B1G to add Holiday, Pinstripe & Music City Bowls to tie-ins

Submitted by DISCUSS Man on May 14th, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Interesting and a nice shakeup. The Holiday Bowl makes a return to the B1G rotation. 

Not that I want to see Michigan in these games because it would mean they had a less-than season, but a game at Yankee Stadium would be neat. And maybe even a de-facto home game with alums in the NY area.



Perkis-Size Me

May 14th, 2013 at 9:10 PM ^

Good to see we're getting rid of the Texas bowls and not having every other game essentially be road contests against the SEC. Cali is great, New York is essentially a de-facto home game for any Big Ten team, and I don't know much about Nashville, but hey, it's something different.

Cali Wolverine

May 14th, 2013 at 9:20 PM ^

...Michigan v Colorado State in Holiday Bowl. Wasn't much of a game but I have fond memories of trip...and great pics with some of the players after that game. Great addition to BIG line-up.

A Lot of Milk

May 14th, 2013 at 9:21 PM ^

I don't wanna make a thread because it is mostly speculation, but Drake Harris tweeted that UM will be back with Nike in 2 years. I have no other information, I just saw this on his twitter.


May 15th, 2013 at 11:46 AM ^

Is something to be cast off.  I mean, if you were offered a 10% raise to leave someplace you really liked, you'd have to think about it.

And everyone makes clown uniforms. Who does it doesn't matter. It's whether they do it or not. And it looks like we'll be doing it, but not as much, at least this year.


Ali G Bomaye

May 15th, 2013 at 12:53 PM ^

Nike has its own issues, but at least they produce quality products.  I've never seen a Nike basketball team have 5 jerseys rip in the same game (Minnesota, 2013), or a Nike football team have to change jerseys at halftime because the jerseys they were given were so awful (Northwestern, 2011).

Plus, Nike can come up with some crazy alternate uniforms, but at least they seem to be thought out reasonably well.  It's not crap like just changing the color of the numbers, or adding stripes or a yoke.  The UTL uniforms were great, but the Virginia Tech, Alabama, and South Carolina uniforms were orders of magnitude stupider than anything Nike has done.

Ali G Bomaye

May 16th, 2013 at 11:16 AM ^

I never said Nike has never done anything wacky.  My main argument is that, looks aside, Nike produces a higher quality product than Adidas - their jerseys don't rip or stretch or fall apart.

But even as far as alternate looks, almost all of those Nike examples at least present a coherent package that has something to do with the school's history/tradition/mascot, or at least is an interesting design.  It's not just "hey, let's add a shoulder yoke and change the color of the numbers!"  With the exception of the UTL uniform, all of Adidas' alternates could have been designed by a 10-year-old, whereas Nike's (love them or hate them) at least look like they were professionally designed.


May 14th, 2013 at 9:25 PM ^

the holiday bowl, year in and year out, has had some of the best bowl games ever.  lived out there for years and attended a few of them.  plus, played at qualcomm and i like that stadium.


May 14th, 2013 at 9:44 PM ^

ny for college football in the cold is a non-starter

nashviiie cool town- not great for bowl game

florida is best for second rate bowl games- warm, lots to do, good golfing weather in dec/jan



May 14th, 2013 at 10:25 PM ^

I know that millions and millions of tourists disagree, but Florida is one of the last places in the country I would want to go for anything. The scenery is swamps and there's absolutely no history to any of the large cities in that state. Blech.


May 15th, 2013 at 9:11 AM ^

To each their own

  • Travel to Florida is much cheaper and closer for most Americans . . . you can make it in 18 hours if you really drive through. Pasadena is at least twice that, plus the possibility of blizzards, so driving is no longer even an option.
  • St. Augustine, IIRC, does have some significant history.
  • So does Key West.
  • There are plenty of places, if you know where to look, where you can enjoy shrimp and beer at a non-plastic place on the beach or the water.
  • Speaking of the beach, there's nothing like enjoying a nice walk on the ocean or gulf when the temps are around 70.
  • I personally am not a big Disney Fan, although some people love Orlando. However, for those who drink beer, Busch Gardens in Tampa isn't bad. Also, everyone should go to the NASA Kennedy Space Center at least once. There are plenty of Michigan alums who were astronauts, after all.

I've lived 15 minutes from the Rose Bowl, and also lived in Florida. I would choose California in a heart beat. But short of the Rose Bowl, for all the reasons above, I'd rather be in Florida, rather than, say, the Cotton Bowl, Alamo Bowl, Pinstripe, Music City, Motor City, etc., etc. Obviously, the Sugar and Fiesta Bowls are in decent venues, but other than the game itself, I think I'd personally rather be in Florida than New Orleans. Arizona isn't bad, but I'd still take California or Florida.


May 15th, 2013 at 11:34 AM ^

Until you said you'd rather be in Florida than New Orleans.

I welcome San Diego, and am glad we're only losing Orlando/Cap 1 when the team is in the more prestigious Orange, but am saddened that we set up appearances in the Orange rather than the Sugar. Getting into the Sugar once every 30 years isn't enough.


May 15th, 2013 at 11:48 AM ^

Why is "Nashville not great for a bowl game"? What are the requirements for a city to be great for a bowl game? A great night life, a walkable downtown/ stadium, museums, history, plenty of outdoor activities and mild weather sounds pretty great for just about everyone.


May 15th, 2013 at 1:19 PM ^

Two problems with Nashville as a December destination: no beaches and not particularly warm weather.  If I'm going somewhere that time of year, I want those two.


May 14th, 2013 at 9:56 PM ^

"The New York-based Pinstripe Bowl also appears certain to join the Big Ten’s lineup.The bowl’s current agreement matches the Big East (renamed American) with the Big 12. That bowl likely will pit the Big Ten against the ACC at Yankee Stadium."

When the Pinstripe Bowl was conceived, as I recall, the Yankees' management envisioned a bowl for at least one team within a few hours drive of NYC. When it was started, that was easy enough in the old configuration of the Big East. It's interesting that conference realignment may have first put this bowl potentially in jeopardy when it came to feasability and fan accessibility, but then realignment has also come along and helped to save it really, if the Big Ten and ACC in their soon-to-be configuration will face off in this bowl. 

San Diego Mick

May 14th, 2013 at 11:45 PM ^

only when Mich has a subpar season and goes 9-3 or 10-2 or something like that and we miss a BCS Game and end up in the Holiday Bowl, my screen name approves.


May 15th, 2013 at 12:28 AM ^

So, why does the Big Ten #3 have to face the Pac 12 #2?  Why can't they just have equitable matchups?  Better yet, why can't the Big Ten get a favorable matchup for a change?  


May 15th, 2013 at 1:32 AM ^

NY weather can vary that time of year.  Would be interesting to see some of the more southern teams (geographicly) from the ACC play in some nice cold weather.


May 15th, 2013 at 10:55 AM ^

The Holiday Bowl is one of the few bowls I would take time out to watch. The game is known for lots of offense and upsets galore. Plus, doesn't M have a sizable alumni base in So Cal?