The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have released their 2013 football schedule. All of their 2013 opponents were previously announced, but they have now posted the official schedule to their website.
There has been one date change on the schedule. Notre Dame has pushed back their home date against BYU one week and will now host the Cougars on Nov. 23.
That makes Notre Dame’s second off week Nov. 16, which falls between their trip to Pittsburgh and their home game against BYU. Read Full Story »
The 2012 Preseason USA Today Sports Top 25 Coaches Poll has been released and the LSU Tigers top the rankings. LSU received 18 first place votes and 1,403 total points.
Alabama, who defeated LSU in the 2012 BCS National Championship Game, is a close second. The Crimson Tide received 20 first place votes and 1,399 points overall. USC follows in third place with 19 first place votes and 1,388 points. Read Full Story »
The Bowling Green Falcons have added a future home-and-home football series against South Alabama and removed a series with Texas State, according to an announcement today.
Bowling Green and South Alabama will begin their two-game series at Doyt Perry Stadium in Ohio on Sept. 11, 2021. The Falcons will then travel to face the Jaguars at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile on Sept. 3, 2022. Read Full Story »
Earlier this year, conference commissioners said they wanted to implement a “winning record” requirement for teams to become bowl eligible in 2014.
But after further evaluation, that requirement appears to have been tabled and 6-6 will remain the benchmark, AL.com reported yesterday.
“I see it staying at 6-6 for the foreseeable future,” Wright Waters, executive director of the Football Bowl Association told AL.com. Read Full Story »
The Liberty Flames will travel to Morgantown to face the West Virginia Mountaineers in 2015, Liberty has announced.
An exact date for the contest will be determined later. The game will be only the second meeting ever between the two schools. West Virginia beat Liberty 33-20 in 2009 in Morgantown.
West Virginia now has three non-conference games tentatively slated for each season through 2016. Read Full Story »
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 »