IN THE NEWS
2012: Navy vs. ASU
Grieving Grice runs wild against Navy - John Crumpacker, SF Gate
Arizona State must stop Navy's wishbone - John Crumpacker, SF Gate
Pat Tillman an inspiration to Arizona State coach - Jeff Faraudo, Mercury News
Navy, ASU contrast sharply on, off field - John Crumpacker, SF Gate
ASU, Navy prepare for S.F. bowl game - John Crumpacker, SF Gate
Arizona State running back Cameron Marshall stands tall by doing less - Jeff Faraudo, Mercury News
2011: Illinois vs. UCLA
Kraft Bowl: How Illinois narrowly avoided a bowl snub - Bob Asmussen, IlliniHQ.com
S.F. bowl game boss make strides against hunger - Sam Whiting, SF Gate
2010: #13 Nevada vs. Boston College
Nevada ends its best season with win over BC - John Shea, SF Gate
Colin Kaepernick learned to run with the Wolf Pack - John Shea, SF Gate
Nevada a better fit than Boise for S.F. bowl game - John Shea, SF Gate
Pack Helps Serve San Francisco Community - Steve Puterski, Lahontan Valley News
BC's Spaziani 'excited' for another shot at city's bowl game - Richard Paollnelli, Special To The Examiner
China Basin feels like home to Nevada - John Shea, SF Gate
"I tell people the NCAA needed a game in California, ESPN needed another bowl game and I needed a job."
--Gary Cavalli, article by Glenn Dickey - The Examiner 12/23/08
ESPN and the Emerald Bowl "won the night" among all TV networks (broadcast or cable) by averaging 4,535,000 homes (as well as viewers; People 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54; and Men 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54) based on a 4.6 rating for the Emerald Bowl.
"You know what? I kind of like the Emerald Bowl. You know why? When else do you get to see Miami or Florida State play a West Coast team like UCLA or Cal? We should do this more often."
--Stewart Mandel, Bowl Preview - SI.com 12/8/08