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RE: We are Bowl Eligible
Anything but the Pointsetta Bowl.....NIU is cursed there.
11-05-2018 05:55 PM
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(11-05-2018 05:55 PM)MiamiHuskie Wrote:  Anything but the Pointsetta Bowl.....NIU is cursed there.

Good news, it doesn’t exist anymore.
11-05-2018 06:30 PM
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RE: We are Bowl Eligible
(11-05-2018 05:00 PM)thehappyhuskie Wrote:  
(11-04-2018 10:17 PM)thxjoenovak Wrote:  
(11-04-2018 10:09 PM)MaddDawgz02 Wrote:  
(11-04-2018 09:52 PM)pjfleck82 Wrote:  
(11-02-2018 08:20 AM)DiehardHuskie Wrote:  SI has us in Boise playing Boise State.

One of the worst bowl games ever. We don’t need a replay of that. Please no.

I think NIU is in a slightly better place than that year, Boise would win, but it would be competitive.

SI’s update has us vs FIU in the “Makers Wanted” Bahamas Bowl.

Did not know what the "Makers Wanted" was. Looked it up, apparently, Elk Grove Village has enough cash on hand to sponsor their own bowl (or bowl sponsorships are so cheap you can get one, even if you are a government entity). Nothing says get your name out to America with a mid-major bowl tie in at an offshore tax haven.

This is actually a novel idea.

Elk Grove Village has the largest industrial park in the country bringing in millions of dollars of property tax revenue each year with a very low vacancy rate. There are available sites for new industrial park construction and the $400k bowl sponsorship is about half of what is typically spent annually in advertising in trade magazines, etc. Sponsoring the bowl game is purely to attract new business to the largest industrial park in the country with excellent access to OHare airport, rail lines, Chicago area talent pool, etc.

I don’t think they will be a long term sponsor and may be one and done.
11-05-2018 08:51 PM
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RE: We are Bowl Eligible
(11-05-2018 06:30 PM)niu1980 Wrote:  
(11-05-2018 05:55 PM)MiamiHuskie Wrote:  Anything but the Pointsetta Bowl.....NIU is cursed there.

Good news, it doesn’t exist anymore.
Good. Time for the bowl exorcism.
11-05-2018 11:16 PM
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Updated Projections:

Jerry Palm (CBS) Dollar General Bowl (Mobile) vs. Georgia Southern
Kyle Bonagura (ESPN) Quick Lane Bowl (Detroit) vs. Georgia Tech
Mitch Sherman (ESPN) Dollar General Bowl (Mobile) vs. Arkansas State
Brant Parsons (Orlando Sentinel) Frisco Bowl (Dallas) vs. Houston
Erick Smith (USAToday) Camellia Bowl (Montgomery) vs. Troy
Pete Fiutak (CFN) Dollar General Bowl (Mobile) vs. Troy
Jason Kirk (SBNation) Bahamas Bowl vs. Florida International
Eric Single (SI) Bahamas Bowl vs. Florida International
Bill Bender (TSN) Bahamas Bowl vs. Marshall
Steven Lassan (Athlon) Dollar General Bowl (Mobile) vs. Georgia Southern
Brett McMurphy (Watch Stadium) Bahamas Bowl vs. Marshall
College Sports Madness Boca Raton Bowl vs. Louisiana Tech
11-12-2018 03:19 PM
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We want nothing to do with Georgia Tech or Houston. We need a SBC matchup. We desperately need a bowl win.
11-12-2018 05:24 PM
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RE: We are Bowl Eligible
With the Bahamas "Makers Wanted" (keep thinking it's Maker's Mark Bourbon) sponsored by Elk Grove Village, I'll be very surprised if we don't end up there.

As far as opponent, FIU or Marshall would be in our wheelhouse this year.
11-12-2018 05:37 PM
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Pretty sure Dollar General gets the first pick and will take the MACC winner unless it’s a ranked Buffalo and they get shopped somewhere else like NIU did in 2013. Bahamas probably second most likely. I’d prefer Frisco because I want to go to Dallas. Yeah it’s AAC but don’t shy from a challenge!
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(11-12-2018 06:45 PM)Max Power Wrote:  Pretty sure Dollar General gets the first pick and will take the MACC winner unless it’s a ranked Buffalo and they get shopped somewhere else like NIU did in 2013. Bahamas probably second most likely. I’d prefer Frisco because I want to go to Dallas. Yeah it’s AAC but don’t shy from a challenge!

Houston's QB puts up nearly 3x the amount of offense running and throwing than Childers does. Their offense is too high-powered and we're not capable of playing in a shootout.
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11-12-2018 06:54 PM
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Well that’s no good, I still have nightmares of Rakeem Cato!
11-12-2018 07:04 PM
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Houston's QB is leading the country in passing TDs with 35 (only 6 INTs). He also has 13 rushing TDs, which is 7th in the country. Childers has 10 passing TDs with 6 INTs and 5 rushing TDs.
11-12-2018 07:15 PM
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NIU's best bowl performance ever was against Fresno State in the Potato Bowl. After Detroit last year, the boys deserve something warm.

The Boca Raton or Bahamas bowl would be the best for the players. Thats like a vacation. Plus the Atlantis is the host hotel for the Bahamas Bowl.
11-12-2018 07:25 PM
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If NIU wins the MAC, that will give them the worst bowl. Got to love this system
11-12-2018 08:16 PM
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(11-12-2018 05:24 PM)epasnoopy Wrote:  We want nothing to do with Georgia Tech or Houston. We need a SBC matchup. We desperately need a bowl win.

Houston composite ranking is 59, NIU is 51. GA Tech two slots ahead of Huskies at 49
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11-12-2018 08:17 PM
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(11-12-2018 05:24 PM)epasnoopy Wrote:  We want nothing to do with Georgia Tech or Houston. We need a SBC matchup. We desperately need a bowl win.

A team that can’t throw would seem to be a favorable matchup
11-12-2018 08:34 PM
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SI's latest has us in Bahamas against Florida International.
11-12-2018 09:09 PM
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(11-12-2018 09:09 PM)DiehardHuskie Wrote:  SI's latest has us in Bahamas against Florida International.

I would bet on this happening
11-12-2018 09:20 PM
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Bahamas, here I come!!!!!!! Would love to see this happen.
11-13-2018 01:16 PM
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(11-12-2018 08:16 PM)MaddDawgz02 Wrote:  If NIU wins the MAC, that will give them the worst bowl. Got to love this system

I wouldn’t call Dollar General the “worst bowl.” Mobile is a nice warm destination and they typically have the Sun Belt champ.

If they don’t take Buffalo I would guess Bahamas since NIU hasn’t been there yet. Frisco either but that’s a newer MAC tie.
11-13-2018 01:46 PM
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(11-12-2018 05:37 PM)thxjoenovak Wrote:  With the Bahamas "Makers Wanted" (keep thinking it's Maker's Mark Bourbon) sponsored by Elk Grove Village, I'll be very surprised if we don't end up there.

As far as opponent, FIU or Marshall would be in our wheelhouse this year.

Me too.

I think they could have come up with something better than Maker's.
11-13-2018 02:21 PM
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