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Encyclopedia > Texas Bowl
Texas Bowl

Texas Bowl logo
Stadium Reliant Stadium
Location Houston, Texas
Operated 2006 — present
Conference Tie-ins Big 12, Conference USA/Big East
Payout US$500,000 (C-USA) (2006)
US$750,000 (Big 12) (2006)
2006 Matchup
Rutgers vs. Kansas State (37-10)
2007 Matchup
Houston[1] vs. Big 12 (December 28, 2007)

The Texas Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A college football bowl game that has been held for the first time in 2006 in Houston, Texas. The bowl replaces the now-defunct Houston Bowl, which was played annually from 2000 to 2005. The defending Texas Bowl champion is Rutgers, who defeated Kansas State last year. Image File history File links Texas_Bowl_FINAL.gif‎ http://www. ... Reliant Stadium is a football stadium in Houston, Texas. ... Houston redirects here. ... The Big 12 Conference is a college athletic conference of twelve schools located in the central United States. ... Conference USA, officially abbreviated C-USA, is a college athletic conference whose member institutions are located within the Southern United States. ... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of thirteen universities, mostly in the northeastern United States: Boston College (scheduled to leave in 2005) University of Connecticut (UConn) Georgetown University (Plays Division I-AA football in the Patriot League) University of Notre Dame (Plays Division I-A football... USD redirects here. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... USD redirects here. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2006 NCAA Division I-A football season, or the college football season, began on August 31, 2006, progresses through the regular season and bowl season, and will conclude with the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) National Championship Game on January 8, 2007 in Glendale, Arizona, USA, when the #2 Florida... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Rutgers Scarlet Knights football. ... Kansas State Universitys athletic teams are called the Wildcats, and their official color is royal purple; white and silver are generally used as complementary colors. ... The 2007 NCAA Division I-A football season, or the college football season, begins on ________2007, progresses through the regular season and bowl season, and will conclude with the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) National Championship Game in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 8, 2008, featuring the #1 and #2 teams... For other system schools, see University of Houston System. ... The Big 12 Conference is a college athletic conference of twelve schools located in the central United States. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... A bowl game is a post-season college football game, typically at the Division I-A level. ... Houston redirects here. ... The Houston Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A college football bowl game that has been played annually in Houston, Texas, since 2000. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rutgers University Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is located in New Brunswick, Piscataway, Camden and Newark, New Jersey. ... Kansas State University (sometimes referred to as K-State) is an institution of higher learning located in Manhattan, Kansas. ...

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Replacing the Houston Bowl

Recently, speculation had surfaced questioning the long-term survival of the former Houston Bowl. The three-year contract with EV1.net expired on December 31, 2005, leaving the bowl game without a title sponsor. A college football official told the Houston Chronicle that the bowl was in danger of ceasing operations, as a result of the game losing its title sponsor and because the Houston Bowl still owed roughly $600,000 to the Big 12 and Mountain West conferences following the 2005 game [1]. However, the NCAA approved Lone Star Sports and Entertainment, a division of the NFL's Houston Texans, who also play in Reliant Stadium, to take over game management. Then on July 20, the NFL Network acquired both TV rights and naming rights to the bowl, which is scheduled for December 28.[2] The Houston Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A college football bowl game that has been played annually in Houston, Texas, since 2000. ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Houston Chronicle is a daily newspaper in Houston, Texas, United States. ... The Big 12 Conference is a college athletic conference of twelve schools located in the central United States. ... “Mountain West” redirects here. ... NFL redirects here. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... NFL Network is an American specialty channel owned and operated by the National Football League (NFL) and is also shown in Canada and Mexico. ... is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Texas Bowl name and logo were officially unveiled on August 10, 2006 at a press conference along with the conference affiliations for the bowl spots. The Big 12, Big East and Conference USA will be affiliated with the game, as well as Texas Christian University of the Mountain West. The 2006 matchup will feature teams from the Big 12 and Big East Conferences. Specific information regarding conference selection order will be released at a later date[3]. For other uses, see Logo (disambiguation). ... is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Big 12 Conference is a college athletic conference of twelve schools located in the central United States. ... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen universities in the northeastern, southeastern and midwestern United States. ... Conference USA, officially abbreviated C-USA, is a college athletic conference whose member institutions are located within the Southern United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “Mountain West” redirects here. ...


On December 3, 2006, Rutgers accepted an invitation to play Kansas State on December 28 at Reliant Stadium. “We’re ecstatic about having Rutgers,” Texas Bowl director David Brady said. “This is a top-15 team that was three yards away from a BCS game. We couldn’t be happier to have them here.”[4] Head coach Greg Schiano 2001 year, 30–41–0 (thru 2006) Home stadium Rutgers Stadium Capacity 43,500 - Field Turf Conference Big East First year 1869 Athletic director [Robert E. Mulcahy III] Website Rutgers Scarlet Knights Team records All-time record 583–579–42 (0. ... Kansas State Universitys athletic teams are called the Wildcats, and their official color is royal purple; white and silver are generally used as complimentary colors. ...


On May 17, 2007, Conference USA announced that it would have a team in the 2007 Texas Bowl. The Texas Bowl has a rotating commitment with the Big East Conference and Conference USA for 2006-2009 while the Big 12 Conference will have a team in all four of those games.


2006 game notes

  • On December 19, it was confirmed that Time Warner Cable will carry the NFL Network free for at least the duration of the game.[5] On December 22, Cablevision agreed to carry the game. [6] Neither cable company normally carries NFL Network. The announcements allayed fears that Rutgers fans living in New York and New Jersey would not be able to watch the game.
  • New Jersey native Spero Dedes handled the play-by-play for the game on the NFL Network. However, his geographic knowledge of his home state was called into question, when he identified Rutgers being in "South Jersey" at least four times during the broadcast. He also referred to the main campus' location as "South Brunswick" instead of "New Brunswick". Although the Rutgers University system has a small South Jersey campus in Camden, it is a separate school and not associated with the main school's athletic program. (An equivalent would be comparing Penn State with Penn State Beaver.) The home stadium and the Scarlet Knights are headquartered on the flagship New Brunswick-Piscataway campus, which is in central New Jersey. Other gaffes included calling running back Ray Rice as "Way Wice" and tight end Clark Harris "Cliff" Harris (Harris was a safety for the Dallas Cowboys in the 1970s). [7]
  • The telecast had other missteps: the "1st & Ten" electronic yardage system malfunctioned several times and Marshall Faulk, who was scheduled to be the sideline reporter, did not show up; therefore, the game had no reports from field level, unlike most other college football telecasts.
  • Texas Bowl officials referred to the game as "inaugural" and the official website makes no mention of the game it replaced.

is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) is an American national cable television company that operates in 27 states and has 31 operating divisions. ... NFL Network is an American specialty channel owned and operated by the National Football League (NFL) and is also shown in Canada and Mexico. ... is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Cablevision (disambiguation). ... Spero Dedes is the play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles, CA on AM 570. ... The Camden campus of Rutgers University is located in Camden, New Jersey, and was formerly known as the South Jersey Law School and the College of South Jersey (founded 1926 and 1927, respectively) which were merged with Rutgers in 1950 by an act of the New Jersey Legislature. ... The City of Camden is the county seat of Camden County, New Jersey in the United States. ... The Pennsylvania State University The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a state-related land-grant university in Pennsylvania, with over 80,000 students at 24 campuses throughout the state. ... Beaver Campus. ... Rutgers Stadium is the venue for the football program at Rutgers University. ... In American football and Canadian football, the termsafety can refer to: two positions in the most-common defensive backfield setup, the strong safety and the free safety, or a type of score, worth one or two points. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division... 1st & Ten is the name for a computer system that generates and displays the yellow first down line that a TV viewer sees during a live broadcast of a college or professional American football game. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Previous results

Date Played Winning Team Losing Team Attendance TV notes
December 28, 2006 Rutgers 37 Kansas State 10 52,210 NFL Network notes
December 28, 2007 Houston [2] TBD TBD TBD

is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... “Rutgers” redirects here. ... Kansas State Universitys athletic teams are called the Wildcats, and their official color is royal purple; white and silver are generally used as complementary colors. ... NFL Network is an American specialty channel owned and operated by the National Football League (NFL) and is also shown in Canada and Mexico. ... is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Head coach Art Briles 4th year, 26–24–0 Home stadium Robertson Stadium Conference Conference USA Athletic director Dave Maggard Website UHCougars. ...

MVPs

Year played MVP Team Position
2006 Ray Rice Rutgers Halfback

Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Raymell Ray Rice (born January 22, 1987) from New Rochelle, New York is an American college football junior running back who plays for Rutgers University. ... Rutgers University Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is located in New Brunswick, Piscataway, Camden and Newark, New Jersey. ... The offensive team or offense in American football or Canadian football, is the team that begins a play from scrimmage in possession of the ball. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.texasbowl.org/news_detail.asp?newsID=43
  2. ^ http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/5327194.html

See also

List of college bowl games // From the 1998 season until the 2005 season, four BCS bowls have determined the national champion on a rotating basis. ...


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