April 25, 1995 |
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)
December 3, 1998 |
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.
July 12, 2003 |
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.
November 16, 2004 |
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.
December 13, 2012 |
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.
February 14, 2012 |
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.
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, ...
October 12, 2003 |
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.
February 16, 2002 |
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.
November 21, 2003 |
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.