The UCF Knights have been issued a one-year postseason ban for major recruiting violations uncovered in football and basketball last year.
Central Florida was also cited for lack of institutional control, fined $50,000 and placed on 5-years probation, among other penalties.
UCF President John Hitt said the school planned to accept all of the penalties, but after talking with head coach George O’Leary, the Knights will likely appeal the postseason ban in football. Read Full Story »
Michigan State has added Wyoming to their 2014 football schedule and has also set dates for future games in their Celebrate the State football series, their 2012 media guide indicates.
The Spartans are tentatively set to host Wyoming in East Lansing on Sept. 20, 2014. According to the media guide, Michigan State is also playing Eastern Michigan the same day.
Of course Michigan State doesn’t plan on playing a football doubleheader. Read Full Story »
In the wake of their four-year postseason ban and $73 million in fines, the Penn State Nittany Lions are looking to upgrade their future football schedules.
Several options have been considered by Penn State acting athletic director Dave Joyner and head coach Bill O’Brien. Chief among those is scheduling home-and-home series or neutral site games against high profile teams.
Penn State has also considered playing a 13th game in Hawaii and is in discussions with Wisconsin to make their annual match-up a trophy game. Read Full Story »
Commissioner Jim Delany said at the Big Ten media days this week that the conference will keep an eight-game football schedule.
The decision comes on the heels of the suspension of the long-term scheduling agreement between the Big Ten and Pac-12. Delany said that the Pac-12′s nine-game conference schedule and “previous non-conference commitments” made the task of matching up 24 teams across two conferences “too difficult.” Read Full Story »
Due to the upcoming nine-game football schedule in the ACC, Virginia Tech has updated their future non-conference schedules.
ACC teams will now play three non-conference games each season, and that forced Virginia Tech to shuffle some games.
The Daily Press reports that the Hokies have pushed back the start of their four-game, home-and-home series with East Carolina one year to 2015. Read Full Story »
The Wisconsin Badgers officially announced their 2013 football schedule today, which includes a rumored home game against the BYU Cougars.
Wisconsin opens the 2013 season against UMass on Aug. 31, followed by a home game against Tennessee Tech on Sept. 7 and a trip to Arizona State on Sept. 14.
BYU travels to Camp Randall Stadium on Nov. 9 to complete the non-conference portion of Wisconsin’s 2013 schedule. The two schools are also in discussions for future games. Read Full Story »
The TCU Horned Frogs will play at the Texas Longhorns on Thanksgiving, according to the 2012 Big 12 Football Media Guide that was released today.
Texas will host TCU at Darrell K. Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 22. TCU, who officially joined the Big 12 on July 1, replaces Texas’ annual holiday weekend game against the Texas A&M Aggies. Read Full Story »
The Texas A&M Aggies have added the New Mexico Lobos to their 2013 football schedule, ESPN has reported.
Texas A&M will host New Mexico at Kyle Field in College Station on Nov. 16, 2013. The game will be the fourth overall meeting between the two schools.
In their first ever match-up, the Aggies crushed the Lobos 63-0 in College Station in 1926. Read Full Story »
The UMass Minutemen will host the Maine Black Bears in 2013, according to a report by the Daily Hampshire Gazette.
According to the agreement, UMass will host Maine at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough on Sept. 7, 2013.
The two schools first met in 1909 and have played every season since 1958. UMass leads the overall series 41-16-1. Read Full Story »
The NCAA handed down a stiff punishment to Penn State this morning for their involvement in the child sex abuse scandal that centered on former coach Jerry Sandusky. Read Full Story »
The Valley of the Sun Bowl Foundation has reached an agreement with Buffalo Wild Wings to be the title sponsor of the Tempe, Arizona bowl game that pits the Big 12 against the Big Ten. The new name of the game is the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
The 2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl is set for Saturday, Dec. 29 at 8:15 p.m. ET at Sun Devil Stadium. The game will be televised by ESPN and pits the no. 4 team from the Big 12 against the no. 4 or 5 team from the Big Ten. Read Full Story »
The NCAA will announce “unprecedented” penalties against Penn State as a result of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, according to a report by CBS News. The penalties will be announced at a news conference Monday at 9 a.m. ET.
“I’ve never seen anything like it,” the source told CBS News correspondent Armen Keteyian.
The NCAA said they will levy “corrective and punitive” actions against the school. That likely means the penalties will be a substantial fine in the tens of millions of dollars and actions against the football program, such as a loss of scholarships, bowl ban, TV ban, etc. Read Full Story »
BYU and Wisconsin have finalized a home-and-home football series, according to a report today by Tom Mulhern of the Wisconsin State Journal.
Wisconsin would host BYU at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison in 2013. The Badgers would then return the trip to LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on a date to be announced.
BYU and Wisconsin have been rumored to be in discussions for a series for some time now. Read Full Story »
The Big East Conference and Pittsburgh have reached an agreement that will allow the Panthers to leave for the ACC for the 2013 season.
Pittsburgh’s membership in the Big East will end on July 1, 2013 and the Panthers will officially join the ACC on the same day. Pittsburgh will pay the Big East a one-time fee of $7.5 million for their early departure. Read Full Story »
As a result of the new nine-game ACC football schedule, the Clemson Tigers have canceled future football games against Oklahoma State and Ole Miss.
Clemson was slated to host Ole Miss on Oct. 3, 2015 and travel to face the Rebels on Sept. 10, 2016. The Tigers were also tentatively scheduled to play a home-and-home series against Oklahoma State in 2019 and 2020. Read Full Story »