Ryan McGee gets his dad, a former collegiate ref, to explain the controversial call involving Auburn's Michael Dyer during Monday's BCS title game. Also, the best of the bowl season and a reason for Ryan to do some gloating.
The BCS takes a lot of flak, but that doesn't mean people don't want in. Start in Dallas, where the Cotton Bowl is poised to put on a show that will make the powers-that-be in the BCS consider it for inclusion.
After the controversial celebration penalty that may have decided the outcome of the Pinstripe Bowl, Ryan McGee got on the horn with a number of college football refs. The consensus: they understand the call, but some might have avoided it.
Randy Shannon may no longer be the head coach of the Miami Hurricanes, but a small gesture to the members of his former team in advance of its bowl game has had an impact. Plus, notes on the prospect of a bowl game in Los Angeles.
Bowl games matchups are one thing for TV, but where the bowls really pull down their dough is when they can sell their tickets. Ryan McGee ranks the hottest bowl tickets. Plus, FIU gets a crash course in bowl politics.
There's a chance Michigan and Nebraska will square off in a bowl this year, which ordinarily would have folks asking what time to tune in on New Years Day. But struggles for top programs mean a bumper crop for mid-level bowls.
It's been a while since all three service academies -- Army, Navy and Air Force -- all went bowling in the same year. But it could happen this year if the Black Knights take care of business, writes Ryan McGee.
The Champs Sports Bowl has undergone eight name changes in a 21-year period. How does it happen at this pace? Well, start with sponsors that ink only short-term deals, and the bowls themselves, desperate for anyone to come in and pay the bills.