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Post: #21
RE: Orange Bowl vs Final four
Final Four easily, but we need to remember that NIU made the Orange Bowl BEFORE the ever gracious NCAA “allowed” a non-power five an automatic bid in the years following.

Though some crazy things had to happen (undefeated Ohio State being on probation) we made the New Year’s six on our own and we beat the big boys at their own game and with their rules.

Loyola was one loss in the MVC tourney from not making the dance.

I agree with most posters here—-this is a three week build up with even the most casual of fans doing a bracket.

I think a serious fan will remember the George Masons, VCUs and Butlers.....I’m not sure that serious fans remember the NIU/Florida State match up.
03-28-2018 08:44 PM
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Post: #22
RE: Orange Bowl vs Final four
I'll say OB, but only because NIU made that game with the deck stacked against it. The big bowls don't let the small schools play. Being a conference champ is meaningless in football in terms of getting the big games. In hoops every conference champ is allowed in and given a shot. Granted Loyola has had a great run to keep it going, but has had some great breaks with the best teams on their side falling early. If FB guaranteed all the conference winners a major bowl then I'd say the final four run was more impressive.
03-29-2018 11:12 AM
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Post: #23
RE: Orange Bowl vs Final four
Sister Jean T-shirts and Loyola Gryffindor scarves are being sold on the corner outside of the Ogilvie Station Downtown Chicago .....End of story. Lol
(This post was last modified: 03-29-2018 06:00 PM by BDB5yp.)
03-29-2018 05:59 PM
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Post: #24
RE: Orange Bowl vs Final four
Final Four. No caveats. It’s reputation proceeds itself.

Chips, crackers, car rental, fruit or fiber bowls are anything at any one time. Confusing. One year NC the next an after thought.

The Grand Daddy is too often senile. Iowa at 7-3 vs What a Mata U 8-2.
04-02-2018 10:56 PM
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