The UNLV Rebels have scheduled future home-and-home football series vs. BYU and Central Michigan, the school announced today.
UNLV will travel to face BYU at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Nov. 15, 2014. The Rebels will then host the Cougars at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas on Nov. 14, 2015.
BYU and UNLV have met 18 times since 1978, and most of those meetings were conference games when both were members of the WAC or Mountain West. The Cougars lead the overall series 15-3. Read Full Story »
Week 12 of the 2012 college football season kicked off on Wednesday night and continues tonight with an ACC contest. North Carolina travels to face Virginia at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Featured Top 25 match-ups this week include (13) Stanford at (2) Oregon and (18) USC at (17) UCLA.
Other games involving Top 25 teams include (1) Kansas State at Baylor, Wake Forest at (3) Notre Dame, Ole Miss at (7) LSU, NC State at (11) Clemson, (12) Oklahoma at West Virginia, Minnesota at (14) Nebraska, and TCU at (15) Texas. Read Full Story »
A lot of major conferences have their so-called “light weeks”, where they play smaller schools. It just so happens that the SEC has one of their lighter weeks in the middle of November. Seven SEC schools will face FCS opponents in Week 12, leaving just a handful of conference games. Read Full Story »
The Michigan State Spartans have added the Furman Paladins to their 2016 football schedule, Furman announced this afternoon.
Furman will travel to face Michigan State at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing on Sept. 17, 2016. The two schools have never met in football.
“We’re pleased to add Michigan State to our 2016 football schedule and look forward to the challenge,” Furman director of athletics Dr. Gary Clark said.
Furman, located in Greenville, SC, is a member of the Southern Conference in the Football Championship Division. Read Full Story »
The Big East Conference has approved a 2-division format for football for the 2013 and 2014 seasons, commissioner Mike Aresco announced today.
The winners of the East and West Divisions will meet in the Big East Championship Game, which will be held at the home site of one of the “participating teams.” The host will likely be the team with the best record in conference play, although the specifics were not announced. Read Full Story »
Last month it was reported that Temple was trying to add a game at Hawaii to their 2012 football schedule, which would have given the Owls 12 games.
Today Temple announced that they have ended negotiations with Hawaii and will not face the Warriors in Honolulu this season. Read Full Story »
Another week, another leader in the ACC Coastal division. The next batter up is Georgia Tech, ascending to the throne after a 68-50 shootout in Chapel Hill. The Coastal still has three teams who could make it to Charlotte, and two of those play each other this weekend. The Atlantic almost saw a new leader itself last week, but Florida State managed to hold on to defeat a game Virginia Tech squad in Blacksburg. The scenario remains the same for both the Seminoles and Tigers as it has been ever since Florida State lost in Raleigh. Clemson has to beat NC State in Death Valley, then hope for the seemingly impossible in a Maryland victory over Florida State.
If there is one thing this ACC season has taught us, though, it is that anything can — and will — happen in this conference. This week’s slate contains some key conference matchups and a few non-conference tilts, and the virtual car is full of gas for our regular trip around the ACC. Read Full Story »
What a weekend for the Texas A&M Aggies. The boys from College Station proved they belong in the SEC with a stunning upset of Alabama last Saturday night. Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel reminded me of Doug Flutie and Brett Favre in the way of avoiding the sack and extending the play in order to find the open receiver against the Tide. A&M will be a force to be reckoned with in the SEC as long as Manziel lines up under center for the Aggies, and they might just bring home a national championship to College Station before his career is over. It’s hard to believe he’s only a freshman. It should give schools like Tennessee and Auburn faith that the right recruit can quickly turn your teams fortunes around.
Alabama’s loss had a serious ripple effect on the polls and the BCS standings. Kansas State and Oregon are #1 and #2 in the BCS, but as we saw with Alabama, there are no guarantees they will meet in January. Read Full Story »
The six BCS AQ Conferences have each announced their football TV schedule for the weekend of November 24, 2012, which is Thanksgiving weekend and also Rivalry Week.
Top match-ups on Nov. 24 include South Carolina at Clemson, Florida at Florida State, Georgia Tech at Georgia, Oklahoma State at Oklahoma, Michigan at Ohio State, Wisconsin at Penn State, Oregon at Oregon State, Stanford at UCLA, Notre Dame at USC, and Auburn at Alabama.
The remainder of times and TV for the weekend of 11/24 are listed on each teams 2012 football schedule. Read Full Story »
The Kansas State Wildcats have taken over the top spot in the BCS Standings for Week 12. The Wildcats (10-0, 7-0 Big 12) beat TCU 23-10 yesterday.
K-State ascended to the top spot after Alabama, the BCS no. 1 for three consecutive weeks, fell at home 29-24 to the Texas A&M Aggies. Alabama is now in fourth place and are the highest ranked one-loss team.
The Oregon Ducks (10-0, 7-0 Pac-12) have moved into second place after crushing California 59-17 last night. Notre Dame, also 10-0, has moved up one spot to third place after their 21-6 win at Boston College. Read Full Story »
While looking at the top 25 schedule for Saturday, it quickly dawned on me that this week is pretty much a dog week (whenever ESPN College Gameday is on an aircraft carrier, that’s a pretty good sign). I think the top 2 teams (Alabama, K-State) will run roughshod over their two opponents (Texas A&M, TCU). Oregon and Notre Dame have two cupcake games Saturday, so the top four should remain unchanged.
I then took a look at the Big 10 and saw a matchup between two programs that normally would have big time bowl ramifications. Nebraska and Penn State are two of the most successful programs in college football, and their fan bases are some of the most dedicated in the country. Read Full Story »
We will dedicate some time to recapping the life and story of a true legend of the game. Hall of Famer Darrell Royal left us on Wednesday, and though he is probably best known for his time at Texas, the namesake of the Longhorns’ stadium actually started his career coaching in the SEC. Royal was 12-8 in two seasons (1954 and 1955) as Mississippi State’s head coach before heading off to Washington and eventually the job for which he is best known.
Royal compiled a 17-3 record against former Southwestern Conference (and current SEC member) Texas A&M during his time in Austin, and though many consider the Red River Shootout the primary Texas rivalry, the Lone Star Showdown will forever hold great meaning to fans of both schools Read Full Story »
Washington State has moved their 2013 football game against BYU to the 2019 season, WSU Director of Athletics Bill Moos announced today.
“At our request BYU has agreed to move our 2013 game to the 2019 season,” Moos said. “This move will provide greater balance to our future schedules.”
Washington State and BYU finalized a 2012-13 home-and-home football series last December, and the first game was played in Provo back on Aug. 30. BYU crushed Washington State 30-6. Read Full Story »
The Florida Atlantic Owls will face the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in a 2014-15 home-and-home football series, FAU announced today.
FAU will host the first game of the series at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton in 2014. The second and final game will be hosted by the Golden Hurricane at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium in 2015. The two schools have never met in football. Read Full Story »
Week eleven of the 2012 college football season kicked off on Tuesday night and continues tonight with two FBS games: ULM at Arkansas State and (10) Florida State at Virginia Tech.
Featured Top 25 match-ups this week include (15) Texas A&M at (1) Alabama, (2) Kansas State at TCU, (21) Mississippi State at (7) LSU, (11) Oregon State at (14) Stanford.
Other top games include (3) Oregon at California, (4) Notre Dame at Boston College, Arkansas at (8) South Carolina, Baylor at (12) Oklahoma, and Penn State at (16) Nebraska. Read Full Story »