John Saccenti has an idea of what teams will be in the mix for the Las Vegas Bowl with the local game less than two months away.
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If Utah punter Tom Hackett doesn't make it in the NFL, he might want to try his hand at being a color commentator. The Australian is one of the most colorful quotes in college football.
Football players from Utah and BYU were greeted during the Las Vegas Bowl welcome reception at the Fremont Street Experience 3rd Street Stage on Wednesday
Newspaper and TV reporters stuck microphones in his face, and a Brigham Young media relations representative was nearby, stepping in when it was time to go. One more question got asked, though, and Tanner Mangum obliged even as he was led to practice Wednesday at Rebel Park.
Interim and lame-duck coaches are nothing new for the Las Vegas Bowl, and this week's game is another example.
Welcome to Bowl Week in Las Vegas. The Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl is set for Saturday afternoon at Sam Boyd Stadium. Between now and then, there's many events where you can interact with BYU and Utah players and coaches.
The decision to invite Brigham Young to the Las Vegas Bowl in 2005 was controversial and in many ways difficult to justify. A ranked, one-loss Texas Christian was out there. So was Utah, which had just beaten the Cougars.
Tickets to the Las Vegas Bowl are more coveted than you think.
To the fans, bowl games are a great trip to a fun location and, hopefully, a great football game. For the players, it's also about the gifts.
For the first part of its existence, the Las Vegas Bowl had the problem of creating enough interest for its game. Now it has the other problem.