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Thursday October 21
Coastal Carolina @ App State 10:30AM WatchESPN

Friday October 22

Tulane @ SMU 10:30AM WatchESPN
Louisiana @ Arkansas State 10:30AM ESPNU

Saturday October 23

Memphis @ UCF 10AM WatchESPN
Washington @ Arizona 1:30PM WatchESPN [ESPN2 Kayo after Baseball ~2PM]

Sunday October 24
College Gameday Live from Los Angeles, California 12AM WatchESPN
Illinois @ Penn State 3AM WatchESPN
Oklahoma @ Kansas 3AM WatchESPN
Cincinnati @ Navy 3AM WatchESPN
Arkansas-Pine Bluff @ Arkansas 3AM SEC Network
Northern Illinois @ Central Michigan 3AM ESPNU
Oregon @ UCLA 6:30AM WatchESPN
Clemson @ Pittsburgh 6:30AM WatchESPN
Maryland @ Minnesota 6:30AM WatchESPN
Colorado @ Cal 6:30AM Pac-12 Network
Mississippi State @ Vanderbilt 7AM SEC Network
East Carolina @ Houston 7AM ESPNU
Boston College @ Louisville 7AM ACC Network
Ohio State @ Indiana 10:30AM WatchESPN
South Carolina @ Texas A&M 10:30AM SEC Network
NC State @ Miami 10:30AM WatchESPN
Georgia Tech @ Virginia 10:30AM ACC Network
West Virginia @ TCU 10:30AM ESPNU
Utah @ Oregon State 10:30AM Pac-12 Network
 

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Sunday October 24
Northwestern @ Michigan 3AM FOX
Kansas State @ Texas Tech 3AM FS1
Wake Forest @ Army 3AM CBSSN
Oklahoma State @ Iowa State 6:30AM FOX
LSU @ Ole Miss 6:30AM CBS
BYU @ Washington State 6:30AM FS1
Nevada @ Fresno State 10AM FS2
USC @ Notre Dame 10:30AM NBC
 

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So why are there no games on Sunday?

Well because ESPN/ESPN2 have everything but CFB
UFC Prelims 4AM ESPN
UFC Fight card 7AM ESPN

NHL Rangers Vs Senetors 4AM ESPN2
NHL Kracken Vs Canucks 1PM ESPN

MLB ALCS game 7 7AM ESPN2
MLB NCLS Game 6 11AM ESPN2

NBA Mavs Vs Raptors 10AM ESPN
 

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Perdue is ranked too.


The last time Purdue was in the Top 25 of the college football world were the days of Joe Tiller, Curtis Painter, Kory Sheets, and company on September 30th, 2007. Fast-forward 14 years and Purdue is back to being ranked debuting at 25 with room for improvement ahead.

Purdue has now snapped the longest streak amongst Power 5 teams of being unranked, which oddly enough, was Indiana up until 2019.
 

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I was talking about it watching the WSU/Stanford game.

Dickhead even tried to claim religious freedoms. I knew he was gone when after the game the players gave him a gatoraide bath.

imagine losing your good paying coaching job because you are anti-vax or just dumb enough to go down the conspiracy rabbit hole.
 

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FAU, Charlotte, UTSA, North Texas, Rice and UAB have applied to join the AAC.

looks like the next wave of conference realignment is moving along.

Big10 TV deal expires in 2023, Pac-12 in 2024, Big12 in 2025. so i would expect the next 12 months to be wild with so Big10, Big12 and Pac-12 can go to market with what teams will be in the conferences for the next rights deal
 

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Just read that North Texsa, UTSA, Rice and UTEP applied to join the MWC and the league said no.
So they're (except UTEP) AAC bound instead.

The interest I have is the C-USA/SBC now

On one hand, the C-USA is looking at trying to poach some SBC schools
On the other, Southern Miss thinks the SBC is a better conference and they might go the other way, giving the C-USA the death blow which we saw with the WAC all those years ago when the MWC backfilled
 

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App St knock off Coastal Carolina
Had a vibe that App State could stun them. I was going to watch the late replay last night on ESPN but it wasn't on till 11.
FAU, Charlotte, UTSA, North Texas, Rice and UAB have applied to join the AAC.

looks like the next wave of conference realignment is moving along.

Big10 TV deal expires in 2023, Pac-12 in 2024, Big12 in 2025. so i would expect the next 12 months to be wild with so Big10, Big12 and Pac-12 can go to market with what teams will be in the conferences for the next rights deal
Looks like it's a done deal. Conference USA down to 8 members.

 

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update on the baseball. Atlanta had a chance to win the series today and got blown out.

tomorrow Houston can win the series which should give us a game on Sunday.
Othewise if Boston win then no games on TV at all.
 

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Southern Miss, Marshall and Old Dominion moving from C-USA to the SBC (along with James Madison coming up from FCS)

Leaves C-USA at 5 schools after having 14 a week ago.
Louisiana Tech, UTEP, FIU, Western Kentucky and Middle Tennessee State.

If I'm being 100% honest though. I truly believe the 3 schools the SBC poached are better than the 6 the AAC poached.

Also, is there a little bit of a grudge being shown by SBC here?
Western Kentucky were SBC from 1982-2014 (football 2009-14)
Middle Tennessee State were SBC from 2000-2013 (football 2001-13) (Though, 2001 was the leagues 1st year of football)
FIU were SBC from 1998-2013 (football 2005-2013)
Louisiana Tech were SBC from 1991-2001
 

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And while talking about conference realignment

There's alot of smoke at the moment about the next raid the BigXII has.
There'd been talk for Boise State and Memphis previously, but now there's talk of adding 4 schools and going to 16 so they can play the SEC in both a basketball and football challenge.

The other schools in the conversation to be #15 and #16 are San Diego State, Colorado State and UNLV from the MWC and SMU, Tulane, USF and UAB from the AAC.

Boise State is doing alot of small things on the side atm which makes it look near certain we'll be the next invited including
Just getting approval from the state for a 30% increase in allocated funds for the athletic program.
Released the renderings of a planned upgrade to our basketball arena

Other smoke includes the Gonzaga Athletic Director saying the Big XII hasn't stopped yet (With BYU leaving, they probably want to join a better conference, and apparently the Big East and Mountain West are sniffing around - If he knows about the Big XII, I'd say they prefer the MWC but will go Big East instead if the MWC gets weaker too.)
 

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