Bowl Preview- New Orleans Bowl, Memphis vs. Florida Atlantic

The college football bowl season is here.  And we’re going to give your previews of some of the match-ups through the auspices of the local media that cover these universities.

First up…tonight’s RL Carriers New Orleans Bowl featuring the University of Memphis and Florida Atlantic University.

University of Memphis (7-5)

The Tigers of Conference USA needed to win its final three games to become bowl eligible.  The University has the team covered at it’s Athletic Department website.  Depending on its schedule during the semester break, you may be able to find out more about the Tigers via the student newspaper, the Daily Helmsan

The dominant local newspaper in Memphis is the Commercial Appeal.  Their sports section provides extensive coverage of the Tigers.  It’s a good read.   Through the paper you can also find a Tigers’ specific sports blog, the Memphis Edge.  Another recommended destination.

There are two sports radio stations in Memphis which may be focusing some attention on the game.  They are WHBQ and KQPN.

In a medium sized market like Memphis, there is also probably some local television coverage of the team.  Check out WREG, WMC-TV, WPTY, and WHBQ.

Florida Atlantic University (7-5)

The Owls punched their ticket to New Orleans by defeating Troy in the Sunbelt Conference Championship Game.  As with the Tigers, the Owls have the game covered through their Athletic Department website.  

Being in South Florida the Owls get coverage from a number of local newspapers.  The best comes from the South Florida Sun Sentinel.  They have a comprehensive sports section along with dedicated space for the Owls.  Like the Commercial Appeal, the Sentinel also has a FAU-specific blog.  You will also be able to find some FAU news in the Palm Beach Post and the Miami Herald.

Two sports radio stations cover the region, but I doubt if they are paying much attention to the game.  You can find out by going to WQAM and WAXY.

Whether the local Miami area television stations devote time to the game is anyone’s guess.  But you can find out at WFOR, WTVJ, WPLG and WSVN.

So there you have it.  Now you’re ready for action!

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