Category: WAC

  • Idaho nearing completion of 2013 Football Schedule as FBS Independent

    Kevin Kelley - October 16, 2012

    Idaho VandalsThe Idaho Vandals have nearly completed a 12-game football schedule for 2013 as an FBS Independent, athletic director Rob Spear confirmed this weekend.

    In a post-game radio interview, Spear said that the “…schedule’s coming along. I feel pretty good about having 11 secure games and Friday I thought I had 12. The way football scheduling goes, I lost a game on Friday, but I’m hopeful I’ll be able to pick one up this week and hopefully we can come out and announce that schedule.”

  • Louisiana Tech to host Army in 2013 Heart of Dallas Kickoff Classic

    Kevin Kelley - October 4, 2012

    Cotton BowlThe Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will host the Army Black Knights in the inaugural 2013 Heart of Dallas Classic at the Cotton Bowl, the school announced today.

    The game, which was initially slated for Sept. 28, 2013 in Ruston, will be played on the same date and Louisiana Tech will remain the home team.

    “We are honored to partner with the United States Military Academy, the Cotton Bowl, the State Fair of Texas, Conference USA and the Heart of Dallas Bowl to participate in this special event,” said Louisiana Tech athletic director Bruce Van De Velde.

  • Texas Tech to host Texas State in 2013, face UTEP Home-and-home in 2014-15

    Kevin Kelley - September 17, 2012

    Texas Tech Red RaidersTexas 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.

  • NMSU AD confirms Aggies will play as FBS Independent beginning in 2013

    Kevin Kelley - September 13, 2012

    The New Mexico State athletic director has confirmed that the Aggies will play as an FBS Independent beginning in 2013.

  • Louisiana Tech vs. Texas A&M moved to October 13

    Kevin Kelley - August 28, 2012

    Independence StadiumHurricane Isaac has forced the postponement of another 2012 college football game. Louisiana Tech and Texas A&M have moved their Thursday night match-up to Saturday, Oct. 13.

    No other changes to Louisiana Tech or Texas A&M’s schedule was necessary since both schools were set to be off on Oct. 13.

    “Our primary concern was for the health and safety of the general public, students and fans of both institutions,” Tech athletic director Bruce Van De Velde said.

  • South Alabama moves season-opener against UTSA to Saturday

    Kevin Kelley - August 28, 2012

    South AlabamaDue to Tropical Storm Isaac, South Alabama has moved their season-opener against UTSA to Saturday, Sept. 1 at 1 p.m. CT. The game was initially slated for Thursday night.

    “After long consideration of numerous factors impacting the game, the logical decision is to move the game to Saturday,” Erdmann said. “We encourage our fans to come out, enjoy a great football game and support the Jaguars.”

  • New Mexico State to play as FBS Independent in 2013

    Kevin Kelley - August 21, 2012

    New Mexico StateThe New Mexico State Aggies will play as an FBS Independent for the 2013 season, NMSU athletics director McKinley Boston told the Las Cruces Sun-News on Monday.

    “We are planning on operating in the fall of 2013 as an independent football program unless something happens,” McKinley stated. He went on to say that they are “…scheduling for independent football in 2013 and possibly 2014.”

    “Unless something happens” likely means if the Aggies get invited to a conference, and that doesn’t appear likely at this point. Both the MWC and the Sun Belt have stated they will not expand further this year.

  • WAC to drop football after 2012 season

    Kevin Kelley - August 20, 2012

    The WAC will drop football after the 2012 season, commissioner Jeff Hurd told The Denver Post this morning.

  • Virginia, UTSA cancel 2013-14 Home-and-home Football Series

    Kevin Kelley - August 16, 2012

    Virginia CavaliersThe Virginia Cavaliers and the UTSA Roadrunners have canceled their future home-and-home football series, MySanAntonio.com has confirmed.

    The cancellation was mutual, as conference realignment has affected the future schedules of both schools. Virginia will begin playing a 9-game ACC schedule in 2013 and they had one too many non-conference games scheduled for both 2013 and 2014.

  • Idaho to play as FBS Independent in 2013?

    Kevin Kelley - August 14, 2012

    Idaho VandalsWith the fall of the WAC as a football conference, the Idaho Vandals are seeking a new affiliation for their football program. That could be as an FBS Independent beginning in 2013.

    “If we can get a football schedule put together, we’ll do it,” Idaho athletic director Rob Spear told the Idaho Statesman.

    According to NCAA rule 20.9.7.2, FBS football teams must schedule 60% of its games against other FBS members. Member institutions must also play five home games against FBS opponents.