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SEC Returns to the Fiesta Bowl

Thu Feb, 2019

-Nick Sheehy The Southeastern Conference, a conference that produces the nation’s most prominent programs, has sent just six teams to the Valley of the Sun in the 48-year history of the Fiesta Bowl. The SEC’s lack of Fiesta Bowl appearances can be attributed in part to the Bowl Championship Series era in college football from […]

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Football Feature: Patrick Laird

Wed Dec, 2018

When you think of Patrick Laird, your mind probably jumps to the starting running back’s 1,000-yard seasons and nine touchdowns for the Cal Golden Bears. But all of that pales in comparison to off-the-field actions of the senior who’s about to graduate with a degree in Business Administration and Political Science. During the winter of […]

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PlayStation Fiesta Bowl Preview: No. 8 UCF vs. No. 11 LSU

Sun Dec, 2018

The No. 8 UCF Knights pursuit of perfection will come to the desert when they collide with the No. 11 LSU Tigers at the 2019 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium on New Year’s Day. “We’re really excited about the opportunity that our football team has earned. You know, playing in the Fiesta Bowl […]

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Behind the Bowl: College Football Playoff Mock Draft

Wed Oct, 2018

As the College Football Playoff rankings are now unveiled on ESPN every week – and for the final time on Selection Sunday the first weekend in December – fans naturally have opinions about the selections. The process behind determining which team is ranked where is more extensive than you might think. It’s a series of […]

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1998 Tennessee Volunteers: Tee’s Team Approach

Wed Oct, 2018

Editor’s Note: On September 22, members of the Fiesta Bowl Committee and Staff joined the University of Tennessee to honor its 1998 national championship team when it played host to the Florida Gators at Neyland Stadium. This is part two of a two-part series that features quarterback Tee Martin who led the Volunteers to a […]

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1998 Tennessee Volunteers: Tee’s Team Approach

Wed Sep, 2018

Editor’s Note: On September 22, members of the Fiesta Bowl Committee and Staff joined the University of Tennessee to honor its 1998 national championship team when it played host to the Florida Gators at Neyland Stadium. This is part one of a two-part series that features quarterback Tee Martin who led the Volunteers to a […]

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Football Feature: Derek Mason

Wed Oct, 2017

During the inaugural Fiesta Bowl in 1971, Arizona State quarterback Danny White connected with Calvin Demery for a 21-yard pass for the first touchdown in Fiesta Bowl history. The Sun Devils won the game, 45-38, and postseason college football was well on its way to becoming a staple in Arizona. Although just a one-year-old at […]

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