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    Alamo Bowl to replace Big Ten with Pac 10?

    And aggressively trying to snatch a better Big 12 team at that. Looks like the Holiday Bowl will drop a few notches.

    Could new matchup in Alamo signal Big 12 bowl shakeup? - Big 12 - ESPN

    Huskies | Alamo Bowl close to a deal with the Pac-10 | Seattle Times Newspaper



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    Re: Alamo Bowl to replace Big Ten with Pac 10?

    He brings up a good point - with the Cotton Bowl moving to the new Cowboys stadium, it's logical to think that in the not-too-distant future it could become a BCS bowl.


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    Re: Alamo Bowl to replace Big Ten with Pac 10?

    Anything that takes a B10 team out of a "prestigious" bowl game is fine by me.



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    Re: Alamo Bowl to replace Big Ten with Pac 10?

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    Anything that takes a B10 team out of a "prestigious" bowl game is fine by me.
    I find it hard to believe the Big Ten would simply lose a bowl tie in, and a decent one at that. I could see them ending up in a bowl like the Holiday or even the Cotton (if it doesn't become a BCS bowl) when the lineup changes are complete.



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    Re: Alamo Bowl to replace Big Ten with Pac 10?

    Boy, I've driven to Houston for ISU, but San Antonio? That would be a good long drive. I would be rewarded there though because people in San Antonia know what real picante sauce should taste like, unlike New York City.



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    Re: Alamo Bowl to replace Big Ten with Pac 10?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnpkelly81 View Post
    Boy, I've driven to Houston for ISU, but San Antonio? That would be a good long drive. I would be rewarded there though because people in San Antonia know what real picante sauce should taste like, unlike New York City.
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    Re: Alamo Bowl to replace Big Ten with Pac 10?

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    Re: Alamo Bowl to replace Big Ten with Pac 10?

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    Anything that takes a B10 team out of a "prestigious" bowl game is fine by me.
    Alamo's a nice bowl for sure, but "prestigious"? It was basically where the Big 10 team that really, really wanted an Outback bid but didn't get it ended up. I'd be willing to bet the Big 10 finds a suitable replacement for its #4 team. I think it's a shame to lose the only Big 10/Big 12 matchup, makes zero sense for the two conferences to not have at least one bowl in which they face off every year.



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    Re: Alamo Bowl to replace Big Ten with Pac 10?

    I have a hard time believing the Alamo will bail on the Big 10/Big 12. that bowl has done very well in sales in the seats and 6 of ESPN's top 20 rated football games ever have been Alamo bowls, including a 6.0 rating for the 2006 Alamo bowl.

    But there is going to be some realignment...and it makes me wonder if the Alamo already knows where the Big Ten is leading. I think the Big Ten and Holiday would be good...I think the Cap One/Champs are in trouble due to poor facilities. The Cotton almost has to be a BCS game in the future.


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    Re: Alamo Bowl to replace Big Ten with Pac 10?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post
    Alamo's a nice bowl for sure, but "prestigious"? It was basically where the Big 10 team that really, really wanted an Outback bid but didn't get it ended up. I'd be willing to bet the Big 10 finds a suitable replacement for its #4 team. I think it's a shame to lose the only Big 10/Big 12 matchup, makes zero sense for the two conferences to not have at least one bowl in which they face off every year.
    They play each other in the Insight Bowl as well.



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    Re: Alamo Bowl to replace Big Ten with Pac 10?

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    They play each other in the Insight Bowl as well.
    I could see this bowl getting bumped up in both leagues...Holiday might not be tied with B12/Pac10 any longer...insight increases its payout, the Champs and Alamo go away for Big Ten, and the league sends its #3 or #4 team to the Insight to replace the Alamo


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    Re: Alamo Bowl to replace Big Ten with Pac 10?

    I wouldn't trade the Holiday for the Alamo. If that's what ends up happening, the Big 11 is getting over.



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    Re: Alamo Bowl to replace Big Ten with Pac 10?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frak View Post
    I wouldn't trade the Holiday for the Alamo. If that's what ends up happening, the Big 11 is getting over.
    Actually, for the better part of this decade, the Alamo Bowl has a more prestigious feel to it than the Holiday Bowl does. Pretty much everyone knows the Alamo Bowl has happened. The Holiday Bowl has largely turned into an afterthought. And, if the Alamo Bowl begins paying more than the Holiday, then go with the Alamo Bowl.


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    Re: Alamo Bowl to replace Big Ten with Pac 10?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frak View Post
    I wouldn't trade the Holiday for the Alamo. If that's what ends up happening, the Big 11 is getting over.
    I love the Holiday, but I would prefer the Big 10 keeps the Alamo. Not sure I would make that trade.


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    Re: Alamo Bowl to replace Big Ten with Pac 10?

    I'm not sure the Holiday Bowl would want the Big 10. The Holiday is known for its shootout, high scoring games. I don't think adding a Wisconsin or Michigan State would fit the criteria.



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