The Big East Conference is considering their options for a 14th member, and the two most likely schools are Air Force and BYU, ESPN has reported.
When Navy joins the conference in 2015, the Big East will have 13 football-playing members. The conference wants to add a 14th team from the West to balance their divisions.
Another option the Big East has reportedly considered is adding Air Force, Army, and BYU to create a 16-team league with eight division members. Read Full Story »
Week three of the 2012 college football season features most of the top teams in action, including (1) Alabama vs. FAU, (2) LSU at Auburn, (22) Arizona at (3) Oregon, and Vanderbilt at (5) Georgia.
Other top games include (15) Kansas State at (6) Oklahoma, Missouri at (7) South Carolina, Maryland at (8) West Virginia, and (18) Michigan at (11) Notre Dame.
ESPN Gameday will broadcast live from Tallahassee, Florida, the site of a top ten ACC match-up between 4th ranked Florida State and 10th ranked Clemson. Read Full Story »
The Iowa State Cyclones and the Northern Iowa Panthers have signed a long-term football scheduling agreement, both schools announced this afternoon.
Iowa State will host UNI at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2021, and 2023. The two schools previously had an agreement, but revised it to add the 2019, 2021, and 2023 dates. Read Full Story »
Notre Dame and UConn could play a 2014 football game at Fenway Park in Boston, The Day has reported.
The game would be considered a home game for the Fighting Irish, who recently announced they would stay independent in football but play five ACC games per season.
Back in March, Boston Red Sox executives indicated that they were pursuing a high-profile college football game for Fenway Park. Although the Irish have been less than stellar on the field lately, they are a nationally recognized brand that would bring attention and fans to the game. Read Full Story »
Texas Tech will host Texas State in 2013 and will face UTEP in a home-and-home series in 2014 and 2015, Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt told the Avalanche Journal.
No specific dates for the three games were mentioned. A representative of Texas Tech told us that currently there are “no dates yet for release.”
2013 will be the third consecutive season that Texas Tech has played Texas State. Read Full Story »
The SEC has announced the football TV schedule for games on Saturday, Sept. 29. The CBS Game of the Week will feature Georgia hosting Tennessee at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Missouri will kick off the action at noon eastern on FSN when they travel to face the UCF Knights. Alabama, the current no. 1 team in the country, will host Ole Miss at 9:15 p.m. ET on either ESPN or ESPN2. Read Full Story »
The USA TODAY Sports Coaches Top 25 Poll for week 4 has been released, and just like the AP Poll, Alabama and LSU sit atop the rankings. Oregon, Florida State, and Oklahoma complete the Top 5.
Stanford also enjoyed a big jump in the Coaches Poll, moving from 16th to 11th. USC dropped from 3rd all the way down to 12th.
Arkansas dropped from the rankings after being blown out by Alabama 52-0. Virginia Tech, previously ranked 13th, fell out after losing to unranked Pittsburgh. Read Full Story »
The AP Top 25 Poll for week 4 has been released, and Alabama and LSU top the latest rankings. Oregon, Florida State, and Georgia round out the Top 5.
After their 21-14 win over then no. 2 USC, the Stanford Cardinal jumped from 21st to 9th. The loss dropped the Trojans from 2nd to 13th.
Notre Dame also made a big leap in the standings, moving from 20th to 11th after defeating Michigan State 20-3. Read Full Story »
LSU and TCU have agreed in principle to open the 2013 season at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the Star-Telegram has reported.
The 2013 edition of the “Cowboys Classic” will likely be played in prime time on Aug. 31, 2013 and televised on an ESPN network. LSU is 5-2-1 overall against TCU, 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. LSU was set to host TCU on Sept. 7, 2013 and then travel to face the Horned Frogs on Sept. 6, 2014. Read Full Story »
On Wednesday, Notre Dame announced that they are joining the ACC in all sports except football, where the Irish will remain independent.
In order to exit the Big East, the Fighting Irish must pay the conference a $5 million exit fee and provide 27 months notice. That means Notre Dame would join the ACC for the 2015 season. However, they could negotiate an earlier exit similar to what Pittsburgh and Syracuse did earlier this year. Read Full Story »
The Oregon Ducks have completed their 2013 non-conference football schedule with the addition of Nicholls State, The Register Guard has reported.
Nicholls State will visit Autzen Stadium for both schools’ season opener on Aug. 31, 2013. UO and NSU have never met in football.
The Nicholls State Colonels are a member of the Southland Conference in the FCS. Read Full Story »
Duke University and North Carolina Central University announced today that they have extended the Bull City Gridiron Classic football series.
Duke and N.C. Central, who meet this Saturday, are scheduled to play future games at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham in 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017. Duke won the only previous meeting 49-14 on Sept. 26, 2009. Read Full Story »
The Sun Belt Conference will begin playing a nine-game football schedule in 2015, according to the future schedules posted by Western Kentucky.
Back in June, Sun Belt commissioner Karl Benson stated that the conference would likely move to a nine-game schedule. “There’s a chance we could get to nine games as early as 2014 but my guess would be 2015,” Benson said. Read Full Story »
Week three of the 2012 college football season features most of the top teams in action, including no. 1 Alabama at Arkansas and no. 2 USC at Stanford. Other top games include Wake Forest at Florida State, Notre Dame at Michigan State, Texas at Ole Miss, and Florida at Tennessee.
ESPN Gameday will broadcast live from Knoxville, the site of the game between the Florida Gators and the Tennessee Volunteers. Both teams are 2-0 overall. Read Full Story »
New Mexico State athletic director Dr. McKinley Boston confirmed to fans and supporters in a letter Wednesday that the Aggies will play as an FBS Independent beginning in 2013.
In his letter, Boston wrote the following regarding NMSU’s FBS status:
NMSU is committed to continuing at the Division 1 level and we are committed to our football program. Our focus is to win WAC championships and to be the best mid-major program we can be. Looking ahead, we are planning to play as an independent football program in 2013. Nine of 12 football games have already been scheduled with at least five of those games to be played at home. The entire 2013 football schedule should be available in mid-October. Even though our football program will be independent in 2013, NMSU will remain a WAC member in all other sports. Read Full Story »