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 Post subject: Bowl Tie-in News
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:55 am 
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An article about the Sun Belt gaining contingency tie-ins for the St. Pete Bowl, Independence Bowl, and Papajohns.com Bowl in case any of those conferences can't fill their requirements.

http://www.sunbeltsports.org/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=4100&ATCLID=1514457

Perhaps the Sun Belt will try to get a second full tie-in in one of these games for the next cycle of bowl tie-in contracts?


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 Post subject: Bowl Tie-in News
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:40 pm 
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well, the Sun-Belt will certainly try.

Looking at it from the Bowl's perspective, though, the Bowl wants a school with a big travelling contingent, since they are in the business of selling tickets.

So these bowls would probably prefer the #8 team from a BCS conference over the Sun-Belt #2.

The Sun-Belt, though, can relax and know that there will be some openings here or there, since there are barely enough bowl-eligible teams around to fill all the available slots. And the lesser bowls in the Southeast will gladly have the Sun-Belt as their back-up, knowing that they should be able to get decent attendance from those fairly local schools.
Which is to say, there is a fairly high certainty that the Sun-belt #2 team will definitely get an invitation to one of these games, and the #3 team might, as well....


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