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April 25, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
Conference USA, a new 12-school league made up mostly of teams from the Great Midwest and Metro conferences, will begin basketball competition this season, its organizers announced. Alabama-Birmingham, Cincinnati, DePaul, Marquette, Memphis and Saint Louis, from the Great Midwest, will join Louisville, North Carolina-Charlotte, Southern Mississippi, South Florida and Tulane, of the Metro, in a league that will have championships in 18 sports. Houston, from the Southwest Conference, will began participation in 1996, the first year six football-playing members (Houston, Cincinnati, Louisville, Memphis, Southern Mississippi and Tulane)
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December 3, 1998 | by Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
When a Philadelphia-area college football coach was asked his opinion earlier this season about Army joining Conference USA, he blurted, "I don't understand it. Army has nothing in common with those schools academically. " The coach is right. Normally, you wouldn't group the U.S. Military Academy with Tulane, Southern Mississippi, Louisville, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis and Cincinnati. Army's first-year alliance with Conference USA isn't about academic commonality. It's about television exposure and bowl prospects.
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July 12, 2003 | By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Atlantic Ten Conference believes it has the strength to withstand a raid from the Big East if the schools with Division I-A football programs in that embattled conference split from the basketball-playing schools, which is among the scenarios reportedly discussed by Big East officials during meetings on Thursday. "There are 12 of us, and we have a very good television contract," Atlantic Ten commissioner Linda Bruno said yesterday. "I think we're in a good position. We're in a position of strength in a lot of ways.
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November 16, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
The Big East will be one 16-team division in 2005-06, and only 12 schools will participate in the postseason basketball tournament. The league announced the new structure yesterday, and it takes effect following the addition in 2005 of five schools from Conference USA and Boston College's departure for the Atlantic Coast Conference. Miami and Virginia Tech left for the ACC this academic year, leaving the Big East with 12 schools. Louisville, Cincinnati, De Paul, Marquette and South Florida make the move from Conference USA to make it 16 schools.
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December 13, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
THE ATLANTIC 10 Conference has discussed the possibility of becoming a 21-team league for basketball, a source told ESPN.com Tuesday. The extra teams likely would come from the Big East, should that conference continue to undergo changes. The A-10 is a 16-team conference this season but Temple will be leaving for the Big East next year and Charlotte will be going to Conference USA. Butler and VCU joined the Atlantic 10 this season. The A-10's plan comes from the Big East's seven Catholic basketball schools, including Villanova, meeting with Big East commissioner Mike Aresco to discuss their options.
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February 14, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
DALLAS - Members of Conference USA and current and future members of the Mountain West are on their way to forming a new league that will begin in 2013. The 16 schools announced the plans yesterday, taking a bigger-is-better approach that will create a conference with schools in five time zones. "This is an exciting development that will stabilize the current conferences and create the first truly national conference with members in five time zones and television viewership from coast to coast," UNLV President Neal Smatresk said in statement.
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March 11, 2012
Men Belmont, Atlantic Sun Colorado, PAC-12 Creighton, Missouri Valley Davidson, Southern Detroit, Horizon League Harvard, Ivy League Lamar, Southland Lehigh, Patriot League Long Beach State, Big West Long Island U., Northeast Louisville, Big East Loyola MD, Metro Atlantic Memphis, Conference USA Missouri, ...
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October 12, 2003 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Bill Bradshaw, the Temple athletic director, joked yesterday that he had called the Big East Conference offices, checking to see if his school's football game with Boston College counted as a conference game or a nonconference game. That's because another domino should fall today when presidents of the Atlantic Coast Conference schools hold a conference call during which they are expected to invite Boston College to join Miami and Virginia Tech in bolting the Big East. That will be the last domino to fall, at least as far as the ACC is concerned.
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February 16, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Steve Logan scored a career-high 41 points, single-handedly outscoring visiting Southern Mississippi, and No. 5 Cincinnati had a 31-point run as it pulled away to an 89-37 victory last night. Cincinnati (24-2, 11-1 Conference USA) moved a half-game ahead of Marquette for the conference regular-season championship. Southern Mississippi (7-16, 2-11) has lost five in a row. Noteworthy Georgia forward Chris Daniels was suspended for the first half of today's game against No. 10 Kentucky for unsportsmanlike conduct in the Bulldogs' loss to Auburn on Feb. 9, a game that featured a brawl.
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November 21, 2003 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
In a setback for the hopes of college football's mid-major conferences, No. 10 Texas Christian lost its first game last night, falling to Southern Mississippi, 40-28. The Horned Frogs didn't go easily, rebounding from a 31-6 deficit to close within 34-28 with three minutes to go. A fumble by quarterback Brandon Hassell ended their hopes. The loss dropped the Horned Frogs to 10-1 (7-1 in Conference USA) and left Oklahoma as the nation's only undefeated team. The Golden Eagles, who got three touchdown passes from Dustin Almond, are 8-3 and 7-0.
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October 17, 2014 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Staff Writer
SO NOW, we're down to six. As in unbeatens. And in reality, it's five, since Marshall and that Conference USA pedigree doesn't figure to earn an invitation to the first four-team playoff. Although sometimes you never know. Soon, you'll be down to at least four, for sure, since Notre Dame plays at Florida State on Saturday. As long as 17-point underdog Tennessee doesn't pull off an upset at Mississippi, two will be from the same state. Only it's not Alabama. Who had that exacta at the Caesars Palace sports book?
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August 25, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
In its second season under coach Matt Rhule, the Temple football team will look to benefit from more changes in the American Athletic Conference, along with the experiences from the second half of 2013, as it tries to improve on last year's 2-10 record. Temple, 1-7 in the AAC last season, suffered its highest loss total since going 1-11 in 2006, its first season under former coach Al Golden. There were early, humbling losses to lowly Idaho and Football Championship Subdivision Fordham.
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March 28, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
TEMPLE'S FOOTBALL team is practicing 15 times this spring. None can be at the program's 10th and Diamond facility because Chudoff Field is being resurfaced. Which means Matt Rhule's guys are hitting the road. The Owls will have 10 scheduled workouts at Camden High's Farnham Park, one (Alumni Day) at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church (site of the old Temple Stadium), one at Haddon Township's Paul VI High, one at Plymouth Whitemarsh High and another on campus at Geasey Field, which used to be their practice site.
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July 27, 2013 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The newly formed American Athletic Conference, in which Temple plays, hoped to send its football champion to the Liberty Bowl starting in 2014. But, according to ESPN, the bowl game is striking a deal that will leave the conference out. The Southeastern Conference and Big 12 Conference are reportedly nearing a deal that would affiliate them with the Memphis, Tenn., bowl game. It is one of six postseason games currently aligned with the American. To be played on New Year's Eve, this year's game is the last of a three-year agreement that pits the first-place team from Conference USA and the eighth-place team from the SEC. The fifth-place team from the American is the alternate.
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July 3, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
HAPPY realignment day! It certainly was for the Atlantic Coast Conference, which welcomed Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Notre Dame to the league yesterday with a celebratory news conference/flag planting in New York City. After commissioner John Swofford welcomed the new teams at a news conference at the NASDAQ stock exchange in Manhattan, he said further expansion isn't on the agenda. "It's not a topic of conversation for us right now," he said. "I would not anticipate it being in the future, but we'll see. I don't predict the future much anymore, I've learned better.
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May 9, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Davidson is the newest member of the Atlantic Ten Conference. The A-10 council of presidents unanimously voted Wednesday to accept the Wildcats' application for membership. The current Southern Conference member will formally join the A-10 on July 1, 2014, and begin competing in its new league during the 2014-15 academic year. Davidson's move to the conference is no surprise. The Inquirer reported last month that the A-10 wanted the Wildcats for 2014. "This is very positive," said St. Joseph's athletic director Don DiJulia.
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April 4, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
IOWA STATE said Tuesday that coaches and staff made dozens of improper recruiting calls from 2008 to 2011 and it has asked the NCAA to levy a punishment of 2 years of probation. The university said it reported the "inadvertent" violations to the NCAA in November 2011. It said an "exhaustive" review of 3 years of telephone and text messages discovered that noncoaching staff members made 55 impermissible phone calls while coaches made 24 improper calls. In other college news: * Tulsa officials say they have accepted an invitation to join the soon-to-be-renamed Big East Conference beginning in 2014.
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April 3, 2013
Western Kentucky and new football coach Bobby Petrino will be switching leagues after his first season with the Hilltoppers. Conference USA commissioner Britton Banowsky said Monday that Western Kentucky will officially join the league July 1, 2014. "The tradition of the university and its athletics success is truly remarkable," Banowsky said. "The men's basketball program has made seven NCAA appearances since 2000, the women's basketball program has advanced to three NCAA Final Fours and football went to a bowl game last season in just its fourth year in the BCS. " C-USA, however, is losing Tulsa.
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March 25, 2013 | Associated Press
Damyean Dotson scored 23 points as hot-shooting Oregon ran over No. 4 St. Louis, 74-57, Saturday in San Jose, Calif. Dotson made his first five three-pointers to carry the No. 12 Ducks (28-8) into the second weekend for the first time since 2007. Oregon made 8 of 11 shots from beyond the arc, while the Billikens (28-7), made just 3 of 21 from long range. Michigan State 70, Memphis 48 - The Spartans are in the round of 16, as usual, and the Tigers are going home early, also as usual.
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March 20, 2013 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
There has been a lot of heartfelt testimony recently about the greatness of the Big East basketball conference, whose member schools will split apart next season to form or join hoops leagues that won't be nearly as great. Because it is something of a poignant passing, the testimony has mostly been about the camaraderie among the teams, about the tradition that reaches back to the Big East's birthing by Providence athletic director Dave Gavitt, and about the singular philosophy of believing in basketball even in the great shadow of the hungry football ogre.
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