Category: Conference Realignment

Bobby Bowden: Florida State is On Track to Return to Days of Old, Should Stay in ACC to Do It

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Bobby Bowden won two national championships and 12 ACC championships when he was the coach at Florida State. The Hall of Famer was essentially forced into retirement following the 2009 season, handing the reins over to Jimbo Fisher as the Seminoles looked to the future. As the opening weekend of college ...

Now in Big 12, West Virginia Hopes to Build On Dominating Orange Bowl Performance

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

The last time we saw the West Virginia Mountaineers football team, they were stomping Clemson 70-33 to cap off a solid season with a dominating Orange Bowl performance. That was enough for coach Dana Holgorsen to not even show his guys the film when they came back to campus in ...

Pitt Basketball Coach Jamie Dixon: Big East is Unique, But in a Good Position

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

As the conferences continue to change in major college athletics, so too are the people that run them. Big East commissioner John Marinatto resigned with the league announcing the news in a press release on Monday. Marinatto had held the position less than three years, a tumultuous time for a basketball-heavy ...

West Virginia AD Oliver Luck Equates Big 12 Transition to Divorce: It’s Expensive Because It’s Worth It

Friday, February 17th, 2012

While some teams have been unable to orchestrate switching conferences due to buyouts and such, West Virginia announced this week that it settled a lawsuit with the Big East in order to make the move to the Big 12 this fall. Mountaineers athletic director Oliver Luck wouldn't release the settlement ...

Bob Knight Won’t Be Surprised if Conferences Break Away From the NCAA, Doesn’t Believe in Added Stipend for Players

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Leave it to legendary college basketball coach Bob Knight to have a strong opinion on things. This time, he's mostly coming down on NCAA policies, conference realignment and college athletes being paid an additional stipend on top of their scholarships. Knight is happy that the NCAA is enacting policies that force ...

Oliver Luck, With Lawsuit on the Table, Expects West Virginia to Play in the Big 12 Next Year

Monday, November 7th, 2011

West Virginia filed a lawsuit last week against the Big East, a move intended to help them find a way to leave the conference without serving the 27-month waiting period required by the league's bylaws. In general, the lawsuit claims that the Big East is in breach of contract because ...

Pat Forde Unsure of ESPN’s Exact Influence Over NCAA Conference Realignment, but is sure How he Feels About State of College Sports

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Pat Forde, formerly a college football columnist for ESPN, made his debut with Yahoo! Sports on Tuesday. It certainly created some buzz in on the media front as he seemed to do a whirlwind tour of interviews across the country. Forde was inevitably asked about ESPN and whether or not ...

John McCain Would Have Considered Using HGH in High School if it Had Been Offered

Monday, October 17th, 2011

John McCain has long been an advocate for the testing of human growth hormone in sports and a big reason why is because he knows what kind of long-term effects it can have and what could happen if young athletes start using it in high school. McCain now admits part ...

Bill Self: Kansas Basketball and the Big 12 Will Be Just Fine With or Without Missouri

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Since the beginning of this entire wild and crazy mess, all of the chatter surrounding the Big 12 Conference and possible realignment scenarios has been delineated by a strong sense of doom and gloom. Texas A&M was rumored to be heading to the SEC, which in turn might mean that ...

Looking Back, Mike Gundy Can’t Believe He Was Hired as Head Coach at Oklahoma State

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Watching Mike Gundy's famous rant of nearly a half decade ago will never get old. All you have to do is punch the Oklahoma State coach's name into YouTube and his fiery speech lashing out against a reporter is in front of you once again. will remind you of the ...