Posts tagged "college football bowls"

Brutally Honest Illini Bowl Game Preview

Brutally Honest Illini Bowl Game Preview
Ever since the bowl matchups were announced, everyone has picked on the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl for being the the worst matchup of them all. The New Year’s Eve game features not one but both teams playing under interim coaches because the regular head coach was recently canned. And both teams made dubious “history” on... Read more »

Illini Bowl History: 7-9 Overall, 4 Meetings with UCLA

Illini Bowl History: 7-9 Overall, 4 Meetings with UCLA
This year marks Illinois’ 17th bowl appearance, where they are 7-9 all-time. The Big Ten has had to play 16 bowl games in the state of their opponent since 2005. That’s more than double that of any other conference, and extremely unfair. And that number will increase by five this holiday season. By appearing in... Read more »

Complete Bowl History of Northwestern: 1-8 Overall

Complete Bowl History of Northwestern: 1-8 Overall
The beauty of history is that it tells us where we’ve been in order to figure out where we’re going. But before we get to previewing Northwestern vs. Texas A&M in the Meineke Bowl of Texas, let’s look back at where NU has been in the postseason. Well, it started nice…in 1949. But much more... Read more »
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Northwestern Bowl History: a Brief Synopsis

The beauty of history is that it tells us where we’ve been in order to figure out where we’re going. Illinois took out Baylor in part one of Chicago Big Ten teams in the bowl “Texas Two-Step.” And on New Year’s Day, the Northwestern Wildcats will likewise have an opportunity to defeat a 7-5 Big... Read more »

Illini Football Bowl History and Game Summaries

It’s bowl week, prime time for college football and the Illinois Fighting Illini are taking part this year. The fifth installment of the Texas Bowl is tomorrow night. The bowl has been affiliated with the Big 12 Conference since its inception in 2006, and 2010 is the first time it pairs teams from the Big... Read more »

Picking All 35 College Football Bowl Games...Some in a Snarky Fashion

TSB’s leading resident college football and college basketball nerds pick each and every game; often in very snarky fashion. DK=David Kay, PMB= Paul M. Banks Dec. 18 New Mexico Bowl: BYU vs. UTEP, 2 p.m., ESPN (DK) BYU.  The only bowl game in which neither team has a winning record.  What a way to start... Read more »
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Losing Teams in Bowl Games? How Frighteningly Realistic a Scenario

Did you think the idea of expanding the NCAA Tournament to 96 teams was backwards and just plain stupid? Worried about having too many mediocre teams undeservedly in the postseason? Well, it looks like that’s about to happen, this very bowl season in college football. It’s bad enough that 6-6 teams have been getting into... Read more »