Yesterday essentially marked the end of the regular season in college football, with the Army-Navy game next week as the lone exception.
Now it’s time for bowl season! Match-ups for all 35 games will be announced throughout the day and finalized this evening during the BCS Selection Show.
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We should have known. We truly should have known.
Just when we all thought the SEC’s streak of playing for national titles would end, Kansas State lost. Then Oregon lost. We will not get an all-SEC title game this year, but the winner of this year’s conference championship game gets the honor of facing Notre Dame in the BCS Championship. Alabama is fighting for a return trip to play for the title, while a Georgia win would allow them to play for their first title since 1980. Ironically enough, Georgia beat Notre Dame to win that title. Read Full Story »
The Memphis Tigers have announced their future non-conference football opponents, which features a new home-and-home series vs. UCLA.
Memphis will travel to face UCLA at the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles on Sept. 6, 2014. The Bruins will return the game by playing at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Sept. 16, 2017. The 2014 game will be the first ever meeting between the two schools. Read Full Story »
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles have added the Texas State Bobcats to their 2013 football schedule, the Hattiesburg American has reported.
Southern Miss will host Texas State at M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg to open the season on Aug. 31. The game will be the first ever meeting between the two schools. Read Full Story »
The San Diego State Aztecs have added future football games against California, New Mexico State, and San Jose State, the school announced today.
Agreements with California and New Mexico State call for home-and-home series, while SDSU and San Jose State will play a total of three games.
San Diego State will travel to face Cal at California Memorial Stadium in Berkley on Sept. 12, 2015. The Aztecs will then host the Golden Bears at Qualcomm Stadium on Sept. 10, 2016. Read Full Story »
Nebraska and Oklahoma have scheduled a 2021-22 home-and-home football series, both schools announced this afternoon.
Oklahoma will host the first game of the series at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman on Sept. 18, 2021. Nebraska will host the second game at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln on Sept. 17, 2022.
“Our rivalry with Oklahoma has been one of the great traditional matchups in the history of college football,” Nebraska Athletic Director Tom Osborne said. Read Full Story »
Southern Miss and Nebraska have been going back and forth over where to play their 2013 contest, which was originally slated for Hattiesburg on Sept. 7.
First the game was rumored to be played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, and then later Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City was mentioned.
A third possibility was having the Cornhuskers host the game in Lincoln, according to Nebraska AD Tom Osborne. Read Full Story »
Week 14 of the 2012 college football season kicks off tonight with Louisville traveling to Rutgers (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN). The winner of the game claims the Big East title and a spot in a BCS Bowl game.
Conference championship games begin on Friday. Kent State faces Northern Illinois for the MAC title (7 p.m. ET, ESPN2), while Stanford hosts UCLA in the Pac-12 (8 p.m. ET, FOX). Read Full Story »
One of the wildest ACC football seasons in recent memory draws to a close on Saturday in Charlotte. Clemson lost their first ACC game to Florida State, then never lost again over the course of the ACC schedule. Maryland lost every scholarship quarterback to injury and finished the season with a linebacker playing quarterback. Maryland was not done making news, though, as they announced their intent to leave for the Big 10 in 2014.
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The Florida Atlantic Owls and the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will join Conference USA in 2014, multiple sources have reported.
Harry Minium broke the news this morning that Middle Tennessee was the first school to accept an offer to join Conference USA. Later in the day, ESPN confirmed the news and then reported that Florida Atlantic would also move to C-USA. The Sun-Sentinel has also confirmed FAU’s move. Read Full Story »
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will open the 2013 football season at the NC State Wolfpack, the Shreveport Times has reported.
The game will be played at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, likely on Aug. 31. An exact date was not specified, but NC State athletic director Debbie Yow stated that they “…will be opening with Louisiana Tech, a Top 20 team.”
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The Louisville Cardinals will join the Atlantic Coast Conference, the ACC announced this morning. UL will likely join the ACC in 2014 when Maryland departs for the Big Ten.
Louisville has been a member of the Big East Conference since 2005. Prior to that, the Cardinals were in Conference USA from 1996 through 2004. Read Full Story »
The East Carolina Pirates and the Tulane Green Wave will join the Big East Conference in 2014, it was announced today.
East Carolina will join the Big East in football only. The Pirates, members of Conference USA since 1997, announced their decision at a news conference this evening.
“ECU is excited to become a football member of the BIG EAST Conference,” ECU Chancellor Steve Ballard said. “We know we will be successful and add value to the BIG EAST. While hundreds of dedicated Pirates have contributed to this day, I especially want to recognize the relentless energy of Terry Holland and Nick Floyd in making this day a reality. It is a great day to be a Pirate.” Read Full Story »
The 2013 Pac-12 football schedule rotation has been set, ESPN announced today.
There are a couple of changes to the rotation from the original Pac-12 schedule grid that was released in 2010. Colorado will play Washington instead of Washington State, while Utah will play Washington State instead of Washington.
If the prior Pac-12 scheduling pattern holds true, the 2013 opponents should simply switch sites for the 2014 season. Read Full Story »
The regular season is over and the SEC has shown once again why it is by far the best conference in college football. With Florida’s convincing victory over Florida State in Tallahassee, it put the Gators in the position to possibly play in the national championship if Notre Dame would’ve fell to USC. While the Irish played dream killer to the Gators BCS title hopes Saturday night, the SEC will have Georgia or Alabama playing Notre Dame for the whole enchilada on January 7th.
Here’s the thing, they’re are several deserving teams that could be in Georgia or Alabama’s place. The farce about the way the BCS is set up is it’s not how you lose, it’s when you lose. Take Oregon for instance, they lost to Stanford late in the year. Read Full Story »