December 28, 2012
With Christmas behind us and the New Year approaching quickly, College Football teams have begun, and will continue to play, bowl games. Teams with at least 6 wins are considered for bowl appearances, with some schools playing in little know games such as the Belk Bowl or Independence Bowl, and others playing in the most well known bowl games like the Rose Bowl or Cotton Bowl.
One BCS Bowl game that will feature a team no one thought would attain such a lofty precipice is the Orange Bowl. Held in Miami, the Orange Bowl often features the winner of the Atlantic Coast Conference unless that team is in contention for the National Championship game. The ACC champion’s opponent in the game has varied from year-to-year, with the Northern Illinois Huskies from the MAC. Northern Illinois and Kent State both went undefeated in the regular season, prompting the winner of the MAC championship between the Huskies and the Golden Flashes to play ACC winner Florida State in the Orange Bowl.
In celebration of their first major Bowl game, the Northern Illinois Huskies will wear new uniforms designed by Adidas. These Techfit jerseys are designed to be 30% lighter than the jerseys the Huskies regularly wear, sporting lightweight material for the numbers, new ventilation zones, and all white look. The jerseys have small red NIU just above the silver numbers on the front. The uniforms are topped off with red pants, black helmets, and red/white socks.
Authentic Store Buzz: Pro League Authentics has just come out with a new exclusive line of apparel. The Legends Line- Wilt Chamberlain. A fan of Wilt the Stilt, The Big Dipper, or maybe you just know him as Mr. 100. Wilt Chamberlain was a basketball legend, considered by many to be the most athletic and talented player to ever strut onto the NBA hardwood. The big man, who wore number 13 and was famous for wearing the sweatband on his head, once dropped 100 points in Hershey, PA. PLA has the exclusive line of shirts of the Wilt Chamberlain line.
As the NFL season continues, PLA continues to provide a great selection of authentic NIKE NFL jerseys including the newest one, a home blue Andrew Luck jersey. In fact, PLA is now offering 50% off on any NIKE NFL jerseys. All are authentic. Check our selection out on our website, call up the store to inquire, or keep track of our Facebook Page and Twitter feed for daily updates.
Authentically Speaking Trivia Time: How did the Razorback become the official mascot of the University of Arkansas? Answer to come tomorrow.
Thursday's answer: The test game was played between the Chicago Politicians and the Rockford Metros. The game was played in Rockford Illinois.