BOWL PREVIEW: Toyota Gator Bowl
Wanna deal? Well, then, the AT&T Cotton Bowl is the game for you.
Neither Nebraska nor Auburn had sold out its allotment of 12,500 tickets, all priced at $90. All but about 3,500 of the 68,252 seats have a face value of $90.
Omaha-based Ticket Express president Chad Carr, like others in the travel and ticket business, say fans aren't enamored with Dallas as a destination. Brokers say Nebraska fans are let down after the Huskers lost to Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship Game. Same goes for Auburn fans, who saw their wide receiver Courtney Taylor and the Tigers end their national championship hopes with a loss
Any South Carolina fan has to have warm memories of the Outback Bowl. First, there was the 2001 edition, when the Gamecocks pretty much took control and routed Ohio State to cap off a magical season. Then there was the 2002 game, a glorious showdown clinched by a last-second field goal.
On the same day Clemson accepted a bid to the Humanitarian Bowl, two star Tigers were arrested on drug charges and subsequently kicked off the team. Tailback Travis Zachery and offensive tackle Akil Smith were arrested for sale and distribution of marijuana--the third time in two years a group of Clemson players has had problems with the law.
This game has neared blasphemy in college football terms. Oh, sure, Chick-fil-A wants to draw you in with all that talk about taking off the Sabbath, being good Christians, etc., etc. But then they turn around and gut a great sports tradition by turning the Peach Bowl, more recently the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, into the Chick-fil-A Bowl.
In this day of PetroSun Independence Bowls and Champs Sports Bowls, it's nice to see a bowl without a sponsorship. Even if it's just because they can't manage to drum one up.
Now, we get to the Cock & Fire part of the Liberty Bowl: South Carolina's Steve Spurrier-guided offense against the defense of the Houston Cougars. No, I didn't copy and paste anywhere below; the teams' numbers are really that similar.
This is the kind of game where you look at the line-up and say, "That team is in the Champs Sports Bowl?"
There are many ways to look at a football game. One Gamecocks message board provides a contest whereby the (presumably male) fans of both teams post pictures of their school's respective, beautiful women in order to determine which university is superior.
You know, this would usually be the point where I would write some witty or incisive introduction to the Music City Bowl. Or, actually, the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl Presented By Bridgestone With Technical Support From Microsoft, Food Provided By General Mills And Clothing Furnished By Nike.
Rutgers has been one of the most uplifting stories in college football this year. They started out 9-0 and, but for an inexplicable implosion against Cincinnati and a narrow loss to West Virginia, would be arguing about why they should really be in the BCS title game.
The Massacre of the Innocents is an episode of Herod's infanticide, attested in the Gospel of Matthew 2:16ff ... According to Christian tradition, the described events fulfilled a verse of Jeremiah, interpreted as a prophecy of this event: "Thus says the Lord: A voice is heard in Ramah, lamentation and bitter weeping. Rachel is weeping for her children."
In the event, King Herod the Great ordered the execution of all young male children in the village of Bethlehem, so as to avoid the loss of his throne to a newborn "King of the Jews", whose birth had been related to him by magi.
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"I think I can! I think I can! I think I can!"
When Alabama last approached Dolphins coach Nick Saban earlier this month, the school was told not to bother him during the season.
But the season is about to end, and Alabama could be gearing up to make one more big push at Saban.
Multiple NFL insiders believe that Alabama either already has a major college coach waiting in the wings, or it is banking on being able to lure away Saban, who told the ESPN crew this weekend that there's a certain part of him that misses influencing younger players. ...
Sometime in the next week, Saban is expected to have a big decision to make. The popular thinking, based on Saban's statements more than anything else, is that he stays. But there are still some who would not be surprised if he goes.
Ah, college football in San Francisco. What could be more natural? A Nazi party meeting in Tel Aviv? A religious tolerance celebration in Baghdad? A serious discussion of ideas in Congress?