Monday, December 03, 2012

Monday December 3rd, 2012

Lots of MAC conference news today. Looks like the Minutemen played seven bowl teams in our first year in FBS.


The MAC received a record seven bowl invites.

From the above article:

2012 MAC Bowl Schedule:
Northern Illinois vs. Florida State, Discover Orange Bowl, Jan. 1
Kent State vs. Arkansas State, Bowl, Jan. 6
Toledo vs. Utah State, Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, Dec. 15
Ball State vs. Central Florida, Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg, Dec. 21
Bowling Green vs. San Jose State, Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman, Dec. 27
Ohio vs. Louisiana-Monroe, Advocare V100 Independence Bowl, Dec. 28
Central Michigan vs. Western Kentucky, Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, Dec. 26

The big score for the MAC is NIU vs Florida State in the Orange Bowl.


In addition, Vanderbilt was invited to the Music City Bowl.

And Michigan was picked for the Outback Bowl.

ESPN has a detailed look at each bowl here.


NIU's offensive coordinator Rod Carey was promoted to HC.


At Maine, Jovan Belcher was a member of an anti-violence group.

Maine Football reacts to Belcher's death (video).


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