Bowl Announcements

Submitted by Duval Wolverine on December 1st, 2010 at 10:34 AM

Does anyone know when they will annoucements the teams for each bowl? I am thinking it should be this sunday but not sure!



December 1st, 2010 at 10:43 AM ^

The final BCS standings will be compiled Sunday, December 5. The BCS bowl pairings will be announced at 8:15 p.m. Eastern time that day, on ESPN television.

I believe the other bowl selections are typically announced shortly thereafter (on the same show).


Or maybe not:

The only drawback to the new contract with the SEC and the Big Ten is those conferences don't like non-BCS bowls making invitations and their teams accepting them until after the BCS Selection Show Sunday night on ESPN.


December 1st, 2010 at 10:48 AM ^

If I'm reading that right, all it boils down to (I think) is that the other bowls can't go public with their choices until after the selection show.  "Don't like" isn't very enforceable, especially when teams like Michigan know they won't be making a BCS bowl anyway and have no incentive to wait to hash things out behind the scenes.


December 1st, 2010 at 11:12 AM ^

to BCS bowl games, the selection process for the lowered tiered bowls wait in anticipation to see who they have a crack at.  The big question is, will MSU get Capital One or higher which could affect to which bowl we are invited.


December 1st, 2010 at 11:29 AM ^

Where MSU goes really won't have an impact on us. Two of the 3 big ten teams are going to get BCS bids; that's almost set in stone. Who they are really doesn't matter because the one left out goes to the Capitol one bowl. Then we have the Outback which is almost certainly going to pick PSU. So the Gator essentially has to choose between Iowa, Michigan, Northwestern and Illinois. I'm assuming It's really between Iowa and Michigan; so at that point it's their pick. Whoever doesn't go to the Gator will go to the Insight.


December 1st, 2010 at 11:53 AM ^

Because of the three-way tie, the BCS standings will crown the B10 champ, and that is Wisconsin based on them having the highest ranking.  Between OSU and MSU, OSU is a much more attractive choice for a bowl game.  They have a bigger alumni and fan base, historically travel as well as any other college, pack the shit out of their stadium, and have a Heisman dark horse (whether or not Pryor is actually a candidate is another story).  Contrast that with MSU who can't even fill their 75,000-seat stadium in their best season since the 60s, and it's pretty much a done deal that MSU is going to the Citrus Bowl.


December 1st, 2010 at 11:17 AM ^

For example, in the MWC, when the first place team knows they are not going to a BCS game, they will accept a bid to the Las Vegas Bowl a few days after their last game.  But that would not happen in a conference like this.  Everyone needs to wait to see what the BCS does.