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Humanitarian Bowl is now “The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl”


Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (courtesy of the Idaho Potato Commission via wikipedia commons)

The Humanitarian Bowl has joined the other bowls with a commodity name.

The new corporate sponsor of the bowl is “The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.”

The Idaho Potato Commission signed a naming rights deal to sponsor the game through the 2016 season.

The game features teams from the Mid-American Conference and the Western Conference.

The name follows a tradition of other commodity-named bowls, Orange Bowl and the Cotton Bowl.


Info compiled from Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Wikipedia, Radio & TV news

College Football News

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The College Football bowl schedule has been released for the 2011-12 season, showing 35 games over 23 days and ending with the BCS national championship game on January 9 in New Orleans.

The Football Bowl Association says the bowl season will open December 17 with three games on tap, the Humanitarian Bowl, the New Mexico Bowl and the New Orleans Bowl.

Their will be no games on New Year’s Day this year because that is a Sunday when the NFL will have a full slate of games to close the regular season.

The Rose Bowl will be January 2, the Sugar January 3, the Orange is January 4 and the Fiesta is January 5.


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Info courtesy of the Football Bowl Association & NCAA

HUMANITARIAN BOWL: Northern Illinois caps big season with win over Fresno State

(courtesy of Northern Illinois athletics via Wikipedia Commons)

(courtesy of Mid-American Conference)

The Mid-American Conference West Division champion and league runner-up, Northern Illinois finished up the 2010 season at 11-3 with a 40-13 defeat of Fresno State in the Humanitarian Bowl in Boise, Idaho.

Quarterback Chandler Harnish ran for two touchdowns and threw for another in the victory.

The Huskies were relentness throughout the game, scoring seven of their first eight possesions.


* Northern Illinois lost the in the Mid-American Conference championship game to Miami of Ohio and lost their head coach Jerry Kill to Minnesota all in a 48 hour period.

* The Huskies had won nine consecutive games and had a season-high ranking of #23 in the USA TODAY Coaches Poll before losing to Miami 26-21.

* NIU said goodbye to 21 seniors after the bowl game.

* The Huskies’ Charlie Spann was named the Mid-American Conference offensive player of the year, averaged 99.5 yards a game with 20 touchdowns, which tied for second most in the country.

* Ranked seventh in the nation in rushing at 264.8 yards a game.

* Charlie Spann had scored a rushing touchdown in 10 consecutive games before the streak ended against Miami.


*The Bulldogs, in their 14th season under head coach Pat Hill, played in their 11th bowl game in the last 12 years.

* The Bulldogs finished the season at 8-5 with wins over Cincinnati and Illinois and losses to three ranked teams in Boise State, Hawaii and Nevada.

* QB Ryan Colburn threw for 304 yards in a 25-23 win over Illinois in the regular season finale.

* RB Robbie Rouse, who battled injuries all year, had four consecutive 100-yard games earlier in the season, a stretch that included the first back-to-back 200-yard rushing games in Fresno State history.

* Fresno State’s defense is one of the best in the nation, placing in a sixth-place tie nationally with 37 sacks.

* DE Chris Carter was named the team MVP in a vote by his teammates. A senior, he had a team-high 11 sacks and 18 1/2 tackles for loss while also forcing four fumbles.

compiled from staff, Mid-American Conference, Northern Illinois & Fresno State news

Jerry Kill leaves Northern Illinois for Minnesota football job

Jerry Kill (courtesy of Minnesota athletics)

Jerry Kill did not know that he was being evaluated by the University of Minnesota athletic administration back on September 25, 2010, when his Northern Illinois Huskies football team beat the Golden Gophers, 34-23. His Huskies would go on to set several school records in a 10-3 season.

Kill is now the head coach of the Minnesota football team.

Kill was the coach at Northern Illinois for the past three years, where he compiled a 23-16 record, led them to bowl games in all three seasons, including the Humanitarian Bowl later in December 2010.

Before coaching at the DeKalb, Illinois school, the 49-year-old Kill was at Southern Illinois for seven seasons, earning a record of 55-32.

He spent two seasons at Emporia State going 11-11.

Kill was at Saginaw Valley State for five years going 38-14.

He replaces Tim Brewster, who was fired on October 17 and replaced by offensive coordinator Jeff Horton who was 2-3. The Gophers played much better under Horton, going 2-3 with two wins in a row to end the season over Illinois and Iowa.

compiled from Northern Illinois & Minnesota athletic news