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By BILL ORDINE | December 22, 2007
College football Las Vegas Bowl: Brigham Young vs. UCLA 8 p.m. [ESPN] The bowl game du jour features sort of an awkward situation. The Bruins (6-6) did so well this season that the school fired the coach, Karl Dorrell, leaving a lame-duck interim, DeWayne Walker, on the sideline for this bowl game. But one of the teams UCLA did beat was BYU, 27-17, in September. The Cougars (10-2) have won their past nine games and, as usual, have a prolific quarterback in Max Hall (more than 3,600 yards, 24 TDs, 12 interceptions)
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December 13, 2012
New Mexico Bowl David Teel Daily Press Absent a connection to either team or a need for immediate counseling, no pre-Christmas bowl merits your attention. But if desperate to avoid the mall Saturday, settle in for Nevada and Arizona in the New Mexico Bowl - and not solely because of its corporation-free name. The Wildcats and Wolf Pack feature not only top-20 scoring offenses, averaging more than 35 points per game, but also the nation's top two rushers. Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey and Nevada's Stefphon Jefferson average 146.4 and 141.9 yards per game, respectively.
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December 13, 2012
New Mexico Bowl David Teel Daily Press Absent a connection to either team or a need for immediate counseling, no pre-Christmas bowl merits your attention. But if desperate to avoid the mall Saturday, settle in for Nevada and Arizona in the New Mexico Bowl - and not solely because of its corporation-free name. The Wildcats and Wolf Pack feature not only top-20 scoring offenses, averaging more than 35 points per game, but also the nation's top two rushers. Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey and Nevada's Stefphon Jefferson average 146.4 and 141.9 yards per game, respectively.
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December 10, 2009
My preseason top 15 had 10 teams that made the top 15 of the final Bowl Championship Series standings. My preseason No. 1, Texas, is in the BCS title game. Riskiest pick: Oregon at No. 6 (thank you, Ducks!). Biggest whiffs: Oklahoma at No. 3 (injury waiver claims for Jermaine Gresham and Sam Bradford). USC at No. 4 (formulated before Kindergarten Quarterback named starter). Off the Top 25 radar: Cincinnati (replacing 10 defensive starters was obviously not a big deal). Hit it on the number: Ohio State at No. 8. Last week's ranking in parentheses.
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December 4, 2006
So many bowl games. So many corporate sponsors. Mr. Flip is here to help, with a partial list and helpful comment for each. San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: If you attend this game, don't leave before the final gun. Severe penalty for early withdrawal. Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas Bowl: Mr. Flip would suppose this is one game that had better be televised in high definition. Papajohns.com Bowl: For the complete sedentary experience, this bowl combines watching football with surfing the Web and eating pizza.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | November 23, 2004
Navy formally announced yesterday its acceptance of an invitation to play in the third Emerald Bowl at San Francisco's SBC Park on Dec. 30. It will be the 11th postseason appearance by the Midshipmen in the history of academy football - which began in 1879 - and marks only the second time they have participated in a bowl in consecutive seasons (1980-81). Navy lost to Texas Tech, 38-14, at last year's Houston Bowl. The Emerald will pit the Midshipmen (8-2) against New Mexico (7-4) or Wyoming (6-5)
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | November 19, 2004
The Navy football squad remains a highly sought commodity in the bowl arena, which has stabilized recently after fears arose that not enough schools would qualify to fill the 56 available slots. A run of upsets last weekend increased the number of eligible teams to 49 with three weekends remaining in the season, allaying concerns that some postseason games would have to be canceled for lack of participants. As many as 27 more teams could qualify for this year's 28 bowl games. In the previous atmosphere of trepidation, the Midshipmen were being courted vigorously after qualifying with a 14-13 victory over Rice on Oct. 23. Worried bowl officials were scrambling to insure against cancellation, and officials from eight separate games contacted Navy.
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December 10, 2009
My preseason top 15 had 10 teams that made the top 15 of the final Bowl Championship Series standings. My preseason No. 1, Texas, is in the BCS title game. Riskiest pick: Oregon at No. 6 (thank you, Ducks!). Biggest whiffs: Oklahoma at No. 3 (injury waiver claims for Jermaine Gresham and Sam Bradford). USC at No. 4 (formulated before Kindergarten Quarterback named starter). Off the Top 25 radar: Cincinnati (replacing 10 defensive starters was obviously not a big deal). Hit it on the number: Ohio State at No. 8. Last week's ranking in parentheses.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | December 1, 2004
The University of New Mexico yesterday accepted an invitation to play Navy in the third annual Emerald Bowl in San Francisco on Dec. 30. A runner-up to unbeaten Utah in the Mountain West Conference, New Mexico will carry a five-game winning streak into the postseason game after beating Wyoming, 16-9, in the finale. The Lobos will be making their third straight bowl appearance for the first time in the school's 106-year football history. The Las Vegas Bowl had the first choice of MWC teams after the Liberty Bowl opted to match high-powered Boise State against high-powered Louisville.
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By PETER SCHMUCK | December 30, 2004
SAN FRANCISCO - OK, I'm a little confused. How is it possible that the Midshipmen of Navy can feel at home wherever they play when the Ravens don't even feel at home in their own locker room? The Mids will play in a bowl game for the second year in a row when they face New Mexico in the Emerald Bowl at SBC Park today. The Lobos are slightly favored - and you might think that being located about 2,000 miles closer to the Bay Area would help - but no one from New Mexico is under any illusion about who will have home-field advantage.
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By BILL ORDINE | December 22, 2007
College football Las Vegas Bowl: Brigham Young vs. UCLA 8 p.m. [ESPN] The bowl game du jour features sort of an awkward situation. The Bruins (6-6) did so well this season that the school fired the coach, Karl Dorrell, leaving a lame-duck interim, DeWayne Walker, on the sideline for this bowl game. But one of the teams UCLA did beat was BYU, 27-17, in September. The Cougars (10-2) have won their past nine games and, as usual, have a prolific quarterback in Max Hall (more than 3,600 yards, 24 TDs, 12 interceptions)
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December 4, 2006
So many bowl games. So many corporate sponsors. Mr. Flip is here to help, with a partial list and helpful comment for each. San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: If you attend this game, don't leave before the final gun. Severe penalty for early withdrawal. Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas Bowl: Mr. Flip would suppose this is one game that had better be televised in high definition. Papajohns.com Bowl: For the complete sedentary experience, this bowl combines watching football with surfing the Web and eating pizza.
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By RAY FRAGER | December 16, 2005
Perhaps we'd be better off with a playoff system for Division I-A football. But where would that leave the Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas Bowl? On Tuesday, the first of 28 college bowl games airs (New Orleans Bowl, 8 p.m., ESPN), and maybe, by the end, the parade of 6-5 and 7-4 teams stomping across corporate-logoed fields will have lost your interest. But the current setup does have its supporters, including two ABC/ESPN game analysts, Bob Griese and Bob Davie. "I kind of like it the way it is," Griese said on a conference call yesterday.
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By PETER SCHMUCK | December 30, 2004
SAN FRANCISCO - OK, I'm a little confused. How is it possible that the Midshipmen of Navy can feel at home wherever they play when the Ravens don't even feel at home in their own locker room? The Mids will play in a bowl game for the second year in a row when they face New Mexico in the Emerald Bowl at SBC Park today. The Lobos are slightly favored - and you might think that being located about 2,000 miles closer to the Bay Area would help - but no one from New Mexico is under any illusion about who will have home-field advantage.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | December 1, 2004
The University of New Mexico yesterday accepted an invitation to play Navy in the third annual Emerald Bowl in San Francisco on Dec. 30. A runner-up to unbeaten Utah in the Mountain West Conference, New Mexico will carry a five-game winning streak into the postseason game after beating Wyoming, 16-9, in the finale. The Lobos will be making their third straight bowl appearance for the first time in the school's 106-year football history. The Las Vegas Bowl had the first choice of MWC teams after the Liberty Bowl opted to match high-powered Boise State against high-powered Louisville.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | November 23, 2004
Navy formally announced yesterday its acceptance of an invitation to play in the third Emerald Bowl at San Francisco's SBC Park on Dec. 30. It will be the 11th postseason appearance by the Midshipmen in the history of academy football - which began in 1879 - and marks only the second time they have participated in a bowl in consecutive seasons (1980-81). Navy lost to Texas Tech, 38-14, at last year's Houston Bowl. The Emerald will pit the Midshipmen (8-2) against New Mexico (7-4) or Wyoming (6-5)
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | November 24, 1996
ATLANTA -- Navy did everything it had to do to stay in the postseason hunt by rallying to beat Georgia Tech yesterday, but the best an Independence Bowl representative could offer was a "wait-and-see" promise."
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By RAY FRAGER | December 16, 2005
Perhaps we'd be better off with a playoff system for Division I-A football. But where would that leave the Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas Bowl? On Tuesday, the first of 28 college bowl games airs (New Orleans Bowl, 8 p.m., ESPN), and maybe, by the end, the parade of 6-5 and 7-4 teams stomping across corporate-logoed fields will have lost your interest. But the current setup does have its supporters, including two ABC/ESPN game analysts, Bob Griese and Bob Davie. "I kind of like it the way it is," Griese said on a conference call yesterday.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | November 19, 2004
The Navy football squad remains a highly sought commodity in the bowl arena, which has stabilized recently after fears arose that not enough schools would qualify to fill the 56 available slots. A run of upsets last weekend increased the number of eligible teams to 49 with three weekends remaining in the season, allaying concerns that some postseason games would have to be canceled for lack of participants. As many as 27 more teams could qualify for this year's 28 bowl games. In the previous atmosphere of trepidation, the Midshipmen were being courted vigorously after qualifying with a 14-13 victory over Rice on Oct. 23. Worried bowl officials were scrambling to insure against cancellation, and officials from eight separate games contacted Navy.
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December 18, 1999
Utah (8-3) vs.Fresno State (8-4)When: Today, 6 p.m.Where: Sam Boyd Stadium, Las VegasTV: ESPN2Line: Utah by 5 1/2Series record: Tied 4-4Outlook: This game, a reunion of former Western Athletic Conference rivals, is something of a grudge match. The Utes earned a share of the inaugural Mountain West Conference title, finishing 5-2 in the conference. Fresno State, the WAC co-champion, had hoped to join the eight schools that left the 16-team WAC to form the MWC, but was denied. The Utes are appearing in a bowl game for the fifth time since 1992.
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