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2014 BITCOIN St. Petersburg Bowl, UCF vs. NC

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2014 BITCOIN St. Petersburg Bowl, UCF vs. NC

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2014 Silver Casascius Coin to commemorate the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl game on Dec 26

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2014 UCF Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl Guide

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The Bitcoin Bowl 2014 will be held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. Hundreds of merchants celebrate by accepting Bitcoin and setting up currency convertors and Bitcoin Wallet tutorials.

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2014 UCF Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl Guide

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BitPay - Bitcoin Bowl St.Petersburg FL Dec 26, 2014 Beatles Tribute Halftime Show - We were there!

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2014 BITCOIN St. Petersburg Bowl, UCF vs. NC State: Date, Time, Location and more

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The North Carolina Tar Heels (6-6) will travel to Detroit to face off against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (7-5) at Ford Field in the Quick Lane Bowl on Boxing Day, Dec. 26. Viewers can watch the game online via live stream - free for subscribers - below.
According to the Associated Press, Rutgers looks forward to capping a successful first season run in the Big Ten with a victory on Friday when they meet North Carolina, considered one of the nation's worst defensive teams. Quarterback Gary Nova wants to help Rutgers earn its eighth win.
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"Obviously we wanted to be undefeated, but 8-5 is a solid season, especially in this conference with the great teams, great players, so it would be a great way to end the season," Nova said.
The Scarlet Knights' trip to Detroit also gives them the opportunity to recruit more players in Big Ten country. The Associated Press reported that Rutgers coach Kyle Flood wants Michigan linebacker L.J. Liston and freshman quarterback Giovanni Rescigno on his roster.
"Two players on the team from Michigan, which is exciting for them to go home and have the bowl experience," Flood said. "I think it's certainly a highly populated area with Big Ten alums."
For Rutgers, the key to victory would involve taking advantage of North Carolina's weak defense. Mark Ross of Athlon Sports pointed out how bad North Carolina's defense is with facts and figures.
"The Tar Heels are 118th in total defense (495.7 ypg), 119th in scoring defense (38.9 ppg), 117th in rushing defense (232.2 ypg), and 108th in passing defense (263.5 ypg)," Ross said. "There's no way to sugarcoat it, this defense has been horrendous."
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Ross noted that for North Carolina to win this game, they will have to put together a complete game. In addition, the Tar Heels will need to rely on Marquise Williams, who is among the nation's leaders in total offense.
"If junior quarterback Marquise Williams can continue his solid play (300.6 ypg of total offense, 19th in FBS), the Tar Heels should be able to do some things against Rutgers' defense, which hasn't exactly shut opponents down," Ross wrote. "However, the defense will need to rise to the occasion as well, and a contribution on special teams, a strength last season, certainly wouldn't hurt."
Tar Heels coach Larry Fedora told the Associated Press that assistant Dan Disch will figure out the defense against Rutgers.
"We still have to do things we know we can do and things our kids feel comfortable with," Fedora said. "There will be some tweaks and adjustments and some things like that. Whether or not you'll see it from the naked eye, I don't know."
Even though the Tar Heels look like they don't have a chance on paper, Flood thinks that North Carolina could surprise them on the football field.
"I know they've been very good on offense, I think they've scored over 40 points four times at least this season," Flood said regarding the Tar Heels. "They've beaten some good people, it should be a very competitive game."
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Smoking Bowls at The 2014 St. Petersburg Bitcoin Bowl

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2014 Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl: Bitcoiners get exclusive access to pre-sale tickets

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how much would the bitcoin bowl be worth today?

It's a shame The St. Petersburg Bowl, now The Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl, and formerly The Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl, sold all of it's Bitcoin sponsorship after it's one year stint as The Bitcoin Bowl in 2014.
This is all just a way of saying that this bowl easily has the most absurd sponsorship history.
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We're BitPay, sponsor for the NCAA Bitcoin St. Pete's Bowl! AMA!

Today BitPay announced our sponsorship for the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl to be held in December 26, 2014. You can read about it here:
WSJ CoinDesk BitPay's Blog
We are very excited about this new partnership and the opportunity to encourage mainstream bitcoin adoption. We're here to answer your questions beginning at 1PM ET. Fire away!
Edit: PROOF:
4pm: Thanks for having us today! Stay tuned for more updates on how you can use bitcoin at the Bitcoin Bowl!
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Nine reasons I have never been as excited about bitcoin as I am today

I've been involved with bitcoin for over three years now. My initial involvement had nothing to do with money, but more of a fascination with "decentralized network tokens". Something has changed recently though and I wanted to share it. I've never said "to the moon" or imagined that bitcoin would really go "mainstream", but as I watch the cryptocurrency ecosystem develop I'm struck by the realization that bitcoin is going big.
Here are my top indicators. You may think some of these are no big deal, but remember it was only four years ago that Laszlo Hanyecz paid 10,000 BTC for two pizzas JUST to demonstrate that it was possible.
I used Mainstream Media references with actual headlines where possible.
In no particular order
For the first time in my involvement with bitcoin, I'm not wondering if it's going to go big. Now I'm just wondering when and how big.
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Prepare for the St. Petersburg Bitcoin Bowl by receiving a few bits courtesy of /r/Bitcoin!

As you all know, UCF and NCSU will be playing in the St. Petersburg Bitcoin Bowl on December 26th. In preparation for the game, we at /Bitcoin would like to make an open offer to send you a little bitcoin over reddit. Just leave a comment below, or visit this week's Tipping Tuesday thread.
We're extending the same offer to /NCSU, so let's see who will have the more successful giveaway. May the best team win!
Okay guys, 9 hours later, thanks for the great turnout. I've got to go now. I will let some buddies know about this thread, and might be back tomorrow. Enjoy the bits, and head over to /bitcoin for more info!
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Prepare for the St. Petersburg Bitcoin Bowl by receiving a few bits courtesy of /r/Bitcoin!

As you all know, UCF and NCSU will be playing in the St. Petersburg Bitcoin Bowl on December 26th. In preparation for the game, we at /Bitcoin would like to make an open offer to send you a little bitcoin over reddit (they will be accepting it for concessions, etc. at the game), just leave a comment below. Feel free to ask any questions you may have about bitcoin in general and I would be happy to answer them but the Bitcoin sticky thread is a good place to start if you want more info.
We're extending the same offer to /UCF, so let's see who will have the more successful giveaway. May the best team win!
Oh yea, in case you didn't hear Microsoft just began accepting bitcoin :)
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BitCoin Bowl is an unmitigated success

BitCoin Bowl is the new marketing campaign courtesy of BitPay which has been an absolute success for BitCoiners everywhere. Slated to be the big marketing opportunity to bring BitCoin into the mainstream, it has introduced BitCoins to a large demographic of football lovers.
The background for those who don't know / don't give a shit (I don't blame you): BitPay decided to pay a shit load of actual money to ESPN Events to become the title sponsor of the St. Petersburg Bowl.
The actual amount was never disclosed but it is estimated that the full contract with ESPN is costing them $1.5 million dollars. (They have contracted for 3 years) (source: )

The result

The end result of this can only be described in one word: moon
Pictured, moon

ChangeTip spam

BitCoin users decided that the best way to get The Word out was to spam everyone on Twitter and Reddit as usual.
It got so bad that their bots on Twitter started getting rate limited by the API, causing slow or non existent replies when the bot was called upon.
ChangeTip errors: "tip_delivery_bug": "Twitter API returned a 403 (Forbidden), This request looks like it might be automated. To protect our users from spam and other malicious activity, we can't complete this action right now. Please try again later."
ChangeTip uses multiple bots on Twitter to load balance their spam and some bots got hammered very hard by the rate limit fortunately.

In conclusion, buy more cheap coins, you're going to regret it you Banker shills when the Bitpocalypse happens.

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Bowl Experience Project Day 14: The St. Petersburg and TaxSlayer Bowls!

Bowl Experience Project Day 14: The St. Petersburg and TaxSlayer Bowls!

stpetersburg St. Petersburg Bowl stpetersburg - Writeup by xelphin

2016 Matchup: miamioh Miami OH vs. Mississippi State Mississippi State

miamioh Miami (OH) (6-6) miamioh
Miami (OH) Redhawks - Miami made history this season after starting with a rocky 0-6 start to the season and ending with an unprecedented 6-0 finish of the season to bring them to .500 and ensure bowl eligibility. Some claim that the change is due in part a change in the depth chart, which put Gus Ragland in the driver's seat at QB. This may be the redshirt sophomore's chance to make the MAC shine.
Losing close to WKU and creeping up on Cincinnati are sour tastes in the Redhawks' mouths and this bowl game is surely one of the toughest of their season. The Redhawks run defense, which is one of the best in the MAC, will come into play for this game with Tony Reid, Heath Harding, and De'Andre Montgomery shutting it down any chance they get.
Mississippi State Mississippi State (5-7) Mississippi State
Mississippi State Bulldogs - The Bulldogs, entering the game 5-7 on the season, rode their Academic Progress Report into bowl eligibility and they are going to come out looking for blood in this bowl. For them, failure is not an option: Win, and the SEC beat a MAC team. Lose, and the SEC lost to a MAC team. Unfortunate, but true.
Because of this, Mississippi State needs to come out fired up, and that extra 15 practices may do just that. On the brighter side of things, Nick Fitzgerald is surely going to be looking for any chances to shine and could very well be a dominant force in the pocket. Look for them to show some of that 'SEC speed.' The defense also very much needs to step up, specifically on pass defense. If they can patch a few holes in the defense, they should have very few issues.
Bowl History
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Stadium: Tropicana Field
Bowl Held Since: 2008
Conference Tie-Ins: American vs. ACC or Conference USA (Alternates MAC, Sun Belt)
Sponsor History:
magicJack (2008)
Beef O'Brady's (2009-2013)
BitPay (2014)
Payout: $500,000
Bowl History: The St. Petersburg Bowl is the third college bowl game to be played in the Tampa Bay area; both the long-defunct Cigar Bowl and the ongoing Outback Bowl have been held across the bay in Tampa. The bowl game features teams from the American Athletic Conference against either the Atlantic Coast Conference or Conference USA, unless one of the conferences does not have enough bowl eligible teams. In those cases, the Mid-American or Sun Belt Conference are eligible to send a team. This year, with teams from the SEC and MAC, they are slightly out of their typical fare as the SEC is not in their associated Conference Pool and the MAC is considered an 'Alternate'.
Interesting Facts:
Since Tropicana Field was originally designed for baseball, the football gridiron is arranged along the right field line, from home plate to the foul pole. The game is one of three bowls to take place in a baseball-only stadium among current post-season football contests; the others being the Miami Beach Bowl (played at Miami's Marlins Park) and the Pinstripe Bowl (played in The Bronx, New York at Yankee Stadium).
On June 18, 2014, it was announced that bitcoin payment service provider BitPay would become the new sponsor of the game under a two-year deal, renamed the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl. Bitcoin, the digital currency, would be accepted for ticket and concession sales at the game as part of the sponsorship, and the sponsorship itself was also paid for using bitcoin. On April 2, 2015, after one year of sponsorship, BitPay declined to renew sponsorship of the game.
Notable Games:
2008 magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl: The inaugural St. Petersburg Bowl game was played on Dec 20, 2008, between the South Florida Bulls and Memphis Tigers, with the USF Bulls winning by a score of 41–14. USF Quarterback Matt Grothe was named Most Outstanding Player, after throwing for 236 yards and three touchdowns and rushing for 83 yards on 15 carries.
2011 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl: The 2011 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl featured the first Sun Belt conference team to play in the game, as Florida International lost 20–10 to Marshall (Conference USA). This was the first time that the Big East (a previous bowl tie-in conference) was unable to send a team to the game. FIU joined Marshall in C-USA in 2013, both competed in the conference's East Division for football.

Gator Bowl TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Gator Bowl - Writeup by remwin

2016 Matchup:kentucky Kentucky vs. Georgia Tech georgia tech

kentucky Kentucky (7-5) kentucky
Kentucky Wildcats: In both the last 2 seasons, Kentucky was one game away from being bowl eligible for the first time since 2010. After opening the 2016 campaign with a loss to Southern Mississippi and on the wrong end of a blow out against Florida, all the talk in Lexington was whether or not Mark Stoops would be fired. The Wildcats changed their offensive style though as Stoops took over on the defense, resulting in the Wildcats ripping off seven wins out of their last 10 games for their best regular season finish since 2009. It was also the most conference wins (4) since 2006 capping off the turnaround season with a huge victory over rival Louisville. Speaking of, Kentucky shocked the world as they topped the Louisville Cardinals by picking off Heisman winner Lamar Jackson repeatedly in a 41-38 upset.
georgia tech Georgia Tech (8-4) georgia tech
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets: Georgia Tech may have had the quietest eight-win season in college football in 2016. They opened the season with a 17-14 against Boston College in Dublin, and equaled their 2015 win total of 3 after only the first 3 weeks. However, they dropped their next three games and entered the last half of the season at 3-3. As winners of five of their last six including wins over then #14 Virginia Tech and at rival Georgia, the Yellow Jackets showed marked improvement from 2015. Georgia Tech finished 10th in the country in rushing offense at 257 yards per game while seven players amassed 20 or more carries for the season.
Bowl History
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Stadium: Everbank Field
Bowl Held Since: 1946
Conference Tie-Ins: SEC vs. ACC or Big Ten
Former Names:
Gator Bowl (1946-85)
Mazda Gator Bowl (1986–91)
Outback Gator Bowl (1992–94)
Toyota Gator Bowl (1995–2007)
Konica Minolta Gator Bowl (2008–10)
Progressive Gator Bowl (2011) Gator Bowl (2012–2013)
Payout: $3,500,000+
TaxSlayer Bowl History: Operating continously since 1946 makes the TaxSlayer Bowl (Gator Bowl) the 6th oldest bowl game and was the first to be televised nationally. Florida and Clemson are tied with the most appearances with nine each. Starting in 2015, the bowl began a conference tie-in deal that will feature SEC teams playing ACC teams for three years, then Big Ten teams the other three years; Notre Dame is also eligible during ACC years.
Notable Games:
1978 Gator Bowl: Ohio State vs. Clemson - Ohio State coach Woody Hayes infamously lost his temper after a Clemson interception. Clemson player Charlie Bauman stepped out of bounds on the Ohio State sideline and Hayes hit Bauman with his forearm. Clemson won the game and Hayes was fired the next day.
1960 Gator Bowl: Florida vs. Baylor - Florida scored two touchdowns in the second quarter, but with a failed extra point, the Gators lead 13-0 entering the fourth quarter. Baylor RB Ronnie Bull punched it in from 3 yards out with less than 2 minutes to go to make the score 13-12. Baylor coach John Bridgers decided to go for the win and the 2 point conversion. Bobby Ply's two-point conversion toss into the end zone hit WR Ronnie Goodwin in the hands, but he dropped the ball and Florida held on for the win.

Now we want to hear from YOU!

Have you attended one of these bowls? If so, tell us about your experience! What was the gameday atmosphere? What advice would you give to fans traveling to the game? Do you recommend it?

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Tipping Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Welcome to Tipping Tuesday!

First of all, you may have heard that the American Red Cross is now accepting bitcoin donations on Twitter! Let's give them a warm welcome!
Tweet a donation to @RedCross: $1 / $5 / $10 / $20

It's been suggested that we reach out to our local communities and subreddits. Here's a great example. Simply make an open offer in your local community subreddit, like your college for example. /UCF and /NCSU are the prime choices since they're both participating in the St. Petersburg Bitcoin Bowl, but any colleges will do. You can either crosspost this thread, or start your own open offer and share the link here so we can all pitch in together. If you have any doubts over the acceptability of such an offer, please ask the moderators of that subreddit.

Another avenue that's been proposed on the local level is to tip local news affiliates. Most of them are on Twitter and I'm sure they're slowly becoming more aware of bitcoin. This is a new idea that might be spreading our tips a little thin, but maybe you guys have some suggestions about where we might find some traction. Here's a list of network affiliate searches I was forwarded that seems like a great start.
And there's a more complete list of who we can tip here. Don't forget @RNLI!
Follow #TippingTuesday and #GivingTuesday here.
Share your tweets and local subreddit threads below!
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[2015 Bowl Preview] St. Petersburg Bowl

St. Petersburg Bowl St. Petersburg Bowl St. Petersburg Bowl
ConnecticutConnecticut Huskies vs. Marshall Marshall Thundering Herd
Bowl Information
Date: Saturday, December 26, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM EST
Channel: ESPN
Point Spread: Marshall -4.5
O/U: 43
Bowl History
Year Founded: 2008
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
Stadium: Tropicana Field
Conference Tie-ins: 4th Conference USA vs 6th American
Trophy: Last Year’s Trophy
Payout: $500,000
2014 Season Result: NC State 34 - UCF 27
Brief Bowl History: For history before the the 2013 season, check out the wiki page. In 2014, BitPay became the sponsor for the bowl, renaming the bowl to the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl. The 2014 bowl game accepted bitcoin as a payment method for tickets to the game, becoming the first college football game to accept bitcoin as a payment method. BitPay has since decided not to continue sponsorship so it currently just the St. Petersburg Bowl.
Connecticut Connecticut Huskies
2015 Season Record: Connecticut 6-6 (4-4) Result
Villanova 6-5 W 20-15
Army 2-9 (0-0) W 22-17
Missouri 5-7 (1-7) L 6-9
Navy 9-2 (7-1) L 18-28
BYU 9-3 (0-0) L 13-30
UCF 0-12 (0-8) W 40-13
South Florida 8-4 (6-2) L 20-28
Cincinnati 7-5 (4-4) L 13-37
East Carolina 5-7 (3-5) W 31-13
Tulane 3-9 (1-7) W 7-3
Houston 11-1 (7-1) W 20-17
Temple 10-2 (7-1) L 3-27
Key Players this Season:
  1. CB Jamar Summers - Sophomore (Orange, NJ) All-AAC First Team CB, 24 Tackles, 7 interceptions for 102 yards and 1 TD.
  2. RB Arkeel Newsome - Sophomore (Ansonia, CT) 174 touches for 760 yards, 8 TDs overall
  3. QB Bryant Shirreffs - Redshirt Sophomore (Jefferson, GA) 2420 yards overall (1992 passing, 428 Rushing). 220 yards per game. 12 TDs overall
Biggest Plays this Season:
  1. RB Arkeel Newsome runs 90 yards to blow the game wide open against ECU
  2. Backup QB Boyle lines up a lateral throw to Garret Anderson, who lines up a pass to Noel Thomas for the game winning touchdown against Houston
  3. In an otherwise ugly game, Jamar Summers intercepts a pass and runs it back for a Touchdown, defeating Tulane 7-3.
Season Summary: Under second year Head Coach Bob Diaco, the Huskies went from 2-10 to 6-6, a marked improvement considering they haven’t reached the postseason or had a season winning percentage of or above .500 since 2010-11. While the team still has its struggles, it has remained competitive throughout the year, including a huge upset of the highest ranked G5 school, Houston.
Why we are going to win: UConn is 33rd nationally in total defense (352.3 yards allowed per game), but the Huskies are even better against the pass, being ranked 21st (187 yards a game). UConn is 19th in points against, only letting up an average of 19.8 points per game. UConn is tied for 11th nationally in interceptions with 17, and sophomore cornerback Jamar Summers ended the regular season tied for third in the country. This stout defense will try and shut down the Marshall offense.
Marshall Marshall Thundering Herd
2015 Season Record: Marshall 9-3 (6-2) Result
Purdue 2-10 (1-7) W 41-31
Ohio 8-4 (5-3) L 10-21
Norfolk State 4-7 W 45-7
Kent State 3-9 (2-6) W 36-29
Old Dominion 5-7 (3-5) W 27-7
Southern Miss 9-3 (7-1) W 31-10
Florida Atlantic 3-9 (3-5) W 33-17
North Texas 1-11 (1-7) W 30-13
Charlotte 2-10 (0-8) W 34-10
Middle Tennessee 7-5 (6-2) L 24-27
Florida International 5-7 (3-5) W 52-0
Western Kentucky 10-2 (8-0) L 28-49
Key Players this Season:
  1. QB Chase Litton - True Freshman (Tampa, FL) 2426 yards overall (2387 passing, 39 yards rushing). 22 TDs overall
  2. WKR Deandre Reaves - Senior (Sterling, VA) CUSA Special Teams Player of the Year, 47 receptions for 617 yards with 4 TDs and 14 PRs for 178 yards and 2 TDs. Highlights
  3. LB Evan McKelvey - Senior (Moncks Corner, SC) CUSA defensive player of the year, 113 total tackles.
Biggest Plays this Season:
  1. Deandre Reaves with a 70 yard punt return in the dismantling of FIU (along with the black jerseys marshall has only worn once in honor of the 45th anniversary of the infamous plane crash)
  2. 4th down in overtime and down by 7, Chase Litton rolls to the left and connects with Davonte Allen in a clutch pass to save the game against Kent State.
  3. This is another spectacular catch made by devonte Allen in a losing effort to MTSU.
Season Summary: Last season was the best season under Doc Holiday’s tenure at Marshall, finishing the season 13-1 with a CUSA championship, bowl win over NIU in the Boca Raton bowl and finishing #23 in the final AP poll. Doc Holliday's Thundering Herd wasn't able to repeat as Conference USA champions in 2015, but Marshall is headed to its third consecutive bowl game and fourth in six years. Despite losses to Ohio and a heartbreaking loss in 2 OT to Middle Tennessee State, Marshall entered the last week of the season in position to win the Conference USA East title for the third consecutive year. The Thundering Herd fell in a winner-take-all game at Western Kentucky for the CUSA East title and finished the season 9-3 (6-2).
Why Marshall is going to win: Storrs, Connecticut is home to one of the worst offenses in the FBS this season. Connecticut averaged 17.8 points per game, and ranked 107th or lower in scoring, yards per play, third-down conversions and sacks and tackles for loss allowed. The Herd presents major worries for the leaky Husky O-line, because of DE Gary Thompson and LB Evan McKelvey. Marshall generated a C-USA-leading 27 turnovers this season, and held opponents to just 201 passing yards per game. True freshman quarterback Chase Litton has effectively controlled the offense in Birdsong’s absence with the help of a committee of running backs including Remi Watson, Keion Davis and Tony Pittman which are combined for more than 1,200 yards. Holiday is undefeated in bowl games as head coach of the Thundering Herd, going 3-0.
Why you should watch the game: This is the first meeting between these two teams and should be a defensive struggle. Marshall’s Deandre Reeves has been a particular highlight for their special teams, with three returns for touchdowns, so be sure to watch out for him on kick returns! UConn’s CB Jamar Summers is also a playmaker for their defense, with game-clinching interceptions against Tulane and Houston, so there is sure to be a lot of action during this game.
Contributors: Team 1: choco_cow, chweris
Team 2: tvwatcherr
/marshall /uconn
For more info on the 2015 Bowl Preview Project, see the info thread. For all your information on this, and other, projects, go to /cfbprojects! Questions or comments? Message us here
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THE CFB BOWL SCHEDULE IS RELEASED - Here is a fun state-by-state road trip guide for all of the bowl games!

Let me preface this post out with the fact that I am not in fact, financially able to do this, but it's fun to dream.
There are 7 states in America that host more than 1 CFB Bowl game. I thought, how cool would it be to do all the bowl games in one state, and it got me dreaming and scheming about how hard that would be. So I wrote up this little guide for the 2015 CFB Bowl Game Road Trip. You pick the state, I wrote ya a little guide about it. Hope this is as fun to read as it was to dream up!
ALABAMA - 3 games, over 11 days and 351 miles of travel
From here you would have 14 days in Alabama till the next bowl, which is roughly 100 miles away, or 1 hour and 30 min drive. Good luck with the 14 days in Alabama thing
From here you'd have one day to make the ~260 mile journey, which should take around 4 hours.
ARIZONA - 2 games, over 3 days and 27 miles of travel
  • GAME 1: Vizio Fiesta Bowl - December 31, 2014 - University of Phoenix Stadium - Glendale, AZ
    • Boise State 20 (Mountain West) vs Arizona 10
    Expect to see a lot of Arizona fans at this one, seeing how it's about a foot away from their campus. Should be a fun game against two ranked opponents! Boise State (11-2) will be coming into enemy territory away from their blue fields, to the desert.
From here you'd have to wait 2 days till the next game, which only a 30 minute drive away!
  • GAME 2: TicketCity Cactus Bowl - January 2, 2015 - Sun Devil Stadium - Tempe, AZ
    • Washington (PAC 12) vs Oklahoma State (BIG 12)
    The Washington Huskies (8-5) are coming off a big win against their instate rivals and head to the TicketCity Cactus bowl in the PAC 12's own Arizona State Sun Devil Stadium, a place they're familiar with this season with a loss. Can they redeem themselves in Tempe against the OK State Cowboys (6-6).
CALIFORNIA - 4 games, over 10 days and 812 miles of travel
  • GAME 1: Poinsettia Bowl - December 23, 2014 - Qualcomm Stadium - San Diego, CA
    • San Diego State (Mountain West) vs. Navy (Independent)
    Beautiful San Diego will be overran with in state SDSU Aztec fans, but I imagine there will be many Navy fans also due to the large Naval presence in the area! Looks to be a very fun atmosphere, between the Midshipmen (6-5) and the Aztecs (7-5)
From here you'd have 4 days to hang around, because your next bowl game would be in San Diego again (such bad luck /s).
  • GAME 2: Holiday Bowl - December 27, 2014 - Qualcomm Stadium - San Diego, CA
    • Nebraska (B1G) vs. USC (PAC 12)
    Once again, beautiful San Diego. This time, expect many USC Trojan (8-4) fans at this one. The Nebraska Cornhuskers (9-3) will be out to avenge their fired coach Pelini. But will he be coaching? Will Riley be coaching? Will @FauxPelini have hilarious tweets about it?! we'll wait and see.
From here you'll head off to Santa Clara, about a 7 hour drive, over 500 miles. You'd have 3 days to head up there and settle in for the next game!
  • GAME 3: Foster Farms Bowl - December 30, 2014 - Levi's Stadium - Santa Clara, CA
    • Maryland (ACC) (B1G) vs. Stanford (PAC 12)
    A pair of 7 and 5 teams meet in Santa Clara, California. Expect a bunch of Stanford folk at the game, should be a fun experience in the new Levi Stadium!
From here you'd have two days to drive 5 hours back down south to Pasadena.
  • GAME 4: Rose Bowl - January 1, 2015 - Rose Bowl Stadium - Pasadena, CA
    • FSU 3 (ACC) vs Oregon 2 (PAC 12)
    Obviously the big-daddy of the California games, this is going to be a big game whichever way it goes. Will Marcus Mariota be able to fall the mighty Seminoles? Or will the streak continue, and FSU win again in Pasadena?
FLORIDA - 8 games, over 12 days. Although it's only really plausible to see 7 games, over 12 days. Option A is 1,100 miles. Option B is 998 miles.
This is where the idea of this all happened, I live in Florida and go to college in Orlando, so I thought, "how cool would it be to go to all the bowl games in Florida?!".
  • GAME 1: Miami Beach Bowl - December 22, 2014 - Marlins Park - Miami, FL
    • BYU (Independent) vs. Memphis (AAC)
    Boy, oh boy. Football in a baseball stadium. Not just any baseball stadium, but the new Marlins Park. Some people love the stadium, some people hate it, but even less people have actually been. The Marlins aren't good at filling the stadium, so lets see if a very good Memphis team (9-3), and an equally good BYU team (8-4) can do better. Should be a good game, in an interesting setting.
From here you would have to travel about 50 minutes north on the east coast of Florida. Total distance is less than 60 miles, and would have 1 day to do so.
  • GAME 2: Boca Raton Bowl - December 23, 2014 - FAU Stadium - Boca Raton, FL
    • Marshall (Conference USA) vs. Northern Illinois (MAC)
    Two northern teams will get some reprieve from the cold in Boca Raton. The Thundering Herd are on a one loss season, and don't seem to be slowing down. They'll be facing a two loss Huskies team. Not a bad match up on a beautiful stadium.
From here you have 3 days to drive ~250 miles, about a 4 hour drive.
  • GAME 3: Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl - December 26, 2014 - Tropicana Field - St. Petersburg, FL
    • NC State (ACC) vs. UCF (AAC)
    UCF Knights (9-3) are coming off a season of ups and downs, but this bowl should be good to them seeing how it is an hour drive away from Orlando. I'd expect a lot of UCF fans to cheer on their Knights. This game will be played at Tropicana Field, another baseball stadium, and another one that isn't very good at filling up. We'll see how the Wolf Pack (7-5) can play under the Trop dome.
From here you'll have 3 days to travel 110 miles to downtown Orlando. An hour and a half drive.
  • GAME 4: Russell Athletic Bowl - December 29, 2014 - Florida Citrus Bowl - Orlando, FL
    • Clemson 17 (SEC) vs. Oklahoma (BIG 12)
    Clemson (9-3) are coming off a slow season to head to Mouse town to play the Sooners (8-4). This should be a good game, from 2 top level universities. The Citrus Bowl is newly renovated and should perform well for a CFB bowl game.
From here you'll have to head back down south to Miami. You'll have 3 days to make the 230 mile trip.
  • GAME 5: Capital One Orange Bowl - December 31, 2014 - Sun Life Stadium - Miami, FL
    • Mississippi State 7 (SEC) vs. Georgia Tech 12 (ACC)
    One of the bigger games in Florida, the Mississippi State Bulldogs (10-2) are coming off one hell of season, and were at one point, the force to reckon with. although they slightly fell from their graces, this still should be a very good game against the Yellow Jackets (10-3). Classic SEC vs ACC game in Miami.
From here you have 2 options, back to Tampa for the next bowl game. You've got 1 day to make the 4 hour trip, roughly 300 miles. OR you head back to Orlando
  • GAME 6a: Outback Bowl - December 1st - Raymond James Stadium - Tampa, FL
    • Auburn 19 (SEC) vs. Wisconsin 18 (B1G)
    Big game in Raymond James, which isn't a common thing to hear. The Auburn Tigers (8-4) will be taking on the Badgers (10-3) who got creamed in their last game by THE Ohio State. A win in this game, might help heal their wounds from the beating.
From here, you're headed up to Jacksonville. You have 1 day to make the 210 mile drive
  • GAME 6b: Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl - January 1, 2015 - Florida Citrus Bowl - Orlando, FL
    • Minnesota 25 (B1G) vs. Missouri 18 (SEC)
    Back in Orlando, for a game between the Golden Gophers (8-4) and the Tigers (10-3). The Gohpers and the Tigers have had some close losses.
From here, you'd head up to Jacksonville. You have 1 day to make the 220 mile drive
  • GAME 8: TaxSlayer Bowl - January 2, 2015 - EverBank Field - Jacksonville, FL
    • Iowa (B1G) vs. Tennessee (SEC)
    Your final game in Florida is capped off in Jacksonville. At the Jaguars new stadium, it's supposed to be beautiful and has swimming pools filled with their fans tears that you can swim in! The Hawkeyes (7-5) are coming off of a slow season to play the Vols (6-6), who are coming off an equally slow season with notable losses to the Gators and Mizzou.
LOUISIANA 3 games, over 12 days and 651 miles of travel.
  • GAME 1: R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl - December 20, 2014 - Mercedes Benz SuperDome - New Orleans, LA
    • Nevada (Mountain West) vs. UL LaFayette (SunBelt)
    When the hell did the SuperDome become the Mercedes-Benz SuperDome?! Regardless, good start to your Louisiana Bowl Road Trip. The Ragin Cajuns (8-4) will have a large following at the game, against the Wolf Pack (7-5)
From here, you'll travel 400 miles north. You'll have 7 days to do this.
  • GAME 2: Duck Commander Independence Bowl - December 27, 2014 - Independence Stadium - Shreveport, LA
    • Miami(FL) (ACC) vs. South Carolina (SEC)
    The Duck Commander Bowl, wow. This will be an interesting game between two lackluster season teams. The Mighty Tropical Storms, and SCAR are both 6 and 6 coming into this bowl game and are looking for a win.
From here, you'll head straight back south to the Super Dome. 400 miles back south, you'll have 5 days to do so.
  • GAME 3: Allstate Sugar Bowl - January 1, 2015 - Mercedes-Benz SuperDome Stadium - New Orleans, LA
    • Alabama 1 vs. Ohio State 4
    This is gonna be a big one, boy oh boy. Alabama headed by the mighty demigod Saban facing off against the Man Up North, Urban Meyer. SABAN vs. URBAN, THE BATTLE OF THE BAN.
TENNESSEE - 2 games, over 2 days and a 210 miles of travel.
  • GAME 1: AutoZone Liberty Bowl - December 29, 2014 - Liberty Bowl - Memphis, TN
    • Texas A&M (SEC) vs. West Virginia (BIG 12)
    Two teams who started out strong, and puttered out towards the end. A win by either 7 and 5 team would be a good end to a less than fantastic season.
From here, you'll make the 4 hour drive towards Titans-ville Tennessee. Music city baby
  • GAME 2: Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl - December 30, 2014 - LP Field - Nashville, TN
    • Notre Dame (Independent) vs. LSU 23 (SEC)
    Holy hell, what a mouthful of a name for a Bowl game. but what a way to end your Tennessee road trip, in Nashville, watching one of the most loved/hated teams in America, the Fighting Irish (7-5) take on the Tigers (8-4)
TEXAS 6 games, over 8 days. But really it's 5 games over 8 days. Option A: ~1,650 miles and almost 24 hours of driving. Option B: Almost 2,000 miles.
  • GAME 1: Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl - December 26, 2014 - Cotton Bowl Stadium - Dallas, TX
    • Illinois (B1G) vs. Louisiana Tech (Conference USA)
    The fighting Illini (6-6) look to finish their season on a high note in Dallas against the Bulldogs (8-5).
From here, you'll travel across West Texas 640 MILES. good luck with this drive, Texas is boring. You'll have one day, but don't worry, the speed limit is like 80 MPH
  • GAME 2: Hyundai Sun Bowl - December 27, 2014 - Sun Bowl Stadium - El Paso, TX
    • Arizona State 15 (PAC 12) vs. Duke (ACC)
    If you survived the drive, congratulations. You get to watch some great football between the Sun Devils (9-3) and the Blue Devils (9-3). You heard that right, this is basically a good old fashioned Satanist seance in West Texas. DEVIL OFF IN THE DESERT, who's devil comes out on top?!
From here, you'll travel from Devil's Land, USA and head 750 miles to Houston. You'll have 2 days to shake that devil juice off.
  • GAME 3: AdvoCare Texas Bowl - December 29, 2014 - NRG Stadium - Houston, TX
    • Texas (BIG 12) vs. Arkansas (SEC)
    Expect lots of burnt orange. Regardless of their record, the Longhorns (6-6) record, the fans are still always down to paint any part of Texas burnt orange. But they may go home with their cowboy hats hung low if Arkansas (6-6) can silence them.
From here, you're heading 265 miles north, from one massive Texas city to another. You have 3 days to make this trip, hope you don't hit traffic, or you might not make it.
  • GAME 4: The Goodyear Cotton Bowl - January 1, 2015 - AT&T Stadium - Arlington, TX
    • Michigan State 8 (B1G) vs. Baylor 5 (BIG 12)
    Baylor is mad, because they sort of got shafted in the CFB playoffs, so expect some extra pepper in their play (if that's even possible). Michigan State (10-2) is a real force to reckon with, and it'll be a fun time at Jerry World for this one.
From here, you've got 2 options because the next two games fall on the same day. And, just like everything else in Texas, are far apart from one another. Option A: is only 30 minutes away. OR Option B: is 280 miles away, or 4 and half hours.
  • GAME 5a: Lockheed Armed Forces Bowl - January 2, 2015 - Amon G. Carter Stadium - Fort Worth, TX
    • Houston (AAC) vs. Pitt (ACC)
    The Houston Cougars (7-5) and the Pitt Panthers (6-6) are neither military schools, but maybe I'm reading that title incorrectly. Regardless, should be a good game between two teams who don't seem to get the coverage they should.
  • GAME 5b: Valero Alamo Bowl - January 2, 2015 - Alamodome - San Antonio, TX
    • K-State 11 (BIG 12) vs. UCLA 14 (PAC 12)
    This is gonna be a fun one, both 9 and 3 teams come into this game with a chip on their shoulders. Great uniforms, great offenses, good football!
Well, there you have it. If you've got a boatload of money, a good car for road trips and love driving. Just pick a state, and start your trip!
Can't wait to watch these games on TV, love Bowl Season.
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Bitcoin St Petersburg Bowl - NC State vs UCF - Game Discussion Thread



Kickoff Time: 8pm ET
UCF Game Notes
How To Tune In
Location: Tropicana Field On a side note, I hate this stadium. Especially for football. I'm surprised the Rays haven't demanded a new one. More surprised this game hasn't switched to being played at the Raymond James
Forecast: - Dome

What to know

  • UCF is looking to end its third straight season with 10 wins. And third straight season with a bowl win.
  • NC State has posted consecutive 300-yard rushing games and is averaging 206 yards per game on the ground.
  • NC State only has 6 interceptions on the season. Jacoby Glenn has 7.

Who to know

  • #10 RB - Shadrach Thornton: With 9 rushing TD's, Shadrach is the bulk of the scoring for the Wolfpack.
  • #82 WR - Bo Hines: This explosive freshman has 537 yards on the season but only one TD. Assuming he stays healthy, he will be a major threat to the ACC in the years to come.
  • #12 QB - Jacoby Brisset: Passed for 359 yards in a losing effort against Florida State. This is a team that can play up to better teams.

About the Wolfpack

Mascot: Mr. and Ms. Wuf
  • Normally athletics websites have a traditions page that give me some insight to this section I made. I could not find any definitive traditions other than "winning"
Established: School - 1887, Football Team - 1892
Community: /NCSU

Fun Stuff

  • Last time we played NC State, they had Super Bowl winning QB Russell Wilson at their helm.
  • UCF ranks third in the nation in total defense with 282.8 yards allowed per game.
  • NC State's coach, Dave Doeren, said UCF was a program that NC State would like to be like. Unprompted.... So a P5 conference team looks up to us enough to openly admit it. But when asked about it, USF's coach says that they don't want to.
  • Nine of Holman's 13 longest throws this season have gone to Perriman, including the classic 51-yard Hail Mary to beat East Carolina.
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