2011 Bowl Games: Air Force Heads To Military Bowl

The Air Force Falcons will play in the 2011 Military Bowl against the Toledo Rockets.

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2012 Rose Bowl: Russell Wilson Leads Wisconsin Against Oregon After Leaving Colorado Rockies

Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Russell Wilson has had quite a year. After winning the Champ Sports Bowl against the West Virginia Mountaineers, 23-7, on Dec. 28, 2010, Wilson appeared ready to give up the gridiron with the N.C. State Wolfpack for the baseball diamond. A few weeks later he committed to the Colorado Rockies, who drafted him in Round 4 of the 2010 MLB Draft. He played a bit that summer before returning to the Wolfpack.

Wilson started the 2011 season with the Low-A Asheville Tourists. He struggled mightily and by May rumors of his returning to football began. At the end of June, Wilson had settled on Wisconsin. He finished his baseball season hitting .228/.366/.342 in 61 games. Wilson was a raw baseball player who was adjusting to being an everyday player and using a wood bat. He had to return a large portion of his signing bonus and was placed on the restricted list.

Wilson went on to an 11-2 record, a Big Ten Championship and the Rose Bowl -- all in his only season in Madison, WI. He completed 206-of-284 passes for 2,879 yards with 31 touchdowns and three touchdowns. He could certainly be one of the lesser candidates for the 2011 Heisman Trophy.

Wilson will attempt to make it in the NFL, but the CFL has also been talked about during the summer. The Rockies would certainly welcome him back into the organization if he wanted to pursue baseball again.

Visit Bucky's 5th Quarter for more on Wilson and the Badgers. Addicted to Quack has you covered for Oregon. For news and notes from around college football, head over to SB Nation's college football hub.

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BCS Bowl Games Selection Show: Sunday Night Reveals All

Outside of the actual games being played, one of the most anticipated moments of the college football season is the Bowl Game Selection Show in early December. While it's nowhere close to the frenzy of Selection Sunday for March Madness, the Selection Sgow finally answers the question: who are the top two teams in the BCS standings?

While it's almost assured that the LSU Tigers are the No. 1 team, there are plenty of question marks to be found below that, including at the No. 2 spot. But we'll all need to wait until after 6:00 p.m MT to find that out. ESPN has its usual unveiling of the BCS standings in an hour-long show that begins at that time. While we already know LSU, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Wisconsin, Clemson and likely West Virginia are the conference champions (the latter expected to take the title with the highest BCS average of the three co-champions), there are four at-large bids left. Two should go to Alabama and Stanford since they will likely be Nos. 3 and 4.

The two remaining spots are what add the intrigue to this drawn-out show that will obviously have Craig James talking about like and uninformed observer. After that, at 7:00 p.m. MT, the rest of the non-BCS bowl games will be revealed. For fans of the Air Force Falcons and the Boise St. Broncos, this is the time to tune in and see where the teams are going (unless the latter team gets an at-large bid, a possible but unlikely outcome).

BCS Selection Show Time: 6:00 p.m. MT, ESPN
Bowl Selection Show: 7:00 p.m. MT, ESPN

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2011 Bowl Projections: Air Force Falcons Still Projected For Military Bowl

The Air Force Falcons attained bowl eligibility on Saturday when they defeated the Colorado St. Rams. It was their seventh win of the season, but for bowl purposes the Academy has just six wins. Two victories came against FCS teams and bowl criteria states that only one of those counts per season.

But at 7-5 the Falcons can go bowling, and Scout.con projects the Military Bowl for the team. The Northrop Grumman-sponsored game takes place on Dec. 28 in Washington, D.C., at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium. The projected opponent is North Carolina, an ACC team. The Falcons would actually be taking this bowl spot from a Conference USA team, which has a bowl tie-in here, and Navy. The Midshipmen are not bowl eligible and no C-USA team is expected to be eligible. 

And, let's face it, the Military Bowl needs to have one of the nation's service academies there, pending team eligibility.

For more as this story develops, stay tuned to SB Nation Denver. For more news on the Falcons and the rest of the MWC, visit Mountain West Connection. For news and notes from around college football, head over to SB Nation's college football hub.

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