It’s New Year’s Day 2013, the busiest day of the college football bowl season. Six games will be played today, beginning with two games at noon at finishing with the Orange Bowl tonight.
The first of two games at noon on New Year’s Day is the Heart of Dallas Bowl (noon ET, ESPNU). Purdue of the Big Ten takes on Oklahoma State of the Big 12. The second noon game is the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl (ESPN2) between Mississippi State of the SEC and Northwestern of the Big Ten. Read Full Story »
January 4, 2006. You may remember the day. Vince Young combined for 467 yards of total offense in the Rose Bowl, including 200 of those yards on 19 rushing attempts. Those 200 yards also netted three rushing touchdowns for Young, who was the game’s offensive MVP. LenDale White also rushed for three touchdowns for USC, then went on to become Young’s teammate in Tennessee before they both flamed out of the NFL. Nine records were set on that day. As it turned out, none of it mattered. USC’s appearance in that game was vacated as part of the punishment for improprieties involving Reggie Bush. Read Full Story »
The Boise State Broncos will stay in the Mountain West Conference rather than join the Big East Conference, the MWC announced today.
Boise State will remain a member of the MWC in all sports effective immediately. The Broncos were set to join the Big East on July 1, 2013.
“Without question, conference affiliation has been an odyssey for Boise State, with all the unexpected turns and changes that term suggests,” stated Boise State University president Robert Kustra. Read Full Story »
One of the more unusual seasons in recent ACC history is behind us, with Florida State capturing the proverbial brass ring over three weeks ago in Charlotte. The Seminoles received the ACC’s automatic bid to the BCS, while their opponent, Georgia Tech, also received a bowl spot by virtue of an NCAA waiver.
With the Sun Bowl and Orange Bowl accounted for, it’s time to take a look at those games and the other contests involving ACC teams…but first, trivia time! Read Full Story »
The Boston College Eagles have added a game against New Mexico State to their 2013 football schedule and will open the season vs. Stony Brook, several sources have reported.
The Stony Brook Seawolves will visit Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill to open the 2013 season on Aug. 31. This matchup was previously reported, but the date was recently reported by Newsday writer Greg Logan (via BCInterruption.com).
Stony Brook, a member of the Colonial Athletic Association in the FCS, has never faced Boston College in football. Read Full Story »
The New Mexico Lobos have added the Pittsburgh Panthers to their 2013 football schedule, UNM has announced.
New Mexico will travel to face Pittsburgh at Heinz Field on Sept. 14, 2013. The game will be the first ever meeting between the two schools.
“Playing the University of Pittsburgh at Heinz Field in September will be a great experience for our team,” UNM head coach Bob Davie said. “All of us respect the tradition of Pitt football and realize the challenge ahead of us.” Read Full Story »
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have announced their 2013 non-conference football schedule, which features games against NC State and Kansas.
Tech opens the 2013 season at the NC State Wolfpack of the ACC on Aug. 31. The two schools have never met on the football field.
The following week, the Bulldogs host their only non-conference game at home against the Lamar Cardinals. Read Full Story »
The Charlotte 49ers have announced that they have added the Kansas State Wildcats to their 2016 football schedule.
Charlotte will travel to face Kansas State at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium in Manhattan on Sept. 10, 2016. The game will be the first ever meeting between the two schools.
“We know those guys out there and we’ve talked about scheduling a game and it’s worked out,” Charlotte head coach Brad Lambert said. Read Full Story »
The Florida State Seminoles and the Oklahoma State Cowboys will meet in the 2014 Cowboys Classic, ESPN announced today.
FSU and OSU will square off at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. The game will be the fifth meeting between the two schools and third at a neutral site.
The last time the Seminoles and Cowboys met was in the 1985 Gator Bowl. FSU won that game 34-23. Read Full Story »
The Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Northern Illinois Huskies have scheduled a three-game football series for 2016, 2017, and 2019, the two schools announced today.
The first game of the series will be played at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois on Sept. 24, 2016. It will be the fourth home game that NIU has played at the home of the NFL’s Chicago Bears since 2007. NIU faced Iowa in 2007, Wisconsin in 2011, and Iowa again in 2012. Read Full Story »
The 2012-13 college football bowl season kicks off today with the Gildan New Mexico Bowl followed by the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
The Gildan New Mexico Bowl pits Arizona of the Pac-12 against Nevada of the Mountain West. The game, which is played at University Stadium in Albuquerque, kicks off at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Arizona (7-5, 4-5 Pac-12) is led by running back Ka’Deem Carey, who leads the nation in rushing yards per game with 146.42. Who is right behind him in second place? Stefphon Jefferson of the Nevada Wolf Pack (7-5, 4-4 MWC) with 141.92 yards per game. Read Full Story »
The Utah Utes and the Fresno State Bulldogs have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2014 and 2015.
Utah will host the first game of the series at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Sept. 6, 2014. The second and final game will be played at Bulldog Stadium in Fresno on Sept. 19, 2015. Read Full Story »
The Colorado State Rams will play at the Alabama Crimson Tide in 2013 and either the 2015 or 2017 season, CSU announced today.
Colorado State will travel to face Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa on Sept. 21, 2013. The game will be the first ever meeting between the two schools and will pit Bama coach Nick Saban against his former offensive coordinator Jim McElwain, now the head coach of the Rams. Read Full Story »