Tuesday, July 28, 2015

New American Frontier - News from the AAC 7-28-15

AAC News
CardiacCoogs.com gives a detailed guide to the B12 expansion.
Complete AAC Media Days Line Up
2014-15 Team Academic Excellence Award Winners

I tweeted AAC Football Fever managing editor and for now the site is on hiatus.

College Football News
With the B1G TV contract coming up, this could affect the upcoming structure of football and sports contracts: Disney CEO says ESPN could be sold to directly to customer.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

New American Frontier - Links for the American Athletic Conference 6-23-15

6-23-15 Updates
No link yet but ESPN's Brett McMurphy is reporting Central Florida's George O'Leary named interim AD.

From official site:  O'Leary Named Interim AD

The American Digital Network previews the Tulsa Hurricanes on You Tube.

Underdog Dynasty presents a What If series.  In the latest installment, Could Memphis Win in the SEC?

Friday, May 29, 2015

New American Frontier - Baseball Regionals

Day one of regionals is in the books.  Four AAC teams made the baseball dance.  Houston, South Florida, East Carolina and Tulane carried the American banner.

So how did our teams fare?

For reference, Houston, the regular season champs, hosts the Houston regional.  #1 Houston opened up against #4 Houston Baptist.  The Coogs fell down early 4-0 but rallied for a 6-4 win.  UH will face Louisiana-Lafayette in the winners bracket game 2.  Some insignificant team named rice blew a big lead to UL-Lafayette.

In the Coral Gables Regional, East Carolina, the AAC Tournament Champ and #2 seed, was upended by #3 seed Columbia.  ECU will face FIU in an elimination game.

In the Gaineville Regional, USF beat Florida Atlantic 5-3 and set up a showdown with #1 seed Florida.  Florida defeated Florida A&M 19-0.  USF has it's work cut for it but they are American and will pull it off.

As of this writing, it's not looking so good for Tulane in the Baton Rouge Regional.  The Green Wave trail UNC-W 9-1 in the 6th.

D1baseball.com, a favorite of mine, chimes in on both UH and UL-La's win in Dispatches from Houston.

Late Update: Tulane falls 10-1...ugh

Thursday, May 28, 2015

New American Frontier - Links Covering the AAC

Been a busy week at work and mix in the holiday weekend and I've haven't had time to keep up with the blog.

The AAC placed four teams in the NCAA baseball tourney.  Houston will serve as a regional host.

Commish Aresco hopes to negotiate a new TV deal within three years.

UMass Needs Naval Support - this blogger believes Navy should bolt from AAC and AAC should pick up UMass.

Getting To Know Our New Coaches - a profile of the three new head football coaches from the official site.

Memphis non-conference 2015-16 basketball schedule release.

AAC TV start times were announced for some 2015 football games on ESPN family.

American's East Contenders Can Change Way We Think About AAC

American West Can Help Shape Conference Image Too

AAC Imposes New Concussion Policy

Houston Lands Two More Top Recruits - the Htown Takeover Continues

Cincy on the Prowl Looks at why the Bearcats need P5 access.
Who in the AAC doesn't?

Cincy on the Prowl: Bearcat and AAC Links 5/26/15

Updates 5-29-15

Houston Baseball Benefits from California Pipeline
Houston Chronicle

5Dimes Released Over/Under for Total Wins in College Football
They don't think to highly of AAC.  Memphis and Houston highest O/U at 8.5

AAC Official Site Highlights Some Key Football Matchups

Underdog Dynasty Examines the AAC Over/Unders

Underdog Dynasty: Examining the Financial Independence of the Underdogs

Today's U Ranks Top 3 Potential Biggest Upsets of Season
Memphis over Ole Miss is #2 on the list.

Other College News
C-USA Refuses to Change By-laws for UAB

Big 12 Splits $252 Million

Updates 5-30-15
From the Maroon Report: Houston Poses Major Threat To Aggie Recruiting 
Nice to see some P5 fans quake a little at the #HtownTakeover

UConn Blog's Projected Men's Basketball Starting Line Up

Also from UConn Blog, VCU transfer Terry Larrier Chooses UConn

Voodoo Five recap of USF's win over FAU in baseball.
Voodoo Five story on former Badger safety transfers to South Florida. 

Down The Drive takes a look at 2016 AAC Basketball Pairings

My Sports Allegiances

My favorite teams are in no particular order: Houston Texans, San Antonio Spurs(NBA champs 99, 03, 05, 07) and the Houston Cougars, Pittsburgh Penguins (Stanley Cups 91, 92, 08)
My secondary teams are: Houston Dynamo(MLS Champs 06, 07), Houston Astros (NL Champs 05), Houston Rockets (NBA Champs 94, 95)
Teams I Hate: Anything out of Dallas
Teams I Enjoy Seeing Lose: Texas Longhorns, Texas A&M Aggies, Baylor Bears football
Teams that are Insignificant: rice owls