On Saturday, Penn State hosts Northwestern in the Big Ten Game of the Week (12 p.m. ET, ESPN).
This is a pivotal game for each team. Northwestern has gotten of to a great start, but holes in their defense could be their downfall. Penn State had early struggles against Ohio and Virginia, but regained their sea legs with a convincing win at Illinois last week. While Penn State has dominated the win-loss record for the series, most of the recent games have been back and forth. Here’s what to look for Saturday… Read Full Story »
Week 6 features a number of interesting matchups involving current – and future – ACC teams, including two nationally-televised night games. Let’s take a look around the conference and tell you what to watch for this week.
The ACC Coastal Division leaders travel to South Bend to take on their longtime rivals and future conference mates in the matchup of the week. It’s no Catholics vs. Convicts, but this game takes on a whole new level of interest with both schools off to a blazing start. Read Full Story »
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will host the Army Black Knights in the inaugural 2013 Heart of Dallas Classic at the Cotton Bowl, the school announced today.
The game, which was initially slated for Sept. 28, 2013 in Ruston, will be played on the same date and Louisiana Tech will remain the home team.
“We are honored to partner with the United States Military Academy, the Cotton Bowl, the State Fair of Texas, Conference USA and the Heart of Dallas Bowl to participate in this special event,” said Louisiana Tech athletic director Bruce Van De Velde. Read Full Story »
Week six of the 2012 college football season features several match-ups between Top 25 teams, including (4) LSU at (10) Florida, (5) Georgia at (6) South Carolina, (8) West Virginia at (11) Texas, (21) Nebraska at (12) Ohio State, and (23) Washington at (2) Oregon.
Other top games include Miami (FL) at (9) Notre Dame, (3) Florida State at NC State, Iowa State at (15) TCU, and (17) Oklahoma at Texas Tech. Read Full Story »
The Northern Illinois Huskies have added the Arkansas Razorbacks to their 2014 football schedule, NIU Associate Vice-President and Director of Athletics Jeff Compher announced Wednesday.
NIU will travel to face Arkansas at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville on Sept. 20, 2014. In their only previous meeting, Arkansas defeated Northern Illinois 30-27 in Fayetteville in 1994.
“It’s always good to play elite schools from other conferences,” Compher said. “This is a place we haven’t been to for quite some time and provides a great opportunity to showcase our program in an SEC venue.” Read Full Story »
The ACC will keep an 8-game conference football schedule when it expands to 14 teams in 2013, the league announced today at their annual Fall meetings.
With Pittsburgh and Syracuse set to join the ACC next season, the conference was going to migrate to a 9-game schedule. But the recent agreement with Notre Dame altered those plans. Read Full Story »
ULM has added LSU to their 2014 football schedule, the Warhawks announced today.
ULM will travel to face LSU at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge on Sept. 6, 2014. The game will be only the third ever meeting between the two schools, which are separated by about 187 miles.
The Tigers lead the overall series 2-0 after a 49-7 win in 2003 and 51-0 in 2010. Both games were played in Baton Rouge. Read Full Story »
The Ohio State Buckeyes and the TCU Horned Frogs have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2018 and 2019, both schools announced today.
Ohio State will travel to face TCU at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Forth Worth on Sept. 15, 2018. The Buckeyes will then host the Horned Frogs at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Sept. 21. 2019.
The two schools have played six times, all in Columbus, but haven’t squared off since 1973. Ohio State leads the series 4-1-1. Read Full Story »
The six BCS conferences have each announced their football TV schedule for the weekend of October 13, 2012.
Top match-ups include Alabama at Missouri, Oklahoma vs. Texas (at Dallas, TX), South Carolina at LSU, West Virginia at Texas Tech, USC at Washington, TCU at Baylor, and Texas A&M vs. Louisiana Tech (at Shreveport, LA).
The remainder of times and TV for the weekend of 10/13 are listed on each teams 2012 football schedule. Read Full Story »
The Old Dominion Monarchs will play a Conference USA football schedule beginning in 2014, ODU athletic director Wood Selig said on Thursday.
Old Dominion announced in May that they are joining Conference USA in football in 2015, while all other sports will join for the 2013-14 season. According to The Virginian-Pilot, C-USA athletic directors agreed earlier this week to include Old Dominion in the 2014 football schedule.
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Week five of the 2012 college football season features most of the top teams in action, including (1) Alabama vs. Ole Miss, (2) Oregon at Washington State, (3) LSU vs. Towson, (4) Florida State at USF, and (5) Georgia vs. Tennessee.
Other top games include (25) Baylor at (9) West Virginia, (12) Texas at Oklahoma State, and (16) Oklahoma at Texas Tech. Read Full Story »
LSU and TCU will face off in the 2013 Cowboys Classic at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, both schools announced this afternoon. The game will be played on Saturday, Aug. 31 and will be televised by ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.
The season-opener next season will be the ninth meeting between LSU and TCU. LSU leads the overall series 5-2-1, but the two schools haven’t played since 1968.
As part of the game contract, LSU and TCU will play this game only and will not complete the home-and-home series they initially agreed to back in 2006. Read Full Story »
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have canceled future football games against the Michigan Wolverines in 2015, 2016, and 2017, the AP has reported.
Through a freedom of information request, the AP found that Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick sent a letter to Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon exercising a three-year out in their contract.
Notre Dame and Michigan are still scheduled to meet each year through 2031, with the exception of 2018 and 2019. Their last game under the current contract is set for Sept. 6, 2014 in South Bend. Read Full Story »
The USC Trojans will open the 2014 season against the Fresno State Bulldogs, both schools announced on Monday.
USC will host Fresno State at Los Angeles Coliseum on Aug. 30, 2014. This will be the third meeting between the two schools, although USC vacated their 2005 win against the Bulldogs due to NCAA sanctions. Fresno State won the only other contest 24-7 in the 1992 Freedom Bowl.
The addition of Fresno State completes the 2014 non-conference schedule for USC. Read Full Story »
The SEC has announced the football TV schedule for games on Saturday, Oct. 6. The CBS Game of the Week will feature LSU at Florida at 3:30 p.m. ET.
A huge game in the SEC East between Georgia and South Carolina kicks off at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN. Georgia is currently ranked 5th in both polls while South Carolina in ranked 6th. Read Full Story »