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FBA announces dates, times for all 35 bowl games


You want the 2012-13 bowl lineup?

You got the 2012-13 bowl lineup, courtesy of the Football Bowl Association.

The FBA released all 35 of this season’s bowl games this morning. The postseason stretches from Dec. 15 with the New Mexico Bowl (MWC vs. Pac-12) all the way to the BCS championship game on Jan. 7 (BCS No. 1 SEC vs. BCS No. 2 SEC).

Outside of the Sun Bowl (CBS) and the Cotton Bowl (FOX), every bowl game will be featured on the ESPN family of networks. Two bowls, the Capital One and Outback, have yet to determine their official broadcast provider.

There are also two notable changes in bowl titles. As noted previously, the Champs Sports Bowl is now the Russell Athletic Bowl, and the Insight Bowl is now the Valley of the Sun Bowl (not to be confused with the Sun Bowl on Dec. 31).

Anyway, below is the complete list of bowl games for your viewing pleasure.

Diagnosed with bovine leukemia, Bevo XIV retires immediately

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Turns out Steve Spurrier isn’t the only iconic college football figure to retire this week.

Texas announced Tuesday evening Bevo XIV has been diagnosed with bovine leukemia and has been retired to his pasture, effective immediately.

Bevo XIV missed Saturday’s stunning upset of then-No. 10 Oklahoma with what the school called a “life threatening” illness, and rumors circulated around the internet this week he had passed away.

Bevo XIV officially hangs up his horns with a 106-41 record with two national championship appearances.

There is no word at press time on a possible debut of Bevo XV.

Dabo Swinney won’t stop talking about “Clemsoning”

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Urban Dictionary defines “Clemsoning” as “the act of an inexplicably disappointing performance, usually within the context of a college football season.”

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney was asked about the phenomenon following the Tigers’ destruction of Georgia Tech Saturday and promptly went off. The question, asked by ESPN’s David Hale, was in reference to Swinney’s program shaking the label – Saturday marked Clemson’s 34th straight win over an unranked opponent – but Swinney didn’t see it that way.

Armed with some new facts (Clemson SID Tim Bourret noted 50 teams have fallen as ranked opponents to unranked foes since the Tigers last did so on Nov. 19, 2011), Swinney again targeted the “Clemsoning” label.

“I think it’s an agenda. It’s just bias,” Swinney told the Charleston (S.C.) Post & Courier Tuesday. “People are uneducated. They’re just ignorant and lazy because they’re not looking at the facts. If they did, they’d be focused on other schools and not Clemson. They’d be dialed in on what Clemson has done. There aren’t three other schools in the country as consistent as Clemson, in all aspects.”

I hate to break it to you, Dabo: you are absolutely correct, but the term, as they say, has been coined.

Just go beat Florida State, beat South Carolina, win the ACC and win a national title and maybe Urban Dictionary will delete that pesky page out of a sign of respect.

Also, No. 5 Clemson hosts unranked Boston College on Saturday. This would be a very, very unfortunate time for the Tigers to suffer an upset.