Texas Christian (7-5, 4-5 Big 12) vs. Michigan State (6-6, 3-5 B1G)
December 29th, 2012, 10:15 PM ET ESPN


History: Despite the new name, this game should be a familiar one for most college football fans these days. Originally named the Copper Bowl, it was formed in 1989 and originally saw a random assortment of teams most frequently facing a PAC-10 squad (though occasionally it was a team that would eventually join the Big-12). In 1997, Insight Enterprises assumed sponsorship and named the bowl the “Insight.com Bowl”, which was later changed to the “Insight Bowl” in 2001. Just this past year, Insight chose not to renew the deal, and the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl was born.

The game has featured a number of difference conferences in the past, including the WAC, Big East, and PAC-10. Starting in 2006, the game has featured a match-up between the Big 10 and Big 12.

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No Debating Silver Bullet Points

Written October 3rd, 2012 by MaliBuckeye

Oooooh! A Summit!

If you think the “Final Verdict” segments of College Gameday are amazing places for rhetoric and logic, you’re probably excited for the beginning of the Presidential Debates tonight.  Me? I’d rather argue about college sports… compared to politics, the BCS makes sense.

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2011 Poinsettia Bowl: TCU -vs- Louisiana Tech

Written December 20th, 2011 by MaliBuckeye

You know what helps most people get past hump day? A great college football bowl game! Well, a better than average one, to be honest.

Well, you've got to give them credit

The Basics: 8:00 PM ET on ESPN, from San Diego. TCU (10-2, 7-0 MWC) and Marshall (8-4, 6-1 WAC).

The History: If you ever doubted that bowls were about money and not, you know, “football”, here’s a game sponsored by a Credit Union. Seriously, it’s like they’re not even trying…

Texas Christian Horned Frogs- In their last season in the MWC, the Frogs have continued the winning that led them to last season’s Rose Bowl as the BCS Buster Du Jour. After an opening loss to RG3, TCU only stumbled in overtime against SMU… they even managed to kick Southern Idaho State out of the BCS to clinch the conference title. The ninth highest scoring team in the nation, Josh Boyce has amassed almost a thousand yards receiving on the season. TCU has been able to parlay their recent success into membership in a BCS conference; moving to the Big East Big Integer in 2012.

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs – Home of Terry Bradshaw and Josh Scobee, the Bulldogs are on a seven game winning streak; and only fell to Houston by one point. Receiver Quinton Patton’s 1100 yards lead the team; quarterbacks Nick Isham and Colby Cameron have combined for 2800 yards passing.

Fun Facts- TCU and Ohio State have met six times (4-1-1 for the Buckeyes); although it should have been seven if people would have been more interested in games than soundbites. Tech and Ohio State have never met, but you can get a feel for what a trip to Ruston might have been like here- I hope her toiletries were OK…

Who We Got?

  • Chris- Frogs
  • Eric- Frogs
  • Jim- Frogs
  • JoeD- Frogs
  • Mali- Frogs

The Week That Were: 10.09.10

Written October 10th, 2010 by MaliBuckeye

This weeks’ post comes with a soundtrack:

Not all that original, so if you want to get your “Gospel” on and hear the song that was going through my head all day yesterday, this is the link for you.

Almost perfect.

Like a no-hitter blown at the last minute, yesterday was this close to being the apex of the college football season. Ohio State won, as you know, and so many other teams failed to meet expectations (or came back to reality), all in all pretty good. Before we get to the good stuff, let’s get the disappointment out of the way. Read More

The Week That Were- Opening Weekend 2010!

Written September 6th, 2010 by MaliBuckeye

Late Sunday/early Monday during the season (what can I say- west coast timezone), tBBC will be bringing you reflections on that week’s game. And, since it’s always great to have mood music to read to, let’s start with this clip from Pitchfork’s top ten videos from the ’90′s

All is right with the world- football is back, baby! And what a slate of games we had… although, for Buckeye fans, it all seems anticlimactic after Thursday night, amiright?

Ignore Akbar at your peril

In case you’ve forgotten, Houston Nutt has a penchant for overtime games, being on the sidelines for several of the longest contests in history while at Arkansas.  The one thing, though- he needs to remember how to “win” in OT and not just “play for OT”, as the Rebels were upset Saturday by the Gamecocks of Jacksonville State. As a public service announcement, tBBC would like to remind you that Jeremiah Masoli is now 0-2 in his last two games. Best part? Ole’ Miss paid $300,000 for the pleasure of the upset. Almost as much fun as my favorite season opener ever.

We talked about Mich1gAAn during the livechat, and will do so again later on Monday. I will say this; their version of the wildcat offense looked pretty good. And UConn’s defense and offense looked pretty terrible. In my opinion, the highlight wasn’t the running game but something far more significant.

Kentucky’s new coach beat Louisville’s new coach, in the first match up of these two teams while each had an African American at the helm.  Interestingly enough, Kentucky’s three major programs (UK, UofL, WKU) are all led by African American head coaches- there are only nine others in Division 1A (FBS, whatever). For the Kats and Cards, it’s probably exciting to talk about coaches and not use the word “investigation” or “payoff“.

Late Saturday night “Ohio’s BCS Team” gave up a late comeback to lose to Fresno State… Are we sure they didn’t import the entire Western Michigan team along with their coach? In addition on Thursday, The Utes upset the Pitt Stachers, in overtime. Let’s see- UofL, UC, UConn, Pitt all blow opening weekend games… Yup, Big lEast it is. I hope Jim Delaney was watching as he ponders even more expansion options… each of these teams has a chance to win that conference. Read More

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