Insight Bowl becomes Valley of the Sun Bowl

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on July 9th, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Didn't see this posted anywhere, but this is gonna be a little confusing. So there's the Sun Bowl in El Paso, and no there is the VALLEY OF THE Sun Bowl. It is still keeps it's B1G-Big 12 tie in.

Another change is the Champs Sports Bowl (ACC vs SEC) becomes the Russell Athletic Bowl.

Also is in the Phil Steele magazine if anyone doesn't believe Wikipedia.



July 9th, 2012 at 8:05 PM ^

Can we start a petition to get the Beef O'Brady's bowl renamed to the "Dayman Fighter of the Night Man Champion of the Sun" Bowl?


July 9th, 2012 at 8:40 PM ^

You know, Valley Of The Sun Bowl actually isn't a bad name - I actually wish the sponsor names would be left off the names of the games sometimes, because...well...anyone  remember the Poulan Weedeater Independence Bowl?


July 10th, 2012 at 12:05 PM ^

But Poulan Weed Eater added something to it.

I like the produce bowls, and the Peach was a classic, but I can't hate on Chick Fil A commercials.

And only tangentially related, there was a Salad Bowl once. I hope they didn't need to toss it.


July 9th, 2012 at 9:05 PM ^

Sun Devil stadium, although it is home to a terrible college team, is really one of the most beautiful and scenic stadiums. Glad it's bowl's name is now sans annoying sponser. FYI - the Phoenix metro area is in what's called the Valley of the Sun, so the name makes more sense than many of you realize.


July 10th, 2012 at 2:11 PM ^

I understand the name is a local nickname and all that, but given that there is a long history behind the name "Sun Bowl" in El Paso, I don't think it was a great choice when it comes to the all-important branding aspect.  People might confuse the two.

snarling wolverine

July 9th, 2012 at 11:27 PM ^

I miss the Capital One Citrus Bowl

Misconception - it was never actually called that.  When it was the Florida Citrus Bowl, that was its corporate name - it was sponsored by the Florida Citrus growers association, or some such.  When the citrus people stopped sponsoring it, and Capital One took over, the entire bowl name changed, just as it had before (it was originally the Tangerine Bowl).  


July 9th, 2012 at 9:31 PM ^

Really, the ones that should be keeping up with the name changes of non-BCS bowls are Sparty and ND fans. Being that they end their seasons by playing in one each year.


July 11th, 2012 at 2:33 PM ^

 Nice post, but it seems ND is using what prestige it may have left to garner a permanent home in the Orange Bowl quote “ it would give the Fighting Irish an automatic landing spot in seasons in which they are good enough to play in a game but do not make the playoffs.”

Notre Dame tries to secure its future by joining forces with the ACC and Orange Bowl