The ball has dropped, the spirits have been consumed and 2013 has been welcomed with the traditional fanfare. As families across the southern United States settled in for their ham, collard greens and black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day, they did so after seeing comeback victories from Georgia and South Carolina. They also enjoyed the realization that the conference has four remaining opportunities to take down bowl victories, including the BCS National Championship. Read Full Story »
January 4, 2006. You may remember the day. Vince Young combined for 467 yards of total offense in the Rose Bowl, including 200 of those yards on 19 rushing attempts. Those 200 yards also netted three rushing touchdowns for Young, who was the game’s offensive MVP. LenDale White also rushed for three touchdowns for USC, then went on to become Young’s teammate in Tennessee before they both flamed out of the NFL. Nine records were set on that day. As it turned out, none of it mattered. USC’s appearance in that game was vacated as part of the punishment for improprieties involving Reggie Bush. Read Full Story »
The Colorado State Rams will play at the Alabama Crimson Tide in 2013 and either the 2015 or 2017 season, CSU announced today.
Colorado State will travel to face Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa on Sept. 21, 2013. The game will be the first ever meeting between the two schools and will pit Bama coach Nick Saban against his former offensive coordinator Jim McElwain, now the head coach of the Rams. Read Full Story »
The 2013 Discover BCS National Championship Game features the Notre Dame Fighting Irish against the Alabama Crimson Tide. Tickets for the game are available through our preferred vendor TicketLiquidator.com.
The game will be played at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL on Monday, January 7, 2013 (8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN).
As of Dec. 12, the cheapest ticket is $1,344 in the corner of the upper deck. Read Full Story »
The Colorado State Rams will play at the Alabama Crimson Tide in 2013, CSU athletic director Jack Graham announced last night at a CSU Ram Club event.
Colorado State will face Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa on Sept. 21, 2013. The game will be the first ever meeting between the two schools and will pit Bama coach Nick Saban against his former offensive coordinator Jim McElwain, now the head coach of the Rams. Read Full Story »
The UTEP Miners will play at the Texas A&M Aggies in 2013, UTEP Director of Athletics Bob Stull announced Friday night.
UTEP will travel to face Texas A&M at Kyle Field in College Station on Nov. 2, 2013. The Miners are 0-2 against the Aggies, having lost 20-17 in 1984 and 45-17 in 2000.
The game completes the 2013 non-conference football schedule for the Miners, which also includes matchups vs. New Mexico (Sept. 7), at New Mexico State (Sept. 14), and at Colorado State (Sept. 28). Read Full Story »
We should have known. We truly should have known.
Just when we all thought the SEC’s streak of playing for national titles would end, Kansas State lost. Then Oregon lost. We will not get an all-SEC title game this year, but the winner of this year’s conference championship game gets the honor of facing Notre Dame in the BCS Championship. Alabama is fighting for a return trip to play for the title, while a Georgia win would allow them to play for their first title since 1980. Ironically enough, Georgia beat Notre Dame to win that title. Read Full Story »
The 2012 SEC Football Championship Game is set with the Alabama Crimson Tide facing the Georgia Bulldogs. The game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta (4 p.m. ET, CBS).
Tickets for the game are available through our preferred vendor TicketLiquidator.com.
Georgia (11-1, 7-1 SEC) clinched the SEC East Division with a 38-0 victory over rival Auburn on Nov. 10. Read Full Story »
The SEC emerges from a week against a lot of FCS competition to engage in rivalry games as the season approaches its end. The conference is again in the running to play for a national title after losses by #1 Kansas State and #2 Oregon last week.
This week’s slate of games features two schools that have already fired their coaches playing each other, one more school who will be looking for a coach and another who might be looking for a coach. Two other teams are battling for bowl eligibility. There are future and present consequences in just about every game, giving us yet another must-see weekend — for the most part — of SEC football. Read Full Story »
A lot of major conferences have their so-called “light weeks”, where they play smaller schools. It just so happens that the SEC has one of their lighter weeks in the middle of November. Seven SEC schools will face FCS opponents in Week 12, leaving just a handful of conference games. Read Full Story »
We will dedicate some time to recapping the life and story of a true legend of the game. Hall of Famer Darrell Royal left us on Wednesday, and though he is probably best known for his time at Texas, the namesake of the Longhorns’ stadium actually started his career coaching in the SEC. Royal was 12-8 in two seasons (1954 and 1955) as Mississippi State’s head coach before heading off to Washington and eventually the job for which he is best known.
Royal compiled a 17-3 record against former Southwestern Conference (and current SEC member) Texas A&M during his time in Austin, and though many consider the Red River Shootout the primary Texas rivalry, the Lone Star Showdown will forever hold great meaning to fans of both schools Read Full Story »
The Michigan Wolverines have added games against Arkansas, BYU, Hawaii, Miami (OH), and Ball State to their future football schedules, the school announced today.
Michigan will play the Arkansas Razorbacks in a home-and-home series beginning in 2018 at Michigan Stadium (Sept. 1) and culminating in 2019 at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium (Aug. 31). Both games will be season openers.
The Wolverines and Razorbacks met for the first and only time in the 1999 CompUSA Florida Citrus Bowl. Michigan won 45-31. Read Full Story »
November is the month for many in the SEC to step out of conference and take a break from the grueling week-by-week conference schedule. Several conference teams have decided to do just that this week, while others are trying to come off the high of beating a big-name opponent. We have yet another top-five matchup this week, as well as two top-20 teams facing off.
We need to take a spin around the packed eight-game schedule involving SEC teams this week, but before we do, here’s some trivia!
SEC Trivia (answer at the end of the column): This week features Missouri’s first trip to Florida as an SEC opponent. When did these two schools last face off on the gridiron? Read Full Story »
The South Carolina Gamecocks have announced their four non-conference games for next season, which finalizes their 2013 schedule. Read Full Story »
The Auburn Tigers have announced their four non-conference games for next season, which officially completes their 2013 schedule.
Auburn will open the 2013 season at home against Washington State on Aug. 31. The following week, Arkansas State will visit Jordan-Hare Stadium. The Red Wolves are led by former Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn. Read Full Story »