Will Hobson, The Washington Post Published 8:01 am PST, Wednesday, December 26, 2018 A file photo of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game in 2016. The bowl's executive, Jim McVay, makes $1 million a year. A file photo of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game in 2016. The bowl's executive, Jim McVay, makes $1 million a year. Photo: Chris O'Meara, Associated Press Photo: Chris O'Meara, Associated Press Image 1 of / 37 Caption Close Image 1 of 37 A file photo of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game in 2016. The bowl's executive, Jim McVay, makes $1 million a year. A file photo of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game in 2016. The bowl's executive, Jim McVay, makes $1 million a year. … [Read more...] about He runs one amateur football game per year. He makes more than $1 million.
Bowl game predictions
Shawn Windsor Detroit Free Press Published 10:00 AM EST Dec 14, 2018 Free Press sports columnist Shawn Windsor offers three things to watch and a prediction for Eastern Michigan football's Camellia Bowl game against Georgia Southern: Battle of the turnover margin EMU coach Chris Creighton may have been a quarterback, but this year’s Eagles win with defense. His team is ranked fifth in the country in fewest passing yards allowed. Led by junior defensive lineman Maxx Crosby — first-team All-MAC — and senior linebacker Kyle Rachwal and junior defensive back Kevin McGill — both second-team All-MAC — the Eagles also have the 10th-best turnover margin in the country. But then Georgia Southern is ranked first. Can EMU run the ball? Shaq Vann leads the Eagles with 590 yards rushing and averages 4.4 yards per carry. But EMU hasn’t run the ball consistently. “We have to … [Read more...] about Eastern Michigan vs. GSU in Camellia Bowl: Our prediction
Angelique S. Chengelis The Detroit News Published 7:58 PM EST Nov 29, 2018 In the aftermath of Michigan’s 62-39 loss at Ohio State, I have made the rounds checking on a few friends who are die-hard Michigan fans to make sure they have moved on. Hard to say to them, "Hey! The sun will come up tomorrow!" because, well, the sun doesn’t come up in southeast Michigan until, probably, spring practice. So then you go with, "It’s OK. They won 10 games. They had a good run," and that’s when the kicking and screaming begin, and you start to feel uncomfortable because it’s impossible to say the right thing. The good news for Michigan fans is John Beilein’s basketball team got that big win over North Carolina and offered a distraction from the end of the football season. Sort of. Here goes with this week’s mailbag: Question: I’m still in mourning. Is there any reason for hope? — @CV1701D Answer: Chipp, oh Chipp — is it … [Read more...] about Michigan Wolverines mailbag: Fans look through their grief to bowl game, 2019
Matt Charboneau The Detroit News Published 12:22 PM EST Nov 25, 2018 Matt Charboneau of The Detroit News predicts bowl destinations for Big Ten teams: Ohio State (11-1) College Football Playoff, Orange Bowl, Dec. 29, Miami (time TBD, ESPN) After the way the Buckeyes lit up the No. 1 defense in the nation, it would be hard not to see Ohio State getting the nod over Oklahoma. That would be the likely choice the committee will be making if the teams win their conference championship games and Alabama or Clemson don’t slip up in theirs. Here’s betting the Buckeyes get the nod. Michigan (10-2) Rose Bowl, Jan. 1, Pasadena, Calif. (5 p.m., ESPN) With Ohio State getting into the playoff field, that paves the way for the Wolverines to make their first trip to Pasadena since 2007. They’d be the easy choice over West champion Northwestern. If Ohio State ends up in the Rose Bowl, Michigan could land at the Peach or Fiesta Bowl. More: Wolverines reluctantly look ahead … [Read more...] about Detroit News Big Ten football bowl game projections
Mick McCabe Special to the Detroit Free Press Published 1:00 PM EDT Oct 24, 2018 Only one person we know is crazy enough to attempt to pick all 128 first-round playoff games and that is our Son of Swami. In each district, the No. 1 seed is listed first and hosts the No. 4 seed. The No. 2 seed hosts the third seed. Next week the highest remaining seed hosts the district final. More: Michigan high school football: Mick McCabe's final state rankings All games are Friday at 7 unless noted. Division 1 Region 1 District 1 Rockford (5-4) at Traverse City West (7-2): Rockford Files 28, Cherry Festival 14. Holland West Ottawa (6-3) at Hudsonville (6-3): Ice Cream 24, West Out of Here 20. District 2 Kalamazoo Central (6-3) at Saline (8-1), 1, Saturday: Saline Solution 31, Derek Jeter High 14. Brighton (7-2) at East Kentwood (8-1), 1, Saturday: Kentwood Office Furniture 39, Brighton Beach Memoires 28. Region 2 District 1 Grand Blanc (5-4) at Lapeer (9-0): Le Perrier 31, … [Read more...] about MHSAA football playoffs: First-round games predicted