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Graham Couch: MSU offense must take another leap for Spartan football to remain elite

Jeremy Langford runs through a big hole for a first down in the Rose Bowl against Stanford. After making huge improvements during last season, Langford and the rest of the Spartans' offense are looking to become a dominant unit in 2014. / Rod Sanford/LSJ

Posted on 20 April 2014

Michigan State hopes for same old results from new defense

It doesn't hurt to have defensive coordinator and assistant head coach Pat Narduzzi running the show. He is rarely satisfied and had a tough time early this week coming up with what he is most happy about with just one week left in the spring.

Posted on 19 April 2014

Chick-Fil-A Bowl has Peach of a name once again

Chick-Fil-A Bowl has Peach of a name once again

Posted on 18 April 2014

Bimmerfest 2014 at Rose Bowl Selects Santa Barbara’s New Beginnings Counseling Center as Featured Charity

Bimmerfest 2014 has once again selected Santa Barbara-based New Beginnings Counseling Center as its featured charity for the 15th Annual Bimmerfest “Opportunity Drawing”.

Posted on 18 April 2014

NCAA could force hardship transfers to sit 1 year

DeAnthony Arnett of MSU hands a rose to a fan as he leaves the field after the Spartans' win over Stanford during the 2014 Rose Bowl Wednesday January 1, 2014 in Pasadena, California.

Posted on 18 April 2014

After 7 long years, Dantonio eager to see Spartans' encore

Mark Dantonio and Michigan State spent many years building to the Rose Bowl victory they enjoyed last season. Now, Dantonio is eager to see how the Spartans handle success.

Posted on 8 April 2014

Man United to play LA Galaxy at the Rose Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) - Manchester United will open its preseason U.S. tour with a match against the Los Angeles Galaxy on July 23 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

Posted on 8 April 2014

LA Galaxy to host Manchester United in July 23 international friendly at Rose Bowl

The LA Galaxy announced on Tuesday that they will face English giants Manchester United this summer in an international friendly at the Rose Bowl on July 23. “We are excited to take on Manchester United at the Rose Bowl Stadium this summer,” said LA president Chris Klein in a statement. As the top club in North America, it is important for us to play big games and bring big events to the city of ...

Posted on 8 April 2014

Spartan LB Harris ready for opportunity after big Rose Bowl performance

Darien Harris has been waiting for his opportunity.

Posted on 5 April 2014

After Rose Bowl win, Mark Dantonio got over a $1.5 million raise and use of a private plane

Michigan State's Rose Bowl win was quite profitable for coach Mark Dantonio. He signed a new contract after the Spartans finished the 2013 season 13-1 and champions of the Rose Bowl over Stanford. After he was paid just under $2 million for the 2013 season, Dantonio will make $3.64 million in 2014.

Posted on 23 March 2014

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Dantonio and Staff Earn significant pay increases.

Dantonio Signs Amended Contract; Assistant Coaches Earn Raises

The revised contract and enhanced compensation position Mark Dantonio and his coaching staff in the upper tier of the Big Ten.

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio, who has compiled a 64-29 record (.688) in his first seven seasons including a school-record seven consecutive postseason bowl appearances, has been rewarded with a revised contract, according to a joint announcement made Tuesday, Feb. 25 by MSU Athletics Director Mark Hollis and MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon. Dantonio led the Spartans to a school-record 13 wins in 2013, including a 24-20 victory over Stanford in the 2014 Rose Bowl Game, and a No. 3 ranking in the final Associated Press and USA TODAY Polls. It marked MSU’s highest finish in the national polls since 1966 when the Spartans ranked No. 2 in the AP and United Press International Polls with a 9-0-1 record. Michigan State (13-1) became just the third team in Big Ten history to win at least 13 games in a season (Minnesota, 1904; and Ohio State, 2002).

In its first-ever Bowl Championship Series appearance, Michigan State rallied from its largest deficit of the season – twice trailing Stanford by 10 points (0-10 and 7-17) – for a 24-20 victory over the Cardinal in the 100th Rose Bowl Game. The Spartans closed out the 2013 season with a 10-game winning streak, including back-to-back wins over second-ranked Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship Game and fifth-ranked Stanford. Dantonio earned 2013 Big Ten Coach of the Year honors after leading the Spartans to a perfect 8-0 conference record for the first time in school history and claimed the program’s second Legends Division title in three seasons. Michigan State became the 14th Big Ten team to post an 8-0 mark in league play. The Spartans became the first Big Ten team to win all eight of its conference games by double-digit points since the league went to an eight-game schedule in 1971. In addition, MSU became the first undefeated Big Ten team to win all of its league games by double-figure points since Michigan in 1943 (6-0 record). The Spartans have won 42 of their last 54 games (.778), dating back to the beginning of the 2010 season. The 42 wins are most in the Big Ten and tied for ninth most in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision. The Spartans have won three straight bowl games – the longest postseason winning streak in program history and the longest active streak in the Big Ten.

During his tenure, Dantonio has led Michigan State to four Top 25 finishes (2008: No. 24 in both polls; 2010: No. 14 in both polls; 2011: No. 10 USA TODAY/No. 11 AP; and 2013: No. 3 in both polls). From his first day on the job, Dantonio has pledged to support student-athletes as they pursue excellence, both in the classroom and on the playing field. In his first seven seasons, 80 percent (98 of 123) of his Michigan State players who have completed their eligibility have earned their undergraduate degrees. In addition, his players have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors 87 times, including five Academic All-Americans.

Under the amended terms, a year has been added to the length of Dantonio’s contract, making it a six-year rollover. In addition, increases have been made to his base salary (from $682,905 to $2 million), supplemental income (from $869,000 to $1 million) and contingent annual base (from $200,000 to $286,000). Under the new terms, Dantonio will have access to a private airplane for 25 hours of personal use. He also will continue to receive $100,000 from his shoe/apparel agreement and $50,000 guaranteed performance incentives. The amended contract now provides Dantonio with an opportunity to work for the MSU Athletics Department for five years (previously two years) after he retires from coaching, and the buy-out provisions have been modified.

With the revisions, Dantonio’s annual compensation increases from $1.99 million to $3.64 million.

Here are the annual compensation components of the amended contract:

• $2,000,000 base salary

• $1,000,000 supplemental income

• $286,000 contingent annual bonus

• $204,917 benefits

• $100,000 shoe/apparel agreement

• $50,000 guaranteed performance incentives

Hollis also announced that nearly $785,000 has been allocated to enhance the salaries of the assistant coaches. Here are the updated salary figures (includes annual retention bonus) for the football coaching staff:

• assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi – $904,583

• co-offensive coordinator/tight ends coach Jim Bollman – $368,333

• secondary coach Harlon Barnett – $260,000

• defensive line coach Ron Burton – $243,750

• quarterbacks coach/recruiting coordinator Brad Salem – $254,583

• wide receivers coach Terrence Samuel – $243,750

• offensive line coach Mark Staten – $254,583

• linebackers/special teams coach Mike Tressel – $260,000

• co-offensive coordinator/running backs coach Dave Warner – $379,167

“Under Coach Dantonio’s leadership, the MSU football program not only has risen in national prominence but also continues to develop well-rounded student-athletes who have gone on to great careers in a variety of fields,” President Simon said. “Week in and week out, Coach Dantonio empowers our players to meet and exceed their goals. That laser focus, sense of family and value-based work ethic are what being a Spartan is all about.”

“Mark Dantonio and his assistants have done a remarkable job in putting Michigan State football back on the national map and positioning it to compete for Big Ten Championships on a consistent basis,” Hollis said. “The amended contract and enhanced compensation reflect his and his coaching staff’s value in the current marketplace. These updated figures position Mark and his staff in the upper tier of the Big Ten. We believe that we have not only one of the finest head coaches in the conference but in all of college football, and we feel the same about his assistant coaches.

“Continuity has been and will continue to be an important ingredient for the sustained success of our football program. The increased compensation isn’t simply a reward for past performance but signifies our expectation for continued excellence.

“Mark has demonstrated his outstanding leadership abilities in building the program for the long haul. He and his coaching staff have created a winning culture, based upon communication, leadership and counsel. Mark and his assistants have created a positive environment for current and future student-athletes to grow and develop as both students and athletes.

“They’re committed to preparing our student-athletes for their professional careers, whether in professional football or other walks of life,” Hollis continued. “It’s obvious that Mark and his staff strive to build relationships that will last well beyond the four- or five-year experience on our campus.”

“The University continues to make a commitment to provide all of the necessary tools to build and sustain a championship-caliber football program,” Dantonio said. “I want to thank President Simon, Mark Hollis and the entire administration for their trust and loyalty.

“Coaching staff stability is extremely important for the long-term success of a program. We have outstanding coaches and support personnel. We’re very excited about what our program has accomplished over the last seven years, and we believe the best is yet to come. “Our focus will be to continue winning championships,” Dantonio continued. “We have proven that we can consistently compete with the top teams in the country. As we move forward, we will continue to dream big.”

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Posted on 25 February 2014

For your viewing pleasure, here are all the BCS Bowl games from the BCS era.


1998-99 Season:


1999 Rose Bowl - Wisconsin 38 - UCLA 31

1999 Sugar Bowl - Ohio State 24 - Texas A&M 14

1999 Orange Bowl(Condensed) - Florida 31 - Syracuse 10

1999 Fiesta Bowl/National Championship 1st Half/2nd Half

Tennessee 23 - Florida State 16


1999-2000 Season:


2000 Rose Bowl - Wisconsin 17 - Stanford 9

2000 Orange Bowl - Michigan 35 - Alabama 34 (OT)

2000 Fiesta Bowl - Nebraska 31 - Tennessee 21

2000 Sugar Bowl/National Championship

Florida State 46 - Virginia Tech 29


2000-01 Season:


2001 Rose Bowl - Washington 34 - Purdue 24

2001 Fiesta Bowl - Oregon State 41 - Notre Dame 9

2001 Sugar Bowl - Miami(FL) 37 - Florida 20

2001 Orange Bowl/National Championship

Oklahoma 13 - Florida State 2


2001-02 Season:


2002 Fiesta Bowl - Oregon 38 - Colorado 16

2002 Sugar Bowl(Condensed) - LSU 47 - Illinois 34

2002 Orange Bowl - Florida 56 - Maryland 23

2002 Rose Bowl/National Championship

Miami(FL) 37 - Nebraska 14


2002-03 Season:


2003 Rose Bowl - Oklahoma 34 - Washington State 14

2003 Sugar Bowl - Georgia 26 - Florida State 13

2003 Orange Bowl - USC 38 - Iowa 17

2003 Fiesta Bowl/National Championship

Ohio State 31 - Miami(FL) 24 (2 OT)


2003-04 Season:


2004 Rose Bowl - USC 28 - 14

2004 Orange Bowl - Miami(FL) 16 - Florida State 14

2004 Fiesta Bowl - Ohio State 35 - Kansas State 28

2004 Sugar Bowl/National Championship

LSU 21 - Oklahoma 14


2004-05 Season:


2005 Rose Bowl - Texas 38 - Michigan 37

2005 Fiesta Bowl - Utah 35 - Pittsburgh 7

2005 Sugar Bowl - Auburn 16 - Virginia Tech 13

2005 Orange Bowl/National Championship

USC 55 - Oklahoma 19


2005-06 Season:


2006 Fiesta Bowl - Ohio State 34 - Notre Dame 20

2006 Sugar Bowl West Virginia 38 - Georgia 35

2006 Orange Bowl - Penn State 26 - Florida State 23 (3 OT)

2006 Rose Bowl/National Championship

Texas 41 - USC 38


2006-07 Season:


2007 Rose Bowl Part 1,2,3,4,5,and 6 - USC 32 - Michigan 18

2007 Fiesta Bowl - Boise State 43 - Oklahoma 42 (OT)

2007 Orange Bowl - Louisville 24 - Wake Forest 13

2007 Sugar Bowl(Condensed) - LSU 41 - Notre Dame 14

2007 BCS National Championship

Florida 41 - Ohio State 14


2007-08 Season:


2008 Rose Bowl - USC 49 - Illinois 17

2008 Sugar Bowl - Georgia 41 - Hawaii 10

2008 Fiesta Bowl - West Virginia 48 - Oklahoma 28

2008 Orange Bowl - Kansas 24 - Virginia Tech 21

2008 BCS National Championship

LSU 38 - Ohio State 24


2008-09 Season:


2009 Rose Bowl - USC 38 - Penn State 24

2009 Orange Bowl highlights. - Virginia Tech 20 - Cincinnati 7

2009 Sugar Bowl 1st half/2nd half - Utah 31 - Alabama 17

2009 Fiesta Bowl 1st Half/2nd Half - Texas 24 - Ohio State 21

2009 BCS National Championship

Florida 24 - Oklahoma 14


2009-10 Season:


2010 Rose Bowl - Ohio State 26 - 17

2010 Sugar Bowl - Florida 51 - Cincinnati 24

2010 Fiesta Bowl - Boise State 17 - TCU 10

2010 Orange Bowl Part 1/Part 2/Part 3 - Iowa 24 - Georgia Tech 14

2010 BCS National Championship

Alabama 37 - Texas 21


2010-11 Season:


2011 Rose Bowl - TCU 21 - Wisconsin 19

2011 Fiesta Bowl - Oklahoma 48 - Connecticut 20

2011 Orange Bowl - Stanford 40 - Virginia Tech 12

2011 Sugar Bowl - Ohio State 31 - Arkansas 26

2011 BCS National Championship

Auburn 22 - Oregon 19


2011-12 Season:


2012 Rose Bowl - Oregon 45 - Wisconsin 38

2012 Fiesta Bowl - Oklahoma State 41 - Stanford 38 (OT)

2012 Sugar Bowl - Michigan 23 - Virginia Tech 20 (OT)

2012 Orange Bowl Part 1/Part 2 - West Virginia 70 - Clemson 33

2012 BCS National Championship

Alabama 21 - LSU 0


2012-13 Season:


2013 Rose Bowl - 20 - Wisconsin 14

2013 Orange Bowl - Florida State 31 - Northern Illinois 10

2013 Sugar Bowl Louisville 33 - Florida 23

2013 Fiesta Bowl - Oregon 35 - Kansas State 17

2013 BCS National Championship

Alabama 42 - Notre Dame 14


2013-14 Season:


2014 Rose Bowl - Michigan State 24 - Stanford 20

2014 Fiesta Bowl - UCF 52 - Baylor 42

2014 Sugar Bowl - Oklahoma 45 - Alabama 31

2014 Orange Bowl - Clemson 40 - Ohio State 35

2014 BCS National Championship

Florida State 34 - Auburn 31

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Travis Jackson Yes dance

The Rose bowl 2014 was the first place I've seen the yes dance in the student section. It would be amazing for this to catch on for the next season as a great defensive cheer! Great job in cali Spartans. I felt comfortable being surrounded in a sea of green.

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Posted on 2 January 2014

35 Bowls in 17 Days: The 100th Rose Bowl presented by Vizio

The Granddaddy of Them All, The 100th Rose Bowl presented by Vizio

Stanford Cardinal vs. Michigan State Spartans



Bowl Information


Date: January 1st, 2014

Time: 5:00 p.m. ET

Channel: ESPN

Broadcast Crew: Brent Musburger, Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit), Heather Cox (@heatherespn)

Point Spread:

-Stanford -6.5

-Michigan State +6.5

O/U: 42.5


Bowl History


Year Founded: 1902

Location: Pasadena, CA (started in Durham, NC).

Stadium: Rose Bowl (originated in Wallace Wade (then Duke) Stadium)

Conference Tie-ins: 1st in Big Ten vs. 1st in PAC-12

Payout: $34 Million ($17 Million per team)

Sponsor: Vizio (2011-Current)

The Rose Bowl used to be cool and avoided sponsors, but that changed back in 1999 when it became The Rose Bowl presented by AT&T. They have at least gone against the grain and avoided adding the sponsor's name to the bowl (ex. Tax Slayer Gator Bowl) in favor of billing it as the presenter (ex. The Rose Bowl presented by Vizio).

AT&T (1999-2002), Sony Playstation 2 (2003), Citi (2004-2010), Vizio (2011-Current)

Trophy: The Leishman Trophy

This... this is a trophy. So beautiful. Take your lazy orange-filled bowl and gaudy BCS trophies and get the hell out. Sugar, I guess yours is okay, but, well it looks awkward to lift with the base. So get out, too.

The trophy is named in honor of the 1920 Tournament of Roses President, William L. Leishman, who was responsible for the construction of the Rose Bowl Stadium, as well as his son, 1939 Tournament of Roses President Lathrop K. Leishman, who was instrumental in helping establish the Rose Bowl Game as The Granddaddy of Them All.

And what you just looked at is different from previous Rose Bowl trophies. The updated version of the Leishman Trophy, created by Tiffany and Co., will include 24-karat gold vermeil accents along a base that supports a football made out of sterling silver.

Tickets: Sold Out! (as far as I can tell)

Both Michigan State and Stanford sold through their allotment of tickets, with some MSU fans using a loophole to snag a few of Stanford's allotted tickets for the big game. The Tournament of Roses does not sell tickets to the public directly, so I'm assuming that with the university allotments sold out, that the contractual allotments are too. Not surprising... it's the Rose Bowl!

Photos & Videos from various events:

STANFORD:

MICHIGAN STATE:

2013 Season Result: Stanford 20 – Buffalo Bills Wisconsin 14 Full Game

Bowl History: The Rose Bowl started out as the "Tournament East-West Football Game" on New Year's Day in 1902 and was played in Tournament Park in California. Before the Rose Bowl was built for the January 1, 1923, match-up, all games were played in Pasadena's Tournament Park, a location just outside of CalTech. As time went on, Tournament Park was deemed unsuitable to accommodate for the ever growing crowds each year which were beginning to exceed the 40,000 mark. The stadium was designed by architect Myron Hunt in 1921. His design was influenced by the Yale Bowl in New Haven, Connecticut. Originally built as a horseshoe, the stadium was expanded several times over the years. The southern stands were completed in 1928, making the stadium a complete bowl that we know and love today. The first game was a regular season contest on October 28, 1922 when Cal defeated USC 12–0. This was the only loss for USC and California finished the season undefeated. California declined the invitation to the 1923 Rose Bowl game and USC went in their place. The stadium was dedicated officially on January 1, 1923 when USC defeated Penn State 14–3. The name of the stadium was alternatively "Tournament of Roses Stadium" or "Tournament of Roses Bowl", until being settled as "Rose Bowl" before the 1923 Rose Bowl game. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and a series of attacks on West Coast shipping beginning on December 18, 1941, there were concerns about a possible Japanese attack on the West Coast. The Rose Parade, with a million watchers, and the Rose Bowl, with 90,000 spectators, were presumed to be ideal targets for the Japanese. Lieutenant General John L. DeWitt recommended that the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl festivities be canceled. The Rose Bowl committee originally planned to cancel the game. On December 16, 1941, Duke University invited the game and Oregon State to Duke's home stadium in Durham, North Carolina. With the exception of the 1942 game, all other games have been played in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena since the opening in 1923.

Rose Bowl Historic Games:

This being the granddaddy of them all, too many to list. But Wisconsin-Oregon in 2012 was a great one, where DAT and the Ducks took down Russell Wilson and the Badgers. The game ended on a questionable spike to stop the clock by Wilson as time expired on the clock. Also USC-Texas in 2006, which was also happened to be the National Championship, where Vince Young and his late-game heroics helped take down the Trojans in a arguably memorable last minute drive.


Stanford Cardinal


Bowl Record: 11-12-1

Year Bowl Outcome Recap
1902 Rose Bowl Michigan 49 – Stanford 0 Recap
1925 Rose Bowl Notre Dame 27 – Stanford 10 Recap
1927 Rose Bowl Alabama 7 – Stanford 7 Recap
1928 Rose Bowl Pitt 6 – Stanford 7 Recap
1934 Rose Bowl Columbia 7 – Stanford 0 Recap
1935 Rose Bowl Alabama 29 – Stanford 13 Recap
1936 Rose Bowl SMU 0 – Stanford 7 Recap
1941 Rose Bowl Nebraska 13 – Stanford 21 Recap
1952 Rose Bowl Stanford 7 – Illinois 40 Recap
1971 Rose Bowl Stanford 27 Ohio State 17 Recap
1972 Rose Bowl Stanford 13 Michigan 12 Recap
1977 Sun Bowl Stanford 24 LSU 14 Recap
1978 Bluebonnet Bowl Stanford 25 Georgia 22 Recap
1986 Gator Bowl Stanford 21 – Clemson 27 Recap
1991 Gator Bowl Stanford 17 – Georgia Tech 18 Recap
1993 Blockbuster Bowl Stanford 24 Penn State 3 Recap
1995 Liberty Bowl East Carolina 19 – Stanford 13 Recap
1996 Sun Bowl Stanford 38 Michigan State 0 Recap
2000 Sun Bowl Stanford 9 – Wisconsin 17 Recap
2001 Seattle Bowl Georgia Tech 24 – Stanford 14 Recap
2009 Sun Bowl Oklahoma 31 – Stanford 27 Recap
2011 Orange Bowl Stanford 40 Virginia Tech 12 Recap
2012 Fiesta Bowl Stanford 38 – Oklahoma State 41 Recap
2013 Rose Bowl Wisconsin 14 – Stanford 20 Recap

Historic Bowl Games:

  • 2011 Orange Bowl, Coach Jim Harbaugh, Final Record 11-1

    • No. 5 Stanford 40, No. 12 Virginia Tech 12:
  • 2012 Fiesta Bowl, Coach David Shaw, Final Record 11-1

    • No. 4 Stanford 38, No. 3 Oklahoma State 41:
  • 2013 Rose Bowl, Coach David Shaw, Final Record 11-2

    • No. 8 Stanford 20, Unranked Wisconsin 14:
Date Opponent Result
09/07/13 vs. San Jose State W 34 – 13
09/14/13 @ Army W 34 – 20
09/21/13 vs. Arizona State W 42 – 28
09/28/13 @ Washington State W 55 – 17
10/05/13 vs. Washington W 31 – 28
10/12/13 @ Utah L 21 – 27
10/19/13 vs. UCLA W 24 – 10
10/26/13 @ Oregon State W 20 – 12
11/07/13 vs. Oregon W 26 – 20
11/16/13 @ USC L 17 – 20
11/23/13 vs. Cal W 63 – 13
11/30/13 vs. Notre Dame W 27 – 20
12/07/13 @ Arizona State, Pac-12 Championship W 38 - 14
01/01/14 vs. Michigan State (The Rose Bowl) TBD

Key Players this Season:

STAT LEADERS - Stanford (after 13 games):

  • Rushing – Tyler Gaffney (306 carries for 1,618 yards, 5.3 avg., 20 TDs)
  • Passing – Kevin Hogan (170 of 277 for 2,487 yards, 20 TDs, 9 INTs)
  • Receiving – Ty Montgomery (58 catches for 937 yards, 16.2 avg., 10 TDs)
  • Tackles – Shayne Skov (100 total, 56 solo, 44 assists, 10.0 TFL, 4.5 sacks, 10 QB hurries)
  • Sacks - Trent Murphy (14, -110 YDSL)
  • Interceptions - Jordan Richards (3)
  • Kicking - Jordan Williamson (16/20 FG, 41/42 XPs)
  • Punting - Ben Rhyne (70, 1981 yards, 42.1 average, 58 long)

Biggest Plays this Season:

Season Summary:

After winning the 2013 Rose Bowl against Wisconsin, the Stanford Cardinal lead by David Shaw and Co. hopes to repeat its success as it makes it to the Rose Bowl again this season, going 11-2 and capturing the Pac-12 title for the second year in a row. Though having lost last year's top playmakers in Stepfan Taylor (RB), Zach Ertz (TE), and Levine Toilolo (TE) to the draft, Stanford hasn't lost a step as senior running back Tyler Gaffney, along with junior wide receiver Ty Montgomery and junior quarterback Kevin Hogan have become the main playmakers in this offense, behind the Cardinal's powerhouse offensive line that includes guards Kevin Danser and David Yankey, as well as left tackle Andrus Peat. The defense has continued to perform at an elite level, ranking top 5 in the country in run defense, lead by LBs Shayne Skov and Trent Murphy. That said, having being upset by Utah 27-21 earlier in the season, the Cardinal took down then #3 Oregon, before being upset themselves by unranked USC in a thrilling 17-20 game at the Coliseum, and finishing the season at #5 in both the BCS and AP college football polls.

Why we are going to win:

/u/DeusExa - Being a Cal fan (let me just say that no Stanford fans turned up to do this post, ironically, including one that signed up but ultimately bailed) I wish this section said "Why we aren't going to win:". However, there is no doubt about the talent level here, so kudos to this team for reaching the Rose Bowl again this season, and I think if this Cardinal team is looking at a chance to two-peat, it will do so by doing what it has been doing best all season, playing good old-fashioned power football on offense, and executing fundamentals, particularly from the formidable front seven, on defense.

Prediction:

/u/DeusExa -

Stanford 20
MSU 24

Michigan State Spartans


Bowl Record: 9-14 (.3913)

  • Side Note: We're good at other things! Like having a badass mascot!
  • Since 1946, the Big Ten champion has had a tie-in with the Rose Bowl game.
  • Should be noted that after the first bowl game (1902 Rose Bowl) that featured Michigan, the Big Ten did not allow their schools to participate in bowl games. It wasn't until the Rose Bowl tie in with the then Pacific Coast Conference in 1946 that the Big Ten allowed bowl game participation. Even then, from 1946 through 1971, the Big Ten did not allow the same team to represent the conference in consecutive years in the Rose Bowl. It was not until the 1975 season that the Big Ten allowed teams to play in bowl games other than the Rose Bowl.
  • Minnesota was the only exception in this timeframe with back to back appearance in '61 and '62 after Ohio State declined their 1962 bid to focus on academics.
  • Michigan State only had 1 bowl appearance prior to joining the Big Ten in 1950.
  • Michigan State is currently experiencing a great resurgence in consistency, having now had 7 straight seasons of bowl eligibility under Mark Dantonio. To give you an idea of how big of a deal that is... of our now 24 bowl appearances, Dantonio is responsible for 29% of those. Also given us the first back to back bowl win teams since the 2001-2002 seasons. He is the only B1G coach to have a current bowl win streak with his current team.
  • Mark Dantonio is making his 22nd appearance in postseason play (as a graduate assistant, assistant coach or head coach), including four NCAA I-AA playoff and 18 bowl games. Dantonio has compiled an 8-9 record (.471) in bowl games, including a 3-4 mark as head coach.
Year Bowl Outcome Recap
1938 Orange Bowl Auburn 6 – MSU 0 Recap
1954 Rose Bowl UCLA 20 – MSU 28 Recap
1956 Rose Bowl UCLA 14 – MSU 17 Recap
1966 Rose Bowl UCLA 14 – MSU 12 Recap
1984 Cherry Bowl Army 10 – MSU 6 Recap
1985 All-American Bowl Georgia Tech 17 – MSU 14 Recap
1988 Rose Bowl USC 17 – MSU 20 Recap
1989 Gator Bowl Georgia 34 – MSU 27 Recap
1989 Aloha Bowl Hawaii 13 – MSU 33 Recap
1990 John Hancock (Sun) Bowl MSU 17 USC 16 Recap
1993 Liberty Bowl MSU 7 – Louisville 18 Recap
1995 Independence (AdvoCare) Bowl LSU 45 – MSU 26 Recap
1995 Sun Bowl Stanford 38 – MSU 0 Recap
1997 Aloha Bowl Washington 51 – MSU 23 Recap
2000 Citrus Bowl MSU 37 Florida 23 Recap
2001 Silicon Valley Classic (Poinsettia Bowl) MSU 44 Fresno State 35 Recap
2003 Alamo Bowl MSU 3 – Nebraska 17 Recap
2004 FUCK Recap
2005 JOHN L. Recap
2006 SMITH Recap
2007 Champs Sports Bowl BC 24 – MSU 21 Recap
2009 Capital One Bowl Georgia 24 – MSU 12 Recap
2010 Alamo Bowl MSU 31 – Texas Tech 41 Recap
2011 Capital Bowl Alabama 49 – MSU 7 Recap
2012 Outback Bowl MSU 33 Georgia 30 Recap
2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl TCU 16 – MSU 17 Recap

Historic Bowl Games:

  • 1988 Rose Bowl, Coach George Perles, Final Record 9-2-1

    • No. 8 Michigan State 20, No. 16 USC 17:
    • In a rematch of the Spartans 1987 season opener, John Langeloh kicked a 36-yard field goal with 4:14 left in the fourth quarter, which proved to be the game winner, as No. 8 Michigan State defeated No. 16 Southern Cal, 20-17, in the 1988 Rose Bowl. The Spartans, making their first trip to Pasadena in 22 years, ended the Big Ten’s six-game losing streak in the Rose Bowl. Rose Bowl MVP LB Percy Snow had 17 unassisted tackles. This would be the last appearance of MSU in a Rose Bowl game. This game also saw a young DC (and future HC) for MSU by the name of Nick Saban.
  • 2012 Outback Bowl, Coach Mark Dantonio, Final Record 11-3

    • No. 17 Michigan State 33, No. 16 Georgia 30:
    • To cap of a record tying 11 win season for the Spartans and first bowl win of the Dantonio era, the Michigan State Spartans had to claw back 16-0 deficit at half time, tying the game in with 14 seconds remaining in regulation with a 1-yard touchdown by Le'Veon Bell, forcing the game into OT. With MSU on offense first in OT, Georgia's defense capitalized by intercepting a pass by MSU QB Kirk Cousins, all but guaranteeing them victory with a FG. Georgia's kicker Blair Walsh missed a 42-yard FG attempt, sending the game into 2OT. MSU's defense would hold off the Georgia offense lead by QB Aaron Murray, and the two teams traded field goals to set up 3OT. After settling for a FG, Georgia attempted to send the game into a fourth overtime, but K Blair Walsh's 47 yard attempt was blocked by the MSU defensive line, sealing a Spartan victory, 33-30, snapping a winless bowl streak for Mark Dantonio, and securing the program's first bowl win since 2001.
    • Highlights
  • 2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, Coach Mark Dantonio, Final Record 7-6

    • Michigan State 17, TCU 16:
    • Memorable in how AWFUL it was to watch. Seriously. After season expectations by fans, staff, and analysts that pegged MSU as favorites to return to the B1G Championship Game, and maybe reach the program's elusive goals of an outright B1G Championship and Rose Bowl berth, MSU's offense completely regressed following the losses of our starting QB, multiple WRs, TEs to graduation and the NFL draft. RS Junior QB Andrew Maxwell struggled behind an O-Line riddled with injuries and inexperience and received no help from WRs who were plagued by dropped passes and poorly run routes. The shining light was RB Le'Veon Bell who put the team on his back and carried us through the season. Between the defense and Bell, the Spartans managed to stay in the game despite lackluster performance by Maxwell (6/15, 28 yards) and backup QB Connor Cook (4/11, 47 yards). RB Bell accounted for 174 of MSU's 227 total yards, including 29 yards passing (1/1... Yes our freakin' RB had a better passing game than our QBs). K Dan Conroy managed to redeem himself after a shaky season of critical missed FGs by kicking the game winning 47 yard field goal, securing the Spartans a second straight bowl win, the first such streak since 2000-01.
    • /u/CraftyConsumer Side Note: In case you can't tell, while this bowl is historic (2 straight wins, what-what!), it was an agonizing thing to watch... especially after a shitty season of coming up short. We did not look good or promising for next season at all, especially knowing we'd lose our only offensive playmaker in Bell. MSU didn't even score until the 2nd half! Seriously, watch the highlights below and you'll literally see everything of note in that game (aside from a few great defensive plays). If you watch the full game (here), you will be bored very, very quickly.
    • Highlights

2013 Season Record: 12-1 (9-0 B1G Legends)

Date Opponent Result
08/30/13 vs. Western Michigan W 26 – 13
09/07/13 vs. USF W 21 – 6
09/14/13 vs. Youngstown State W 55 – 17
09/21/13 @ Notre Dame L 13 – 17
10/05/13 @ Iowa W 26 – 14
10/12/13 vs. Indiana W 42 – 28
10/19/13 vs. Purdue W 14 – 0
10/26/13 @ Illinois W 42 – 3
11/02/13 vs. Michigan W 29 – 6
11/16/13 @ Nebraska W 41 – 28
11/23/13 @ Northwestern W 30 – 6
11/30/13 vs. Minnesota W 14 – 3
12/07/13 vs. Ohio State, B1G Championship W 34 – 24
01/01/14 vs. Stanford (The Rose Bowl) TBD

Biggest Plays this Season:

Key Players this Season:

STAT LEADERS – Michigan State (after 13 games):

  • Rushing – Jeremy Langford (269 carries for 1,338 yards, 5.0 avg., 17 TDs)
  • Passing – Connor Cook (201 of 344 for 2,423 yards, 20 TDs, 5 INTs)
  • Receiving – Tony Lippett (39 catches for 519 yards, 13.3 avg., 1 TD); Macgarrett Kings. Jr. (39 catches for 461 yards, 11.8 avg. 3 TDs)
  • Tackles – Denicos Allen (91 total, 39 solo, 52 assists, 15.0 TFL, 5.5 sacks, 10 QB hurries)
  • Sacks - Shilique Calhoun (7.5, -46 YDSL), Denicos Allen (5.5, -38 YDSL)
  • Interceptions - Darqueze Dennard (4), Kurtis Drummond (4)
  • Kicking - Michael Geiger (14/15 FG, 33/35 XPs)
  • Punting - Mike "Sexy" Sadler (70, 2960 yards, 42.3 average, 69 long)

OTHER NOTES:

  • DE Shilique Calhoun has scored three defensive TDs, tied for the most of any player in the FBS this season.

Season Summary:

After a 2012 season that was marred by a struggling offense and last-second heartbreak (MSU lost 5 games to B1G opponents by 4 points or fewer), the Spartans sought redemption and found it in 2013. Many in the CFB world, Spartans included, were not optimistic about the team, due to the attrition of top playmakers Le'Veon Bell (RB) and Dion Sims (TE). However, fresh blood in JR Jeremy Langford and RsFR Josiah Price rose to the occasion. One will also remember MSU's QB controversy early in the season. Led by clutch SO QB Connor Cook, who won the starting role in Week 3 over the incumbent SR Andrew Maxwell, and with contributions from Langford, Price, and a WR corps that featured drop-free options in Bennie Fowler, Macgarrett Kings, Tony Lippett, and Keith Mumphery, the Spartans' offense roared back to life and has continued to improve all season, as the new starters (and an offensive coordinator) have grown into their roles. Thanks to experienced starters and a new D-line coach, the defense has improved over last season's already-impressive performance, posting Top 3 marks in total, rushing, and pass-efficiency defense. Special mention goes to the special teams: true freshman PK Michael Geiger, who has missed one field goal all season, and punter extraordinaire, Twitter funnyman, Heisman candidate, and Seventeen magazine sex icon MikeSadler (aka #SexySadler), who leads the nation in punts downed inside the 10-yard line.

Why we are going to win:

/u/CraftyConsumer -

  • Because the last time MSU made a Rose Bowl after a drought in excess of 20 years, we won.
  • Because the last time time MSU was in a Rose Bowl when the B1G was on a losing streak in the bowl, we won.
  • Because all of our wins have been by double-digits.
  • Because we want it more.
  • Because I put a lot of time into this.
  • Because Pat Narduzzi didn't leave us.
  • Because Mike Sadler is a sexy, sexy speedo-wearing stud.
  • Because we got yo tickets, dawg
  • Because Stanford couldn't even get their own fans to write up their portion of the 35 Bowls project.
  • Because Sparty is not impressed.
  • Seriously though, this game is going to be tight. I think similar to how the MSU-Ohio State game went. A lot of hot and cold periods for both sides of the ball, but MSU is the one who will put things together late and pull out the win. Our defense is all about learning. We might bend at some point in the game, but when push comes to shove, we're going to learn from whatever mistake/flaw you expose and not allow it to happen again. Max Bullough's suspension is big, I won't lie. But I would be much more concerned if Langford, or worse Cook, was gone given the success and spark they've helped provide our offense this year. Bullough is the leader of our defense, great at audibling plays at the line, but our defense is deep. Very deep. Elsworth, Harris, and whoever else they rotate in won't be able to fill the shoes entirely, but they'll do fine and have 10 other guys on the field to step up and play a role. Trae Waynes stepped up marvelously for Johnny Adams in our bowl last year. I think another difference is our defense's ability to shut down the passing attack, which will force them to the ground and wear them out given how we substitute our defense due to depth. Fresher bodies subbed in and out. Expect this defense to capitalize on a mistake and make it pay off. We are much more opportunistic this year.

/u/nuxenolith -

While MSU doesn't have the dynamic playmakers of other, "sexier" offenses, they have reliable players who have grown into their new roles. Langford has been perhaps the most striking example of consistency, setting a team record with 8 consecutive 100-yard games rushing and averaging between 4.2 and 5.5 YPC in 10 games this season. Cook's accuracy continues to improve exponentially; despite going 4/11 passing in last year's bowl game, this season he has a 4:1 TD-INT ratio (20 to 5) and passed for over 300 yards in the B1GCG against Ohio State. He's proven himself relaxed in the pocket and able to throw well while rolling out under pressure. Defensively, the Spartans are deep enough to fill the void left by suspended SR defensive captain and MIKE Max Bullough. The special teams may have to compete with Stanford's return game juggernaut Ty Montgomery and bust off a few big returns of their own. Kicking and punting will be of no concern.

Like Crafty said, this game will be close and resemble the B1GCG. I think that

  • MSU mitigates the damage from Stanford's bruising linemen,
  • The secondary shuts down Stanford's WRs with suffocating man coverage,
  • Cook has another career day, passing for 300 yards and 3 TDs, and
  • Langford is held under 100 yards rushing (but breaks off a 20-yard TD run in the 4th quarter).

Prediction:

/u/CraftyConsumer -

Stanford 17
MSU 27

/u/nuxenolith -

Stanford 28
MSU 31

Related Subreddits

/r/stanford, /r/StanfordCardinal, /r/Pac12

/r/msu, /r/theonlycolors, /r/TheB1G


Contributors:

Flair User Role Assisted for
/u/DeusExa Head Coach Stanford
/u/CraftyConsumer Contributor MSU/Stanford
/u/nuxenolith Contributor MSU


For more info on the 35 Bowls Project, go here.

submitted by DeusExa to CFB
[link] [21 comments]

Posted on 1 January 2014

Bowl Game Officiating Assignments

Since I am a football official I thought I would share this with you guys.


2013 - 2014 Bowl Game Officiating Assignments


ACC: Sugar, Alamo, Liberty, Hawaii

American: Orange, Chick-Fil-A, Las Vegas

Big Ten: BCS Championship, Cotton, Russell Athletic, New Orelans

Big XII: Rose, Outback, Sun, Music City

C-USA: BBVA, Belk, Fight Hunger

MAC: Pinstripe, Heart of Dallas, Armed Forces

Mountain West: Advocare, Military, Beef O'Brady

Pac 12: Captial One, Gator, Buffalo Wild Wings, Poinsettia

SEC: Fiesta, Texas, Holiday, New Mexico, GoDaddy

SunBelt: Little Caesars, Idaho Potato

submitted by RoscoeUA to CFB
[link] [104 comments]

Posted on 18 December 2013

[FINAL DAY] The /r/CFB Rose Bowl Brick Fund — 68 Redditors have raised enough for 4 premium bricks, Join Us!

FINAL DAY: Deadline is November 20 @ ~5:30pm ET / 4:30pm CT.


The /r/CFB Brick Fund III: The Rose Bowl is a GO!


After the success of both the /r/CFB Baylor Brick and /r/CFB College Football Hall of Fame Bricks donation drives, we've decided to move on to “The Granddaddy of Them All” and raise money to put a brick (or two...or three...) in main plaza of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena (program details here). The bricks are scheduled to be installed in April 2014 to celebrate the 100th Rose Bowl Game.

Since the ground rules I created for the previos funds worked well, I've decided to reuse them, continuing to use the Reddit-friendly CrowdTilt to collect donations:

Ground Rules

Before I get into anything about sending money, I think it's helpful to have the basic rules so no one is later disappointed and we can all be on the same page:

  • Any message we pick needs to be approved by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, so know ahead of time that we won't be able to say anything too crazy--but anyone can nominate message ideas and donors vote on the final message (details below). From previous experiences, messages singling out any actual person for fun (even light fun) will not work.

  • There won't be room to put usernames on the brick, it will be a general message from /r/CFB --no matter what message is chosen, it will be only from “/r/CFB”.

  • People who donate will get to have ultimate say on what we write on the brick (suggestions welcome from everyone, including non-donors).

  • The minimum amount for donation is set to $10. If you want to donate more, you may.

  • To be fair to those who donate more, in determining what the Brick's message will be, each donor will be given one vote per $10 they donate (or half-vote for $5). The message will be determined by majority of donor votes (50%+1). Yes, theoretically someone could just donate a ton of money and determine what we say--so long as the message isn't something that will clearly be rejected and only credits /r/CFB.

  • The Rose Bowl Brick prices are at $100, $350, and $425. If we go over a particular amount, but fall short of another brick, the extra funds will be donated to the whoever the majority of donors want (i.e. one vote per donor). Please Note: The Rose Bowl Brick program is different than the previous campaigns in that the Rose Bowl is throwing in a free replica brick of the two higher-priced options; for the sake of making things simple, I (Honestly_) will be the recipient of any replicas.

  • The funds will initially go to CrowdTilt, which will then place them in my bank account, and I will donate those funds to the Rose Bowl. I will do my damnedest to be transparent about where the funds are and how much we have. You have my previous track record to go off of, we donated to get (1) a Baylor Brick and the excess money to the donor-chosen Talitha Koum Institute and (2) four Premium Legacy Bricks to be placed inside the CFB HOF.

  • CrowdTilt allows for a maximum donation period of 30 days, so I am placing that as the limit--if we see a reason, I can start another donation period afterward.

My hope is we can continue to use this same model if the idea ever comes up again in the future.

Payment Selection

The first time around we used WePay for invoicing individual donors. I chose them because they offered the least restrictions and lowest fees among sites like PayPal, Indiegogo, and GoFundMe. For the HOF brick campaign I switched to CrowdTilt which has an even more reddit-friendly program that with lower donor-fees (2.5%). They were responsive in my phone calls, are the "Official Fundraising Partner" of Reddit, and ended up being easy to use. If there are hiccups, let me know.

CrowdTilt requires a minimum target donation, so I set the amount for a single, top-level “Premium Rose/Team Logo Brick” ($425); that is in no way indicative of how much I think we'll get and we can go as far beyond that as we want (we hit $1,015 for Baylor and $1,200 with the HOF campaign). As I mentioned above, we can donate multiple bricks.

How to Donate (Two-Step Process)

If you want to donate to our /r/CFB Rose Bowl Brick(s) Fund please use the following two steps:

  1. Go to our CrowdTilt page and make a donation.

  2. Since CrowdTilt will only show me your real names, please, please message me separately with your name (the one you donated with) and donation amount so I will know which reddit user name to credit here! (you can message me via reddit or via CrowdTilt) I will update this post with just the reddit usernames of those who've successfully donated, along with the amount they donated. I will respect requests for anonymity, and only list those dollar amounts to 'anonymous' (or, as someone requested: 'anonymous' + flair).

I'll do my best to keep the list of donors and amounts updated at least once a day, but please be patient. While I don't foresee any hang-ups, you never know. If you don't see yourself listed after paying, or you have other concerns, please contact me via reddit message and I will do my best to keep you in the loop. So far I've been able to handle communication with the 98 redditors (other than myself) who have donated to our previous campaigns.

I'm happy to answer questions in this thread or via message.

I will keep a running tally of donors (reddit usernames) and donor amounts below.

  1. /u/Honestly_ -- $50
  2. /u/RagingWombats -- $50
  3. /u/englishmotherfucka -- $15
  4. /u/Ohminty -- $10
  5. /u/MrTheSpork -- $30
  6. /u/topher3003 -- $25
  7. /u/jkfunk -- $30
  8. /u/flying-banana -- $30
  9. /u/Peirce77 -- $10
  10. /u/kamkazemoose -- $50
  11. /u/srs_house -- $25
  12. /u/diagonalfish -- $25
  13. /u/CanadianIdiot55 -- $50
  14. /u/HypeMachine -- $20
  15. /u/third_try_naming -- $20
  16. /u/buckeyes75 -- $10
  17. /u/maxbud06 -- $10
  18. /u/kelling928 -- $20
  19. /u/Qurtys_Lyn -- $50
  20. /u/cheeseyone -- $30
  21. /u/PyongyangJim -- $10
  22. /u/burnerturner23 -- $10
  23. /u/MrStoneman -- $15
  24. /u/The_Aardvark -- $50
  25. /u/bicranium -- $40
  26. /u/TimeBroken -- $10
  27. /u/wthorson -- $25
  28. /u/joshglick -- $50
  29. anonymous -- $100
  30. /u/nuxenolith -- $20.17 ಠ_ಠ
  31. /u/SchrodingersGaren -- $20
  32. /u/razzertto -- $10
  33. /u/171819 -- $25
  34. /u/sinnerhp -- $50
  35. /u/matticusbellius -- $15
  36. /u/Conspiracy2Riot -- $10
  37. /u/stiva -- $10
  38. /u/g8r_h8r -- $100(!)
  39. /u/ScorpionsSpear -- $10
  40. /u/ZachBroChill -- $14.83 :)
  41. /u/CambodianDrywall -- $50
  42. /u/hirohitomyhiro -- $10
  43. /u/ElPolloHerman0 -- $10
  44. /u/ThatBeardedCarGuy -- $10
  45. /u/KomradeKettlebell -- $10
  46. /u/scarletorthodontist -- $20
  47. /u/xochihuehuetl -- $19.32 (in honor of Tulane's '32 RB team)
  48. /u/mexicanjanitor26 -- $10
  49. /u/moose512 -- $10
  50. /u/clrtxf -- $10
  51. /u/BostonEagle -- $10
  52. /u/bugsy33 -- $18.55
  53. /u/aguyfromthewest -- $35
  54. /u/AGreatMonk -- $10
  55. /u/CroqueMonsieur -- $19.26 (in honor of Bama's 1st bowl & NC)
  56. /u/Cecil_Hardboner -- $49.87
  57. /u/turtle_flu -- $20.03 (in honor of Wazzu's last RB)
  58. /u/Antonton -- $20
  59. /u/nykyle610 -- $10
  60. /u/LIV3N -- $20
  61. /u/astrobuckeye -- $10
  62. /u/Surreal_Sara -- $25
  63. /u/nolez -- $50.01 (in honor of Purdue's projected win total this season)
  64. /u/enataca -- $50
  65. /u/Im_Offensive -- $50
  66. /u/warox13 -- $10
  67. /u/onear -- $10
  68. /u/FinancialAdvisorKid -- $19.25 (in honor of ND's 1925 RB victory)
  69. /u/Slylingual24 -- $10
  70. /u/ThatGuyYouKnow -- $10
  71. /u/eldarknight -- $10
  72. /u/griffdog14 -- $10
  73. /u/randym99 -- $100
  74. /u/poodleface -- $20

TOTAL: $1,906.29


Conference donor breakdown (2013 affiliations):

B1G: 19 P12: 18 SEC: 11 B12: 9 ACC: 6 MAC: 3 AAC: 2* CUSA: 2 CAA: 1 UND: 1 * Rutgers makes up one of these. 

All donors should receive an invite to the private discussion sub by the end of the day Wed, Nov 20th.


Donations accepted until November 20 @ ~5:30 ET / 4:30pm CT

submitted by Honestly_ to CFB
[link] [15 comments]

Posted on 20 November 2013

[FINAL WEEK] The /r/CFB Brick Fund III: The Rose Bowl — 63 redditors have raised over $1,600 so far!

[Update (11/15): We've passed $1700]

FINAL WEEK: Deadline is November 20 @ ~4:30pm CT.


The /r/CFB Brick Fund III: The Rose Bowl is a GO!


After the success of both the /r/CFB Baylor Brick and /r/CFB College Football Hall of Fame Bricks donation drives, we've decided to move on to “The Granddaddy of Them All” and raise money to put a brick (or two...or three...) in main plaza of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena (program details here). The bricks are scheduled to be installed in April 2014 to celebrate the 100th Rose Bowl Game.

Since the ground rules I created for the previos funds worked well, I've decided to reuse them, continuing to use the Reddit-friendly CrowdTilt to collect donations:

Ground Rules

Before I get into anything about sending money, I think it's helpful to have the basic rules so no one is later disappointed and we can all be on the same page:

  • Any message we pick needs to be approved by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, so know ahead of time that we won't be able to say anything too crazy--but anyone can nominate message ideas and donors vote on the final message (details below). From previous experiences, messages singling out any actual person for fun (even light fun) will not work.

  • There won't be room to put usernames on the brick, it will be a general message from /r/CFB --no matter what message is chosen, it will be only from “/r/CFB”.

  • People who donate will get to have ultimate say on what we write on the brick (suggestions welcome from everyone, including non-donors).

  • The minimum amount for donation is set to $10. If you want to donate more, you may.

  • To be fair to those who donate more, in determining what the Brick's message will be, each donor will be given one vote per $10 they donate (or half-vote for $5). The message will be determined by majority of donor votes (50%+1). Yes, theoretically someone could just donate a ton of money and determine what we say--so long as the message isn't something that will clearly be rejected and only credits /r/CFB.

  • The Rose Bowl Brick prices are at $100, $350, and $425. If we go over a particular amount, but fall short of another brick, the extra funds will be donated to the whoever the majority of donors want (i.e. one vote per donor). Please Note: The Rose Bowl Brick program is different than the previous campaigns in that the Rose Bowl is throwing in a free replica brick of the two higher-priced options; for the sake of making things simple, I (Honestly_) will be the recipient of any replicas.

  • The funds will initially go to CrowdTilt, which will then place them in my bank account, and I will donate those funds to the Rose Bowl. I will do my damnedest to be transparent about where the funds are and how much we have. You have my previous track record to go off of, we donated to get (1) a Baylor Brick and the excess money to the donor-chosen Talitha Koum Institute and (2) four Premium Legacy Bricks to be placed inside the CFB HOF.

  • CrowdTilt allows for a maximum donation period of 30 days, so I am placing that as the limit--if we see a reason, I can start another donation period afterward.

My hope is we can continue to use this same model if the idea ever comes up again in the future.

Payment Selection

The first time around we used WePay for invoicing individual donors. I chose them because they offered the least restrictions and lowest fees among sites like PayPal, Indiegogo, and GoFundMe. For the HOF brick campaign I switched to CrowdTilt which has an even more reddit-friendly program that with lower donor-fees (2.5%). They were responsive in my phone calls, are the "Official Fundraising Partner" of Reddit, and ended up being easy to use. If there are hiccups, let me know.

CrowdTilt requires a minimum target donation, so I set the amount for a single, top-level “Premium Rose/Team Logo Brick” ($425); that is in no way indicative of how much I think we'll get and we can go as far beyond that as we want (we hit $1,015 for Baylor and $1,200 with the HOF campaign). As I mentioned above, we can donate multiple bricks.

How to Donate (Two-Step Process)

If you want to donate to our /r/CFB Rose Bowl Brick(s) Fund please use the following two steps:

  1. Go to our CrowdTilt page and make a donation.

  2. Since CrowdTilt will only show me your real names, please, please message me separately with your name (the one you donated with) and donation amount so I will know which reddit user name to credit here! (you can message me via reddit or via CrowdTilt) I will update this post with just the reddit usernames of those who've successfully donated, along with the amount they donated. I will respect requests for anonymity, and only list those dollar amounts to 'anonymous' (or, as someone requested: 'anonymous' + flair).

I'll do my best to keep the list of donors and amounts updated at least once a day, but please be patient. While I don't foresee any hang-ups, you never know. If you don't see yourself listed after paying, or you have other concerns, please contact me via reddit message and I will do my best to keep you in the loop. So far I've been able to handle communication with the 98 redditors (other than myself) who have donated to our previous campaigns.

I'm happy to answer questions in this thread or via message.

I will keep a running tally of donors (reddit usernames) and donor amounts below.

  1. /u/Honestly_ -- $50
  2. /u/RagingWombats -- $50
  3. /u/englishmotherfucka -- $15
  4. /u/Ohminty -- $10
  5. /u/MrTheSpork -- $30
  6. /u/topher3003 -- $25
  7. /u/jkfunk -- $30
  8. /u/flying-banana -- $30
  9. /u/Peirce77 -- $10
  10. /u/kamkazemoose -- $50
  11. /u/srs_house -- $25
  12. /u/diagonalfish -- $25
  13. /u/CanadianIdiot55 -- $50
  14. /u/HypeMachine -- $20
  15. /u/third_try_naming -- $20
  16. /u/buckeyes75 -- $10
  17. /u/maxbud06 -- $10
  18. /u/kelling928 -- $20
  19. /u/Qurtys_Lyn -- $50
  20. /u/cheeseyone -- $30
  21. /u/PyongyangJim -- $10
  22. /u/burnerturner23 -- $10
  23. /u/MrStoneman -- $15
  24. /u/The_Aardvark -- $50
  25. /u/bicranium -- $40
  26. /u/TimeBroken -- $10
  27. /u/wthorson -- $25
  28. /u/joshglick -- $50
  29. anonymous -- $100
  30. /u/nuxenolith -- $20.17 ಠ_ಠ
  31. /u/SchrodingersGaren -- $20
  32. /u/razzertto -- $10
  33. /u/171819 -- $25
  34. /u/sinnerhp -- $50
  35. /u/matticusbellius -- $15
  36. /u/Conspiracy2Riot -- $10
  37. /u/stiva -- $10
  38. /u/g8r_h8r -- $100(!)
  39. /u/ScorpionsSpear -- $10
  40. /u/ZachBroChill -- $14.83 :)
  41. /u/CambodianDrywall -- $50
  42. /u/hirohitomyhiro -- $10
  43. /u/ElPolloHerman0 -- $10
  44. /u/ThatBeardedCarGuy -- $10
  45. /u/KomradeKettlebell -- $10
  46. /u/scarletorthodontist -- $20
  47. /u/xochihuehuetl -- $19.32 (in honor of Tulane's '32 RB team)
  48. /u/mexicanjanitor26 -- $10
  49. /u/moose512 -- $10
  50. /u/clrtxf -- $10
  51. /u/BostonEagle -- $10
  52. /u/bugsy33 -- $18.55
  53. /u/aguyfromthewest -- $35
  54. /u/AGreatMonk -- $10
  55. /u/CroqueMonsieur -- $19.26 (in honor of Bama's 1st bowl & NC)
  56. /u/Cecil_Hardboner -- $49.87
  57. /u/turtle_flu -- $20.03 (in honor of Wazzu's last RB)
  58. /u/Antonton -- $20
  59. /u/nykyle610 -- $10
  60. /u/LIV3N -- $20
  61. /u/astrobuckeye -- $10
  62. /u/Surreal_Sara -- $25
  63. /u/nolez -- $50.01 (in honor of Purdue's projected win total this season)
  64. /u/enataca -- $50
  65. /u/Im_Offensive -- $50
  66. /u/warox13 -- $10
  67. /u/onear -- $10
  68. /u/FinancialAdvisorKid -- $19.25 (in honor of ND's 1925 RB victory)

TOTAL: $1,746.29


Conference donor breakdown (2013 affiliations):

B1G: 18 P12: 18 SEC: 10 B12: 7 ACC: 4 MAC: 3 AAC: 2* CUSA: 2 CAA: 1 UND: 1 * Rutgers makes up one of these. 

I aim to have no more than one or two updates a week. This will only be stuck to the top to the subreddit occasionally, during off times.

Donations accepted until November 20 @ ~4:30pm CT

submitted by Honestly_ to CFB
[link] [26 comments]

Posted on 14 November 2013

The /r/CFB Brick Fund III: The Rose Bowl — Donate Now!

[UPDATE (11/11); Since we can sticky posts now, I'll stick with the original post: 63 redditors from 9 conferences have raised over $1,600 so far!]


The /r/CFB Brick Fund III: The Rose Bowl is a GO!


After the success of both the /r/CFB Baylor Brick and /r/CFB College Football Hall of Fame Bricks donation drives, we've decided to move on to “The Granddaddy of Them All” and raise money to put a brick (or two...or three...) in main plaza of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena (program details here). The bricks are scheduled to be installed in April 2014 to celebrate the 100th Rose Bowl Game.

Since the ground rules I created for the previos funds worked well, I've decided to reuse them, continuing to use the Reddit-friendly CrowdTilt to collect donations:

Ground Rules

Before I get into anything about sending money, I think it's helpful to have the basic rules so no one is later disappointed and we can all be on the same page:

  • Any message we pick needs to be approved by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, so know ahead of time that we won't be able to say anything too crazy--but anyone can nominate message ideas and donors vote on the final message (details below). From previous experiences, messages singling out any actual person for fun (even light fun) will not work.

  • There won't be room to put usernames on the brick, it will be a general message from /r/CFB --no matter what message is chosen, it will be only from “/r/CFB”.

  • People who donate will get to have ultimate say on what we write on the brick (suggestions welcome from everyone, including non-donors).

  • The minimum amount for donation is set to $10. If you want to donate more, you may.

  • To be fair to those who donate more, in determining what the Brick's message will be, each donor will be given one vote per $10 they donate (or half-vote for $5). The message will be determined by majority of donor votes (50%+1). Yes, theoretically someone could just donate a ton of money and determine what we say--so long as the message isn't something that will clearly be rejected and only credits /r/CFB.

  • The Rose Bowl Brick prices are at $100, $350, and $425. If we go over a particular amount, but fall short of another brick, the extra funds will be donated to the whoever the majority of donors want (i.e. one vote per donor). Please Note: The Rose Bowl Brick program is different than the previous campaigns in that the Rose Bowl is throwing in a free replica brick of the two higher-priced options; for the sake of making things simple, I (Honestly_) will be the recipient of any replicas.

  • The funds will initially go to CrowdTilt, which will then place them in my bank account, and I will donate those funds to the Rose Bowl. I will do my damnedest to be transparent about where the funds are and how much we have. You have my previous track record to go off of, we donated to get (1) a Baylor Brick and the excess money to the donor-chosen Talitha Koum Institute and (2) four Premium Legacy Bricks to be placed inside the CFB HOF.

  • CrowdTilt allows for a maximum donation period of 30 days, so I am placing that as the limit--if we see a reason, I can start another donation period afterward.

My hope is we can continue to use this same model if the idea ever comes up again in the future.

Payment Selection

The first time around we used WePay for invoicing individual donors. I chose them because they offered the least restrictions and lowest fees among sites like PayPal, Indiegogo, and GoFundMe. For the HOF brick campaign I switched to CrowdTilt which has an even more reddit-friendly program that with lower donor-fees (2.5%). They were responsive in my phone calls, are the "Official Fundraising Partner" of Reddit, and ended up being easy to use. If there are hiccups, let me know.

CrowdTilt requires a minimum target donation, so I set the amount for a single, top-level “Premium Rose/Team Logo Brick” ($425); that is in no way indicative of how much I think we'll get and we can go as far beyond that as we want (we hit $1,015 for Baylor and $1,200 with the HOF campaign). As I mentioned above, we can donate multiple bricks.

How to Donate (Two-Step Process)

If you want to donate to our /r/CFB Rose Bowl Brick(s) Fund please use the following two steps:

  1. Go to our CrowdTilt page and make a donation.

  2. Since CrowdTilt will only show me your real names, please, please message me separately with your name (the one you donated with) and donation amount so I will know which reddit user name to credit here! (you can message me via reddit or via CrowdTilt) I will update this post with just the reddit usernames of those who've successfully donated, along with the amount they donated. I will respect requests for anonymity, and only list those dollar amounts to 'anonymous' (or, as someone requested: 'anonymous' + flair).

I'll do my best to keep the list of donors and amounts updated at least once a day, but please be patient. While I don't foresee any hang-ups, you never know. If you don't see yourself listed after paying, or you have other concerns, please contact me via reddit message and I will do my best to keep you in the loop. So far I've been able to handle communication with the 98 redditors (other than myself) who have donated to our previous campaigns.

I'm happy to answer questions in this thread or via message.

I will keep a running tally of donors (reddit usernames) and donor amounts below.

  1. /u/Honestly_ -- $50
  2. /u/RagingWombats -- $50
  3. /u/englishmotherfucka -- $15
  4. /u/Ohminty -- $10
  5. /u/MrTheSpork -- $30
  6. /u/topher3003 -- $25
  7. /u/jkfunk -- $30
  8. /u/flying-banana -- $30
  9. /u/Peirce77 -- $10
  10. /u/kamkazemoose -- $50
  11. /u/srs_house -- $25
  12. /u/diagonalfish -- $25
  13. /u/CanadianIdiot55 -- $50
  14. /u/HypeMachine -- $20
  15. /u/third_try_naming -- $20
  16. /u/buckeyes75 -- $10
  17. /u/maxbud06 -- $10
  18. /u/kelling928 -- $20
  19. /u/Qurtys_Lyn -- $50
  20. /u/cheeseyone -- $30
  21. /u/PyongyangJim -- $10
  22. /u/burnerturner23 -- $10
  23. /u/MrStoneman -- $15
  24. /u/The_Aardvark -- $50
  25. /u/bicranium -- $40
  26. /u/TimeBroken -- $10
  27. /u/wthorson -- $25
  28. /u/joshglick -- $50
  29. anonymous -- $100
  30. /u/nuxenolith -- $20.17 ಠ_ಠ
  31. /u/SchrodingersGaren -- $20
  32. /u/razzertto -- $10
  33. /u/171819 -- $25
  34. /u/sinnerhp -- $50
  35. /u/matticusbellius -- $15
  36. /u/Conspiracy2Riot -- $10
  37. /u/stiva -- $10
  38. /u/g8r_h8r -- $100(!)
  39. /u/ScorpionsSpear -- $10
  40. /u/ZachBroChill -- $14.83 :)
  41. /u/CambodianDrywall -- $50
  42. /u/hirohitomyhiro -- $10
  43. /u/ElPolloHerman0 -- $10
  44. /u/ThatBeardedCarGuy -- $10
  45. /u/KomradeKettlebell -- $10
  46. /u/scarletorthodontist -- $20
  47. /u/xochihuehuetl -- $19.32 (in honor of Tulane's '32 RB team)
  48. /u/mexicanjanitor26 -- $10
  49. /u/moose512 -- $10
  50. /u/clrtxf -- $10
  51. /u/BostonEagle -- $10
  52. /u/bugsy33 -- $18.55
  53. /u/aguyfromthewest -- $35
  54. /u/AGreatMonk -- $10
  55. /u/CroqueMonsieur -- $19.26 (in honor of Bama's 1st bowl & NC)
  56. /u/Cecil_Hardboner -- $49.87
  57. /u/turtle_flu -- $20.03 (in honor of Wazzu's last RB)
  58. /u/Antonton -- $20
  59. /u/nykyle610 -- $10
  60. /u/LIV3N -- $20
  61. /u/astrobuckeye -- $10
  62. /u/Surreal_Sara -- $25
  63. /u/nolez -- $50.01 (in honor of Purdue's projected win total this season)

TOTAL: $1,607.04


Conference donor breakdown (2013 affiliations):

B1G: 17 P12: 17 SEC: 9 B12: 6 ACC: 4 MAC: 3 AAC: 2* CUSA: 2 CAA: 1 * Rutgers makes up one of these. 

I aim to have no more than one or two updates a week. This will only be stuck to the top to the subreddit occasionally, during off times.

Donations accepted until November 20 @ ~4:30pm CT

submitted by Honestly_ to CFB
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Posted on 21 October 2013

What will you remember from the BCS era (1998-2014) of College Football?

-BCS Busters shocking the world?

-Controversial Computer Rankings?

-West Virginia scoring again?

Some BCS Facts:

-SEC has best record in National Championship at 9-1, the only loss being LSU vs. Alabama in the 2012 game.

-Independent teams are 0-4 in BCS appearances, all belonging to Notre Dame

-ACC only has 3 win in 16 BCS games, (Florida State over Virginia Tech, Virginia Tech over Cincinnati, and Florida State over Northern Illinois.)

-C-USA and Sun Belt are only conferences to never reach BCS Bowl

First BCS Bowls Compared to last season:

1999 Rose Bowl: No. 9 Wisconsin 38 - No. 5 UCLA 31

2013 Rose Bowl: No. 6 Stanford 20 - Wisconsin 14

1999 Sugar Bowl: No. 4 Ohio State 24 - Texas A&M 14

2013 Sugar Bowl: No. 21 Louisville 33 - Florida 21

1999 Orange Bowl: No. 8 Florida 31 - Syracuse 10

2013 Orange Bowl: No. 12 Florida State 31 - Northern Illinois 10

1999 Fiesta Bowl/National Championship: No. 1 Tennessee 23 - No. 2 Florida State 16

2013 Fiesta Bowl: Oregon 35 - Kansas State 17

2013 National Championship: Alabama 42 - Notre Dame 14

submitted by TheTurner to CFB
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Posted on 9 October 2013