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OMG, UNR VS BC AT ATT ON ESPN! Well, here’s the news – the almost-perfect University of Nevada, Reno Wolf Pack (and 10,000 rabid fans from the Silver State) will be a coming to town to take down the Boston College Eagles at the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.
“Boston College, riding a five game winning streak* to close out the regular season, will face No. 13 Nevada in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl game at AT&T Park. The 7-5 Eagles and 12-1 Wolf Pack will play Sunday, January 9, 2011 with a 6 p.m. /9:00 p.m. EST kickoff. ESPN will televise the game to a nationwide audience.”
“Frankly, I don’t see how Nevada can lose.” Try using that line when you’re chilling at the UNR pre-game party at Pedro’s Cantina.
Here are your Boston College Eagles…
…and here’s that Wolf Pack from Nevada:
*That would match their recent five-game losing streak, would it not?
It’s tough to beat Nevada, which would have had a perfect season if it hadn’t had to play away at Hawaii this year. I mean this is the same team that just beat (eventually) the (former #3) Boise State Broncos, right? There are just too many in the wolfpack, and QB Colin Kaepernick will be sure to connect like NYNEX, unless it’s snowing or there’s some other Act of Gaia going on or something.
All the the deets, after the jump.
Where else will you watch an NCAA bowl game in NorCal?
The Hub has all the deets:
“The Sun Bowl and the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, two bowl games with Pac-10 tie-ins, will likely be scrambling to find replacements for a Pac-10 team. Both Oregon (Pac-10 champ) and Stanford (automatic BCS at-large) appear to be BCS bowl bound, while UCLA and California became bowl in-eligible over the weekend. That leaves the conference with just three bowl eligible teams with two more — Washington (at Washington State) and Oregon State (Oregon) — needing a win in their final game to get to six wins. Of the two teams, only Washington seems like a sure thing to become the fourth bowl-eligible team from the conference. That Pac-10 will likely see their fourth bowl-eligible team, Washington, land in the Holiday Bowl, leaving the Sun, Las Vegas and Kraft Fight Hunger bowl scrambling to fill their bowl slots.”
Here’s the deal on San Francisco’s NCAA-certified Emerald Bowl (fka San Francisco Bowl):
“The Emerald Bowl is a post-season college football bowl game certified by the NCAA that has been played annually at 40,800-seat AT&T Park (home of the San Francisco Giants) in San Francisco, California, since 2002. At the time of its launch in 2002 as the San Francisco Bowl the game was one of two college bowl games to be played in baseball-specific stadiums.”
O.K. then. Well, the news of the day is that this football game has a new title sponsor, Kraft, and a new name, the “Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.” Seriously.
That’s right, the same folks footing the bill for Farmer Gavin’s 400 square foot Victory Garden are taking over the Emerald.
Look forward to this cheer squad coming back to town if USC plays in 2010 the way they played in 2009:
(And here’s a video of USC’s retro Yell Girls in Union Square last December along with a modern tune from the famous marching band. Enjoy.)
I don’t know, maybe this new name will grow on me, the way it worked with the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
All the deets. Let’s hope for good weather on January 9, 2011.
The Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl will be carried nationally in prime time by ESPN on Sunday, January 9, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. (Pacific), pitting teams from the Pacific-10 (PAC-10) and the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). The game is one of college football’s most popular bowl games, boasting three sellouts in four years and annual television rating increases.
“This is a great day for our game,” said Gary Cavalli, the Bowl’s co-founder and the only Executive Director in its eight-year history. ”We’re proud and excited to partner with Kraft Foods, one of the most well-known and highly-respected companies in the world.”