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Are You Ready For Some College FootBOWL?!

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We got a couple of new bowl games starting this year. The New Era Pinstripe Bowl at New York's new Yankee Stadium makes it the first time since the discontinued Garden State Bowl (in East Rutherford, New Jersey) back in 1981 that a college football bowl game is played in the New York metro area and the first in New York proper since the old Gotham Bowl at the original Yankee Stadium. Dallas' legendary Cotton Bowl at State Fair Park gets a new bowl after the Cotton Bowl Classic moved to the luxurious Jerryworld in nearby Arlington with the TicketCity Bowl. One proposed bowl in Orlando, the Cure Bowl, intended to be sponsored by the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and planned to be played at the University of Central Florida's Bright House Networks Stadium was rejected by the NCAA. That was to pit the Conference USA and the Sun Belt Conference teams. Another, the Christmas Bowl in Los Angeles, was also not NCAA-certified.

Due to the massive renovation project going on at TCU's Amon G. Carter Stadium, the Armed Forces Bowl will be played at SMU's Gerald J. Ford Stadium for this year and 2011.

December 18

New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque): Bringham Young 52 UTEP (University of Texas-El Paso) 24

uDrove Humanitarian Bowl (Boise): Northern Illinois 40 Fresno St. 17

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: Troy St. 48 Ohio 21

December 21

Beef O'Brady's St. Petersburg Bowl: Louisville vs. Southern Mississippi

December 22

Maaco Las Vegas Bowl: Utah vs. Boise St.

December 23

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: Navy vs. San Diego St.

December 24

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl (Honululu): Hawaii vs. Tulsa

December 26

Little Caeser Pizza Bowl (Detroit): Toledo vs. Florida International

December 27

Advocare 100 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, Louisiana): Air Force vs. Georgia Tech

December 28

Champs Sports Bowl (Orlando): North Carolina St. va. West Virginia

Insight Bowl (Tempe, Arizona): Missouri vs. Iowa

December 29

Military Bowl presented by The Northrup Grumman (Washington, DC): East Carolina vs. Maryland

Texas Bowl (Houston): Illinois vs. Baylor

Valero Alamo Bowl (San Antonio): Oklahoma St. vs. Arizona

December 30

Bell Helicopter Bowl (Dallas): Army vs. Southern Methodist (SMU)

New Era Pinstripe Bowl (New York): Kansas St. vs. Syracuse

Franklin American Mortgage Company Music City Bowl (Nashville): North Carolina vs. Tennessee

Bridgeport Education Holiday Bowl (San Diego): Nebraska vs. Washington

December 31

Meineke Car Care Bowl (Charlotte): South Florida vs. Clemson

Hyundai Sun Bowl (El Paso): Notre Dame vs. Miami (FL)

AutoZone Liberty Bowl (Memphis): Georgia vs. Central Florida (UCF)

Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl (Atlanta): Florida St. vs. South Carolina

January 1

Tucket City Bowl (Dallas): Northwestern vs. Texas Tech

Outback Bowl (Tampa): Florida vs. Penn St.

Capital One Bowl (Orlando): Michigan St. vs. Alabama

Progressive Gator Bowl (Jacksonville): Michigan vs. Mississippi St.

January 6

GoDaddy.com (formerly GMAC) Bowl (Mobile. Alabama): Miami (OH) vs. Middle Tennessee St.

January 7

AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic (Arlington, Texas): Louisiana St. (LSU) vs. Texas A&M

January 8

BBVA Compass (formerly Papa John's) Bowl (Birmingham): Kentucky vs. Pittsburgh

January 9

Kraft Fight Hunger (formerly Emerald) San Francisco Bowl: Boston College vs. Nevada

BCS Games:

January 1

Rose Bowl presented by VIZIO (Pasadena): Wisconsin vs. Texas Christian (TCU)

Tostito's Fiesta Bowl (Glendale, Arizona): Connecticut vs. Oklahoma

Discover Orange Bowl (Miami): Stanford vs. Virginia Tech

January 4

Allstate Sugar Bowl (New Orleans): Arkansas vs. Ohio St.

January 10

BCS National Championship Game (Glendale, Arizona): Auburn vs. Oregon

Starting this year, all of the BCS bowl games are on ESPN as it take over coverage of all of them. this will make the first time all of the better known bowls, at least in the BCS, not to be on broadcast TV since the beginning of US television. Matter of fact, almost all of the bowl games this year will appear only on ESPN as it also takes over the broadcasting of the Capital One Bowl and the Gator Bowl. Only the Hyundai Sun Bowl (CBS), the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic (FOX), and the Outback Bowl (ABC) will appear on free-to-air networks.

In loving memory of the International Bowl in Toronto (please come back...) :(

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Beef "O" Brady's St. Petersburg Bowl: Louisville 31 Southern Mississippi 28

Maaco Las Vegas Bowl: Boise St. 26 Utah 3

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl: Tulsa 62 Hawaii 35

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: San Diego St. 35 Navy 14

Little Ceaser Pizza Bowl: Florida International 34 Toledo 32

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Advocare V100 Independence Bowl: Air Force 14 Georgia Tech 7

Champs Sports Bowl: NC State 23 West Virginia 7

Insight Bowl: Iowa 27 Missouri 24 :angry:

Military Bowl: Maryland 51 East Carolina 20

Texas Bowl: Illinois 38 Baylor 14

Valero Alamo Bowl: Oklahoma St. 36 Arizona 10

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Army 16 SMU 14

New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Syracuse 36 Kansas St. 34

Franklin American Morgtage Company Music City Bowl: North Carolina 30 Tennessee 27 OT

Bridgeport Education Holiday Bowl: Washington 19 Nebraska 7

Meineke Car Care Bowl: South Florida 31 Clemson 26

Hyundai Sun Bowl: Notre Dame 33 Miami (FL) 17

Autozone Liberty Bowl: Central Florida 10 Georgia 6

Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl: Florida St. 26 South Carolina 17

TicketCity Bowl: Texas Tech 45 Northwestern 38

Capital One Bowl: Alabama 49 Michigan St. 7

Outback Bowl: Florida 37 Penn St. 24

Progressive Gator Bowl: Mississippi St. 52 Michigan 17

Rose Bowl presented by VIZIO: Texas Christian 21 Wisconsin 19

Tostito's Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma 48 Connecticut 20

Discover Orange Bowl: Stanford 40 Virginia Tech 12

Bring back that smiling crown-wearing cartoon orange from the past Orange Bowls! Don't like the new one for the Discover sponsor.

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