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    Appalachian State in talks to join Conference USA

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    Appalachian StateThe Appalachian State Mountaineers are in talks to join Conference USA, ASU Director of Athletics Charlie Cobb has confirmed.

    Appalachian State has been a member of the Southern Conference in the Football Championship Subdivision since 1971. There they have won three national championships (2005-07) and won or shared the Southern Conference championship 11 times. Read Full Story »

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    Florida State considering a move to the Big 12?

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    Florida State SeminolesAre the Florida State Seminoles considering a move to the Big 12 Conference? They should be, according to Chip Brown of OrangeBloods.com.

    Yesterday, the ACC and ESPN announced an extension to their exclusive media rights package through 2026-27. Reports indicate that the revenue for football and basketball will rise from $13 million to around $17 million per school. Read Full Story »

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    Arkansas State to play at Auburn in 2013

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    Arkansas State at Auburn (2010)The Arkansas State Red Wolves will play at the Auburn Tigers in 2013, ASU announced today.

    Arkansas State will travel to Jordan Hare Stadium on Sept. 7, 2013. It will be the third meeting between these two schools in the last seven years. Auburn leads the series 2-0 after wins in 2006 (27-0) and 2010 (52-26).

    Auburn will pay ASU $1.1 million for the game, which is the largest payment ever received by the Red Wolves. Read Full Story »

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    Navy cancels 2014 football game at Rice

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    Navy MidshipmenNavy has eliminated another game from their future football schedules. This time it’s a 2014 game against the Rice Owls.

    Rice was slated to host Navy at Rice Stadium in Houston on Sept. 13, 2014. The game would have been the 12th overall meeting in a series that is tied at six games each. Read Full Story »

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    Rice postpones 2013 football game at Wake Forest

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    Rice OwlsRice has postponed their 2013 football game at Wake Forest, MyFoxHouston.com has reported.

    The Owls were scheduled to face the Demon Deacons at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem, NC on Sept. 7, 2013. According to Rice athletics director Rick Greenspan, a new date is “being negotiated.”

    The postponement of one game on Rice’s 2013 schedule was inevitable after the Owls announced last week Read Full Story »

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    San Jose State, Utah State to join Mountain West Conference in 2013

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    MWCThe Mountain West announced today that San Jose State and Utah State have accepted invitations to join the conference on July 1, 2013.

    The addition of San Jose State and Utah State brings the total number of football members in the MWC to 10. The others are Air Force, Colorado State, Fresno State, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, UNLV and Wyoming. Read Full Story »

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    Conference USA adds five schools for 2013

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    C-USA 2013 AdditionsConference USA announced today that they are adding five schools for the 2013 season. Joining C-USA are Charlotte, Florida International, Louisiana Tech, North Texas and UTSA.

    Florida International and North Texas are moving from the Sun Belt while Louisiana Tech and UTSA are coming from the WAC. Charlotte, which begins their football program in 2013, will move up from the Football Championship Subdivision. Read Full Story »

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    Georgia State to host Charlotte in 2015

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    Georgia State PanthersThe Georgia State Panthers will host Charlotte in 2015 and have had discussions for games against two FBS schools, the AJC has reported.

    Georgia State will host the Charlotte 49ers at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sept. 3, 2015. The two schools are also discussing a game in 2016, but a contract has yet to be finalized. Read Full Story »

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    Florida State, West Virginia settle on canceled football series

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    FSU-WVUFlorida State athletic director Randy Spetman announced yesterday that they have reached an agreement with West Virginia on the cancellation of their 2012-13 football series.

    West Virginia has agreed to pay Florida State $500,000 for the cancellation of the 2012 game which was to be played in Tallahassee on Sept. 8. FSU had to scramble to replace the game and ended up scheduling Savannah State. Read Full Story »

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    Arkansas-Texas A&M on campus 2012-13; could return to Arlington in 2014

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    Arkansas-Texas A&MThe Arkansas-Texas A&M series is now officially set for campus sites in 2012 and 2013 and could return to Cowboys Stadium in Arlington in 2014.

    The two schools will meet at Kyle Field in College Station on Sept. 29, 2012 and at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville on Sept. 28, 2013.

    Arkansas and Texas A&M first played at Cowboys Stadium in 2009 in a series that was dubbed the “Southwest Classic.”  Read Full Story »

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    Texas State Bobcats to join Sun Belt Conference in 2013

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    Sun Belt ConferenceThe Sun Belt Conference announced today that the Texas State Bobcats will officially join the league on July 1, 2013.

    Texas State is currently an FCS Independent and becomes a member of the FBS when they join the WAC on July 1, 2012.

    The Bobcats are the first team to officially announce their move from the WAC for 2013. Read Full Story »

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    LSU at Arkansas set for Friday, Nov. 23 on CBS

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    Tyrann Mathieu (7)The 2012 LSU at Arkansas football game has been set for Friday, Nov. 23 in Fayetteville, CBS and the SEC announced today. The game will kickoff at 2:30 p.m. ET and will be televised by CBS.

    This years game will be only the second time that the two schools have met in Fayetteville. The only other time was back in 1992, Arkansas’ first year in the SEC. The Razorbacks defeated the Tigers 30-6. Read Full Story »

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    Washington State adds Idaho to 2013 Football Schedule

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    Washington State CougarsThe Washington State Cougars have added the Idaho Vandals to their 2013 football schedule, WSU Director of Athletics Bill Moos announced today.

    Washington State will host Idaho at Martin Stadium in Pullman on Sept. 21, 2013. The two schools have a long standing rivalry that dates back to 1894. The Cougars lead the overall series 70-18-3.

    From 1998-2007, the Cougars and Vandals played 10 times.  Read Full Story »

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    Report: Conference USA to add six schools in 2013

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    Conference USAConference USA will add six schools to their list of members in 2013, CBSSports.com has reported. An official announcement could be made as early as Friday.

    Set to join are Florida International and North Texas from the Sun Belt Conference, Louisiana Tech and UTSA from the WAC, and Charlotte and Old Dominion from the Football Championship Subdivision. Read Full Story »

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    Report: Texas State to join Sun Belt Conference in 2013

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    Texas State BobcatsThe WAC is all but done as a football conference. Texas State is reportedly heading to the Sun Belt Conference in 2013.

    The Bobcats haven’t even played a game as a WAC member yet. They officially join the conference on July 1 and the 2012 season will also be their first in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Read Full Story »

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