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2013-14 Bowl Game Matchups and Schedule

17Selection Sunday is over and the 2013-14 College football bowl game schedule is complete with matchups.  This bowl season has a little something for everyone.  Although most people expected the Alabama Crimson Tide to once again roll to a BCS Championship, the Auburn Tigers crashed their party.  They will face off against Jameis Winston and the Florida State Seminoles in the 2014 BCS Championship game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena California.  Other exciting matchups include Ohio State vs Clemson in the Orange Bowl, Missouri vs Oklahoma State in the Cotton Bowl, Alabama vs Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl, Baylor vs UCF in the Fiesta Bowl and Michigan State vs Stanford in the Rose Bowl.  If you are in need of tickets to any of these bowl games be sure to check out our Bowl Game Ticket Classifieds!

 

College Football

Event Venue Date/Time
The Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl – Packages & Hospitality Sam Boyd Stadium
Las Vegas, NV
Friday
12/20/2013
TBD
Gildan New Mexico Bowl: Washington State Cougars vs. Colorado State Rams University Stadium
Albuquerque, NM
Saturday
12/21/2013
12:00 PM
The Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl: Fresno State vs. USC Trojans Sam Boyd Stadium
Las Vegas, NV
Saturday
12/21/2013
12:30 PM
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Buffalo Bulls vs. San Deigo State Aztecs Bronco Stadium
Boise, ID
Saturday
12/21/2013
3:30 PM
New Orleans Bowl: Tulane Green Waves vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns Mercedes-Benz Superdome (formerly Louisiana Superdome)
New Orleans, LA
Saturday
12/21/2013
8:00 PM
Beef O’Brady’s Bowl: East Carolina Pirates vs. Ohio Bobcats Tropicana Field
Saint Petersburg, FL
Monday
12/23/2013
2:00 PM
Sheraton Hawaii Bowl: Boise State Broncos vs. Oregon State Beavers Aloha Stadium
Aiea, HI
Tuesday
12/24/2013
TBD
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl: Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Bowling Green Falcons Ford Field
Detroit, MI
Thursday
12/26/2013
6:00 PM
Poinsettia Bowl: Utah State Aggies vs. Northern Illinois Huskies Qualcomm Stadium
San Diego, CA
Thursday
12/26/2013
6:30 PM
Military Bowl: Marshall Thundering Herd vs. Maryland Terrapins Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Annapolis, MD
Friday
12/27/2013
2:30 PM
Texas Bowl: Syracuse Orange vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Reliant Stadium
Houston, TX
Friday
12/27/2013
5:00 PM
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: BYU Cougars vs. Washington Huskies AT&T Park
San Francisco, CA
Friday
12/27/2013
6:30 PM
New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Yankee Stadium
Bronx, NY
Saturday
12/28/2013
12:15 PM
Belk Bowl: Cincinnati Bearcats vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Bank Of America Stadium
Charlotte, NC
Saturday
12/28/2013
3:20 PM
Russell Athletic Bowl: Miami Hurricanes vs. Louisville Cardinals Florida Citrus Bowl
Orlando, FL
Saturday
12/28/2013
6:45 PM
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl: Michigan Wolverines vs. Kansas State Wildcats Sun Devil Stadium
Phoenix, AZ
Saturday
12/28/2013
8:15 PM
Armed Forces Bowl: Middle Tennessee vs. Navy Midshipmen Amon Carter Stadium
Fort Worth, TX
Monday
12/30/2013
10:45 AM
Music City Bowl: Mississippi Rebels vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets LP Field
Nashville, TN
Monday
12/30/2013
2:15 PM
Alamo Bowl: Oregon Ducks vs. Texas Longhorns Alamodome
San Antonio, TX
Monday
12/30/2013
5:45 PM
Holiday Bowl: Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders Qualcomm Stadium
San Diego, CA
Monday
12/30/2013
7:15 PM
Hyundai Sun Bowl: Virginia Tech Hokies vs. UCLA Bruins Sun Bowl Stadium
El Paso, TX
Tuesday
12/31/2013
12:00 PM
Advocare Independence Bowl: Arizona Wildcats vs. Boston College Eagles Independence Stadium
Shreveport, LA
Tuesday
12/31/2013
12:30 PM
AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Rice Owls vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs Liberty Bowl Stadium
Memphis, TN
Tuesday
12/31/2013
3:00 PM
Chick-fil-a Bowl: Duke Blue Devils vs. Texas A&M Aggies Georgia Dome
Atlanta, GA
Tuesday
12/31/2013
7:30 PM
Heart of Dallas Bowl: UNLV Rebels vs. North Texas Mean Green Cotton Bowl Stadium
Dallas, TX
Wednesday
1/1/2014
11:00 AM
Gator Bowl: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Georgia Bulldogs EverBank Field (Formerly Jacksonville Municipal Stadium)
Jacksonville, FL
Wednesday
1/1/2014
12:00 PM
Capital One Bowl: Wisconsin Badgers vs. South Carolina Gamecocks Florida Citrus Bowl
Orlando, FL
Wednesday
1/1/2014
1:00 PM
Outback Bowl: Iowa Hawkeyes vs. LSU Tigers Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, FL
Wednesday
1/1/2014
1:00 PM
Rose Bowl: Michigan State Spartans vs. Stanford Cardinal Rose Bowl – Pasadena
Pasadena, CA
Wednesday
1/1/2014
2:00 PM
Fiesta Bowl: Baylor Bears vs. UCF Knights University Of Phoenix Stadium
Glendale, AZ
Wednesday
1/1/2014
6:30 PM
Sugar Bowl: Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Oklahoma Sooners Mercedes-Benz Superdome (formerly Louisiana Superdome)
New Orleans, LA
Thursday
1/2/2014
7:30 PM
Cotton Bowl: Missouri Tigers vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys AT&T Stadium (formerly Dallas Cowboys Stadium)
Arlington, TX
Friday
1/3/2014
6:30 PM
Orange Bowl: Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Clemson Tigers Sun Life Stadium (Formerly Dolphin Stadium)
Miami Gardens, FL
Friday
1/3/2014
8:00 PM
BBVA Compass Bowl: Vanderbilt Commodores vs. Houston Cougars Legion Field Stadium
Birmingham, AL
Saturday
1/4/2014
1:00 PM
GoDaddy Bowl: Arkansas State Red Wolves vs. Ball State Cardinals Ladd Peebles Stadium
Mobile, AL
Sunday
1/5/2014
TBD
BCS Championship Game: Auburn Tigers vs. Florida State Seminoles Rose Bowl – Pasadena
Pasadena, CA
Monday
1/6/2014
5:30 PM

2011-2012 College Football Bowl Game Guide

bcs championship TrophyCollege football bowl game tickets are some of the most demanded items in the secondary market.  Obviously the most lucrative bowl games are the BCS games.  However, big time demand exists for many other bowl games as well. The key is knowing which teams travel well and have large fan bases and who is playing in what game and where can be difficult to keep track of.  Fortunately, we have made it easy for you as we have put together this handy-dandy guide detailing all the information you need to effectively market your bowl game tickets.

Below are two tables with vital information on the 35 college football bowl games .  In the first table we break down the Bowl Championship Series games including the Rose, Fiesta, Sugar, and Orange Bowls in addition to the BCS National Championship Game.  Teams that have accepted bids are in bold font.  The second table displays information on the 30 non BCS Bowl games.  As more teams are announced we will continue to update these tables.

BCS Bowl Games Date Location Time Matchup
BCS Championship Jan. 9 New Orleans, LA 8:30 p.m. LSU Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide
Orange Bowl Jan. 4 Miami, FL 8:00 p.m. Clemson Tigers vs. West Virginia Mountaineers
Sugar Bowl Jan. 3 New Orleans, LA 8:30 p.m. Michigan Wolverines vs Virginia Tech
Fiesta Bowl Jan. 2 Glendale, AZ 8:30 p.m. Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Stanford Cardinal
Rose Bowl Jan. 2 Pasadena, CA 5:00 p.m. Wisconsin Badgers vs. Oregon Ducks
Other Bowl Games Date Location Time Matchup
GoDaddy.com Bowl Jan. 8 Mobile, Ala. 9 p.m. N. Illinois vs. Arkansas State
BBVA Compass Bowl Jan. 7 Birmingham, Ala. 1 p.m. SMU vs. Pittsburgh
Cotton Bowl Jan. 6 Arlington, Tex. 8 p.m. Kansas State vs. Arkansas
Outback Bowl Jan. 2 Tampa, Fla. 1 p.m. Michigan State vs. Georgia
Gator Bowl Jan. 2 Jacksonville, Fla. 1 p.m. Ohio State vs. Florida
Capital One Bowl Jan. 2 Orlando, Fla. 1 p.m. Nebraska vs. South Carolina
TicketCity Bowl Jan. 2 Dallas, Tex. Noon Penn State vs. Houston
Chick-fil-A Bowl Dec. 31 Atlanta, Ga. 7:30 p.m. Virginia vs. Auburn
Liberty Bowl Dec. 31 Memphis, Tenn. 3:30 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Vanderbilt
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Dec. 31 San Francisco, Calif. 3:30 p.m. UCLA vs. Illinois
Sun Bowl Dec. 31 El Paso, Tex. 2 p.m. Georgia Tech vs. Utah
Meineke Car Care of Texas Bowl Dec. 31 Houston, Tex. Noon Texas A&M vs. Northwestern
Insight Bowl Dec. 30 Tempe, Ariz. 10 p.m. Texas vs. Iowa
Music City Bowl Dec. 30 Nashville, Tenn. 6:40 p.m. Wake Forest vs. Mississippi State
Pinstripe Bowl Dec. 30 New York, N.Y. 3:20 p.m. Iowa State vs. Rutgers
Armed Forces Bowl Dec. 30 Dallas, Tex. Noon BYU vs. Tulsa
Alamo Bowl Dec. 29 San Antonio, Tex. 9 p.m. Baylor vs. Washington
Champs Sports Bowl Dec. 29 Orlando, Fla. 5:30 p.m. Notre Dame vs. Florida St.
Holiday Bowl Dec. 28 San Diego, Calif. 8 p.m. California vs. Texas
Military Bowl Dec. 28 Washington D.C. 4:30 p.m. Air Force vs. Toledo
Belk Bowl Dec. 27 Charlotte, N.C. 8 p.m. Louisville vs. NC State
Little Caesars Bowl Dec. 27 Detroit, Mich. 4:30 p.m. Western Michigan vs. Purdue
Independence Bowl Dec. 26 Shreveport, La. 5 p.m. Missouri vs. North Carolina
Hawaii Bowl Dec. 24 Honolulu, Hawaii 8 p.m. Nevada vs. Southern Miss
Maaco Bowl Dec. 22 Las Vegas 8 p.m. Boise State vs. Arizona State
Poinsettia Bowl Dec. 21 San Diego, Calif. 8 p.m. TCU vs. La. Tech
Beef O’Brady’s Bowl Dec. 20 St. Petersburg, Fla. 8 p.m. FIU vs. Marshall
New Orleans Bowl Dec. 17 New Orleans, La. 9 p.m. Louisiana.-Lafayette vs. San Diego State
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Dec. 17 Boise, Idaho 5:30 p.m. Ohio vs Utah State
New Mexico Bowl Dec. 17 Albuqurque, N.M. 2 p.m. Wyoming vs. Temple

Selection Sunday – Bowl Game Announcements

Hooray!  It’s Selection Sunday!  Easily one of the most exciting days of the year for NCAA Football fans.

Teams are slowly being announced throughout the day.  There are 35 bowl games total starting mid-December going though early January.  35 chances for NCAA Football teams to live infamy.  As noted in previous blog article, the 5 biggest bowl games are the BCS, Sugar, Orange, Fiesta and Rose bowls. 

The remaining 30 games will be just as exciting for their respective teams.  Some of the larger games being announced include the new TicketCity Bowl in Dallas, Texas where Big Ten’s Northwestern Wildcats will take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Jan. 1, 2011.    This will be Northwestern’s 3rd consecutive bowl appearance, although they haven’t won a bowl game since 1949.  The Red Raider will make an epic 11th appearance in a bowl game, though their track record is significantly better (6-2).  This bowl replaces the Cotton Bowl Classic.

Also playing on January 1, 2011, the Outback Bowl playing at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL, the  Penn State Nittany Lions will challenge the Florida Gators on the 25th anniversary of the bowl.   This will only be the third time the two schools have competed in history and the fourth appearance for both schools in the Outback Bowl

The 77th Hyundai Sun Bowl takes place on December 31st in El Paso, TX  and will feature the ACC Miami (FL.) Hurricanes vs. the Notre Dame Fighting Irish is a revival of a LONG-dormant rivalry. 

In the South the Meineke Car Care Bowl will showcase Clemson Tigers ( 6-6) and South Florida Bulls in the large Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. 

Another newly formed bowl, the aptly named Music City Bowl in Nashville, TN will play the North Carolina Tar Heels (7-5) against the Tennessee Volunteers (6-6).  The Music City Bowl will mark the first meeting between the schools in football since 1961.  Given that this will be played in Nashville, expect a large turn out from the Vols.  This game will take place on December 30th.

In the Texas Bowl taking place in Houston, TX at the Reliant Stadium.  The Illinois Illini (6-6) will challenge the Baylor Bears (7 – 5)on December 30th.  The Texas Bowl is still a fairly new bowl, having it’s inaugural game in 2006.  This will be Baylor’s first bowl game since the Alamo bowl in 1994.

And finally, the Military Bowl in Washington, D.C. pits the Maryland Terrapins vs. East Carolina on December 29th.  Despite a banner 8-4 season that featured a breakout quarterback and the ACC Coach of the Year, the Terrapins will be playing at home.  The Terrapins had higher hopes for bowl game contention, but given poor attendance at home games, officials overlooked them for the the larger bowls.

More information about other bowl announcements will be coming soon.

Syracuse to face Kansas State in inaugural Pinstripe Bowl

The inaugural New Era Pinstripe Bowl starts off with bang this year with the 7-5 Syracuse Orange who will end their drought of bowl game appearances when they face the 7-5 Kansas State Wildcats in the Bronx, New York on December 30, 2010.  The Pinstripe Bowl invokes the imagery that surrounds Yankee Stadium, without blatantly naming it the Yankee Bowl which it was unofficalled called publically.  This bowl game will also mark the first time a bowl game has been hosted in New York City since the Gotham Bowl in 1962 where the Nebraska Cornhuskers defeated the Miami Hurricanes 36-34. 

The Pinstripe Bowl pairs the fourth-place team from the Big East Conference against the seventh-place team from the Big 12 Conference.  The Syracuse Orange introduce the Pinstripe Bowl in NY. The Orange are not foreign to the old Yankee stadium, having already played there six times (record 5-1), as well as the Polo Grounds, Shea Stadium, and Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.   They have been around!  Being New York natives The Orange obviously have a sizable fan base in the New York City area and should draw record crowds in the new Yankee Stadium.  Quarterback Ryan Nassib leads the Syracuse Orange. Mr. Nassib has in his current season has thrown for 2000+ yards and 16 touchdowns.  Running back Delone Carter has propelled the team even further with 7 touchdowns and 1034 rushing yards.

Kansas State will make their subsequent bowl appearance since 2006 and are led by All Big-12 first team running back Daniel Thomas and second team offensive lineman Zach Kendall and Wade Weibert.  Defensive backs David Garrett, Stephen Harrison, Ty Zimmerman, and all-purpose specialist William Powell are all equally indispensable to the team.  Wildcat fans will not come to the Pinstripe bowl quietly and are likely to create quite the commotion at Yankee Stadium on December 30th as their fans are fiercely loyal.  In the current season, Kansas State recorded its largest attendance total for a six-game home season at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

OU Sooners invited to 2011 Fiesta Bowl

Saturday, December 4th was a huge day for the 10th ranked Oklahoma Sooners  as they won their seventh Big 12 title when they defeated the Nebraska Cornhuskers in a hard earned victory.  The Sooners came back from a 17 point deficit to beat the Huskers 23-20 to win the title.  OU Quarterback Landry Jones had 342 yards passing and 2 touchdowns with 1 rushing which steered the Sooners to the second biggest comeback in Big 12 Championship history.    Not to be outshone, place kicker Jimmy Stevens had a 27 yard field goal with 8 minutes left on the clock in the 4th quarter.  The Sooner’s defense cemented the victory.

Not only did they win the Big 12 title, but OU has secured an invitation to one of the most prestigious bowl games- the 2011 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.   Started in 1971 the Fiesta Bowl features the Big 12 Champion against an at large opponent.  The 2011 Fiesta Bowl will be held at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale Arizona on January 1st, 2011.  The Sooners are no strangers to the Fiesta Bowl, having appeared in 4 previous Fiesta Bowls; however, they only brought home the W one time.  West Virginia Mountaineers (2008), Boise State Broncos (2007), and Arizona State Sun Devils (1983) have all claimed victory over OU in the Fiesta Bowl.  The Sooners sole Fiesta Bowl win came in 1976 when they defeated Wyoming 41 to 7.

The Sooners will be looking bring home another triumph from the Fiesta Bowl.  The Oklahoma Sooners are currently ranked tenth in the nation with an 11-2 track record.  OU bore two difficult losses to Big 12 foes Missouri and Texas A&M.  Oklahoma’s offense team is a shining point on their resume with a passing attack that ranks #4 in the country.  The biggest opportunity for improvement for the Sooners this year has been their lacking defense – ranked just #58 in the country.  The Sooner’s offense and defense will certainly be challenged in this year’s Fiesta Bowl.  Hopefully they’re up for the challenge!