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This Week’s Bowl Lineup

 

(courtesy of Gildan via wikipedia commons)

The NEW MEXICO BOWL  takes place on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 1 p.m. on ESPN.

The game takes place in Albuquerque, N.M. at University Stadium. The payout is $912,500 and pits Nevada (7-6) against Arizona (7-5).

 

 

 

 

 

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The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl is in Boise, Idaho’s Bronco Stadium.

It will be played on Saturday, December 15, with Toledo (9-3) playing Utah State (10-2) with a payout of $650,000.

The game airs on ESPN at 4:30 p.m.

WAC welcomes Texas-Arlington as 10th member

 

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The Western Athletic Conference has a new member from the Dallas area.

The conference lost Texas Christian University of Ft. Worth and Southern Methodist University from Dallas a few years ago, but now has added UTA which is from the southern part of the city, Arlington.

WAC officials have been interested in UTA for awhile and both parties clicked from the beginning and the board of regents for the University of Texas system voted to accept the invitation to join.

After the upcoming 2011-2012 season, the WAC will be losing Fresno State, Hawaii and Nevada. But for the 2012-2013 season, the WAC will see its membership go back to ten with the additions of Seattle, Denver, Texas State, Texas-San Antonio and UTA.

Texas-Arlington will be jumping from the Southland Conference and has been looking to improve the school’s image by going to a bigger conference.

Only seven of the 10 WAC schools have football teams and UTA does not. The school is looking into possibly adding a football program. It could play its games in the new Cowboys Stadium which sits very close to its campus. The Mavericks shut down their football program in 1985.

 

Info courtesy of the Western Athletic Conference & University of Texas-Arlington

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: WEDNESDAY JANUARY 5, 2010 Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Wednesday, January 5, the fifth day of 2011. There are 360 days left in the year.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

All My Children premiered on this date in history. Actress Susan Lucci is the only original cast member left. (Photo by Greg Hernandez via Wikipedia Commons)

* On January 5, 1896, an Austrian newspaper, Wiener Presse, reported the discovery of German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen of a type of radiation that came to be known as “X-rays.”

* In 1781, a British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burned Richmond, Virginia.

* In 1925, Nellie T. Ross of Wyoming became the first female governor in U.S. history.

* In 1970, the soap opera, All My Children premiered on ABC. Susan Lucci has been with the soap from the start.

* In 1994, Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill, former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, died in Boston at 81.

* In 1998, 1960′s pop star turned congressman, Sonny Bono, was killed when he struck a tree while skiing at the Heavenly Ski Resort on the Nevada-California state line; he was 62.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

83 WALTER F. MONDALE, former vice president.

80 ROBERT DUVALL, actor.

65 DIANE KEATON, actress-director.

42 MARILYN MANSON, rock singer.

36 BRADLEY COOPER, actor.

33 JANUARY JONES, actress.

2010 SHERATON HAWAII BOWL: Explosive Tulsa Hurricanes embarass Hawaii on its home turf

(courtesy of Sheraton Hawaii Bowl via Wikipedia Commons)

The Tulsa Hurricanes football team has always done well in bowl games and have put up a lot of points on offense.

In Honolulu, Damaris Johnson broke loose for a career-high 326 all-purpose yards to set an NCAA career record and Tulsa took advantage of six-first half turnovers to beat number 24 Hawaii at their home field, Aloha Stadium, 62-35 in the Sheraton Hotels Hawaii Bowl.

The 10-3 Hurricanes stopped the nation’s number 1 passing attack and broke the game open with a 21-point third quarter for the seventh straight win and third consecutive bowl win.

Johnson was voted MVP honors, rushing for 98 yards and a touchdown. Plus, he caught four passes for 101 yards and another touchdown.

Johnson also piled up 109 yards on kickoff returns.

The Rainbow Warriors fell to 10-4, but their star player Greg Salas, a senior, had 13 receptions for 214 yards and two touchdowns and set Hawaii season records in receptions and receiving yardage.

TULSA HURRICANES GAME NOTES

* Has the 16th-ranked passing office.

* Tulsa’s defense gives up 305.7 yards per game through the pass and had five games where they allowed at least 371 yards.

* Ranks in the top 16 in rushing.

* Tulsa finished the season winning seven games in a row which included a win at Notre Dame and a 56-50 victory at Southern Mississippi.

* QB G.J. Kinne finished the regular season by winning his second Conference USA player of the week honor.

* WR Damaris Johnson is a junior and the NCAA career leader in kick-return yardage.

HAWAII RAINBOW WARRIORS GAME NOTES

* The passing game of Bryant Moniz to slot receivers Greg Salas and Kealoha Pilares averages 387.8 passing yards a game.

* RB Alex Green is Hawaii’s first 1,000-yard rusher in the run-and-shoot-era.

* The defense lead the nation with 23 interceptions.

* Hawaii has won nine of its last 10, including a win vs. Nevada. They did lose a game at Boise State.

compiled from staff, Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, Tulsa and Hawaii athletic news

2010 MAACO BOWL: Boise State beats Utah, 26-3

Maaco Bowl (courtesy of Las Vegas Bowl via Wikipedia Commons)

The Boise State Broncos ended their season at 12-1 with 26-3 win over number 20 Utah in the MAACO Bowl in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Doug Martin gave the Broncos a big lift with an 84-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, as the 10th ranked Broncos dominated the game from that point on.

Boise State had turned the ball over three times and was trailing 3-0 when Martin’s run turned the tide in the game.

Kellen Moore threw two touchdown passes as the Broncos won their 12th game of the year.

The Broncos by beating a good Utah team, showed why they’ve only lost one game in the past two years, to Nevada on two missed field goals in November.

Boise State ends the year at 12-1, while Utah falls to 10-3.

BOISE STATE BRONCOS GAME NOTES

* Would’ve been a BCS team until their loss to Nevada in November.

* This was the last game for Boise State as a member of the Western Athletic Conference. It’ll join the Mountain West Conference.

* The Broncos have a solid defensive front, allowing 103.5 rushing yards per game and they lead the nation in sacks at 3.8 per game.

* They use multiple spread formations to use Kellen Moore’s passing ability by still rushed for more than 200 yards a game with the tandem of Doug Martin and Jeremy Avery.

* The Broncos have played in seven consecutive bowl games decided by seven points or less.

* QB Kellen Moore threw for 72 touchdowns and eight interceptions the last two years. He ranks second nationally in passing efficiency behind only Cam Newton of Auburn.

* WR Titus Young has a school record for receiving yardage in a season with over 1,200.

* Kicker/Punter Kyle Brotzman broke the school career record for points by a kicker. He did however miss the two crucial field goals against Nevada.

UTAH UTES GAME NOTES

* The Utes were 8-0 at one point and was on its way to a BCS Bowl until a loss to TCU put those hopes to rest.

* This game was the last for Utah as a member of the Mountain West Conference. In 2011, they move to the Pac-12.

* Utah had a 9-game bowl winning streak coming into the game, the longest active streak in the country and the second longest ever, behind Florida State’s 11.

* Utah has a tough run defense, allowing 104.2 yards a game.

* Starting QB Jordan Wynn is out of a shoulder injury.

* Backup QB Terrance Cain, a senior, has a 9-1 career record as a starter. Is more athletic than Wynn but is not a threat in the passing game.

compiled from staff, MAACO Bowl, Boise State & Utah athletics news

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