Poinsettia Bowl Locks In PAC-10

The Poinsettia Bowl and the Hawaii Bowl have both completed the deals that will bring PAC-10 teams, if eligible, to those games in 2008 and 2009. Read about it here.

This is good news for the long-term health of the Poinsettia Bowl, which gets PAC-10 #7 in 2008 and PAC-10 #6 in 2009. With their previously stated intention to invite Navy every 3 years, the San Diego Bowl Association will most likely have an at-large bid available again in 2010. The question now is what bowl arrangements Navy can make for 2008 and 2009, when the at-large safety net of the Poinsettia Bowl might not be available.

UPDATE: Some more details here.

4 thoughts on “Poinsettia Bowl Locks In PAC-10

  1. Queue the “OMG THIS IS WHY WE NEED THE BIG EAST” conversation again.

    In all seriousness what’s going on with that idea for a DC Bowl? Is that something in the conceptual stages or will it actually exist, say, in 2008?

  2. thebirddog

    The DC Bowl Committee wanted to have certification to play a game in 2008, but I haven’t heard anything in a couple of months. Definitely nothing official yet as far as I know. Bowl game rumors come & go. Remember the “Palmetto Bowl” talk from a few years ago?

  3. CalimaninDC

    The Congressional Bowl, formerly the DC Bowl, is alive and well. Navy in 2008 with at-large on the other side. We are finalizing our package and will submit to the NCAAs by April 1, 2008.

  4. thebirddog

    Saw the updates in the Post and Capital & commented in another post. I can’t wait for things to be finalized. I think it’s fantastic. Navy vs. at-large might be a little bit sketchy depending on how the season shakes out, but this is great news for Navy.

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