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Posts Tagged ‘Big 12 Conference.’

Miami Hurricanes staying in Atlantic Coast Conference

 

(courtesy of University of Miami athletics)

Trying to cool down rumors, the University of Miami has come out and is reaffirming its commitment to the Atlantic Coast Conference.

There had been media reports that the Hurricanes were entertaining thoughts of moving to the Big 12 Conference.

Miami athletic director Shawn Eichorst says that the school is not and has not engaged in any discussions about moving from the ACC.

 

 

Info compiled from Radio, TV & Internet reports

INDEPENDENCE BOWL PREVIEW: Missouri vs. North Carolina, today at 5 P.M. ET ESPN

 

(courtesy of Bowl via wikipedia commons)

The 2011 Advocare Independence Bowl in Shreveport, Louisiana, will pit a pair of 7-5 teams against each other.

The Missouri Tigers of the Big 12 Conference against the North Carolina Tar Heels of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The 2010 game had Air Force playing Georgia Tech. The Falcons beat the Yellow Jackets, 17-14.

The Tar Heels are playing in its fourth consecutive bowl game, the school’s longest streak since a five-game run from 1979-1983.

North Carolina is coming into the game on a down note, having only won a single game against Duke after becoming bowl eligible with their sixth win on October 29.

If the Tar Heels win the game, their achieve their fourth straight eight-win season.

The Tigers of Missouri won four of their last five games after starting off a disappointing 3-4. Missouri beat Texas for the first time in head coach Gary Pinkel’s tenure, 17-5.

Shreveport, Louisiana is not a stranger for Missouri. The Tigers are playing there for the third time since 2005 due to the fact that the Big 12 had eight-bowl eligible teams for the league’s seven bowl games. Missouri was pushed out of the top seven spots despite the fact it earned wins over Iowa State, Texas and Texas A&M.

Missouri’s offense is led by QB James Franklin, a sophomore, who completed 63% of his attempts with only 10 interceptions. During the season, he had an interception-free streak of 123 in a row.

The Tar Heels offense is led by  WR Dwight Jones who led the ACC in receptions with 79 and was tied for the league lead with 11 touchdown catches with 11. Also on offense is RB Giovani Bernard a big-play runner who averages 5.4 yards per carry and totaled 1,222 yards rushing.

 

 

Info compiled from Independence Bowl, University of Missouri & University of North Carolina news

 

Helmets courtesy of Missouri & North Carolina via wikipedia commons

Missouri to stay in Big 12 through 2012-13 season

(courtesy of U of Missouri athletics via wikipedia commons)

The Big 12 Conference has announced that the University of Missouri will need more time to decide whether to stay or leave for the Southeastern Conference.

In the process, Missouri will stay in the Big 12 through the 2012-2013 season.

The Big 12 is still looking to replace members that it has lost in Colorado, Nebraska and Texas A&M.

Info compiled from Big 12 & the University of Missouri

TCU changes mind on Big East; settles for Big 12

(courtesy of TCUathletics via wikipedia commons)

Texas Christian University has officially announced that it will be joining the Big 12 Conference in 2012.

The decision means that TCU’s move will become effective July 1 next year and the Horned Frogs athletic teams will participate in the conference in all sports in the 2012-2013 season.

TCU fills the departure of Texas A&M who left in September announcing it’s decision to join the Southeastern Conference.

TCU’s decision to leave the Big East, will cost the university some exit money, yet to be determined.

Info compiled from TCU, Big East & Big 12 Conference news

Despite 337 wins in baseball, Anderson fired by Nebraska

 

Mike Anderson (courtesy of Nebraska athletics)

In a shocking move, the Nebraska Cornhuskers have fired baseball coach Mike Anderson.

The Cornhuskers were 30-25 this season, but were only 9-17 in the Big 12 Conference.

Anderson was very succesful, with an overall record of 337-196-2 in nine years with Nebraska. The Cornhuskers won two Big 12 titles and appeared in the 2005 College World Series under Anderson.

 

Info courtesy of Nebraska athletics

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