If the Southeastern Conference stayed at 14 teams in the coming years, even if future conference expansion swirled around it, that wouldn't exactly shock. But one thing could force a change, Florida's president said: An 'ace jewel' calling for help. ...more
The Pac-12 appears content at 12 teams, but commissioner Larry Scott still gets a few just-in-case calls on occasion.
Scott said he fields *a good handful of calls, not that many* in a typical year from schools inquiring about membership. ...more
Texas and Texas A&M have played each other 118 times, but when the 119th game takes place is still uncertain. The Aggies' move to the SEC put the game on hold. Texas AD DeLoss Dodds says it will happen "somewhere, some time." The Longhorns are booked until 2018. ...more
Texas football has similar resources to Alabama, and their coaches and athletic directors are the same age. But while the Tide has 35 wins and three national titles in the last four years, Texas has 22 wins during that span. But Texas AD DeLoss Dodds is determined to get Texas back on top. ...more
The Big 12 plans to ask the NCAA to revisit a rule preventing a 10-team league from playing a 13th non-bowl game, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said.
The league has had preliminary talks with the NCAA and *I expect that we will make that request* formally, Bowlsby said. ...more
As the SEC and Big 12 near a decision on the Champions Bowl site, the loser between the two finalists will likely have a cushy consolation prize -- a spot in the college football playoff rotation.
But it*s tough to replace 70-plus years of SEC tradition with the Sugar Bowl, which could give New Orleans the edge over the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, according to two bowl officials. ...more