- Kevin Kelley - August 31, 2012
On Thursday, Kansas State athletics director John Currie announced in a letter to K-State Nation that the Wildcats have completed their 2013 and 2014 non-conference football schedules.
Currie previously announced that the 2013 slate was set on April 20, but confirmed that schedule as well as the 2014 opponents yesterday. All six of Kansas State’s 2013 and 2014 non-conference games will be played at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium in Manhattan.
- Kevin Kelley - August 30, 2012
Nicholls State has postponed their 2012 season-opener at Oregon State due to damage caused by Hurricane Isaac.
The game was set for Saturday, Sept. 1 and was to be televised by the Pac-12 Network at 12 p.m. PT. A makeup date for the game has not been announced.
Officials from Nicholls State said the game could be played on Dec. 1 if the Colonels do not reach the FCS playoffs and the Beavers don’t play in the Pac-12 Championship Game.
- Kevin Kelley - August 28, 2012
Hurricane 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.
- Kevin Kelley - August 24, 2012
The Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Mississippi State Bulldogs are in discussions to play at Reliant Stadium in Houston in 2013, NewsOK has reported.
The game would be played on August 31, which would be the season-opener for both schools.
If the match-up is finalized, it would be the fifth meeting between the two schools and second game to be played off campus. The first meeting occurred in Jackson, MS in 1970, with the remaining games played in Stillwater (1971 and 1998) and Starkville (1999). The series is tied at two games each.
- Kevin Kelley - August 21, 2012
The 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.
- Kevin Kelley - August 20, 2012
The WAC will drop football after the 2012 season, commissioner Jeff Hurd told The Denver Post this morning.
- Kevin Kelley - July 25, 2012
The Texas A&M Aggies have added the New Mexico Lobos to their 2013 football schedule, ESPN has reported.
- Kevin Kelley - July 11, 2012
Air Force and Oklahoma State were slated to meet home-and-home in 2015 and 2016, but the two schools have mutually agreed to drop the two-game football series.
The 2015 game was scheduled for Sept. 5 at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs with the 2016 game on Sept. 10 at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater.
- Kevin Kelley - June 25, 2012
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.
- Kevin Kelley - June 18, 2012
Phil Steele has published his 2012 college football strength of schedule rankings. Notre Dame has the toughest schedule in 2012, while UTSA has the easiest.