The Old Dominion Monarchs will play a Conference USA football schedule beginning in 2014, ODU athletic director Wood Selig said on Thursday.
Old Dominion announced in May that they are joining Conference USA in football in 2015, while all other sports will join for the 2013-14 season. According to The Virginian-Pilot, C-USA athletic directors agreed earlier this week to include Old Dominion in the 2014 football schedule.
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Week five of the 2012 college football season features most of the top teams in action, including (1) Alabama vs. Ole Miss, (2) Oregon at Washington State, (3) LSU vs. Towson, (4) Florida State at USF, and (5) Georgia vs. Tennessee.
Other top games include (25) Baylor at (9) West Virginia, (12) Texas at Oklahoma State, and (16) Oklahoma at Texas Tech. Read Full Story »
LSU and TCU will face off in the 2013 Cowboys Classic at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, both schools announced this afternoon. The game will be played on Saturday, Aug. 31 and will be televised by ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.
The season-opener next season will be the ninth meeting between LSU and TCU. LSU leads the overall series 5-2-1, but the two schools haven’t played since 1968.
As part of the game contract, LSU and TCU will play this game only and will not complete the home-and-home series they initially agreed to back in 2006. Read Full Story »
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have canceled future football games against the Michigan Wolverines in 2015, 2016, and 2017, the AP has reported.
Through a freedom of information request, the AP found that Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick sent a letter to Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon exercising a three-year out in their contract.
Notre Dame and Michigan are still scheduled to meet each year through 2031, with the exception of 2018 and 2019. Their last game under the current contract is set for Sept. 6, 2014 in South Bend. Read Full Story »
The USC Trojans will open the 2014 season against the Fresno State Bulldogs, both schools announced on Monday.
USC will host Fresno State at Los Angeles Coliseum on Aug. 30, 2014. This will be the third meeting between the two schools, although USC vacated their 2005 win against the Bulldogs due to NCAA sanctions. Fresno State won the only other contest 24-7 in the 1992 Freedom Bowl.
The addition of Fresno State completes the 2014 non-conference schedule for USC. Read Full Story »
The SEC has announced the football TV schedule for games on Saturday, Oct. 6. The CBS Game of the Week will feature LSU at Florida at 3:30 p.m. ET.
A huge game in the SEC East between Georgia and South Carolina kicks off at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN. Georgia is currently ranked 5th in both polls while South Carolina in ranked 6th. Read Full Story »
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders and the BYU Cougars have signed a home-and-home football series for 2013 and 2014, The Tennessean has reported.
Middle Tennessee will travel to face BYU at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo in 2013. The game will be the first ever meeting between the two schools. The Blue Raiders will then host the Cougars at Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium in Murfreesboro in 2014. Read Full Story »
Wyoming and Washington State have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2015 and 2018, both schools have announced.
Washington State will host the first game of the series at Martin Stadium in Pullman on Sept. 12, 2015. The final game will be played on Sept. 1, 2018 at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie.
“The Wyoming series falls in line with my goal to add quality nonconference opponents for our football program,” said WSU Director of Athletics Bill Moos. Read Full Story »
The Big East Conference is considering their options for a 14th member, and the two most likely schools are Air Force and BYU, ESPN has reported.
When Navy joins the conference in 2015, the Big East will have 13 football-playing members. The conference wants to add a 14th team from the West to balance their divisions.
Another option the Big East has reportedly considered is adding Air Force, Army, and BYU to create a 16-team league with eight division members. Read Full Story »
Week three of the 2012 college football season features most of the top teams in action, including (1) Alabama vs. FAU, (2) LSU at Auburn, (22) Arizona at (3) Oregon, and Vanderbilt at (5) Georgia.
Other top games include (15) Kansas State at (6) Oklahoma, Missouri at (7) South Carolina, Maryland at (8) West Virginia, and (18) Michigan at (11) Notre Dame.
ESPN Gameday will broadcast live from Tallahassee, Florida, the site of a top ten ACC match-up between 4th ranked Florida State and 10th ranked Clemson. Read Full Story »
The Iowa State Cyclones and the Northern Iowa Panthers have signed a long-term football scheduling agreement, both schools announced this afternoon.
Iowa State will host UNI at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2021, and 2023. The two schools previously had an agreement, but revised it to add the 2019, 2021, and 2023 dates. Read Full Story »
Notre Dame and UConn could play a 2014 football game at Fenway Park in Boston, The Day has reported.
The game would be considered a home game for the Fighting Irish, who recently announced they would stay independent in football but play five ACC games per season.
Back in March, Boston Red Sox executives indicated that they were pursuing a high-profile college football game for Fenway Park. Although the Irish have been less than stellar on the field lately, they are a nationally recognized brand that would bring attention and fans to the game. Read Full Story »
Texas Tech will host Texas State in 2013 and will face UTEP in a home-and-home series in 2014 and 2015, Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt told the Avalanche Journal.
No specific dates for the three games were mentioned. A representative of Texas Tech told us that currently there are “no dates yet for release.”
2013 will be the third consecutive season that Texas Tech has played Texas State. Read Full Story »
The SEC has announced the football TV schedule for games on Saturday, Sept. 29. The CBS Game of the Week will feature Georgia hosting Tennessee at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Missouri will kick off the action at noon eastern on FSN when they travel to face the UCF Knights. Alabama, the current no. 1 team in the country, will host Ole Miss at 9:15 p.m. ET on either ESPN or ESPN2. Read Full Story »
The USA TODAY Sports Coaches Top 25 Poll for week 4 has been released, and just like the AP Poll, Alabama and LSU sit atop the rankings. Oregon, Florida State, and Oklahoma complete the Top 5.
Stanford also enjoyed a big jump in the Coaches Poll, moving from 16th to 11th. USC dropped from 3rd all the way down to 12th.
Arkansas dropped from the rankings after being blown out by Alabama 52-0. Virginia Tech, previously ranked 13th, fell out after losing to unranked Pittsburgh. Read Full Story »