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TicketCity Bowl is now called the Heart of Dallas Bowl

Houston's Keenum holds the trophy with teammates after their 30-14 win over Penn State in the TicketCity Bowl football game in Dallas AP

For anyone who cares, of course. If not, we don’t blame you in the slightest.

It was announced last month that the TicketCity Bowl would be changing title sponsors. The bowl will now be called The Heart of Dallas Bowl.┬áHeart of Dallas’ founder is Conference USA Commissioner Britton Banowsky, who was reported to be connected to the renaming of the bowl last month.

Here’s a link to the full release.

The 2013 game will feature a team from the Big 12 Conference and the Big Ten, while the Big Ten and Conference USA will meet in the 2014 edition.

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9 Responses to “TicketCity Bowl is now called the Heart of Dallas Bowl”
  1. southernpatriots says: Oct 4, 2012 10:35 PM

    Glad to hear they came up with a new sponsor. However, the name just doesn’t separate them from the pack. Just a few miles to the east, when Poulan sponsored the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, we all knew it as the “Weed-wacker Bowl.”

    Get with it Dallas!

    Perhaps CFT regulars can come up with an imaginative name for the Dallas bowl.

  2. mrlaloosh says: Oct 4, 2012 10:53 PM

    How about the WHO CARES BOWL? That’s got a ring to it.

  3. manchestermiracle says: Oct 5, 2012 12:20 AM

    s.p.- It was the Poulan Weedeater Bowl, but point taken.

    I’ve heard of the heart of Texas, but if you’ve ever been in the heart of Dallas, well….

    On the other hand, this is named after a non-profit and funded by a bank so I guess the non-profit’s name was the best choice. The first game’s proceeds will be going to a homeless coalition. Certainly a more worthy cause than where most bowls’ receipts end up.

  4. thecrazyasianinseccountry says: Oct 5, 2012 1:34 AM

    We should just call it (with the Independence Bowl) The I-20 Bowl Series

  5. southernpatriots says: Oct 5, 2012 2:42 AM


    The granddaddy bowl of them all The Rose Bowl, gives the most to charity in terms of dollar amount and the Chick Fil-A Bowl in Atlanta with all volunteer administration from the Cathys (Truett, Dan, and the family) along with a huge number of volunteers give the largest percentage of any bowl to charity (in their case children’s charities).

    In 2000, my family and friends were at the “Weed-wacker Bowl” in Shreveport when it snowed and had an ice storm. By the 4th quarter no fan could see the field. It was a white out. We all realized we needed to get out of there and get home before all the roads couldn’t be seen either.

    Texas A&M fans and Miss State fans and those who were just college football fans (like us all) sloshed and slid to the exits and across the parking lots and did not realize the end of the game was so close and we did not even learn the game went into overtime, or the final score (MS State 43-41) until the next day.

  6. thecrazyasianinseccountry says: Oct 5, 2012 5:01 AM

    I do remember that game, not because I was there, but because I was drive from Shreveport to Arlington, Tx for a wedding that evening. Thinking I would have plenty of time to check in and then the wedding location if I left six or seven hours early, normally it’s only a three hours drive, boy was I ever wrong. From Shreveport to Longview it took me about an hour and half, and from Longview to Arlington, when the ice-snow started coming, it took me another nine hours. Needless to say I had to send my regards to the newly weds. It was 2000 or 2001, and for reason I’ve never forgotten that game, even though I’ve watched it all on highlights on ESPN.

  7. southernpatriots says: Oct 5, 2012 5:54 AM


    We both obviously are “early birds.” This morning I will be cooking breakfast again for the evacuees and workers trying to clean up and repair the damages done to houses and businesses from the hurricane.

    That night we had reservations at a restaurant in Shreveport. We were able to get our appetizers before the storm knocked out the electricity at the restaurant, so they gave us fresh baked bread, crackers, cheese, liver pate (which I did not eat) etc. for our trip back home so then we went out into the white out again to head back south and once we were able to get about 50 miles south of Shreveport the snow and sleet stopped and the night was crisp and clean and beautiful.

    Our trip back to south Louisiana was a good one and everyone enjoyed passing around the bread and crackers and cheese (and pate…ugh.) . When we take that trip back today it is so quicker and nicer with I-49 all the way to Hwy. 90, then from Lafayette eastward. There was an advantage to have Governor Foster from south Louisiana. He made sure I-49 was complete and also completed Hwy. 90 through Morgan City connecting to New Orleans.

    I am going to be speaking again today to the Senior Associate Athletic Director at LSU. He scheduled Oregon last season at the Cowboy Classic and TCU next season. He also scheduled Oklahoma in 2018 & 19. With Notre Dame cancelling the series with Michigan, that opens the door to have a home and home series with Michigan and also some other OOC games with some good programs in the out years. He told me some teams in the Big 12 and Pac 12 did not want to play LSU because they risked losing and that concerned them more than the increase in SOS which they will need in the new Playoff Format.

  8. manchestermiracle says: Oct 5, 2012 9:10 AM

    s.p.- I think I remember watching that game on TV and wondering about snow and ice in Louisiana.

    From Wikipedia:
    In 1990, the contest became one of the earliest college bowl games to use a title sponsor, becoming the Poulan Weed-Eater Independence Bowl. (The name gave rise to the term Weedwhacker Bowl, which is sometimes used to refer to a second-rank bowl game, especially by fans of top-ranked teams who expect their squads to compete in BCS contests.) Although it has been many years since Poulan Weed-Eater has been a sponsor (1996), many still use their name when referring to this bowl.

    Now I get why you call it the weedwhacker bowl. Lol.

  9. southernpatriots says: Oct 5, 2012 11:29 AM

    m.m.– I thought with playoffs coming to FBS that these smaller bowls would be fading out, but they seem to get more “weedwhacker” bowls, rather than less.

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