The 2012 Big Ten Football Championship Game is set with the Nebraska Cornhuskers facing the Wisconsin Badgers. The game will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. ET at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana (FOX). Read Full Story »
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish remain at number one in the BCS Standings for Week 14. The Irish beat USC last night 22-13 to finish the 2012 regular-season undefeated at 12-0.
The Alabama Crimson Tide (11-1, 7-1 SEC) remain in 2nd place after their 49-0 drubbing of rival Auburn in the Iron Bowl. The win clinched the SEC West for the Crimson Tide, who will now face BCS no. 3 Georgia in the 2012 SEC Championship Game on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET (CBS). Read Full Story »
The 2012 Conference USA Football Championship Game is set with the UCF Knights facing the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. Tulsa will host the game at H.A. Chapman Stadium on Sat., Dec. 1 at 12 p.m. ET (ESPN2).
Tulsa (9-3, 7-1 C-USA) won the Western Division after beating UCF 23-21 on Nov. 17. The Golden Hurricane finished two games ahead of SMU.
UCF (9-3, 7-1 C-USA) clinched the Eastern Division with a 49-24 win vs. UAB on Saturday. Read Full Story »
The 2012 Marathon MAC Football Championship Game is set with the Kent State Golden Flashes facing the Northern Illinois Huskies. The game will be held on Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. ET at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan (ESPN2).
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Kent State (11-1, 8-0) clinched the MAC East Division with a 31-24 win over Bowling Green back on Nov. 17. Read Full Story »
All eyes turn to Hollywood Saturday night as the long time rivals Notre Dame Fighting Irish battle the reeling USC Trojans. These two programs have engaged in some historic games throughout their rivalry. Usually, one or both of these teams are highly ranked and this game has national title implications. This year is no different, but it has bucked the recent trend of USC being the team that is ranked.
The Irish have put together a remarkable run in 2012 and a win over USC would propel them into the BCS Championship. The only thing that stands in their way to glory is a USC team that went into this season ranked #1, but have had several disappointing losses and have put their head coach’s job in jeopardy. While USC may not be as deep with talent due to scholarship reductions, they have some dangerous weapons on offense that could give the stout Irish defense all they can handle. Read Full Story »
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 »