The American Athletic Conference

Discussion in 'College Football' started by truebluefan, Mar 7, 2013.

?

What do you think of ''America 12 Conference'' as a potential new name?

Poll closed Apr 7, 2013.
  1. Like it

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Don't like it

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. truebluefan

    truebluefan Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2010
    Messages:
    189,400
    Likes Received:
    393
    Trophy Points:
    83
    The "America 12 Conference" is the favorite to become the new name of the current Big East Conference's football schools, league sources told ESPN.

    The name has not officially been approved by the league's presidents. The conference also is considering several other names, sources said.

    However, Covington & Burling, the conference's law firm, purchased and registered the domain name America12.org on Tuesday, according to WhoIs domain-registration data.
     
  2. truebluefan

    truebluefan Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2010
    Messages:
    189,400
    Likes Received:
    393
    Trophy Points:
    83
    The Big XII Conference

    [​IMG]

    Former Florida State quarterback Clint Trickett will attend West Virginia to play for the Mountaineers, the player said Wednesday.

    Trickett, who has two seasons of eligibility remaining, will start classes May 20 and can compete for the starting position immediately because of his status as a graduate student.
     
  3. truebluefan

    truebluefan Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2010
    Messages:
    189,400
    Likes Received:
    393
    Trophy Points:
    83
    NCAA rejects Bryan Burnham appeal

    [​IMG]

    The NCAA has denied Tulsa's appeal seeking a sixth year of eligibility for Bryan Burnham, the team's leading receiver two seasons ago.

    Burnham was seeking a waiver to play next season for the Golden Hurricane after sustaining a season-ending knee injury in last year's opener against Iowa State. He also missed the 2008 season due to an illness.
     
  4. truebluefan

    truebluefan Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2010
    Messages:
    189,400
    Likes Received:
    393
    Trophy Points:
    83
    TCU bans Devonte Fields 2 games

    [​IMG]

    TCU Horned Frogs defensive end Devonte Fields has been suspended for the first two games of 2012.

    Fields, the Big 12's Defensive Player of the Year in 2012, will miss TCU's season opener against LSU at Cowboys Stadium and the Frogs' game against Southeastern Louisiana "due to a violation of university and team policy."
     
  5. truebluefan

    truebluefan Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2010
    Messages:
    189,400
    Likes Received:
    393
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Steven Bench to transfer to USF

    [​IMG]

    Former Penn State quarterback Steven Bench will transfer to the University of South Florida and is eligible to compete for the starting position this year.
     
  6. truebluefan

    truebluefan Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2010
    Messages:
    189,400
    Likes Received:
    393
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Charles Sims won't return to Houston

    [​IMG]

    Running back Charles Sims' career at Houston appears to be over.

    The rising fifth-year senior, with his family, released a statement to CougarsDen.com saying he will not return to the team for his final season and will explore his options, whether at another school or possibly in the NFL supplemental draft.

    The reason for his departure is unknown.
     
  7. truebluefan

    truebluefan Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2010
    Messages:
    189,400
    Likes Received:
    393
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Nick Harwell transferring to Kansas

    [​IMG]

    Wide receiver Nick Harwell is transferring to Kansas after spending three seasons at Miami of Ohio, where he set the school record with 219 yards receiving in a game as a freshman.
     
  8. truebluefan

    truebluefan Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2010
    Messages:
    189,400
    Likes Received:
    393
    Trophy Points:
    83
    The Big XII Conference

    [​IMG]

    Texas Tech and Arkansas have announced plans to play a home-and-home series, beginning with a game in Lubbock, Texas, in 2014. Texas Tech will return to Fayetteville, Ark., in 2015.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 28, 2013
  9. truebluefan

    truebluefan Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2010
    Messages:
    189,400
    Likes Received:
    393
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Kansas DL Chris Martin arrested

    [​IMG]

    Kansas defensive lineman Chris Martin has been arrested on robbery charges.

    Jayhawks coach Charlie Weis says in a statement released Wednesday night that the school is aware of the charges and gathering facts.

    Lawrence Police arrested Martin, 21, earlier Wednesday, along with former Kansas player Jeremiah Letrell Edwards, 21, of Garland, Texas; and Joshua Edwards, 28, of Lawrence, in connection with an armed robbery on May 13, the Lawrence Journal-World reported.

    Read more http://espn.go.com/college-football...ayhawks-chris-martin-arrested-robbery-charges
     
  10. truebluefan

    truebluefan Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2010
    Messages:
    189,400
    Likes Received:
    393
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Texas bans two WRs for first game

    Texas wide receivers Cayleb Jones and Kendall Sanders have been suspended for the first game of the season against New Mexico State following separate run-ins with the police, Longhorns coach Mack Brown announced Monday afternoon.

    Jones, a sophomore, was arrested and initially charged with aggravated assault for hitting Texas tennis player Joey Swaysland in March. Jones' charges were reduced to a misdemeanor. He was suspended from the team at the time of the initial charges. He has since been reinstated to the team but will miss the New Mexico State game.
     
  11. truebluefan

    truebluefan Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2010
    Messages:
    189,400
    Likes Received:
    393
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Dewayne Peace ineligible

    [​IMG]

    Houston leading receiver Dewayne Peace is academically ineligible and no longer with the program, a source with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.com Monday night.

    Peace had 54 receptions for 603 yards last season, but he also missed three games while serving a suspension for a team rules violation. Despite his stats from a year ago, Peace was not a first-team receiver this spring. Deontay Greenberry, Larry McDuffey, Xavier Maxwell and Daniel Spencer were all ahead of Peace on the depth chart, a testament to the talent and depth the Cougars have at this position.
     
  12. truebluefan

    truebluefan Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2010
    Messages:
    189,400
    Likes Received:
    393
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Tyler Patmon transfers to Okla. St.

    [​IMG]

    Former Kansas cornerback Tyler Patmon has transferred to Oklahoma State, the Cowboys announced in a release Monday.

    Patmon started 28 games for Kansas and intercepted three passes in 2012. He completed his undergraduate studies prior to transferring, so he's eligible immediately for Oklahoma State.
     
  13. truebluefan

    truebluefan Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2010
    Messages:
    189,400
    Likes Received:
    393
    Trophy Points:
    83
    ECU extends McNeill through 2017

    [​IMG]

    East Carolina has given football coach Ruffin McNeill a contract extension through the 2017 season.

    The school announced McNeill's new deal Monday.
     
  14. truebluefan

    truebluefan Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2010
    Messages:
    189,400
    Likes Received:
    393
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Alamo Bowl gets top Big 12 pick

    The Alamo Bowl will get the first pick from the Big 12 under a new six-year deal with the Pac-12 announced Friday.
     
  15. EPJr

    EPJr Producer Staff Member Producer

    Joined:
    May 29, 2010
    Messages:
    4,774
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Big East eyes new league name/AAC

    Toughest 2013 AAC Non-Conference Football Schedules
    [​IMG]
    SMU plays three BCS schools in 2013. (Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports)

    We make another effort at ranking the 2013 non-conference football schedules, this time focusing on the American Athletic Conference. Check out the Big 12, Big Ten, and Pac-12 rankings while you’re at it!

    http://www.fbschedules.com/2013/05/toughest-2013-aac-non-conference-football-schedules/
     
  16. EPJr

    EPJr Producer Staff Member Producer

    Joined:
    May 29, 2010
    Messages:
    4,774
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    38
  17. EPJr

    EPJr Producer Staff Member Producer

    Joined:
    May 29, 2010
    Messages:
    4,774
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Re: Big East eyes new league name/AAC

    ESPN and The American Athletic Conference
    Agree to Multiyear Rights Agreement

    [​IMG]

    ESPN and the American Athletic Conference/BEC will continue their relationship of more than three decades with a multiyear, multimedia rights agreement. The agreement grants ESPN exclusive worldwide distribution rights across all media and will continue ESPN’s coverage of the conference’s football, basketball and more through 2019-20. In addition, video subscribers of ESPN will have access to the games via digital and mobile devices.

    ESPN’s existing football agreement with the conference runs through 2013 while the 2013-14 season will act as a bridge year for the conference’s basketball rights. Commencing in 2014-15, football, basketball and other sports will be under one agreement through 2019-20 granting ESPN rights to all conference contests (not included in CBS’s basketball rights package) including at least 66 football games and 170 men’s basketball games which will be made available annually across ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, ESPNU, ESPNEWS and ESPN3, and via limited regional and national sublicense. In addition, select women’s basketball regular-season and postseason contests as well as other conference-sponsored sports will be presented throughout the year.

    http://espnmediazone.com/us/press-r...nference-agree-to-multiyear-rights-agreement/
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2013
  18. EPJr

    EPJr Producer Staff Member Producer

    Joined:
    May 29, 2010
    Messages:
    4,774
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Re: Big East eyes new league name/AAC

    [​IMG]

    The NCAA Division One Board noted that the current Big East Conference would become the American Athletic Conference ("The American") on July 1, 2013, clearing the way for the new conference to adopt the Big East name. The American will retain the Big East's permanent seat on the Division I Board of Directors and their three votes.

    http://www.vuhoops.com/big-east/201...board-recognizes-new-big-east-as-a-conference

    The only conferences with permanent seats and 3 votes on the NCAA D1 Board are the 11 FBS conferences. The other 7 seats rotate.

    In any given year, 4 will go to FCS conferences, and the other 3 to D1 leagues that do not sponsor football. Those 7 leagues have 1.14 votes each.
     
  19. EPJr

    EPJr Producer Staff Member Producer

    Joined:
    May 29, 2010
    Messages:
    4,774
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Re: Big East's new league name - AAC

    Ranking the American AC's
    2013 Football Uniforms

    [​IMG]

    1. UConn Huskies

    Well done, UConn. You may not like the weird new front-facing helmet logo but no one can argue that the Huskies' new duds aren't a major improvement on their boring, plain and ancient looking uniforms. The added red trim have given this uniform an updated look and feel. And frankly, seeing something blue and white instead of red (and black) like every other team in this league gives UConn an edge. This is one of the better uniform remakes of recent memory and it makes the Huskies the best dressed team in the AAC.

    http://www.athlonsports.com/college...thletic-conferences-2013-football-uniforms#10
     
  20. EPJr

    EPJr Producer Staff Member Producer

    Joined:
    May 29, 2010
    Messages:
    4,774
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Re: Big East's new league name - AAC

    Times, Television Announced For Select 2013 Football Games
    [​IMG]


    Thursday, August 29
    Akron at UCF (7 p.m., ESPN3)
    Towson at UConn (7:30 p.m., ESPN3)
    Rutgers at Fresno State (10:30 p.m., ESPNU)

    Friday, August 30
    Southern at Houston (8:30 p.m., ESPN3)

    Saturday, August 31
    Purdue at Cincinnati (Noon, ESPNU)
    McNeese State at USF (7 p.m., ESPN3)

    Saturday, September 7
    Houston at Temple (Noon, ESPN Regional)
    Eastern Kentucky at Louisville (Noon, ESPN3)
    Norfolk State at Rutgers (Noon, CBS Sports Network)
    Duke at Memphis (4:30 p.m., ESPN3)
    Montana State at SMU (8 p.m., ESPN3)

    Saturday, September 14
    Northwestern State at Cincinnati (7 p.m., ESPN3)
    Fordham at Temple (1 p.m., ESPN3)
    Eastern Michigan at Rutgers (1 p.m., ESPN3)
    Maryland at UConn (7:30 p.m., ESPN3)
    Florida Atlantic at USF (7 p.m., ESPN3)

    Thursday, October 10
    Rutgers at Louisville (7:30 p.m., ESPN)

    Saturday, October 12
    Memphis at Houston (Noon, TBA)

    Friday, October 18
    UCF at Louisville (8 p.m., ESPN)

    Thursday, October 31
    USF at Houston (7 p.m., ESPN)

    Saturday, November 2
    Temple at Rutgers (Noon, ESPN Regional)

    Thursday, November 21
    Rutgers at UCF (7:30 p.m., ESPN)

    - See more at: http://www.bigeast.org/News/tabid/4...2013-Football-Games.aspx#sthash.C7IQ7D4E.dpuf
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2013

Share This Page