approves 6-1-1 Football Schedule Format, sets Cross-Division Rivals

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    SECThe SEC has approved the 6-1-1 football schedule format for the foreseeable future, Florida athletics director Jeremy Foley announced today.

    SEC presidents and athletics directors have been debating the future football schedule format this week at their Spring meetings in Destin, Florida.

    The 6-1-1 format means that each SEC team will play six inter-division games, one permanent cross-division game, and one rotating cross-division game. That’s an 8-game SEC schedule, which the conference has played since splitting into divisions in 1992. Read Full Story »

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