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    Northern Illinois to the Orange Bowl

    Report: Northern Illinois is Orange Bowl bound - CBSSports.com

    Somebody's getting bumped out of the BCS games.


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    Re: Northern Illinois to the Orange Bowl

    That would be Oklahoma being left out.



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    Re: Northern Illinois to the Orange Bowl

    horrible

    the bcs is a joke



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    Re: Northern Illinois to the Orange Bowl

    Good thing they came back from 10 down at home vs KU.



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    Re: Northern Illinois to the Orange Bowl

    My issue is NIU is getting in not on their own merit - but due to 2 conference champs being average, "unranked" teams.


    As a result, NIU gets in and another conference gets screwed - even though that conference is very strong.


    Bad conference - rewarded
    Slightly above average non-AQ team - rewarded
    Good conference - punished



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    Re: Northern Illinois to the Orange Bowl

    Worst ever BCS team if true?

    I think I'll take FSU to cover.



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    Re: Northern Illinois to the Orange Bowl

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    My issue is NIU is getting in not on their own merit - but due to 2 conference champs being average, "unranked" teams.


    As a result, NIU gets in and another conference gets screwed - even though that conference is very strong.


    Bad conference - rewarded
    Slightly above average non-AQ team - rewarded
    Good conference - punished
    Why does it seem the conference that gets screwed is always the BIG XII? Two years in a row now. Bowls are fun and everything and I am in favor of them over playoffs, but the people that vote on the top 25 need to stop voting based on W-L, and vote on the teams overall actual play. No reason ANY non-bcs team should be top 25 this year


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    Re: Northern Illinois to the Orange Bowl

    Seriously a team that LOST to Iowa should receive not be given a bcs spot


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    Re: Northern Illinois to the Orange Bowl

    Honestly go and look at their schedule and who they beat, it will give you a good laugh.



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    Re: Northern Illinois to the Orange Bowl

    can we get a cybookie on how many NIU fans will be at the game.



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    Re: Northern Illinois to the Orange Bowl

    Quote Originally Posted by Daserop View Post
    can we get a cybookie on how many NIU fans will be at the game.
    Can we get cybookie working again first?



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    Re: Northern Illinois to the Orange Bowl

    Quote Originally Posted by VTXCyRyD View Post
    Can we get cybookie working again first?
    I thought was working again?!?!



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    Re: Northern Illinois to the Orange Bowl

    If true, I'll be cheering for FSU to drop 70 on them. Just ridiculous.

    Lose on a "neutral" field to a terrible Iowa team, play in BCS game.



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    Re: Northern Illinois to the Orange Bowl

    This screws us as a result correct? ..... Wow..... Makes me sick....



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    Re: Northern Illinois to the Orange Bowl

    If they were undefeated...i say sure...but seriously...lost to freakin Iowa? Squeaked by a 0-9 Kansas team (conference) Put that next to Oklahoma (if they're left out) RE-FRIGGIN-DIK-U-LUSS



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