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  • New Year's Day slate features five games

    January 1, 2016 11:05 AM

    UNDATED - There are some very appealing matchups in college football bowl games today. Perhaps none is more attractive than the Fiesta Bowl, which has Ohio State squaring off with Notre Dame. The 11-1 Buckeyes are defending national champs who were ranked No. 1 in the AP poll for most... more »
  • Time for the big bowl games

    December 31, 2015 11:32 AM

    UNDATED - The two national semifinal games in the college football playoff are being played today. Serving as the appetizer for football fans is the Peach Bowl in Atlanta this afternoon with a pair of ranked schools squaring off. That opening contest has No. 14 Houston facing ninth-ranked Florida State.... more »
  • Western Michigan tops Middle Tennessee 45-31 in Bahamas Bowl

    December 24, 2015 4:19 PM

    NASSAU, Bahamas - Jamauri Bogan rushed for 215 yards and four touchdowns Thursday, powering Western Michigan past Middle Tennessee 45-31 in the Bahamas Bowl for its first bowl victory. Western Michigan (8-5) had lost its previous six bowl games. The Broncos ended a four-game winning streak for Middle Tennessee... more »
  • Two bowl games on tap for Christmas Eve

    December 24, 2015 11:10 AM

    UNDATED - Christmas Eve sports action is limited to a pair of the record 40 bowl games this year. Things kick off in Nassau, where Middle Tennessee takes on Western Michigan in the Bahamas Bowl. The matchup between the 7-5 teams features two of the nation's most prolific receiving tandems.... more »
  • Changes coming after bowl system reaches record 40 games

    December 9, 2015 3:56 PM

    NEW YORK - NCAA president Mark Emmert says it is time for schools to take a look at the bowl system and determine the purpose of some postseason games. Three teams with losing records will be among the 80 playing in a record 40 bowl games over the next... more »
  • Big score: College bowl game payouts surpass $500 million

    April 14, 2015 10:41 AM

    Bowl games paid more than a half billion dollars to college football conferences and schools last season, the most ever and an increase of almost $200 million from the final season of the Bowl Championship Series to the first of the College Football Playoff. According to an NCAA report to... more »
  • Bowl ratings up, attendance down in 1st year of playoff era

    January 7, 2015 12:13 PM

    The new playoff era is drawing lots of college football fans to bowl game broadcasts. But it isn't necessarily drawing more fans to stadium seats. ESPN announced that the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl semifinals in the College Football Playoff drew the largest two audiences in cable television history, with... more »
  • New sponsor restores Independence Bowl name

    February 26, 2014 2:31 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Independence Bowl Foundation officials say Duck Commander, the company run by the stars of the reality television series "Duck Dynasty," is the new title sponsor of Shreveport's annual college football bowl game. Officials say Duck Commander chief operating officer Willie Robertson also has agreed to bring back the... more »
  • Football selection group likely by season's end

    September 25, 2013 8:44 PM

    Members of the selection committee for the College Football Playoff that starts next year will likely be chosen before the end of this regular season. BCS executive director Bill Hancock says conference commissioners working on the selection committee have more vetting to do before the panel is set. The panel... more »
  • ESPN buying Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

    August 15, 2013 12:57 PM

    BOISE, Id. - The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl is being bought by ESPN. Bowl officials said in a statement Wednesday that the network had agreed in principle to acquire the bowl game from the Humanitarian Bowl Inc. Details of the deal were not released. The Potato Bowl would be the... more »
  • Independence Bowl to become Advocare V100 Bowl

    February 28, 2013 8:45 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The Independence Bowl is changing its name to the AdvoCare V100 Bowl as part of a new sponsorship deal. The Independence Bowl Foundation and AdvoCare, who announced the deal jointly on Thursday, say the agreement is aimed at rebranding the bowl and helping it grow into one of... more »

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