Big Ten, Pac-12 announce new bowl agreements

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  • Steven S Jarvis Orem, UT
    June 28, 2013 6:20 p.m.

    There is only one Tier 1 bowl at present--the bowl where the championship game is played. The BCS bowls are all Tier 2. Any bowl outside of the aforementioned bowls is really a tier III bowl. Who really cares. Enjoy the games and watch them all. I just can't wait for the season to begin.

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    June 28, 2013 2:21 p.m.

    Spokane Ute:
    "I would like to see the PAC 12 and SEC have some bowl tie ins. They just don't get to play each other very often. Now Utah needs to go out and win, to reap the benifit of these bowl slots/games!"

    The SEC and Big 12 have locked up many of their conferences respective tie ins...along with occasionally the ACC/B1G. I would like to see more UGA games against the PAC12 like the home and home they had with ASU (which i attended...great game watching my dawgs beat the sundevils lol). I agree, hopefully we could see more match ups between those conferences, but right now it seems the SEC is more interested in Big 12 and B1G matchups.

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    June 27, 2013 7:27 a.m.


    I LOVE breaking it to you that it DOES matter! Now I understand that as an Indy-WACer, you wouldn't know anything about "multi-million dollar bowl games", but the truth is, the bowl games that feature BCS teams pay more. And the higher up a team finishes in their comference, the more prestigious the bowl game.

    Go back and check how much money those bowl games pay out when one team is the 4th place team in the Pac-12.

    Or you bury your head in the sand and pretend you couldn't be more pleased that the Indy-WACers finally inked a deal with a 3rd-tier bowl game that nowbody will be watching.


  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    June 26, 2013 6:24 p.m.

    I hate to break it to you naval but it doesn't make it relevant in anyway. The 4th place teams from those 2 conferences are seldom ranked, and even more seldom are both of them ranked. They are 4th place teams, by definition mediocre, just like utah was a couple of years ago when it played its bowl game in America's armpit against an unranked 4th place ACC team. No one cared and no one outside of the "fans" of the teams playing in it in the future will really care.

    Now there will be people that watch it, just like every bowl, I watch almost all of them, but I don't really care about any of the individual teams playing in them, I just like to watch bowl games. But relevant? LOL!

    I checked the AP rankings for the last 3 years. Not once was the pac12 4th place team ranked, the big 10's 4th place team was ranked twice out of the 3, so of course not once would the 4th place matchup between those leagues produce a matchup of ranked teams and one year neither team was ranked. So much for "relevance".


  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    June 25, 2013 7:16 p.m.


    "The irony of you now acting as if the KFH means something is delicious."

    Where's the irony. Being the bowl game that gets the 4th pick from the Pac-12 DOES make it a relevant bowl. By the time the KFH Bowl drops the Indy-WACers and picks up the BigTen, this bowl will upstage the Sun.

    At it's CURRENT station, selecting from the #6 spot, I'm not acting it suddently means something. It's currently rated lower than the Las Vegas...which really isn't a "big" bowl game.

    Did you even read the article, or were you just acting out all frantic and emotionally?

  • Howard S. Taylorsville, UT
    June 25, 2013 5:38 p.m.


    Will you be "acting like the KFH means something" this year if the Cougars qualify to participate before being booted for the BIG10?

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    June 25, 2013 12:23 p.m.

    @naval lint

    The irony of you now acting as if the KFH means something is delicious. I expected,and enjoy, the "frantic and emotional" response on your part.


  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    June 25, 2013 10:46 a.m.


    Up through now, the Sun Bowl had the 4th pick, and that didn't stop us from going there, so that was an epic fail on your part. ESPECIALLY considering that between our 2 programs, the ONLY team who will have absolutely no shot at the KFH Bowl beyond 2013 would be...

    ...the Indy-WACers!!! Because you've been pushed aside. The BigTen is IN; the Indy-WACers are OUT!


  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    June 25, 2013 8:58 a.m.

    That the "Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Bowl" as so many utah "fans" like to call it, will now be taking the 4th place pac12 team eliminates all chance of utah ever appearing in it. LOL!

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    June 25, 2013 7:54 a.m.

    @ Ed Grady

    Yeah, especially considering that they have only been to a bowl 9 out of the last 10 years.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    June 24, 2013 10:54 p.m.

    So best case scenario for byu's season is playing the fifth best PAC 12 team?


    I hope we personally end your season, like we did last year


    Long live the bcs conferences!

  • EdGrady Idaho Falls, ID
    June 24, 2013 10:37 p.m.

    Interesting. Even more bowls the utes will be ineligible to play in.

  • Razzle2 Bluffdale, UT
    June 24, 2013 9:10 p.m.

    Um, if BYU had stayed in the MWC and won they would have played a PAC12 team in the Vegas bowl.

    So, what?

  • Who am I sir? Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 24, 2013 5:44 p.m.

    Great news! Both the Holiday Bowl and the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowls will be significantly upgraded in 2014! And to have the PAC-12 and Big Ten conferences locked in for 6 years! This will raise their status in the bowl hierarchy and with it will come greater payouts. This plus the desirable locations of San Diego and San Francisco are ideal for Utah fans. Also the 6 year tie-in to the Sun Bowl coupled with the rumored replacement of the New Mexico Bowl with the Buffalo Wild Wing Bowl completes an unbelievable package! Go PAC-12; Go Utes

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    June 24, 2013 3:47 p.m.

    Nice to have tie in's in place. I would like to see the PAC 12 and SEC have some bowl tie ins. They just don't get to play each other very often. Now Utah needs to go out and win, to reap the benifit of these bowl slots/games!

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    June 24, 2013 3:15 p.m.

    Congratulations to the PAC 12 and the Big Ten.

    The plans for the new 49er stadium are amazing.

  • Wookie Omaha, NE
    June 24, 2013 2:15 p.m.

    Chris B, keep it cool my friend. This is good, let it be at that. No need to rub this in, it speaks for itself.

    GO UTES!!

  • Wookie Omaha, NE
    June 24, 2013 2:11 p.m.