When the bowl schedule came out I immediately marked January 2nd on my calendar. Does that make me a loser? Probably. But the fact remains that this is by far the single best day of the bowl season.
The Fiesta Bowl’s future as a part of the Bowl Championship Series could be decided before the end of May. Officials for the troubled game and the BCS met Saturday at the Big Ten offices.
UConn coach Paul Pasqualoni walked off the football field after 2 1/2 hours of coaching his new team with a big smile on his face. “I’m just happy to be here, that’s all,” he said. “I’m happy to be here working, and starting spring practice.”
UConn football coach Paul Pasqualoni has landed a class of 16 recruits, less than a month after joining the Huskies. Most of those who committed to former coach Randy Edsall faxed in their letters of intent early Wednesday, national signing day.
TCU becomes the first school not from an automatic-BCS-bid conference to win the Rose Bowl and UConn’s magical run comes to an end against Oklahoma at the Fiesta Bowl.
Landry Jones threw for a school bowl-record 429 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 9 Oklahoma ended a five-game BCS bowl losing streak with a 48-20 win over Connecticut in the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday night.
The University of Connecticut football program has made unprecedented progress this season. Standing in their way in Phoenix will be the mighty Sooners of Oklahoma.
Oklahoma is back in the Fiesta Bowl and is supposed to win big. As of Tuesday, the Sooners (11-2) were 17-point favorites against No. 25 Connecticut (8-4) in the New Year’s night matchup.
Connecticut’s trip to the Fiesta Bowl gives the basketball-dominated school something else to cheer about.The Huskies’ reward is a cross-country trip to face an offense that churns out more plays than any other.
After three bowl wins and four consecutive postseason appearances, coach Randy Edsall said Monday Connecticut has earned some respect, and should no longer be considered overachievers.
As crazy as it sounds – although I did predict it in my season preview – the University of Connecticut has won the Big East conference and clinched their first ever BCS bowl berth.
The Fiesta Bowl missed its marquee matchup. Left with little choice after the Orange Bowl took No. 5 Stanford, the Fiesta Bowl ended up selecting four-loss Connecticut to face Big 12 champion Oklahoma.
This season’s Bowl Championship Series is all about introductions. Four of the five BCS matchups set Sunday are first meetings between the teams, highlighted by No. 1 Auburn against No. 2 Oregon in the national championship game.
Travis Lewis had an interception in the end zone and recovered two fumbles as the Sooners rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat Nebraska 23-20 in the Big 12 championship, the Cornhuskers’ last stand in the conference before they jump to the Big Ten next season.
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