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Missouri football bowl possibilities

Friday, December 3, 2010 | 6:54 p.m. CST; updated 7:20 p.m. CST, Sunday, December 5, 2010

COLUMBIA — The Missouri Tigers football team will announce its bowl decision Sunday. On Tuesday, Missouri was passed over by Texas A&M for a Cotton Bowl bid. Here are some of the bowl possibilities for the Tigers:

The Insight Bowl

Where:  Tempe, Ariz.

When: 9 p.m. Dec. 28

Venue: Sun Devil Stadium, 500 E. Veterans Way 

Capacity: 71,706

History:  1998 — Mizzou defeated West Virginia Mountaineers 34-31

City locations of interest: Four Peaks Brewery, Rula Bula and Nello's

Weather prediction: Between 39 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit

The Bridgeport Education Holiday Bowl

Where: San Diego

When: 7 p.m. Dec. 30

Venue: Qualcomm Stadium, 9449 Friars Road

Capacity: 70,561 

History: 1997 — Mizzou lost to Colorado State 35-24; 1983 — Mizzou lost to Brigham Young University 21-17

City locations of interest: Gaslamp Quarter, El Indio and the San Diego Zoo

Weather prediction: Between 49 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit

The Valero Alamo Bowl

Where: San Antonio

When: 8 p.m. Dec. 29

Venue: The Alamodome, 100 Montana St. 

Capacity: 65,000

History: 2008 — Mizzou beat Northwestern 30-23

City locations of interest: Carmens De La Calle Café, Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club and Club Rio

Weather prediction: Between 39 and 62 degrees Fahrenheit

Ticket Information

When: 8 a.m. Dec. 6; available online Dec. 5 after bowl announcement

Where: Mizzou Arena Box Office, 1-800-CAT-PAWS, mutigers.com, seatexchange.com

Tour Information

What: Official Mizzou Bowl Tour

Who: Mizzou Alumni Association

Packages: traditional tour, economy trip

Site Events: spirit rally, official tailgate

Packages will be available for purchase immediately following the announcement. Prices listed at www.mizzou.com/bowlcentral.

 

Sources:

Carin Huffman Grinch 882-6611

http://thesundevils.cstv.com/facilities/sun-devil-stadium.html

http://www.sanantonio.gov/dome/

http://www.sandiego.gov/qualcomm/

http://www.holidaybowl.com

http://www.alamobowl.com

http://www.fiestabowl.org

http://www.mizzou.com/bowlcentral

www.weather.com

http://www.sanantonio.gov/

http://www.visitsanantonio.com/visitors/eat/index.aspx

http://www.tempe.gov/

http://www.tempetourism.com/dining-nightlife/Default.aspx

http://www.sandiego.gov


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Eric Niewoehner December 4, 2010 | 12:07 p.m.

I suppose this shows the drawback of the automatic bowl matchups. Here is Missouri, a 2-loss team, looking at the prospect of playing one team that has lost five games (Michigan), another that has lost 6 or 7 (Washington). All the talking heads of sports media keep harping about how the entire season is sort of like a playoff. Really?

What would really be intriguing is to break the mold, and design a special matchup between Missouri and Boise State.

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