Question: How do Bowls designate the "home" team?

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on December 2nd, 2011 at 4:09 PM

I've been really curious about this for a long time now. Is there any special criteria bowls use to designate the home teams? I had a theory that Michigan alternates from Home to Away each year, but then I realized Michigan was the home team in both the Rose Bowl Games from the 2003 & 2004 seasons.

Do they do it by record, ranking etc?



December 2nd, 2011 at 4:16 PM ^

I believe they just rotated Big Ten and Pac Ten back when it was schools from those conferences every year.  I believe that you saw Michigan as the home team in 2004 b/c the BCS disrupted the old way of doing it.  With Texas, obviously, you didn't have a Pac Ten team.


December 2nd, 2011 at 4:21 PM ^

This is probably a dumb question, but what advantage is there to being the home team?

Is the home team's athletic department given more tickets to sell than the away team?


December 2nd, 2011 at 8:27 PM ^

LOL that's brilliant.

It always amazes me how people always seem to have the perfect captioned pic handy for some of the really obscure references (like catching a greased pig) that are made on the board.

Do some of you guys just spend your spare time scouring the internet for funny pics, so you have them handy just in case a reference is made that fits?


December 2nd, 2011 at 4:29 PM ^

I need not remind anyone that while we are undefeated in the blue jerseys, we are a mere 2-2 in the whites. Obviously this is the only factor and it is of the utmost importance we wear blue.