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  • 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 »
  • LSU fans hoping for the best bowl game check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 23, 2012 4:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The LSU Tiger football season has been an emotional roller coaster ride for many Tiger fans. Talk of a return to the national championship quickly evaporated with the suspension of Tyrann Mathieu, an injury-plagued offensive line, an uninspired showing in Florida and the heartbreaking loss against Alabama.... more »
  • Tax status of bowl games challenged

    September 22, 2010 2:49 PM

    Opponents of how college football crowns its champion say three of the nation's premier bowls are violating their tax-exempt status - by paying excessive salaries and perks, providing "sweetheart loans" and doing undisclosed lobbying. Political action committee Playoff PAC, plans to file a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service... more »
  • More Bowls added to college football schedule

    April 23, 2010 2:36 PM

    Too much of a good thing, might be a bad thing when it comes to college bowl games. Today the NCAA approved 35 bowl games for the next four years, including two new ones: the Dallas Football Classic and the New Era Pinstripe Bowl in New York. The first... more »
  • Notre Dame to vote on bowl while waiting on Weis decision

    November 30, 2009 10:43 AM

    Notre Dame players have scheduled a players meeting for Monday while awaiting word on the fate of coach Charlie Weis. The meeting will include a vote on whether the players want to play in a bowl game after a 6-6 season. Weis was not in his office early... more »
  • ESPN projects LSU to Cotton or Outback Bowls

    November 23, 2009 9:41 AM

    ESPN projected LSU to head to either the A.T.&T. Cotton Bowl or the Outback Bowl after the Tigers' heartbreaking 25-23 loss to Ole Miss Saturday in Oxford. In their latest projection, ESPN analyst Mark Schlabach had the 8-3 Tigers playing 8-3 Nebraska in the Cotton Bowl Jan. 2 at... more »

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