Archive for Wednesday, December 5, 2001

UCLA to pass on bowl game

Bruins’ AD says trip would be too costly

December 5, 2001


— After starting the season with six victories and hopes of a national title, UCLA will skip any bowl game following a late-season collapse.

Gary Beck, executive director of the Humanitarian Bowl in Boise, Idaho, confirmed Tuesday that the 7-4 Bruins won't be one of the participants. The Bruins said going to the New Year's Eve game would have resulted in a $300,000 loss.

Louisiana Tech will play Clemson in the Humanitarian Bowl instead.

Michigan State was selected Sunday to face No. 19 Fresno State in the Silicon Valley Bowl, leaving the Humanitarian Bowl as the only possibility.

UCLA athletics director Pete Dalis said that because of financial commitments such as a corporate sponsorship, the guarantee to sell 5,000 tickets at $33 each and a requirement of staying in Boise for five nights, a loss of $300,000 was projected, and would have to come from this year's operating revenues.

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