outback bowl http://michiganradio.org en Commentary: College football bowl games are a sham http://michiganradio.org/post/commentary-college-football-bowl-games-are-sham <p>The people who sell bowl games need us to believe a few things:</p><ul><li>Their games are rewards for great seasons;</li><li>They offer players and fans a much-wanted vacation;</li><li>The bowls are non-profits, while the schools make a killing.&nbsp;</li></ul><p>These claims are nice, and would be even nicer if they were true.</p><p>Forty years ago, college football got by with just eleven bowl games.</p><p>The 22 teams they invited were truly elite, and so were the bowls – like the Orange Bowl, the Sugar Bowl, the Cotton Bowl and The Granddaddy of Them All, the Rose Bowl.</p><p>When your team got into a bowl game back then, you knew they’d done something special.</p><p>But the number of bowls has more than tripled, to a staggering 35, including such timeless classics as the The Meineke Car Care Bowl, the Advocare V100 Independence Bowl, and the legendary Taxslayer.com Bowl. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 15:31:56 +0000 John U. Bacon 10264 at http://michiganradio.org Commentary: College football bowl games are a sham Spartans win Outback Bowl in OT http://michiganradio.org/post/spartans-win-outback-bowl-ot <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px">Kirk Cousins threw for 300 yards and one touchdown and Dan Conroy kicked a 28-yard field goal in the third overtime, giving No. 12 Michigan State a 33-30 victory over No. 18 Georgia in the Outback Bowl on Monday.</span></p> Mon, 02 Jan 2012 23:06:56 +0000 The Associated Press 5610 at http://michiganradio.org Spartans win Outback Bowl in OT