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