The Wyoming Cowboys have updated their future non-conference football schedules via their 2012 football prospectus.
One notable change is to the dates of their home-and-home series with the Oregon Ducks. Wyoming was initially slated to travel to Oregon on Sept. 20, 2014, but will now make the trip two weeks earlier on Sept. 6.
Oregon will make the return trip to War Memorial Stadium in Laramie on Sept. 16, 2017. Read Full Story »
The Atlantic Coast Conference and the Orange Bowl Committee have announced a 12-year agreement beginning after the 2014 regular season.
The agreement places the ACC Champion in the Discover Orange Bowl unless that team is chosen to play in the national semifinals by the BCS selection committee. Read Full Story »
Fresno State, Hawaii, and Nevada are now official members of the Mountain West Conference. Each school officially made the switch from the WAC on Sunday, July 1.
With the addition of these three schools, the Mountain West will have ten football members for the 2012 season. In 2013, San Jose State and Utah State join the MWC while Boise State and San Diego State leave for the Big East. That will put the conference at ten football members in 2013 barring any new additions. Read Full Story »
The TCU Horned Frogs and the West Virginia Mountaineers are official members of the Big 12 Conference today. The Big 12 remains at 10 members after losing Missouri and Texas A&M to the SEC.
Since the Big 12 has only ten teams, the conference is not split into divisions. TCU and West Virginia will play every other member of the Big 12 on a yearly rotating basis.
TCU opens the 2012 season on September 8 at home against Grambling State and their first Big 12 game is September 15 at Kansas. Read Full Story »
Today the Missouri Tigers and the Texas A&M Aggies have officially joined the SEC. The conference now has 14 members and has expanded for the first time since 1992.
Missouri will compete in the East Division along with Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt. Their first game of the 2012 season is on September 1 at home against Southeastern Louisiana and their first SEC game is September 8 vs. Georgia. Read Full Story »
The Akron Zips and the Iowa State Cyclones have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2018 and 2019, ISU announced today via Twitter.
Iowa State will host Akron at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames on Sept. 22, 2018. The final game of the series will have the Zips hosting the Cyclones at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field in Akron on Sept. 7, 2019.
The 2018 contest will be the first ever meeting between Akron and Iowa State. Read Full Story »
The Colorado Buffaloes have completed their non-conference football schedules through the 2016 season, the school announced today.
The newest additions to Colorado’s schedules are a Sept. 26, 2015 home game against Grambling State and a Sept. 17, 2016 trip to Ann Arbor to face Michigan.
Colorado and Colorado State will continue to meet annually at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. Read Full Story »
The Michigan Wolverines announced several non-conference opponents for the 2014 through 2016 seasons today, highlighted by match-ups against Colorado and Utah.
Michigan will open the 2014 season at home against Appalachian State on Aug. 30, followed by a trip to face Notre Dame on Sept. 6. The Wolverines then return home to host Miami (OH) on Sept. 13 and Utah on Sept. 20. Read Full Story »
The 2013 BYU at Hawaii football game has changed dates again. The Cougars will now travel to face the Warriors on December 7.
The December 7 date, which is currently listed on Hawaii’s website, was confirmed by UH Director of Media Relations Derek Inouchi. Washington was previously slated to visit Honolulu on that date, but the game was moved to the 2014 season.
Back in 2008, BYU and Hawaii signed a home-and-home agreement and set the 2013 date for Sept. 14. Read Full Story »
The BCS Presidential Oversight Committee approved a four-team college football playoff this afternoon. The playoff will begin after the conclusion of the 2014 regular season.
The committee, which consists of one president from each of the BCS conferences plus Notre Dame, made their announcement today after a meeting in Washington, DC.
A selection committee, the details of which haven’t been decided yet, will seed the playoff teams 1-4. Read Full Story »
The 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 »
With 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 »
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 »
Texas 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 »
Commissioners 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 »