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Commissioner Bob Bowlsby says it's a "fair projection'' the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, which now has the next pick after the Cotton Bowl, or the Meineke Bowl in Houston could move up in the picking order.

Bowlsby says it's also a priority for the league to get a spot in a Florida bowl game.


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the SEC trades one of the Florida bowls (Gator or Outback) to the Big 12 for a spot against them in the Houston Bowl.

Big 10 will go along with it b/c they will now play a Big 12 team in a NYD bowl and will also get the Pinstripe Bowl to help build the NY market they are attempting to gain with Rutgers.



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Dr RC
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Another priority for the Big 12 is getting a tie-in with one of the Florida bowls. Bowlsby said the league has had conversations with Gator Bowl officials and two other bowls in Florida.


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Dr RC
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here is what their lineup looked like last year.



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kind of interesting that they say the Alamo could move up in the pecking order. Does that mean the Cotton will be an access bowl in the playoff rotation?

does it also mean the SEC/Big 12 matchup will end?






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Does that mean the Cotton will be an access bowl in the playoff rotation?


I think that is pretty much a lock. The Cotton and CFA will be access bowls.






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StraightCashHomey21
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mmmm florida bowls

could be pre-emptive thinking in case FSU or Clemson moves to the Big 12. FSU,Clemson and WVU all will fill up those stands






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TigerintheNO
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Clemson and WVU all will fill up those stands


What happen at last year's Orange Bowl, didn't both schools fail to sell their ticket allotment?






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StraightCashHomey21
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What happen at last year's Orange Bowl, didn't both schools fail to sell their ticket allotment?



no one was buying 150 dollar tickets from the school

both schools brought around 30k which isn't bad for a wednesday game after new years down in Miami. My friends who went all got tickets for about 15 bucks right before kick off. The BCS mid week bowls have been a disaster.



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while I have slightly more fun in San Antonio than I do in Houston, the Alamo Dome is a big fat POS.

plus, its just flat out easier to get to Reliant b/c they have a light rail stop that goes right up to it.

I also highly doubt the Alamo would be willing to dump their Pac 12 ties after working so hard to be able to get their #2 team.



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You're probably right. Though that bunch deserves the Beef O'Brady's Bowl.





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The BCS mid week bowls have been a disaster.


Living in New Orleans you are 100% correct






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Dr RC
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I would love a Pac 12/SEC matchup.

IMO the SEC should have at least one bowl with every major conference.







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I would love a Pac 12/SEC matchup.

IMO the SEC should have at least one bowl with every major conference.


Concur with both statements.






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