Inside NIU's Orange Bowl run
The last game of the day is the Orange Bowl (no, John Boehner is not playing) with Northern Illinois (12-1) versus Florida State (11-2). Use this as an open thread, talk about today's games, who you think will win the BCS
ESPN released its ratings for the Rose, Sugar and Orange bowls – we discovered (see what I did there? anyone?) that Orange & Sugar Bowl ratings were up while Rose Bowl ratings were down versus last year. Let's explore, shall we? Last year, Wisconsin
The Orange Bowl capped a wild month for NIU, which lost a coach (Dave Doeren to NC State) and gained a new one (Rod Carey). Carey, the Huskies' offensive coordinator and offensive line coach, made his head-coaching debut in the bowl game.
University of Massachusetts football coach Charley Molnar said he didn't get a chance to watch most of the Orange Bowl. After visiting family, when he returned to Western Massachusetts he chose to catch up with his kids and get his daily run in over
And that frustration manifested itself among bowl representatives as well. According to CBS Sports, the day before the game an Orange Bowl a rep got in a heated debate with a NIU staff member, arguing about their selection.