Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Bowl games

  • Ranking the ACC bowl games

    4 Chick-fil-A Bowl: LSU vs. Clemson, Dec. 31, Atlanta. Our take: There is no two ways around this ranking -- the Chick-fil-A Bowl should be one of the best in the bowl season, better than just about every BCS bowl game that is not the national ...


  • The five most underrated bowl games

    Let's take a look at five matchups on the 2012-13 postseason slate that seem to be going under the radar but have the potential to be very good games. Of course, this list excludes all BCS games and some of the more notable non-BCS games. Dec.


  • Bowl Games 2012: Overlooked Matchups Every College Football Fan Needs to ...

    The biggest schools and bowl games get the majority of attention, and rightfully so. They'll feature some of the best coaches and players going head to head.


  • Big Ten Sends Seven Programs to Bowl Games

    The Big Ten will send seven conference teams to bowl games this season, marking the 14th straight year that six or more Big Ten programs have earned postseason berths.


  • What is a BCS bowl worth to Huskies?

    So when the Huskies beat Eastern Michigan and Kent State in the MAC championship game and then squeaked into the top 16 in the BCS standings, they were into the Orange Bowl to play Florida State. "We didn't care about jinxing ourselves," said Jeff ...


  • Pac-12 Football: Predicting Outcomes of Every Pac-12 Bowl Game

    After the final week of the regular season and Championship weekend, my original projections failed miserably. I am here now to set the record straight and give you everything that you need to know to be prepped for the bowl games from the "Conference ...


  • Five bowl games we wish we could have seen

    This year's bowl season has left a lot to be desired. While the championship game is right, there are a lot of teams that got left out of key bowls or were put in poor matchups. There's nothing we can do about it now, but we can lament about the five ...


  • LA College Football Notebook: Trio to enjoy postseason games plus bowl-less ...

    UL Lafayette and UL Monroe both have two-hour trips to play postseason bowl games - the Ragin' Cajuns making their second straight R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl trip after last year's runaway successes in results and attendance, and the Warhawks ...


  • Rating the Pac-12 bowl games . . .

    Since it was a competitive year for Pac-12 football, it makes sense that the league would be involved in some good matchups in the bowl season, and that's what generally emerged Sunday as the BCS standings and selections set dominoes to falling.


  • Texas Tech back to a bowl after losing season last year, playing Minnesota in ...

    LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech is back in a bowl game, a year after the Red Raiders ended a streak of 11-straight postseason appearances.


  • 2012 Bowl Games: Breaking Down This Year's Best Swag Gifts

    Each college football bowl game rewards its participating teams with a special gift. These goodie bags that can include anything from gift cards and televisions sets to hats and watches.


  • Patriots Draft Board: 10 Players New England Must Watch in Bowl Games

    Though the New England Patriots are still in the middle of a Super Bowl hunt, their scouting staffs will surely be keeping a close eye on all the bowl game action and keeping tabs on potential fits that the team might want to select in April. In ...


  • Seven Teams, Seven Underdogs: Breaking Down the Big Ten's Bowl Chances

    ... here's a look at all seven bowls and how much of a shot the Big Ten's got in them. Toss-ups. How many bowl games will the Big Ten win this year? 0 1-2 3-4 5-6. All 7 Submit Vote vote to see results. How many bowl games will the Big Ten win this ...


  • UT braces for another chilly bowl game

    That is the drawback presented to the University of Toledo football team, which will play a December bowl game in Idaho. The team's preference, center Zac Kerin said on Monday, was an invitation to somewhere warm, providing them a long-awaited chance ...


  • Bowl Notebook: Nine Iowa opponents reach postseason games

    Iowa didn't play the Big Ten's sole BCS representative, Wisconsin, but faced nine teams that qualified for bowl games of the 11 Football Bowl Subdivision teams on the Hawkeyes' schedule. Iowa (4-8 overall) went 3-6 against its bowl competition ...


  • Overachievers get their just bowl desserts

    Three months after they met in the season opener, Stanford and San Jose State were together again, in a figurative sense, on selection Sunday -- headed to bowl games after seasons that topped all but the most optimistic forecasts. San Jose State ...


  • Hokies Talk Bowl Game vs. Rutgers

    The Russell Athletic Bowl is the former Citrus and Champs Sports Bowl. Playing in their 20th straight bowl game, the Hokies will try and break a 2-game bowl skid.


  • Chippewas excited about bowl berth; feel deserving after winning last three games

    After Georgia Tech received its waiver to play in a bowl game from the NCAA, Central Michigan head coach Dan Enos thought he might be home for the holidays.


  • Little Caesars Pizza Bowl: Central Michigan gets first bowl game since 2009 ...

    Two "hungry teams" will be playing in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl when Central Michigan (6-6) faces Western Kentucky (7-5) at Ford Field at 7:30 p.m.


  • Ranking the Big East bowl games

    Charlie Strong gets to face his former employer at the site of his final game as the Gators' defensive coordinator, three years ago.


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