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November 15, 1990 | By Mike Bruton, Inquirer Staff Writer
A representative from the Independence Bowl said yesterday he would be at Veterans Stadium on Saturday to watch Temple play Rutgers. If the Owls can win their final two games and the bowl-game shuffling works in their favor, they could get their first postseason bid since 1979, when they defeated California, 28-17, in the Garden State Bowl. "I can't comment on their chances, but I can tell you that we're scouting them again this week," said Brant Goyne, chairman of the Shreveport, La., game.
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November 23, 1990 | By Mike Bruton, Inquirer Staff Writer The Associated Press contributed to this article
Temple is no longer a candidate for the Independence Bowl, but the Owls are no less hungry for a season-ending victory over Boston College tomorrow. The bowl's selection committee is expected to formally extend invitations tomorrow to Louisiana Tech (8-3) and Maryland (6-5) for the game, which will be held Dec. 15 in Shreveport, La. Louisiana Tech, in only its second season as a Division I-A team, owes a tip of the hat to Baylor for opening the door to its first bowl appearance.
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December 27, 2011 | Associated Press
SHREVEPORT, La. - Missouri made sure its final football game as a member of the Big 12 Conference was decided early. James Franklin ran for two touchdowns and threw for another, and the Tigers easily beat North Carolina, 41-24, on Monday night in the Independence Bowl. Missouri (8-5) ended the season on a four-game winning streak for the first time since 1965. The Tigers will join the Southeastern Conference next fall, and they showed one reason they should be a factor immediately: the 6-foot-2, 225-pound Franklin, a sophomore who was named the game's most valuable player on offense.
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January 2, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brandon McIlwain, a dual-threat junior quarterback from Council Rock North, committed Wednesday afternoon to play at South Carolina. "I like everything about the school," the 6-foot-1, 205-pounder said. "And it feels like home. I have a lot of family around the area. " McIlwain's parents, Roddy and Lena, are South Carolina natives. His grandmother lives in Irmo, a suburb of Columbia. "We usually visit about two times a year," Brandon McIlwain said. McIlwain chose the Gamecocks, who went 7-6 this season and closed Saturday with a 24-21 win over Miami in the Independence Bowl, over Auburn, California, and Penn State.
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November 23, 1990 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
No, Temple (6-4) is not going to a bowl for the first time since 1979, now that the Independence Bowl has decided to take Louisiana Tech (8-3) and surprise late entry Maryland (6-5). And, yes, second-year coach Jerry Berndt is obviously disappointed. But, no, he is not discouraged. If the Owls can win at Boston College (4-6) tomorrow afternoon, it would be the first time in 11 years that they have won more than six games. "That's something to be proud of," Berndt said late last night.
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December 4, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
Texas wanted to wind up in a bowl game in Southern California, and it did. Only the Longhorns will spend the holidays in San Diego instead of Pasadena. After losing an opportunity to reach the Rose Bowl and the national championship game, the No. 10 Longhorns accepted a bid yesterday to play No. 20 Washington in the Holiday Bowl. Several other teams also firmed up their bowl trips yesterday: Kansas State will play Syracuse in the Insight.Com Bowl on Dec. 29 in Phoenix. Texas Tech will face Iowa in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29 in San Antonio.
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December 29, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
Kevin who? With Kevin Faulk, the Southeastern Conference's leading rusher, out with a twisted ankle, backup Rondell Mealey rushed for 222 yards, including 26 on the game-winning drive in the third quarter, as No. 15 LSU beat Notre Dame, 27-9, last night in the Independence Bowl, at Shreveport, La. Mealey, a sophomore, also set Independence Bowl and LSU records - previously held by Faulk - with a 78-yard run in the fourth quarter. He was voted the offensive player of the game.
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November 26, 1990 | By Dick Weiss, Daily News Sports Writer
Bobby Ross, of Georgia Tech, and David McWilliams, of Texas, probably will receive most of the attention in the voting for Coach of the Year. But Temple's Jerry Berndt has established himself quietly as a solid candidate, too, after coaching the Owls, who were 1-10 last year, to a 7-4 record. Temple finished with its best record since the 1979 club went 10-2 after defeating Boston College, 29-10, Saturday in Chestnut Hill, Mass. The Owls, who were passed over by the Independence Bowl, still have the satisfaction of knowing they fashioned the best turnaround of any team in the country.
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November 24, 1990 | By Jay Searcy, Inquirer Staff Writer
This Temple story started two years ago, when school President Peter Liacouras, having seen his Sugar Bowl visions disappear with six losing seasons out of seven, hired a new coach. You probably don't remember his name, but that's OK. With the Eagles and Flyers and Sixers all playing at once, it's hard to keep up. And after Temple's 1-10 season last year, who wanted to remember? But, shhhh, you may want to read this softly so you won't wake up the Temple alumni. Some would go into shock if they found out, all of a sudden, that their Owls were about to finish the football season with a winning record, and that they narrowly missed an invitation to the Independence Bowl (and a $600,000 payday)
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November 25, 1990 | By Mike Bruton, Inquirer Staff Writer
They could be called the Rodney Dangerfields of college football, but yesterday the Temple Owls had the last laugh. Passed over by the Independence Bowl in the middle of the week, the Owls stepped into Alumni Stadium and whipped the Boston College Eagles, 29-10. Not only did Temple (7-4) have its best season since 1979, but it rose from the rubble of last year's 1-10 season to craft the best turnaround of any team in the nation. The Owls did it with heart, determination and more talent than they were given credit for having, but they'll still have to watch several teams with worse records play in some of the 19 postseason collegiate games.
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December 8, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Once Temple knew it wasn't going to the Peach or Fiesta Bowl, it had a specific game in mind. And the Owls will play in the bowl that they aggressively targeted. Temple (10-3) will face Toledo (9-2) of the Mid-American Conference in the Dec. 22 Marmot Boca Raton Bowl. Kickoff is 7 p.m., and the game will be televised by ESPN. Once Temple lost Saturday's American Athletic Conference championship, 24-13 at Houston, the Owls were out of the running for a chance at the Peach or Fiesta Bowl.
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January 2, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brandon McIlwain, a dual-threat junior quarterback from Council Rock North, committed Wednesday afternoon to play at South Carolina. "I like everything about the school," the 6-foot-1, 205-pounder said. "And it feels like home. I have a lot of family around the area. " McIlwain's parents, Roddy and Lena, are South Carolina natives. His grandmother lives in Irmo, a suburb of Columbia. "We usually visit about two times a year," Brandon McIlwain said. McIlwain chose the Gamecocks, who went 7-6 this season and closed Saturday with a 24-21 win over Miami in the Independence Bowl, over Auburn, California, and Penn State.
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December 28, 2012 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
IN THE NEXT 7 days, some fans will snack on the Buffalo Wild Wings and Chick-fil-A bowls, while others will visit San Francisco for the Fight Hunger Bowl. There will be a trip to Memphis for Liberty and Shreveport, Miss., for Independence. Remember, the Alamo Bowl is in San Antonio. From Yankee Stadium to Honolulu, a gluttony of bowl games will be played that have absolutely nothing to do with deciding the national champion. Who cares, football is football. Here is a look at the next 20 bowls:   INDEPENDENCE Ohio U. (8-4)
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December 27, 2011 | Associated Press
SHREVEPORT, La. - Missouri made sure its final football game as a member of the Big 12 Conference was decided early. James Franklin ran for two touchdowns and threw for another, and the Tigers easily beat North Carolina, 41-24, on Monday night in the Independence Bowl. Missouri (8-5) ended the season on a four-game winning streak for the first time since 1965. The Tigers will join the Southeastern Conference next fall, and they showed one reason they should be a factor immediately: the 6-foot-2, 225-pound Franklin, a sophomore who was named the game's most valuable player on offense.
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December 22, 2011 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, barkowe@phillynews.com
THE BIGGEST crime of the bowl season is at hand as Boise State, one of the top teams all year with a sterling 11-1 record, gets a yawner tonight against 6-6 Arizona State in the MAACO. Only the BCS could take the fun out of a Vegas trip. Elsewhere in Round 2 of our bowl previews, Purdue has an intriguing offensive lineman, N.C. State has an interception machine and Cal finally gets a chance to scratch a 7-year itch of revenge. Here's a look at the next group of bowl games: MAACO LAS VEGAS Boise St. (11-1)
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December 28, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Will Eli Manning leave Ole Miss? No one knows. "I'm going to look at some things and see how it all works out," Manning said after throwing for 313 yards and a touchdown as Mississippi ended Nebraska's 40-year streak of winning seasons with a 27-23 victory yesterday in the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La. Nebraska managed just one offensive touchdown on Jammal Lord's pass to Matt Herian in the second quarter. Josh Brown kicked three field goals, and DeJuan Groce had a punt return for a score.
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December 4, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
Texas wanted to wind up in a bowl game in Southern California, and it did. Only the Longhorns will spend the holidays in San Diego instead of Pasadena. After losing an opportunity to reach the Rose Bowl and the national championship game, the No. 10 Longhorns accepted a bid yesterday to play No. 20 Washington in the Holiday Bowl. Several other teams also firmed up their bowl trips yesterday: Kansas State will play Syracuse in the Insight.Com Bowl on Dec. 29 in Phoenix. Texas Tech will face Iowa in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29 in San Antonio.
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December 29, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
Kevin who? With Kevin Faulk, the Southeastern Conference's leading rusher, out with a twisted ankle, backup Rondell Mealey rushed for 222 yards, including 26 on the game-winning drive in the third quarter, as No. 15 LSU beat Notre Dame, 27-9, last night in the Independence Bowl, at Shreveport, La. Mealey, a sophomore, also set Independence Bowl and LSU records - previously held by Faulk - with a 78-yard run in the fourth quarter. He was voted the offensive player of the game.
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November 30, 1995 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The University of Miami has asked the NCAA to disclose pending sanctions against the school's football team before bowl invitations go out Sunday. If the penalties include a ban on bowl appearances, the Hurricanes probably will withdraw from consideration for this season's Orange Bowl. Miami could reduce the impact on recruiting by sitting out this season instead of missing a bowl game after next season. An NCAA administrator declined to predict how soon the sanctions might be announced.
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November 26, 1990 | By Dick Weiss, Daily News Sports Writer
Bobby Ross, of Georgia Tech, and David McWilliams, of Texas, probably will receive most of the attention in the voting for Coach of the Year. But Temple's Jerry Berndt has established himself quietly as a solid candidate, too, after coaching the Owls, who were 1-10 last year, to a 7-4 record. Temple finished with its best record since the 1979 club went 10-2 after defeating Boston College, 29-10, Saturday in Chestnut Hill, Mass. The Owls, who were passed over by the Independence Bowl, still have the satisfaction of knowing they fashioned the best turnaround of any team in the country.
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