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#1 Pioneer

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 12:07 AM

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SEC adding Independence as record 10th bowl tie in for 2012 & 13, sources tell @CBSSports. SEC will play ACC in bowl

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 12:17 AM

No reason for the MWC or Indy bowl to maintain its relationship. With TCU & BYU leaving, AFA was the only MWC team that would have drawn well there. MWC has the Hawaii Bowl now as well.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 12:18 AM

Another bowl the MWC cannot afford to lose. I wonder if the Poinsettia bowl will go with SDSU (or follow shortly thereafter).

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 12:21 AM

Another bowl the MWC cannot afford to lose. I wonder if the Poinsettia bowl will go with SDSU (or follow shortly thereafter).


Hopefully not. You guys can keep it.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 12:27 AM

Hopefully not. You guys can keep it.


I hope the Poinsettia & Holiday Bowls fail. Or at least the guy who runs it gets Sanduskied.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 12:28 AM

I hope the Poinsettia & Holiday Bowls fail. Or at least the guy who runs it gets Sanduskied.


Word.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 01:34 AM

So we get the Armed Forces Bowl now. Would have suck to only have 4 tie-ins with 10 teams.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 01:39 AM

So we get the Armed Forces Bowl now. Would have suck to only have 4 tie-ins with 10 teams.


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Hawaii- gets Hawaii if bowl eligible or MWC#5?

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 01:43 AM

Yes, but you forgot the Fiesta Bowl.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 01:44 AM

Fine with me.........Memphis too far for a middling at best bowl game.


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Posted 05 June 2012 - 01:51 AM

Fine with me.........Memphis too far for a middling at best bowl game.


Shreveport Louisiana. But same-same.
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 02:01 AM

With the apparent death of wac football, will boise keep their bowl game going with a tie in with the mwc?


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Posted 05 June 2012 - 02:06 AM

With the apparent death of wac football, will boise keep their bowl game going with a tie in with the mwc?


I think that would depend on if they go to seven games. If they do, I think it's gone.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 02:13 AM

The MWC actually had two years left on the Independence Bowl contract but voluntarily agreed to step aside.

http://www.ktbs.com/...fw/-/index.html

My guess is that even with the bowl's sizable payout, it penciled out as a likely money-loser for the MWC due to ticket sale obligations and the fact that most MWC member school fan bases wouldn't travel well to Shreveport. The MWC needs bowl tie-ins in its footprint, not in Louisiana.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 03:23 AM

Well it's good to know that Mississippi State or Kentucky have now found a permanent postseason home
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 03:41 AM

Well, the MWC is getting crappier every day...
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 03:44 AM

Independence Bowl is horrid not only for the location, Shreveport is a dump no matter how they try and proclaim the casinos make it nice, getting there is a expensive, the weather is damp and cold, the stadium is a dump, and the game is usually played on a week day two or three days after Christmas.

The Armed Force Bowl is outstanding; it is held in great city which is easy and fairly inexpensive to get to, the venue is excellent and theme plays perfectly into a conference with a Service Academy in it. Great recruiting area for Air Force and having access to that talent will be a big bonus for the Falcons.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 04:43 AM

I know some of you make fun of the Kraft Bowl in S.F. Nevada filled that place up in 2010 on a Sunday night, it's an easy drivable game for Fresno St, Nevada and SJSU and hard to go wrong with a trip to S.F, even if the weather tanks. I'm not sure how the other schools in the MWC in 2013 feel about the trip to AT&T park. Next year it's Navy vs Pac 12, then the next year BYU,vs the Pac 12. It would be good to get the MWC in the rotation.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 04:47 AM

I know some of you make fun of the Kraft Bowl in S.F. Nevada filled that place up in 2010 on a Sunday night, it's an easy drivable game for Fresno St, Nevada and SJSU and hard to go wrong with a trip to S.F, even if the weather tanks. I'm not sure how the other schools in the MWC in 2013 feel about the trip to AT&T park. Next year it's Navy vs Pac 12, then the next year BYU,vs the Pac 12. It would be good to get the MWC in the rotation.

I agree. It'd be a great bowl to have as one for our conference. Swapping the Armed Forces for the Independence is good too. Who wants to go to Shreveport? Not a lot of people, and that's the problem.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 10:24 AM

I have seen other confirmation of the Independence Bowl being gone to the SEC and gone from the MWC but I haven't seen anything else saying that the MWC gets the Armed Forces bowl.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 10:43 AM

I have seen other confirmation of the Independence Bowl being gone to the SEC and gone from the MWC but I haven't seen anything else saying that the MWC gets the Armed Forces bowl.


http://www.cbssports...12-2013-seasons

"The Independence Bowl opening became available when the Mountain West opted to take an available opening in the Armed Forces Bowl, which previously had a tie in with BYU. The Cougars, who were contracted to the Armed Forces Bowl in 2011, have an agreement with the Poinsettia Bowl in 2012 and the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in 2013."

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 10:48 AM


http://www.cbssports...12-2013-seasons

"The Independence Bowl opening became available when the Mountain West opted to take an available opening in the Armed Forces Bowl, which previously had a tie in with BYU. The Cougars, who were contracted to the Armed Forces Bowl in 2011, have an agreement with the Poinsettia Bowl in 2012 and the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in 2013."


Thanks for the link. Good to know. Incidentally is it a long term deal or a one shot deal for the Armed Forces Bowl?

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:12 AM

I was really looking forward to playing in that game!

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:25 AM


Thanks for the link. Good to know. Incidentally is it a long term deal or a one shot deal for the Armed Forces Bowl?


Haven't seen anything about that (yet), but hopefully it's for more than a year.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 03:07 PM

The Independence Bowl has now officially become a joke. Can you imagine a Bowl that WANTS a conference's 10th place team? We in the SEC have always referred to it as The Toilet Bowl.