06 Nov 2011, 01:59pm by Rivers McCown
It's official: the SEC will hit 14 teams in 2012 after stealing Missouri from the Big 12. With this domino out of the way, the SEC should be done making moves for the time being. The Big 12 will probably look to move on by admitting West Virginia and/or Louisville.
8 comments, Last at 08 Nov 2011, 11:47am by Jericho
02 Nov 2011, 12:28pm by Rivers McCown
In this week's As the Conference Turns...
The Big East has reportedly finalized its invitations to the best of the rest, meeting yesterday to vote on sending them out to Houston, Boise State, SMU, Navy, Air Force, and Central Florida.
With how little of the actual Big East is still intact at this point, it is still unknown if this will be enough to keep their oft-criticized automatic BCS bid. On the bright side, the Big East now almost stretches to the Far East.
34 comments, Last at 07 Nov 2011, 12:09am by Anonymous1
27 Oct 2011, 12:42am by Doug Farrar
The excellent Kevin Pelton of Basketball Prospectus fame has a great new post on his own "After the Buzzer" blog about the Washington Huskies' football defense. Using FEI and S&P, Kevin makes a compelling argument that defensive coordinator Nick Holt is as much the root cause of a defense that's falling apart as the defensive talent that's too young by necessity.
3 comments, Last at 27 Oct 2011, 1:42pm by HawksinBklyn
25 Oct 2011, 11:07am by Rivers McCown
On this week's edition of As the Conference Turns...
[BCS School located in undesirable conference] West Virginia has reportedly decided to leave [said undesirable conference] the Big East for the Big 12. This news will come as another blow to [The Big East] the Big East's hopes of keeping it's auto-qualifier status for the BCS.
22 comments, Last at 26 Oct 2011, 5:27pm by Kyle D.
18 Oct 2011, 11:27am by Rivers McCown
Per Pete Thamel of The New York Times, Missouri leaving the Big 12 for the SEC is now "inevitable and imminent," but there is no timeline for it to do so. Should that go down, the Big 12 will likely look to replenish via the Big East (or rumored soon-to-be Big East members), which could hurt their chances of retaining an automatic BCS bowl bid.
32 comments, Last at 21 Oct 2011, 2:31pm by Jericho
14 Oct 2011, 10:59pm by Brian Fremeau
We've generally refrained from posting updates about conference reallignment scenarios, but just to catch everyone up on this week's news ...
14 comments, Last at 17 Oct 2011, 8:40pm by ls matt
06 Oct 2011, 12:43pm by Rivers McCown
According to ESPN Dallas, the Big 12 has extended an invitation to TCU to join the conference. They are currently deciding if that is in their best interests. With Syracuse and Pittsburgh already fleeing the Big East, losing TCU would likely be a crippler for the conference's future BCS hopes.
22 comments, Last at 10 Oct 2011, 7:51pm by sundown
30 Sep 2011, 05:37pm by Rivers McCown
CBS college football columnist Bruce Feldman got a chance to embed himself deep within the West Virginia compound during their game preparation for LSU. The result: a thoroughly interesting read that is worth your time.
2 comments, Last at 30 Sep 2011, 9:26pm by Southern Philly
19 Sep 2011, 03:35pm by Brian Fremeau
Nate Silver on the New York Times college football blog explores the geographic allegiances of college football fans, a data-rich perspective for the current and shifting conference landscape.
15 comments, Last at 23 Sep 2011, 1:27pm by Aaron Brooks Good Twin
17 Sep 2011, 11:00am by Rivers McCown
According to CBSSports.com, the wheel of college football realignment has spread to the east coast. Pittsburgh and Syracuse have submitted applications to leave the Big East for the ACC, and both are expected to be admitted.
30 comments, Last at 20 Sep 2011, 4:31pm by Jericho
It's a year of huge cornerback contracts, with A.J. Bouye and Stephon Gilmore breaking the bank. But will these big-money contracts, and the big-time gambles associated with them, pay off?