06 Dec 2011, 02:36pm by Rivers McCown
Yes, after months of waiting, the four schools that everyone already knew were going to the Big East -- Boise State, Houston, SMU, and UCF -- will officially announce that they are joining the conference. They will be joined by the Big East-est recruit yet, San Diego State. No, really.
According to Brett McMurphy of CBSSports.com, the Big East will pursue Navy and Air Force as well in an attempt to reach 12 football members again.
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30 Nov 2011, 05:34pm by Rivers McCown
CBS's Bruce Feldman is reporting that the Washington State Cougars will turn their football program over to former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach. Paul Wulff is out after guiding the Cougars to a 9-40 record over their past four seasons.
20 comments, Last at 02 Dec 2011, 11:19am by justanothersteve
23 Nov 2011, 01:51pm by Rivers McCown
According to The Columbus Dispatch's sources, Ohio State will name Urban Meyer as their head coach next week. Meyer has repeatedly issued statements that there is no deal in place.
This would also be a good thread to talk about Rich Rodriguez taking over in Arizona, if you're in to that sort of thing.
37 comments, Last at 30 Nov 2011, 1:24pm by c0rrections
09 Nov 2011, 10:39pm by Aaron Schatz
On Wednesday night, the Penn State Board of Trustees announced they have fired head coach Joe Paterno as well as University President Graham Spanier. (Click to read more.)
206 comments, Last at 11 Nov 2011, 5:08pm by tunesmith
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
In this week's Varsity Numbers, Bill Connelly takes a page out of baseball's playbook and attempts to isolate power from efficiency.