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Texas Bowl

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    Start Your Morning Off Right With This Video Of Rice Accepting A Liberty Bowl Bid

    To college football fans and media members, looking at the list of bowl games in early December each year, can be a rather impersonal exercise wherein we get lost in making snarky remarks about the sponsors or faux lamenting the lack of intrigue in several of the matchups. The truth of the matter i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Will The Texans Ever Again Open The Roof?

    The people of Houston and of Harris County paid a lot of money to put a retractable roof on top of Reliant Stadium. Nobody can quantify the amount of money spent, but the roof is supposed to have increased the cost of the stadium by nearly 50-percent. So when the Texans refuse to open the roof on th ... More >>

  • News

    April 21, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    The Texas Bowl Gets An Ungainly Corporate Name

    Classy.​The Houston Chronicle is reporting that the Texas Bowl, which is sometimes great, sometimes underwhelming but has at least always had a classy, simple name, is getting an unclassy, convouted new moniker. Get ready to feel the excitement of.....The Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas!!!! N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Today Is Baylor Day In Houston. Act Accordingly

    Baylor Day comes with certain rules​Things you probably didn't know: Today is Baylor Day in Houston -- with a fancy proclamation and everything. It all has to do with the Texas Bowl, in which Baylor is making its return to post-season football after a long absence. (If you're aware of how dif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Texas Bowl's TexFest Canceled By Rain, Some Events Moved Inside

    No Texas sunshine today​Everyone bitches about a drought, but then the rain picks the worst time to hit. The TexFest, the music/food/fun outdoor part of today's Texas Bowl, has been canceled because of the drippy, coldish, gloomy weather. We're sure Illinois fans are wondering what the hell' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Texas Bowl: Two Very Different Views Of Houston From Illinois

    He's just looking for the Menil Collection​If you're not a Baylor alum, you might not yet have caught Texas Bowl Fever, but you will, you will. Baylor and Illinois are in town for the Wednesday game at Reliant, and that means, in the case of Illinois at least, fresh impressions of Houston. J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Texas Bowl Says More Than 60,000 Tickets Sold

    The Baylor-Illinois battle looms​There were some who grumbled a bit about this year's Texas Bowl matchup (us, for example), but if ticket sales are any indication, the whiners are in the minority. Bowl officials announced today that 60,000 seats have been sold and only 10,000 remain with eigh ... More >>

  • News

    December 16, 2010

    Dr. Brown's Dubai Detention

    Sex toys get hand doc in trouble

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Texas Bowl Gets Baylor! And, Ummm, Illinois

    Texas Bowl 2010: The return of Art Briles​The 2010 Texas Bowl will give Houston a look at the surprisingly successful Baylor Bears, headed by former UH coach Art Briles. The good news: Baylor is breaking a 16-year bowl drought. The semi-bad news, in terms of the chances for a compelling footb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Rice-Longhorns Preview: Owls Lose Key Player, But Still Have Upset Hopes

    Fear the Owl....FEAR IT​The Rice Owls have played six football games at Reliant Stadium. They've won three of those games, including the Texas Bowl two years ago. But of the three games the Owls have lost, two of them have been to this week's opponent, the Texas Longhorns. And those losses to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Rice Coach David Bailiff: Optimism On South Main

    Bowl expectations for the Owls​It's hard to know what to expect from the Rice Owls football team. In days gone by, it would have been pretty simple. Just expect them to lose.But things have slowly started to change over at Rice Stadium. The Owls have actually been to two bowl games in the past fou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Sam McGuffie, Ready To Fly At Rice

    Sam McGuffie was a HS YouTube sensation​Sam McGuffie wasn't very comfortable while playing football at Michigan. He suffered several concussions. He was a bit of a loner. He missed his family. He was a long way from home. All of this was written in various stories after the 2008 college football s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Rice Will Get A Chance To Make A Bang In This Year's First Game (Against The Longhorns)

    Sam McGuffie can finally play for Rice​Two seasons ago, the Rice Owls went 10-3 and won the Texas Bowl. Last year, the Owls went 2-10, including 0-9 to start the season. Saturday, the Owls got down to business for this season, and the question lingers: is this going to be like 2008, or 2009?"We ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    The Triple Option: 2-For-2 Against Disinterested Bowl Teams

    Photo by John RoyalThe not-so-filled stands at the Texas Bowl.​The Texas Bowl and the Armed Forces Bowl featured two teams in Houston and Missouri who felt they should have been playing in better games going up against two teams who employing the triple-option run offense.The Cougars have had trou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    Today's Bowl Menu: UH And The Texas Bowl, Both With Teams Wishing They Were Elsewhere

    ​Two of what should be more of the entertaining non-BCS Bowl games should be played this afternoon. They'll be entertaining because of the teams involved and because of similarities among all four teams. Both games feature teams that don't want to be playing that game and have chips on their shoul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Coogs' Shot At A C-USA Title On The Line In Front Of A National Audience, Hostile Crowd

    Photo courtesy UH​Tomorrow is the day the Cougars have pointed toward since they won the Armed Forces Bowl back on New Year's Eve 2008. Tomorrow is the Conference USA Title Game, and all this season, the Cougar coaches and players have talked of playing in this game and winning the conference.And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    The Big 12: We Want Mediocre Bowl Games, Dammit

    ​Apparently the Big 12 is so bad when it comes to football that the league's commissioner is begging the NCAA to declare that any team that wins six games is automatically invited to a bowl game.As if most of the bowl games weren't bad enough to begin with, just think of how bad they will be when ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Texas Bowl Takes A Step Up

    ​Houston's taste for college-football bowl games was soured pretty ferociously by the inanity of Mattress Mac's galleryfurniture.com Bowl. But its successor, the Texas Bowl, has proven to be a well-run, entertaining event that has drawn decent, energetic crowds without frantically papering the hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    Longhorns Can't Brag About Buckeye Victory

    I want to thank The Ohio State Buckeyes. Sure, they lost to the Texas Longhorns, but because the Longhorns needed a bad spot by the referees to help get the victory, I'm pretty damn sure that the country has been saved from listening to Longhorn fans bitch about not playing for the BCS Title. Beca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    If They Think That's A Big High-School Stadium....

    The Texas Bowl fever is building!! Kinda.This year's match-up between Rice and Western Michigan University isn't exactly setting too many people's hearts on fire, although it should turn out to be an entertaining game.Previous Texas Bowls have had bigger names, though, so this one is flying under th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    College Bowl Game Preview: Picks by A Real Expert, Part Two

    The college football bowl season is here, and it's become such a confusing mess of odd-sounding games played in smallish towns with mediocre teams that you need an expert to figure it out. And nothing says "expert" more than a teen-aged kid, whether the subject is football, driving, or how inutterab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    Big-Time Spending At The Texas Bowl Gets Rutgers In Trouble

    Who says the Texas Bowl doesn't bring in big amounts of revenue to Houston?Maybe this year's game won't -- after all, it's between hometown team Rice (no hotel rooms needed) and relatively unknown Western Michigan (not many hotel rooms needed).But the 2006 game was a bonanza, if you believe state au ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    At Least Someone Wants To Come To The Texas Bowl

    Okay, so Notre Dame somehow preferred the Hawaii Bowl to the Texas Bowl. Some people just prefer Honolulu to Houston, we guess.But ND's replacement, Western Michigan University, is pleased as punch to be coming here.That can happen when you live in Kalamazoo (Motto: No, We Are An Actual City).The an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    Tragedy Strikes; Notre Dame Somehow Chooses Honolulu Over Houston

    The commenters have had a lot of fun dismissing the euphoria that we felt at the idea that the storied and awesome Notre Dame football team might actually come to Houston for the first time in 35 years, to play in the Texas Bowl.Some people think a 6-6 ND team is not very good; what they fail to rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    Bowling for UT, TCU, UH and Rice

    I'm sure the Longhorns and their fans are still pissed they didn't win the Big 12 and aren't playing for the national title. But screw Longhorns fans. I think I can speak for many college football fans who are pissed the Horns are playing in the Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State. Ohio effing State. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    Rejoice, Football Fans: Notre Dame May Be Coming To Houston

    The eyes of millions of Houstonians were glued to ESPN last night, to see if there was a chance they would be uniquely blessed.Sure, hundreds of thousands were just Rutgers fans, but.....okay, maybe a dozen were Rutgers fans. And maybe only a dozen more were watching the game, especially after the S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    Rejoice, Football Fans: Notre Dame May Be Coming To The Texas Bowl

    The eyes of millions of Houstonians were glued to ESPN last night, to see if there was a chance they would be uniquely blessed.Sure, hundreds of thousands were just Rutgers fans, but.....okay, maybe a dozen were Rutgers fans. And maybe only a dozen more were watching the game, especially after the S ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 27, 2007

    Texas Bowl

    TCU vs. UH

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