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 »
The Maryland Terrapins have added games against Rutgers, UCF, and two FCS teams to their future football schedules, according to UM AD Kevin Anderson. Read Full Story »
BYU will face Wisconsin in a home-and-home football series in 2017 and 2018, BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe announced today.
Brigham Young will host the first game of the series at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo in 2017 before traveling to face Wisconsin at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison in 2018. Exact dates were not announced.
“We are exited to announce this series with the Badgers,” said BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe. “We’re always looking for opportunities to schedule storied football programs like Wisconsin. It will be a great experience for our coaches, players and fans to visit Big Ten country and have Wisconsin play at LaVell Edwards Stadium.” Read Full Story »
The Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Mississippi State Bulldogs will open the 2013 season in the inaugural Texas Kickoff Classic, OSU has announced. Read Full Story »
A week after two top-ten battles, Vanderbilt’s first SEC victory, and losses by the two divisional cellar dwellers to push them both to 0-3 in the conference, the SEC (except for Georgia) returns to play this weekend with some great — and not so great — match-ups.
Let’s take a spin through those match-ups and tell you what to put on your calendar for Week 7 of the SEC.
#3 South Carolina (6-0, 4-0) at #9 LSU (5-1, 1-1), 8:00 pm ET, ESPN
Last week’s episode: South Carolina 35, Georgia 7; Florida 14, LSU 6 Read Full Story »
Week seven of the 2012 college football season kicks off with three Thursday night FBS games. Troy hosts Western Kentucky, Tulsa hosts UTEP, and Colorado hosts Arizona State.
Featured Top 25 match-ups this week include (1) Alabama at Missouri, (3) South Carolina at (9) LSU, (15) Texas vs. (13) Oklahoma, and (22) Texas A&M vs. (23) Louisiana Tech. Read Full Story »
Georgia State has added two more games to their future football schedules, the school announced this afternoon. The Panthers will travel to Alabama in 2013 and Oregon in 2015.
Alabama will welcome Georgia State to Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa on Oct. 5, 2013. The Crimson Tide will pay the Panthers a $700,000 guarantee.
The game will be the second meeting between the two schools. GSU played at Alabama in their inaugural season back in 2010 and fell to the Tide 63-7. Read Full Story »
Ohio State and Texas have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2022 and 2023, the two schools announced today.
Ohio State will travel to face Texas at Darrell K. Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium on Sept. 17, 2022. The Buckeyes will then host the Longhorns at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Sept. 16, 2023.
The two schools last met in the 2009 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. Texas won that game 24-21 to extend their overall series lead to 2-1. Read Full Story »
The Georgia State Panthers have added Air Force and West Virginia to their future football schedules, the AJC has reported. Read Full Story »
Back in February, the ACC announced that they were moving to a nine-game football schedule. This was due to the addition of Pittsburgh and Syracuse which brought the total number of ACC teams to 14.
The addition of the extra conference game forced many ACC teams to cancel future non-conference contests. Some of those games were slated for next season.
But then last month, the ACC announced that they had reached an agreement with Notre Dame for the Fighting Irish to play five ACC football teams per season beginning as early as 2014. Read Full Story »