Archive for Sunday, December 7, 2008

KU to face Minnesota in Insight Bowl

December 7, 2008


After a few days of uncertainty, the Kansas University football team learned Sunday that it will face Minnesota in the Insight Bowl.

Minnesota athletic director Joel Maturi announced Sunday evening that the Golden Gophers (7-5, 3-5 in the Big Ten) have accepted a bid to play in the Dec. 31, Tempe, Ariz.-based bowl against the Jayhawks (7-5, 4-4 in the Big 12), who accepted a bid late last week.

"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase our football program in the Insight Bowl and I am pleased to accept the invitation on behalf of the University of Minnesota," Maturi said in a statement. "The state of Arizona is an outstanding bowl destination for our fans and the hospitality that was extended to our program during our visit in 2006 was exceptional. I encourage our alumni, fans and students to come with us to Tempe and experience what will be an outstanding matchup between two of the nation’s top conferences.”

The game will represent the seventh meeting between the schools and the first since 1973. Kansas has gone 3-3 all-time against the Golden Gophers.

“We are excited to be selected as the Big Ten’s representative in the Insight Bowl and we are looking forward to playing one of the nation’s best teams in Kansas on Dec. 31st in Sun Devil Stadium,” Minnesota coach Tim Brewster said. “I could not be more proud of what our team has accomplished this season and I am thrilled that all their hard work is being rewarded with an opportunity to play in a tremendous event like the Insight Bowl.”


kusp8 6 years, 11 months ago

Sounds like KU'll be having fried gopher for their New Years Eve dinner.

Boeing 6 years, 11 months ago

I'll be in Tempe enjoying some of that gopher and champagne for sure!

Tom McCune 6 years, 11 months ago

Oh, how I wish it was really the Enzyte Bowl. That would be so much more appropriate.

somebodynew 6 years, 11 months ago

Newell_Post -- I would have expected that to come from The_Original_Bob. !!!!

riverdrifter 6 years, 11 months ago

I think LG40 left out a critical 'S' in a typo there...

OldEnuf2BYurDad 6 years, 11 months ago

Gophers: losing conference record in a weak conference.Kansas: winning conference record in the most dominant conference in Div. I.We are the better team. Gopher on a stick.

coldsplice 6 years, 11 months ago

I'm a Lawrence native living in Minneapolis and have watched the Gophers all season (because i'm a masochist). If KU doesnt mop the floor with these guys we should all be embarassed. The Gophers lost their last 4 games of the season, against Northwestern, Michigan, Wisconsin, and 55-0 to Iowa. These teams were a combined 27-21 this season.Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

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