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    Troy Trojans announce 2013 Non-conference Football Schedule

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    Troy TrojansThe Troy Trojans have announced their 2013 non-conference football schedule, which includes games against Mississippi State and Ole Miss.

    Troy opens the 2013 season with back-to-back home games against the UAB Blazers on Aug. 31 and the Alcorn State Braves on Sept. 7. Read Full Story »

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    C-USA likely to play an 8-game Conference Football Schedule

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    Conference USAWith Conference USA set to have 12 members next season and 14 by 2015, they will likely play an 8-game conference schedule, C-USA commissioner Britton Banowsky told the Charlotte Observer.

    Conference USA currently has 12 football members, but Houston, Memphis, SMU, and UCF are leaving for the Big East in 2013. C-USA will add Florida International, Louisiana Tech, North Texas, and UTSA which will keep their overall number at 12 for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. Read Full Story »

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    Notre Dame to Schedule up to six Big 12 Football Games?

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    Notre Dame is reportedly close to moving their Olympic sports to the Big 12 and, as part of the agreement, could eventually schedule up to six football games per season against Big 12 teams.

    Sources told Chip Brown of OrangeBloods.com that Notre Dame would likely play “three or so” football games against the Big 12 to start with before eventually adding more.

    This doesn’t mean that Notre Dame is joining the Big 12 in football, only creating a scheduling agreement similar to what they currently have with the Big East. Read Full Story »

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    Texas Tech close to canceling 2012 game at Texas State over Longhorn Network

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    Texas Tech at Texas StateTexas Tech came close to canceling their Sept. 8, 2012 game at Texas State because the game could have been picked up by the Longhorn Network, RedRaiderSports.com has reported.

    The game was slated to be picked up by one of the ESPN networks, but the exact channel hasn’t been announced yet. A source told RRS that Texas Tech is “adamantly opposed to playing on the Longhorn Network” and is “putting serious consideration into canceling the game and playing an 11 game schedule.” Read Full Story »

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    BCS Commissioners reach consensus on four-team College Football Playoff

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    The Coaches' TrophyCommissioners of the BCS conferences announced today that they have reached a consensus for a four-team college football playoff. Their proposal will be presented to the Presidential Oversight Committee on Tuesday in Washington, DC.

    Details of the four-team playoff, including how the teams will be selected and whether there will be a requirement for teams to win their conference championship, were ironed out in a series of meetings. Read Full Story »

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    Navy Midshipmen post tentative 2015 Non-conference Football Schedule

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    Navy at SMU (2011)The Navy Midshipmen have posted a tentative 2015 non-conference football schedule to their official website that includes games against Air Force, Army, Hawaii and Notre Dame.

    Navy is set to join the Big East in 2015 and is in the process of paring down their future non-conference football schedules. As an FBS Independent, the Middies had 12 and sometimes 13 individual games to schedule each season. But as a member of the Big East, Navy will likely only have four non-conference games. Read Full Story »

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    Russell Athletic new sponsor for Orlando Bowl Game

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    Russell Athletic BowlRussell Athletic is the new title sponsor for one of the two Orlando bowl games, Russell Athletic and Florida Citrus Sports announced today.

    Russell Athletic replaces Champs Sports as the title sponsor of the game. Champs Sports has been the sponsor since 2004. Prior to that, the bowl game was sponsored by Blockbuster (1990-93), Carquest (1994-97), MicronPC (1998-00) and Mazda (2002-03). Read Full Story »

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    Phil Steele’s 2012 College Football Strength of Schedule Rankings

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    Phil Steele has published his 2012 college football strength of schedule rankings. Notre Dame has the toughest schedule in 2012, while UTSA has the easiest. Read Full Story »

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    FOX Sports announces 2012 College Football TV Schedule

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    FOX SportsFOX Sports Media Group has announced their 2012 college football TV schedule featuring over 165 games, including the Big Ten and Pac-12 Championship games and the 2013 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic.

    Games this year will air nationally on FOX, FX, Fox Sports Net (FSN), Big Ten Network (BTN) and Fox College Sports (FCS).

    College football on the FOX networks kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 1 with three games at noon eastern.  Read Full Story »

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    Conference USA announces 2012 Football TV Schedule

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    Conference USAThe 2012 Conference USA Football TV Schedule has been announced and features 60 regular-season games, the C-USA Championship Game and six bowl games.

    The first C-USA team in action in 2012 is Rice. The Owls will host the UCLA Bruins of the Pac-12 on Thursday, Aug. 30 at 7:30 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network. Read Full Story »

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    Southern Miss to play at Arkansas in 2013

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    Southern Miss Golden EaglesThe Southern Miss Golden Eagles will play at the Arkansas Razorbacks in 2013, USM announced today.

    Southern Miss will travel to face Arkansas at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville on Sept. 14, 2013. The contract is for one game and it will be the highest payout ever received for USM. Read Full Story »

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    Report: Michigan, Utah close to scheduling Home-and-home Football Series

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    Brady Hoke (2012 Sugar Bowl)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 »

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    The Hawaii Exemption – 2012 Edition

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    Aloha StadiumThe 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 »

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    Nevada may cancel 2013 football game at Florida State

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    Florida State-NevadaNevada 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 »

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    Army, Notre Dame working on Future Football Series

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    Army vs. Notre Dame at Yankee Stadium (2010)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 »

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