The long-term football scheduling agreement between the Big Ten and Pac-12 isn’t set to begin until 2017, but that isn’t stopping some teams from getting in on the action beforehand.
Chris Balas of TheWolverine.com tweeted today that Michigan is close to signing a home-and-home football series with the Utah Utes. The series would reportedly begin in Ann Arbor in 2014 and close at Utah on a Thursday in 2015. Read Full Story »
The Hawaii Exemption, as it’s commonly known, is a rule enacted by the NCAA that allows Division I football teams that play at Hawaii to schedule a 13th regular-season game. The rule also allows the Warriors to play an extra game each season.
The addition of the 13th game, usually a home game, means extra revenue for those teams which is used to offset travel costs. But teams are not obligated to schedule the extra game. Read Full Story »
Nevada may cancel their 2013 football game against Florida State, FSU athletic director Randy Spetman said on Thursday.
Florida State is currently slated to host Nevada at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee on Sept. 21, 2013. The game, which has been on the schedule since 2005, would be the first ever meeting between the two schools.
If Nevada does cancel the game, Spetman says they would owe the Seminoles $600,000. Read Full Story »
Army and Notre Dame are in discussions for a future football series, Army athletic director Boo Corrgian confirmed yesterday.
“We’re working through details with the University of Notre Dame on a series,” Corrigan said. “It’s coming in the future. We’re excited about a series that we are going to play with them.”
Corrigan said they are in the “final throes” of talks and that one of the games could be played at Yankee Stadium. Read Full Story »
ESPN, NBC and the Big Ten Network each announced times and coverage for over 100 college football games today. The Mid-American Conference (MAC) also released several kickoff times this afternoon.
The ESPN family of networks (ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3) added 68 games to their slate, including five season-openers on Thursday, Aug. 30. That night is highlighted by South Carolina at Vanderbilt (7 p.m. ET) and Washington State at BYU (10:15 p.m. ET) on ESPN. Read Full Story »
NBC and NBC Sports have announced their 2012 college football TV schedule, which features 17 FBS games and 15 FCS games.
The 2012 slate of games on the NBC networks kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 3:30 p.m. ET with Purdue at Notre Dame on NBC and Delaware State at Delaware on NBC Sports Network. Read Full Story »
The Washington Huskies have completed their 2013 non-conference football schedule with a home game against Idaho State, The Seattle Times has reported.
Washington will host Idaho State, an FCS team, at Husky Stadium in Seattle on Sept. 21, 2013. The game will be the first ever meeting between the two schools.
The match-up will also be Washington’s second against an FCS team since 1992. Read Full Story »
CBS officially announced a partial 2012 football TV schedule this morning as well as the kickoff time for the 2012 SEC Championship Game in Atlanta.
CBS will televise 15 SEC football games in 2012, including the 2012 SEC Championship Game on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 4 p.m. ET. The network will also show the Hyundai Sun Bowl on Monday, Dec. 31 at 2 p.m. ET, which will feature a match-up between teams from the ACC and Pac-12. Read Full Story »
The SEC is set to add the AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl as a tie-in for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. The official announcement, which could come as early as today, would give the SEC a record 10 bowl tie-ins.
The SEC would replace the Mountain West, which opted to take a spot in the Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas. The MWC made that move after BYU signed agreements to play in the 2012 Poinsettia Bowl and the 2013 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. Read Full Story »
In a conference call this morning, the Big Ten Conference announced that their presidents prefer the “status quo” over a four-team college football playoff.
“If the Big Ten presidents were to vote today, we would vote for the status quo,” Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman said on the conference call. “We think it best serves college football. We think it best protects our student-athletes. I don’t think any of us are anxious … to ask our student-athletes to play a 15th game.” Read Full Story »
The SEC has approved the 6-1-1 football schedule format for the foreseeable future, Florida athletics director Jeremy Foley announced today.
SEC presidents and athletics directors have been debating the future football schedule format this week at their Spring meetings in Destin, Florida.
The 6-1-1 format means that each SEC team will play six inter-division games, one permanent cross-division game, and one rotating cross-division game. That’s an 8-game SEC schedule, which the conference has played since splitting into divisions in 1992. Read Full Story »
Ohio State and Georgia have canceled their 2020-21 home-and-home football series, FBSchedules.com has learned through documents obtained from UGA.
The Buckeyes and Bulldogs signed a memorandum of understanding to play the two game series back in December 2010. But the two schools were unable to come up with dates for the games which has resulted in their cancellation. Read Full Story »
The 2012 SEC Spring meetings begin today at the Sandestin Hilton in Destin, Florida One of the topics this week will be the future schedule format for football.
Over the weekend, SEC schedule guru and consultant Larry Templeton indicated that the conference will likely go with the 6-1-1 format. This format means each team plays six divisional games, one permanent cross-division opponent and one rotating cross-division team. Read Full Story »
The Virginia Cavaliers have scheduled a 2017-18 home-and-home football series with the Stanford Cardinal, Virginia’s official website indicates.
Virginia will host the series opener at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville on Sept. 9, 2017 while the final game will be played at Stanford Stadium on Sept. 8, 2018. The 2017 game will be the first ever meeting between these two schools. Read Full Story »
The Bowling Green Falcons have added future home-and-home football series against Louisiana Tech and Texas State. The Falcons have also made several other additions and changes to their future schedules which have been posted to their official website.
Bowling Green and Louisiana Tech will begin their two-game series at Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston, LA on Sept. 22, 2018. The Falcons will then host the Bulldogs at Doyt Perry Stadium in Bowling Green, OH on Sept. 14, 2019. Read Full Story »