• #1 by jbcarol on 13 Nov 2014
  • Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN  ·  3 hours ago

    Mizzou, BYU agree to 2-game series; 2015 at KC’s Arrowhead Stadium, 2020 at BYU
  • #2 by jbcarol on 13 Nov 2014
  • Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN  ·  38 minutes ago

    FSU, Ole Miss will play Monday, Sept. 5, 2016 at Orlando’s Citrus Bowl
  • #3 by jbcarol on 14 Nov 2014
  • ESPN SEC @ESPN_SEC  ·  5 hours ago

    Breaking down SEC nonconference 2015 schedules

    Alabama Crimson Tide
    2015 nonconference opponents: Wisconsin, Middle Tennessee, Louisiana-Monroe, Charleston Southern
    A big-name Power 5 opener at a neutral site -- this time Wisconsin in Arlington, Texas

    Auburn Tigers
    2015 nonconference opponents: Louisville, Jacksonville State, San Jose State, Idaho
    Much like cross-state rival Alabama, the Tigers will challenge themselves right out of the gate with a Power 5 opener at a neutral site (Louisville in Atlanta).

    Florida Gators
    2015 nonconference opponents: New Mexico State, East Carolina, Florida Atlantic, Florida State
    Any nonconference schedule that includes Florida State can't be criticized too heavily.

    Georgia Bulldogs
    2015 nonconference opponents: Louisiana-Monroe, Southern, Georgia Southern, at Georgia Tech
    We never know what to expect from Georgia Tech.

    LSU Tigers
    2015 nonconference opponents: McNeese State, at Syracuse, Eastern Michigan, Western Kentucky
    [There's no excuse to lost to Syracuse in the dome.]

    Mississippi State Bulldogs
    2015 nonconference opponents: at Southern Miss, Northwestern State, Troy, Louisiana Tech

    Missouri Tigers
    2015 nonconference opponents: Southeast Missouri State, at Arkansas State, UConn, BYU
    On Thursday, Missouri announced it would play BYU at Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium...

    Ole Miss Rebels
    2015 nonconference opponents: Tennessee-Martin, Fresno State, New Mexico State, at Memphis

    Texas A&M Aggies
    2015 nonconference opponents: Arizona State, Ball State, Nevada, Western Carolina
    They open with a neutral-site game against Arizona State in Houston...
  • #4 by jbcarol on 19 Nov 2014
  • Hugh Kellenberger @HKellenbergerCL  ·  28 minutes ago

    ESPN will televise the 2016 Orlando Kickoff Game between Florida State and Ole Miss.
  • #5 by holeinthewall on 20 Nov 2014
  • They haven't played a non con game outside the state of Florida since 1992.

    Florida Gators
    2015 nonconference opponents: New Mexico State, East Carolina, Florida Atlantic, Florida State
    Any nonconference schedule that includes Florida State can't be criticized too heavily.

  • #6 by Inhogswetrust on 20 Nov 2014
  • They haven't played a non con game outside the state of Florida since 1992.

    Unbelievable……………….The conference should have a rule against that.
  • #7 by jbcarol on 25 Nov 2014
  • #8 by jbcarol on 19 Jun 2015
  • sports ‏@aldotcomSports  2h2 hours ago
    Alabama, Florida State will reportedly open 2017 season in new Atlanta Falcons stadium.
  • #9 by jbcarol on 20 Jun 2015
  • Michael Casagrande ‏@ByCasagrande 15h15 hours ago

    Contract calls for Alabama to negotiate exclusively for 2019 or 2020 Cowboys Classic return.

    A provision in the contact for the Crimson Tide's 2016 game with USC in Arlington, Texas calls for a possible return to AT&T Stadium in the future.

    It says Alabama will "negotiate exclusively with ESPN in good faith through August 31, 2015 in an effort to schedule a football game between Alabama and a non-conference opponent to be held on August 31, 2019 or September 5, 2020 at the (AT&T) Stadium."

    ESPN and Alabama would have to "mutually approve" the opponent in the game. The contract states Alabama will receive $6 million guaranteed for participation. Also, it says Alabama will receive "a minimum of $1,000,000 more than their opponent for the 2019 or 2020 game."
  • #10 by jbcarol on 01 Jul 2015
  • Auburn, Oregon to open 2019 season at Cowboys stadium

    Nearly a decade after their epic championship game battle, Auburn and Oregon are set to go at it again on a neutral field.

    On Twitter Tuesday, AU athletic director Jay Jacobs announced that his Tigers football program will open the 2019 season against the Ducks.  The game will be played at the home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Tex, in the annual Cowboys Classic.

    Barring a matchup in a bowl or playoff between now and then, the 2019 game will be the second-ever between the programs.  The first was in the BCS title game following the 2010 season, a 22-19 AU win in Glendale, Ariz., that was decided on a Wes Byrum field goal with no time left on the clock.

    Jacobs’ announcement means that the next five Cowboys Classic games are set:

        2015 Alabama vs. Wisconsin
        2016 Alabama vs. USC
        2017 Florida vs. Michigan
        2018 LSU vs. Miami
        2019 Auburn vs. Oregon

    Jay Jacobs ‏@jayjacobsauad 20h20 hours ago

    Thrilled to announce @FootballAU will face Oregon at AT&T Stadium in 2019! Epic match-up with the world watching!

  • #11 by jbcarol on 01 Jul 2015
  • Statesman U ‏@StatesmanU Jun 26

    Kliff Kingsbury on Texas Tech: “We just weren’t good enough”

    Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury has enjoyed some soaring highs and crashing lows during his first two seasons coaching in Lubbock.

    He won his first seven games of 2013, his debut season at Tech. But since then, Kingsbury’s Red Raiders have dropped 13 of 18. They didn’t qualify for a bowl last year.

    There was a lot of blame for what happened, from injuries to his starting quarterbacks to poor defensive play, especially thwarting the run.

    “For a lot of (last season), coaches were doing the best they could, working harder than they’ve worked. And a lot of time, players were, but we just weren’t good enough. Things weren’t going our way. It doesn’t mean we’re on the wrong track. It just means it wasn’t working for us last year. That’s the biggest deal.

    “When you lose, sometimes your first reaction is to blow everything up and start over. After you have time to sit back and look how it all developed, you continue to work hard, work the plan you have in place and go with it.”

    With Patrick Mahomes and Davis Webb, quarterback probably will be a strength for Tech this season. And David Gibbs, the former Houston head coach, has taken over the Red Raider defense...
  • #12 by jbcarol on 20 Jul 2015
  • Bruce Feldman ‏@BruceFeldmanCFB 2m2 minutes ago

    Nice..#Tennessee vs #GeorgiaTech is set for the 2017 CFA Peach Bowl Kickoff Game.
  • #13 by jbcarol on 31 Jul 2015
  • Steve Jones ‏@SteveJones_CJ 6h6 hours ago

    Bobby Petrino hinted last wk that UL would have a big opening game in Orlando in the future. Man, he wasn't lying...

    Alabama and Louisville opening 2018 in Orlando
  • #14 by jbcarol on 02 Aug 2015
  • Kyle Tucker ‏@KyleTucker_CJ Jul 30

    Kyle Tucker retweeted

    UK finishes non-con schedule for 2016. New Mexico State, Austin Peay and Southern Miss at home, at Louisville.
  • #15 by jbcarol on 04 Aug 2015
  • Jim Kleinpeter ‏@JimKleinpeter 19h19 hours ago

    #LSU adds UT-Chattanooga to 2017 football schedule
  • #16 by jbcarol on 06 Aug 2015
  • Alabama confirmed in a press release Thursday morning that it will open the 2018 season against Louisville in what will be the third-ever Orlando Kickoff game.  No specific date for the contest that will be played in the Citrus Bowl has been released.

    “he 2018 game will mark the seventh consecutive neutral-site season opener for the Crimson Tide,” said UA athletic Bill Battle in a statement. “Neutral-site games have been good for Alabama in national exposure as well as financially under Coach Saban’s leadership. Our first regular-season neutral-site game in Orlando will provide another great matchup of national interest against an excellent Louisville program, but is also a new venue that I believe our fans will enjoy.”

    “Kicking off the 2018 season with a great opponent like Alabama is a tremendous way to start the season,” Battle’s UofL counterpart, Tom Jurich, said. “We continually want to play highly respected opponents each year, and adding a traditional power like Alabama in the opener will certainly be an outstanding challenge. We have a vision to be the best we can be, and to do that, we have to play the best. We are also thrilled to be headed back to a destination city like Orlando. I know our fan base will respond for this tremendous match-up.”

    Florida State and Ole Miss will square off in the inaugural Orlando Kickoff next year.
  • #17 by jbcarol on 07 Aug 2015
  • Andrea Adelson ‏@aadelsonESPN Aug 6

    Digging this logo for Bama vs. Louisville in Orlando in 2018. Officially announced today.

  • #18 by jbcarol on 12 Aug 2015
  • Matt Jones ‏@KySportsRadio 19m19 minutes ago

    So in 2017, UK Football will go to Hattiesburg, Mississippi and 2019, Ypsilanti, Michigan...both beautiful that time of year I hear
  • #19 by jbcarol on 16 Aug 2015
  • Future FSU-WVU game is dead, WVU hopes to return to Atlanta in 2020

    West Virginia is already scheduled to face Tennessee in Charlotte in 2018...

    Florida State has neutral site games lined up in 2016 (vs. Ole Miss in Orlando) and 2017 (vs. Alabama in Atlanta),...

    ...Lyons is also reportedly working on adding more neutral site games (and the big paydays that tend to come with them), suggesting a potential return to Atlanta in 2020. No opponent has been linked to the chatter just yet, but Lyons expects it to come against another power conference team. The Chick-fil-A Kickoff has always had a team from either the ACC or SEC, if not both.
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  • Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 2h2 hours ago

    When Coastal Carolina joins Sun Belt in football in 2017, there will be 130 in FBS - 65 each from P5 & G5
  • #24 by jbcarol on 01 Sep 2015
  • Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 14h14 hours ago

    South Carolina-North Carolina close to adding two more Charlotte games
  • #25 by jbcarol on 01 Sep 2015
  • Chuck Carlton ‏@ChuckCarltonDMN  6h6 hours ago
    Chuck Carlton retweeted David Smoak
    Baylor working on Texas neutral-site game vs. SEC in 2020, AD says. Briles mentioned game vs. Arkansas this summer.
  • #26 by jbcarol on 09 Sep 2015
  • Cassie L. Smith@SmithCassie

    Australia game off table, @Baylor focusing on #SEC opponent 

    McCaw said Baylor’s most immediate nonconference scheduling priority is to set a 2020 game against a SEC opponent at a neutral site in Texas.

    Brent Zwerneman ‏@BrentZwerneman 4h4 hours ago

    Brent Zwerneman retweeted Cassie L. Smith

    I know of an SEC school right down a country road. If neutral site needed, could Collide in Calvert:
  • #27 by jbcarol on 07 Oct 2015
  • Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 17m17 minutes ago

    Florida-Miami expected to open 2019 season in Orlando but no contract has been signed sources told @ESPN. 1st reported by @BianchiWrites
  • #28 by jbcarol on 21 Oct 2015
  •  Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 20h20 hours ago

    NC State, South Carolina to open 2017 season in Charlotte
  • #29 by jbcarol on 19 Apr 2016
  • Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 1m1 minute ago

    NC State, Texas Tech add home/home series; 2022 at NCSU, 2027 at Tech; NC State, Vandy add home/home series; 2026 at VU, 2028 at NCSU
  • #30 by jbcarol on 21 Apr 2016

    Miami, which already has LSU in Texas on the 2018 schedule, is looking at the SEC - Florida Gators and Hurricanes are close to an agreement on a game for the 2019 season.
  • #31 by jbcarol on 22 Apr 2016
  • sports ‏@aldotcomSports 13h13 hours ago

    USC OC Tee Martin said Trojans preparing for #  Alabama, Tim Williams:

    The game may not be until Sept. 3, but Southern Cal offensive coordinator Tee Martin is well aware of Alabama linebacker Tim Williams.

    In the spring game, Williams, who had 10.5 sacks last season, registered a pair of sacks but wreaked havoc on a defense-dominated day.

    "He's a great player," said Martin, who joined The Opening Kickoff on WNSP-FM 105.5 on Thursday in Mobile, Alabama. "We're excited about the opportunity."

    Martin, a Mobile native who led Tennessee to the national title, joked he wasn't going to give any "bulletin board material."

    Martin did say the Trojans have already started preparations for the defending national champions.

    Like Alabama, USC has yet to name a starting quarterback.

    Just this week, Southern Cal coach Clay Helton announced his decision to extend the competition Monday.

    The race is between redshirt junior Max Browne and redshirt freshman Sam Darnold.

    Martin is in his hometown this week to be inducted into the Mobile Sports Hall of Fame's 28th overall class.

    Alabama and Southern Cal meet Sept. 3 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
  • #32 by jbcarol on 27 Apr 2016
  • Kevin Brockway ‏@gatorhoops 9h9 hours ago

    It's on: Florida vs. Miami in Orlando in 2019 - via @Gator_sports

    The schools reached an anticipated agreement with Florida Citrus Sports and ESPN and will launch the 2019 season in the Camping World Kickoff in the Citrus Bowl, which is being renamed Camping World Stadium starting today (Wednesday).

     Robbie Andreu ‏@RobbieAndreu 18h18 hours ago

    This does not mean the Gators and Hurricanes will be renewing their rivalry on a yearly basis. There is no plan for that.
  • #33 by jbcarol on 27 Apr 2016
  • Stewart Mandel ‏@slmandel 19h19 hours ago

    The 3 announced Orlando games are FSU-Ole Miss (2016), Alabama-Louisville ('18) and Florida-Miami ('19).
  • #34 by jbcarol on 27 May 2016
  • Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 10m10 minutes ago

    Just a reminder: Baylor & Ole Miss open 2020 season in Houston
  • #35 by jbcarol on 01 Jun 2016
  • Clay Travis ‏@ClayTravis 19h19 hours ago

    Greg Sankey on SEC vs. Big Ten challenge idea: "We generally call those bowl games."
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  • Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN  ·  3 hours ago

    Mizzou, BYU agree to 2-game series; 2015 at KC’s Arrowhead Stadium, 2020 at BYU

    They almost boycott that game.
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    Will Sumlin and Richt still be there in the Year 2022 and the Year 2023?
  • #43 by jbcarol on 03 Mar 2017
  •  Adam Sparks‏ @AdamSparks 13h13 hours ago

    Vandy's 30 non-conference opponents from 2017 to 2029, including new addition Notre Dame.

    Vanderbilt football will play at Notre Dame in 2018.

    The game is scheduled for Sept. 15, 2018, in South Bend.

    Vanderbilt non-conference opponents

    2017: MTSU, Alabama A&M, Kansas State, Western Kentucky

    2018: Notre Dame, TSU, MTSU

    2019: Northern Illinois, Purdue, East Tennessee State

    2020: Kansas State, Colorado State

    2021: Stanford, Colorado State, East Tennessee State

    2022: Hawaii, Northern Illinois, Wake Forest

    2023: Hawaii, Wake Forest

    2024: Stanford, Georgia State

    2025: Colorado State, Stanford, Georgia State

    2026: Colorado State, North Carolina State

    2027: Stanford

    2028: North Carolina State
  • #44 by jbcarol on 03 Mar 2017

    Georgia and Notre Dame will play their game under the lights.

    The Fighting Irish announced their home kickoff times for the 2017 season, with the game against Georgia beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 9. The game, like all Notre Dame home games, will be televised by NBC.
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  •  Brett McMurphy‏Verified account @McMurphyESPN 18m18 minutes ago

    Colorado State adds 2018 home game vs. Arkansas, only second SEC school to play at CSU besides Mississippi State in 1981
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