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    UAB takes Hawaii Bowl invitation

    Blazers accept first bowl invitation

    Nov. 28, 2004


    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Alabama-Birmingham accepted an invitation Sunday to play in the Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl, the team's first trip to a postseason bowl.

    The announcement came after Saturday's 26-21 loss to Southern Mississippi.

    The UAB Blazers (7-4, 5-3 in Conference USA), will meet an opponent still to be determined.

    "This first bowl game for our program is special, not only for our current players, but also for all the other guys from past years who played a part in getting us started," coach and athletic director Watson Brown said in a statement.

    The team has played at the Division I-A level since 1996.

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  • DJRamFan
    Pac-10 could find itself left out of 'lower' bowl bids
    by DJRamFan
    Nov. 10, 2004
    SportsLine.com wire reports

    The way things are going in the Pac-10, the conference could have as many teams playing in the four Bowl Championship Series games as it has in the other 24 bowls.

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    No. 1 Southern California can clinch a berth in the Rose or Orange bowl with a win against Arizona this week, and No. 4 California is in good position to grab an at-large spot in the BCS with wins in its final three games.

    Arizona State and the winner of this week's UCLA - Oregon game also will be bowl bound. But after that it gets dicey. The conference could have anywhere from zero to three more bowl teams, leaving four spots possibly open.

    Being unable to fill all of its bowl slots is less important to commissioner Tom Hansen than getting two teams into the BCS for the third time in the system's seven years.

    "That's the important measurement," Hansen said. "We've been the best conference top to bottom for a number of years. People said, 'You have good teams but not great teams.' This year we have two great ones. It's a very fine development. I'm proud of it."

    It also has some outside observers very interested in how the next few weeks play out in the Pac-10. Because every bowl berth the Pac-10 doesn't fill is one that could open up for a school from the Mid-American Conference or an independent such as Navy.

    Hansen has already given the Silicon Valley Bowl and Emerald Bowl permission to talk to other teams in case the Pac-10 doesn't have teams for those games.

    "We told them, 'It does not hurt our feelings. You have to protect yourself,"' Hansen said.

    MAC commissioner Rick Chryst, whose conference already has four eligible teams and only two bids, has already begun lobbying for a spot in the Silicon Valley Bowl.

    "Three times in the last six years, the MAC has had a 10-win team not get invited to a bowl game," Chryst said. "We're trying to do our work and make our calls."

    There are a few problems contributing to the Pac-10's inability to fill its bowl slots, most importantly an 11-game schedule that requires teams to go 6-5 instead of 6-6 to become bowl eligible and dominant teams at the top of the conference.

    This week's games will go a long way in determining which Pac-10 teams will be bowl eligible. The conference has seven bowl tie-ins and would have eight if two teams make the BCS.

    The loser of the Oregon State- Stanford game will join Arizona and Washington as teams eliminated in the running. Washington State also would drop out if it loses at Arizona State or next week to Washington.

    The UCLA-Oregon loser would need to win its final game with the Bruins ending against USC and the Ducks finishing with Oregon State....
    -11-11-2004, 10:13 AM
  • RamsFan16
    Iowa Hawkeyes and Florida Gators Invited to Outback Bowl
    by RamsFan16
    http://www.outbackbowl.com/pressbox/...tml?release=93

    December 04, 2005

    Iowa Hawkeyes and Florida Gators Invited to Outback Bowl

    Tampa, FL -- Outback Bowl officials extended an invitation today to 16th ranked University of Florida and No. 25 University of Iowa to play in Tampa on January 2nd. The game will be a rematch of the 2004 bowl and only the third time the two programs have played each other.

    “We are elated to have these two quality teams in the Outback Bowl,” stated Bowl Chairman Bruce Poli. “The Tampa, St Pete, Clearwater area will roll-out the hospitality for the Iowa and Florida teams and their fans.”

    “We are delighted beyond words to playing in the 2006 Outback Bowl. It’s a testament to everyone connected with Iowa football, including our fans, that we have been selected again by this prestigious bowl. Our thanks go out to Jim McVay and everyone on the bowl committee for their confidence in our program. We look forward to playing an outstanding, and well coached, Florida team in another great January Outback Bowl game.”

    “We are delighted to accept the invitation to represent the Big Ten Conference in the Outback Bowl,” said Iowa Athletic Director Bob Bowlsby. “Our institution had a tremendous experience when we competed against Florida in the 2004 bowl and we are honored to once again enjoy the hospitality and exceptional competitive environment in Tampa.”

    “We are excited about the opportunity to play in the Outback Bowl to play a very talented and well coached Iowa team,” said Florida head coach Urban Meyer. “We are thrilled to accept an invitation to the Outback Bowl and we appreciate the opportunity provided to us by the Outback Bowl Committee," said Florida Athletics Director Jeremy Foley. "The Tampa and St. Petersburg area has a large and passionate Gator following. We are looking forward to enjoying a great week of hospitality and having the chance to play in an outstanding Bowl game.”

    “This match-up is a tremendous way to celebrate the Outback Bowls 20th anniversary game,” said Bowl President / CEO Jim McVay. “There will be an electric atmosphere around this game and we look forward to hosting the teams and about forty thousand out of town visitors.” “We are confident that these two outstanding teams will match-up well and expect the Hawkeyes and Gators will be an exciting game until the final whistle,” added Team Selection Committee Chairman Mitch Shriber.

    The Outback Bowl is celebrating its 20th anniversary and will kickoff at 11 A.M. (ET) on January 2nd in Raymond James Stadium. The game is telecast internationally on ESPN TV. Tickets to the Outback Bowl are $60 each and are available at Ticketmaster outlets throughout Florida, via phone at (813) 287-8844 and online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available through the Iowa and Florida ticket offices. Information...
    -12-04-2005, 10:11 PM
  • Nick
    2005-2006 Bowl Projections
    by Nick
    http://www.collegefootballnews.com/2...rojections.htm
    -11-28-2005, 03:12 PM
  • DJRamFan
    Boise State could replace Utah in Liberty Bowl
    by DJRamFan
    Nov. 21, 2004
    SportsLine.com wire reports

    BOISE, Idaho -- Boise State is in line to take Utah's spot in the Liberty Bowl, now that the Utes have all but locked up a spot in the Bowl Championship Series.

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    The Liberty Bowl has a contract with the Mountain West Conference that requires the league's champ to play the winner of Conference USA in Memphis, Tenn., on New Year's Eve.

    Officials with the Liberty Bowl have started discussions with the Western Athletic Conference and Boise State to have the Broncos (10-0, 7-0 WAC) fill the vacancy left by MWC champ Utah.

    The matchup Liberty Bowl officials are hoping for is No. 10 Boise State taking on No. 7 Louisville (8-1). The Cardinals' only loss was against Miami.

    Broncos-Cardinals would match the two highest scoring teams in the country and it might be the only game with two teams in the top 10 of the BCS standings, outside of the national championship game in the Orange Bowl.

    "If it happens, we think that we would have the most compelling, exciting bowl game outside of the national championship game. There is no doubt about that," Liberty Bowl associate executive director Harold Graeter said before Boise State's 55-14 win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday.

    "Both of these teams play an entertaining style of football and that's what we're looking for."

    Contractually, the Liberty Bowl could have forced Utah to play in Memphis. But Liberty Bowl executive director Steve Ehrhart, who was in Salt Lake City for Utah's 52-21 victory over BYU on Saturday, said he will continue to work with MWC commissioner Craig Thompson on a deal to free the Utes.

    "We understand the landscape and wish Utah well," Ehrhart said

    By beating Louisiana Tech, the Broncos extended the nation's longest win streak to 21 and tied BYU for the most consecutive conference wins at 25.

    They also clinched at least a share of their third consecutive WAC title.

    The Broncos still need to finish out their regular season Saturday at Nevada. Louisville has two games remaining, versus Cincinnati Saturday and at Tulane on Dec. 4. A win next week will wrap up the Conference USA title for Louisville and a spot in the Liberty Bowl.

    Then, there's still the matter of Boise State sneaking into the BCS.

    With losses Saturday by Michigan and Florida State, the Broncos -- No. 9 in last week's BCS standings -- still have the slimmest of hopes of joining Utah in the big-money games. They would need loses by California and Texas to even have a shot.

    Still, that was enough for Fiesta Bowl representative Steve Horrell to spend Saturday in Boise.

    "That football can bounce some funny ways sometimes," Horrell said. "These...
    -11-21-2004, 05:01 PM
  • Aries51
    Some Bowl Results
    by Aries51
    Better late than never....

    Heres a few Bowl results:


    Rose Bowl

    Miami 37 Nebraska 14

    Orange Bowl

    Florida 56 Maryland 23

    Sugar Bowl

    LSU 47 Illinois 34

    Fiesta Bowl

    Oregon 38 Colorado 16

    Gator Bowl

    Florida State 30 Virginia Tech 17

    Cotton Bowl

    Oklahoma 10 Arkansas 3

    Citrus Bowl

    Tennessee 45 Michigan 17

    Peach Bowl

    North Carolina 16 Auburn 10

    Holiday Bowl

    Texas 47 Washington 43


    For more results go to: http://espn.go.com/ncf/bowls01/index.html



    :angryram: GO RAMS! STAY FOCUSED! WIN!:shield:
    -01-05-2002, 11:23 AM
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