Posted on: July 2, 2009 11:15 pm
Illinois should have a bowl, New Mexico has the same thing. they have a WAC and a MTW team competing the respective conferences for NMU and NMSU. the Illinois bowl would be played at Solider Field and would feature a MAc team and Big 10 8. I know it is unlikely to have 8 Big 10 bowl-eligible teams, but if they add any of the teams Joe Pa was saying that they should, it would be more likely. I think that it would attract a lot of fans and would also be an easy berth for NIU. They could do the same thing that they did in the Hawaii Bowl, by fixing it so that if not but into another bowl automatically (like Motor city or Rose) an Illinois team would go to t, then we could finally get a much craved battle against one f the "big " schools in Illinois.