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Monday, 14 January 2013 22:27

College football bowl schedule

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Schedule and results for college football bowls for 2012-13:

(All times EST)

--

Dec. 15

Gildan New Mexico Bowl, at Albuquerque

Arizona (8-5) defeated Nevada (7-6) 49-48

--

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, at Boise, Idaho

Utah State (11-2) defeated Toledo (9-4) 41-15

--

--

Dec. 20

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl, at San Diego

Brigham Young (8-5) defeated San Diego State (9-4) 23-6

--

--

Dec. 21

Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl, at St. Petersburg, Fla.

Central Florida (10-4) defeated Ball State (9-4) 38-17

--

--

Dec. 22

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, at New Orleans

Louisiana-Lafayette (9-4) defeated East Carolina (8-5) 43-34

--

MAACO Bowl Las Vegas, at Las Vegas

Boise State (11-2) defeated Washington (7-6) 28-26

--

--

Dec. 24

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, at Honolulu

Southern Methodist (7-6) defeated Fresno State (9-4) 43-10

--

--

Dec. 26

Little Caesars Bowl, at Detroit

Central Michigan (7-6) defeated Western Kentucky (7-6) 24-21

--

--

Dec. 27

Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman, at Washington

San Jose State (11-2) defeated Bowling Green (8-5) 29-20

--

Belk Bowl, at Charlotte, N.C.

Cincinnati (10-3) defeated Duke (6-7) 48-34

--

Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl, at San Diego

Baylor (8-5) defeated UCLA (9-5) 49-26

--

--

Dec. 28

AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl, at Shreveport, La.

Ohio (9-4) defeated Louisiana-Monroe (8-5) 45-14

--

Russell Athletic Bowl, at Orlando, Fla.

Virginia Tech (7-6) defeated Rutgers (9-4) 13-10 (OT)

--

Meineke Car Care Bowl, at Houston

Texas Tech (8-5) defeated Minnesota (6-7) 34-31

--

--

Dec. 29

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, at Dallas

Rice (7-6) defeated Air Force (6-7) 33-14

--

New Era Pinstripe Bowl, at New York

Syracuse (8-5) defeated West Virginia (7-6) 38-14

--

Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, at San Francisco

Arizona State (8-5) defeated Navy (8-5) 62-28

--

Valero Alamo Bowl, at San Antonio

Texas (9-4) defeated Oregon State (9-4) 31-27

--

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, at Tempe, Ariz.

Michigan State (7-6) defeated Texas Christian (7-6) 17-16

--

--

Dec. 31

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, at Nashville

Vanderbilt (9-4) defeated North Carolina State (7-6) 38-24

--

Hyundai Sun Bowl, at El Paso, Texas

Georgia Tech (7-7) defeated Southern California (7-6) 21-7

--

AutoZone Liberty Bowl, at Memphis

Tulsa (11-3) defeated Iowa State (6-7) 31-17

--

Chick-fil-A Bowl, at Atlanta

Clemson (11-2) defeated Louisiana State (10-3) 25-24

--

--

Jan. 1

Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, Fla.

Northwestern (10-3) defeated Mississippi State (8-5) 34-20

--

Heart of Dallas Bowl, at Dallas

Oklahoma State (8-5) defeated Purdue (6-7) 58-14

--

Outback Bowl, at Tampa, Fla.

South Carolina (11-2) vs. Michigan (8-5) 33-28

--

Capital One Bowl, at Orlando, Fla.

Georgia (12-2) defeated Nebraska (10-4) 45-31

--

Rose Bowl presented by VIZIO, at Pasadena, Calif.

Stanford (12-2) defeated Wisconsin (8-6) 20-14

--

Discover Orange Bowl, at Miami

Florida State (12-2) defeated Northern Illinois (12-2) 31-10

--

--

Jan. 2

Allstate Sugar Bowl, at New Orleans

Louisville (11-2) defeated Florida (11-2) 33-23

--

--

Jan. 3

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, at Glendale, Ariz.

Oregon (12-1) defeated Kansas State (11-2) 35-17

--

--

Jan. 4

AT&T Cotton Bowl, at Arlington, Texas

Texas A&M (11-2) defeated Oklahoma (10-3) 41-13

--

--

Jan. 5

BBVA Compass Bowl, at Birmingham, Ala.

Mississippi (7-6) defeated Pittsburgh (6-7) 38-17

--

--

Jan. 6

GoDaddy.com Bowl, at Mobile, Ala.

Arkansas State (10-3) defeated Kent State (11-3) 17-13

--

Jan. 7

Tostitos BCS National Championship Game, at Miami

Alabama (13-1) defeated Notre Dame (12-1) 42-14
Published in Sports
Tuesday, 05 February 2013 08:02

Fiesta Bowl seeks to stay non-profit

PHOENIX, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The former top executive of the Fiesta Bowl owes $75,509 in back taxes on items he charged to the non-profit that puts on the marquee college football game.

John Junker, fired in March 2011 for allegedly using the non-profit's money to pay for strip club and golf outings and to illegally reimburse employees for political donations, pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges in 2012 and is awaiting sentencing. The Arizona Republic of Phoenix said he faces a short federal prison stint or probation.

The Fiesta Bowl made the tax disclosures as part of its bid to remain a tax-exempt non-profit. The Fiesta Bowl's contract with the Bowl Championship Series runs out in 2014, when college football is scheduled to move to a six-team playoff format. If the Fiesta Bowl wants to host one of those games -- and continue to draw the tens of millions of dollars in economic impact to Arizona -- it will need to sign on again to host one of the playoff games.

Junker, who made $618,000 as chief executive officer of the Fiesta Bowl, making him the highest paid BCS official prior to his dismissal, allegedly used money from the non-profit to lead a lavish lifestyle and curry favor with politicians. A federal investigation revealed he authorized payments to Fiesta Bowl employees to reimburse them for donations to various politicians, which is illegal.

Officials said changes have been made in the management structure to prevent any future incidents of fraud of misuse of the non-profit's money.

"The bowl has done literally everything it could have done over the last two years to deal with all the problems of the prior management and to make all the proper fixes and changes to position itself as a fully compliant and proper tax-reporting, non-profit organization," said Nathan Hochman, a bowl attorney and former head of the U.S. Department of Justice's Tax Division.
Published in Sports
Monday, 14 January 2013 22:27

College football bowl schedule

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Schedule and results for college football bowls for 2012-13:

(All times EST)

--

Dec. 15

Gildan New Mexico Bowl, at Albuquerque

Arizona (8-5) defeated Nevada (7-6) 49-48

--

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, at Boise, Idaho

Utah State (11-2) defeated Toledo (9-4) 41-15

--

--

Dec. 20

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl, at San Diego

Brigham Young (8-5) defeated San Diego State (9-4) 23-6

--

--

Dec. 21

Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl, at St. Petersburg, Fla.

Central Florida (10-4) defeated Ball State (9-4) 38-17

--

--

Dec. 22

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, at New Orleans

Louisiana-Lafayette (9-4) defeated East Carolina (8-5) 43-34

--

MAACO Bowl Las Vegas, at Las Vegas

Boise State (11-2) defeated Washington (7-6) 28-26

--

--

Dec. 24

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, at Honolulu

Southern Methodist (7-6) defeated Fresno State (9-4) 43-10

--

--

Dec. 26

Little Caesars Bowl, at Detroit

Central Michigan (7-6) defeated Western Kentucky (7-6) 24-21

--

--

Dec. 27

Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman, at Washington

San Jose State (11-2) defeated Bowling Green (8-5) 29-20

--

Belk Bowl, at Charlotte, N.C.

Cincinnati (10-3) defeated Duke (6-7) 48-34

--

Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl, at San Diego

Baylor (8-5) defeated UCLA (9-5) 49-26

--

--

Dec. 28

AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl, at Shreveport, La.

Ohio (9-4) defeated Louisiana-Monroe (8-5) 45-14

--

Russell Athletic Bowl, at Orlando, Fla.

Virginia Tech (7-6) defeated Rutgers (9-4) 13-10 (OT)

--

Meineke Car Care Bowl, at Houston

Texas Tech (8-5) defeated Minnesota (6-7) 34-31

--

--

Dec. 29

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, at Dallas

Rice (7-6) defeated Air Force (6-7) 33-14

--

New Era Pinstripe Bowl, at New York

Syracuse (8-5) defeated West Virginia (7-6) 38-14

--

Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, at San Francisco

Arizona State (8-5) defeated Navy (8-5) 62-28

--

Valero Alamo Bowl, at San Antonio

Texas (9-4) defeated Oregon State (9-4) 31-27

--

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, at Tempe, Ariz.

Michigan State (7-6) defeated Texas Christian (7-6) 17-16

--

--

Dec. 31

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, at Nashville

Vanderbilt (9-4) defeated North Carolina State (7-6) 38-24

--

Hyundai Sun Bowl, at El Paso, Texas

Georgia Tech (7-7) defeated Southern California (7-6) 21-7

--

AutoZone Liberty Bowl, at Memphis

Tulsa (11-3) defeated Iowa State (6-7) 31-17

--

Chick-fil-A Bowl, at Atlanta

Clemson (11-2) defeated Louisiana State (10-3) 25-24

--

--

Jan. 1

Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, Fla.

Northwestern (10-3) defeated Mississippi State (8-5) 34-20

--

Heart of Dallas Bowl, at Dallas

Oklahoma State (8-5) defeated Purdue (6-7) 58-14

--

Outback Bowl, at Tampa, Fla.

South Carolina (11-2) vs. Michigan (8-5) 33-28

--

Capital One Bowl, at Orlando, Fla.

Georgia (12-2) defeated Nebraska (10-4) 45-31

--

Rose Bowl presented by VIZIO, at Pasadena, Calif.

Stanford (12-2) defeated Wisconsin (8-6) 20-14

--

Discover Orange Bowl, at Miami

Florida State (12-2) defeated Northern Illinois (12-2) 31-10

--

--

Jan. 2

Allstate Sugar Bowl, at New Orleans

Louisville (11-2) defeated Florida (11-2) 33-23

--

--

Jan. 3

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, at Glendale, Ariz.

Oregon (12-1) defeated Kansas State (11-2) 35-17

--

--

Jan. 4

AT&T Cotton Bowl, at Arlington, Texas

Texas A&M (11-2) defeated Oklahoma (10-3) 41-13

--

--

Jan. 5

BBVA Compass Bowl, at Birmingham, Ala.

Mississippi (7-6) defeated Pittsburgh (6-7) 38-17

--

--

Jan. 6

GoDaddy.com Bowl, at Mobile, Ala.

Arkansas State (10-3) defeated Kent State (11-3) 17-13

--

Jan. 7

Tostitos BCS National Championship Game, at Miami

Alabama (13-1) defeated Notre Dame (12-1) 42-14
Published in Sports
Tuesday, 05 February 2013 08:02

Fiesta Bowl seeks to stay non-profit

PHOENIX, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The former top executive of the Fiesta Bowl owes $75,509 in back taxes on items he charged to the non-profit that puts on the marquee college football game.

John Junker, fired in March 2011 for allegedly using the non-profit's money to pay for strip club and golf outings and to illegally reimburse employees for political donations, pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges in 2012 and is awaiting sentencing. The Arizona Republic of Phoenix said he faces a short federal prison stint or probation.

The Fiesta Bowl made the tax disclosures as part of its bid to remain a tax-exempt non-profit. The Fiesta Bowl's contract with the Bowl Championship Series runs out in 2014, when college football is scheduled to move to a six-team playoff format. If the Fiesta Bowl wants to host one of those games -- and continue to draw the tens of millions of dollars in economic impact to Arizona -- it will need to sign on again to host one of the playoff games.

Junker, who made $618,000 as chief executive officer of the Fiesta Bowl, making him the highest paid BCS official prior to his dismissal, allegedly used money from the non-profit to lead a lavish lifestyle and curry favor with politicians. A federal investigation revealed he authorized payments to Fiesta Bowl employees to reimburse them for donations to various politicians, which is illegal.

Officials said changes have been made in the management structure to prevent any future incidents of fraud of misuse of the non-profit's money.

"The bowl has done literally everything it could have done over the last two years to deal with all the problems of the prior management and to make all the proper fixes and changes to position itself as a fully compliant and proper tax-reporting, non-profit organization," said Nathan Hochman, a bowl attorney and former head of the U.S. Department of Justice's Tax Division.
Published in Sports
Monday, 14 January 2013 22:27

College football bowl schedule

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Schedule and results for college football bowls for 2012-13:

(All times EST)

--

Dec. 15

Gildan New Mexico Bowl, at Albuquerque

Arizona (8-5) defeated Nevada (7-6) 49-48

--

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, at Boise, Idaho

Utah State (11-2) defeated Toledo (9-4) 41-15

--

--

Dec. 20

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl, at San Diego

Brigham Young (8-5) defeated San Diego State (9-4) 23-6

--

--

Dec. 21

Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl, at St. Petersburg, Fla.

Central Florida (10-4) defeated Ball State (9-4) 38-17

--

--

Dec. 22

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, at New Orleans

Louisiana-Lafayette (9-4) defeated East Carolina (8-5) 43-34

--

MAACO Bowl Las Vegas, at Las Vegas

Boise State (11-2) defeated Washington (7-6) 28-26

--

--

Dec. 24

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, at Honolulu

Southern Methodist (7-6) defeated Fresno State (9-4) 43-10

--

--

Dec. 26

Little Caesars Bowl, at Detroit

Central Michigan (7-6) defeated Western Kentucky (7-6) 24-21

--

--

Dec. 27

Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman, at Washington

San Jose State (11-2) defeated Bowling Green (8-5) 29-20

--

Belk Bowl, at Charlotte, N.C.

Cincinnati (10-3) defeated Duke (6-7) 48-34

--

Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl, at San Diego

Baylor (8-5) defeated UCLA (9-5) 49-26

--

--

Dec. 28

AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl, at Shreveport, La.

Ohio (9-4) defeated Louisiana-Monroe (8-5) 45-14

--

Russell Athletic Bowl, at Orlando, Fla.

Virginia Tech (7-6) defeated Rutgers (9-4) 13-10 (OT)

--

Meineke Car Care Bowl, at Houston

Texas Tech (8-5) defeated Minnesota (6-7) 34-31

--

--

Dec. 29

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, at Dallas

Rice (7-6) defeated Air Force (6-7) 33-14

--

New Era Pinstripe Bowl, at New York

Syracuse (8-5) defeated West Virginia (7-6) 38-14

--

Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, at San Francisco

Arizona State (8-5) defeated Navy (8-5) 62-28

--

Valero Alamo Bowl, at San Antonio

Texas (9-4) defeated Oregon State (9-4) 31-27

--

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, at Tempe, Ariz.

Michigan State (7-6) defeated Texas Christian (7-6) 17-16

--

--

Dec. 31

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, at Nashville

Vanderbilt (9-4) defeated North Carolina State (7-6) 38-24

--

Hyundai Sun Bowl, at El Paso, Texas

Georgia Tech (7-7) defeated Southern California (7-6) 21-7

--

AutoZone Liberty Bowl, at Memphis

Tulsa (11-3) defeated Iowa State (6-7) 31-17

--

Chick-fil-A Bowl, at Atlanta

Clemson (11-2) defeated Louisiana State (10-3) 25-24

--

--

Jan. 1

Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, Fla.

Northwestern (10-3) defeated Mississippi State (8-5) 34-20

--

Heart of Dallas Bowl, at Dallas

Oklahoma State (8-5) defeated Purdue (6-7) 58-14

--

Outback Bowl, at Tampa, Fla.

South Carolina (11-2) vs. Michigan (8-5) 33-28

--

Capital One Bowl, at Orlando, Fla.

Georgia (12-2) defeated Nebraska (10-4) 45-31

--

Rose Bowl presented by VIZIO, at Pasadena, Calif.

Stanford (12-2) defeated Wisconsin (8-6) 20-14

--

Discover Orange Bowl, at Miami

Florida State (12-2) defeated Northern Illinois (12-2) 31-10

--

--

Jan. 2

Allstate Sugar Bowl, at New Orleans

Louisville (11-2) defeated Florida (11-2) 33-23

--

--

Jan. 3

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, at Glendale, Ariz.

Oregon (12-1) defeated Kansas State (11-2) 35-17

--

--

Jan. 4

AT&T Cotton Bowl, at Arlington, Texas

Texas A&M (11-2) defeated Oklahoma (10-3) 41-13

--

--

Jan. 5

BBVA Compass Bowl, at Birmingham, Ala.

Mississippi (7-6) defeated Pittsburgh (6-7) 38-17

--

--

Jan. 6

GoDaddy.com Bowl, at Mobile, Ala.

Arkansas State (10-3) defeated Kent State (11-3) 17-13

--

Jan. 7

Tostitos BCS National Championship Game, at Miami

Alabama (13-1) defeated Notre Dame (12-1) 42-14
Published in Sports
Tuesday, 05 February 2013 08:02

Fiesta Bowl seeks to stay non-profit

PHOENIX, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The former top executive of the Fiesta Bowl owes $75,509 in back taxes on items he charged to the non-profit that puts on the marquee college football game.

John Junker, fired in March 2011 for allegedly using the non-profit's money to pay for strip club and golf outings and to illegally reimburse employees for political donations, pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges in 2012 and is awaiting sentencing. The Arizona Republic of Phoenix said he faces a short federal prison stint or probation.

The Fiesta Bowl made the tax disclosures as part of its bid to remain a tax-exempt non-profit. The Fiesta Bowl's contract with the Bowl Championship Series runs out in 2014, when college football is scheduled to move to a six-team playoff format. If the Fiesta Bowl wants to host one of those games -- and continue to draw the tens of millions of dollars in economic impact to Arizona -- it will need to sign on again to host one of the playoff games.

Junker, who made $618,000 as chief executive officer of the Fiesta Bowl, making him the highest paid BCS official prior to his dismissal, allegedly used money from the non-profit to lead a lavish lifestyle and curry favor with politicians. A federal investigation revealed he authorized payments to Fiesta Bowl employees to reimburse them for donations to various politicians, which is illegal.

Officials said changes have been made in the management structure to prevent any future incidents of fraud of misuse of the non-profit's money.

"The bowl has done literally everything it could have done over the last two years to deal with all the problems of the prior management and to make all the proper fixes and changes to position itself as a fully compliant and proper tax-reporting, non-profit organization," said Nathan Hochman, a bowl attorney and former head of the U.S. Department of Justice's Tax Division.
Published in Sports
Monday, 14 January 2013 22:27

College football bowl schedule

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Schedule and results for college football bowls for 2012-13:

(All times EST)

--

Dec. 15

Gildan New Mexico Bowl, at Albuquerque

Arizona (8-5) defeated Nevada (7-6) 49-48

--

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, at Boise, Idaho

Utah State (11-2) defeated Toledo (9-4) 41-15

--

--

Dec. 20

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl, at San Diego

Brigham Young (8-5) defeated San Diego State (9-4) 23-6

--

--

Dec. 21

Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl, at St. Petersburg, Fla.

Central Florida (10-4) defeated Ball State (9-4) 38-17

--

--

Dec. 22

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, at New Orleans

Louisiana-Lafayette (9-4) defeated East Carolina (8-5) 43-34

--

MAACO Bowl Las Vegas, at Las Vegas

Boise State (11-2) defeated Washington (7-6) 28-26

--

--

Dec. 24

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, at Honolulu

Southern Methodist (7-6) defeated Fresno State (9-4) 43-10

--

--

Dec. 26

Little Caesars Bowl, at Detroit

Central Michigan (7-6) defeated Western Kentucky (7-6) 24-21

--

--

Dec. 27

Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman, at Washington

San Jose State (11-2) defeated Bowling Green (8-5) 29-20

--

Belk Bowl, at Charlotte, N.C.

Cincinnati (10-3) defeated Duke (6-7) 48-34

--

Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl, at San Diego

Baylor (8-5) defeated UCLA (9-5) 49-26

--

--

Dec. 28

AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl, at Shreveport, La.

Ohio (9-4) defeated Louisiana-Monroe (8-5) 45-14

--

Russell Athletic Bowl, at Orlando, Fla.

Virginia Tech (7-6) defeated Rutgers (9-4) 13-10 (OT)

--

Meineke Car Care Bowl, at Houston

Texas Tech (8-5) defeated Minnesota (6-7) 34-31

--

--

Dec. 29

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, at Dallas

Rice (7-6) defeated Air Force (6-7) 33-14

--

New Era Pinstripe Bowl, at New York

Syracuse (8-5) defeated West Virginia (7-6) 38-14

--

Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, at San Francisco

Arizona State (8-5) defeated Navy (8-5) 62-28

--

Valero Alamo Bowl, at San Antonio

Texas (9-4) defeated Oregon State (9-4) 31-27

--

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, at Tempe, Ariz.

Michigan State (7-6) defeated Texas Christian (7-6) 17-16

--

--

Dec. 31

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, at Nashville

Vanderbilt (9-4) defeated North Carolina State (7-6) 38-24

--

Hyundai Sun Bowl, at El Paso, Texas

Georgia Tech (7-7) defeated Southern California (7-6) 21-7

--

AutoZone Liberty Bowl, at Memphis

Tulsa (11-3) defeated Iowa State (6-7) 31-17

--

Chick-fil-A Bowl, at Atlanta

Clemson (11-2) defeated Louisiana State (10-3) 25-24

--

--

Jan. 1

Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, Fla.

Northwestern (10-3) defeated Mississippi State (8-5) 34-20

--

Heart of Dallas Bowl, at Dallas

Oklahoma State (8-5) defeated Purdue (6-7) 58-14

--

Outback Bowl, at Tampa, Fla.

South Carolina (11-2) vs. Michigan (8-5) 33-28

--

Capital One Bowl, at Orlando, Fla.

Georgia (12-2) defeated Nebraska (10-4) 45-31

--

Rose Bowl presented by VIZIO, at Pasadena, Calif.

Stanford (12-2) defeated Wisconsin (8-6) 20-14

--

Discover Orange Bowl, at Miami

Florida State (12-2) defeated Northern Illinois (12-2) 31-10

--

--

Jan. 2

Allstate Sugar Bowl, at New Orleans

Louisville (11-2) defeated Florida (11-2) 33-23

--

--

Jan. 3

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, at Glendale, Ariz.

Oregon (12-1) defeated Kansas State (11-2) 35-17

--

--

Jan. 4

AT&T Cotton Bowl, at Arlington, Texas

Texas A&M (11-2) defeated Oklahoma (10-3) 41-13

--

--

Jan. 5

BBVA Compass Bowl, at Birmingham, Ala.

Mississippi (7-6) defeated Pittsburgh (6-7) 38-17

--

--

Jan. 6

GoDaddy.com Bowl, at Mobile, Ala.

Arkansas State (10-3) defeated Kent State (11-3) 17-13

--

Jan. 7

Tostitos BCS National Championship Game, at Miami

Alabama (13-1) defeated Notre Dame (12-1) 42-14
Published in Sports
Tuesday, 05 February 2013 08:02

Fiesta Bowl seeks to stay non-profit

PHOENIX, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The former top executive of the Fiesta Bowl owes $75,509 in back taxes on items he charged to the non-profit that puts on the marquee college football game.

John Junker, fired in March 2011 for allegedly using the non-profit's money to pay for strip club and golf outings and to illegally reimburse employees for political donations, pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges in 2012 and is awaiting sentencing. The Arizona Republic of Phoenix said he faces a short federal prison stint or probation.

The Fiesta Bowl made the tax disclosures as part of its bid to remain a tax-exempt non-profit. The Fiesta Bowl's contract with the Bowl Championship Series runs out in 2014, when college football is scheduled to move to a six-team playoff format. If the Fiesta Bowl wants to host one of those games -- and continue to draw the tens of millions of dollars in economic impact to Arizona -- it will need to sign on again to host one of the playoff games.

Junker, who made $618,000 as chief executive officer of the Fiesta Bowl, making him the highest paid BCS official prior to his dismissal, allegedly used money from the non-profit to lead a lavish lifestyle and curry favor with politicians. A federal investigation revealed he authorized payments to Fiesta Bowl employees to reimburse them for donations to various politicians, which is illegal.

Officials said changes have been made in the management structure to prevent any future incidents of fraud of misuse of the non-profit's money.

"The bowl has done literally everything it could have done over the last two years to deal with all the problems of the prior management and to make all the proper fixes and changes to position itself as a fully compliant and proper tax-reporting, non-profit organization," said Nathan Hochman, a bowl attorney and former head of the U.S. Department of Justice's Tax Division.
Published in Sports
NEW YORK, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, who was crowned Super Bowl XLVII MVP, is to be a guest on "Late Show with David Letterman," CBS said.

This will be the ninth consecutive year a Super Bowl-winning quarterback visits the late-night chat show in New York after winning the big game.

Flacco is to be on "Late Show" Monday.

The Ravens, who despite a strong comeback attempt by the San Francisco 49ers in the second half, led the entire game Sunday to win 34-31, the second championship title in franchise history.

Flacco completed 22 of 32 passes for 287 yards and three touchdowns, with no interceptions.
Published in Entertainment
Monday, 14 January 2013 22:27

College football bowl schedule

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Schedule and results for college football bowls for 2012-13:

(All times EST)

--

Dec. 15

Gildan New Mexico Bowl, at Albuquerque

Arizona (8-5) defeated Nevada (7-6) 49-48

--

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, at Boise, Idaho

Utah State (11-2) defeated Toledo (9-4) 41-15

--

--

Dec. 20

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl, at San Diego

Brigham Young (8-5) defeated San Diego State (9-4) 23-6

--

--

Dec. 21

Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl, at St. Petersburg, Fla.

Central Florida (10-4) defeated Ball State (9-4) 38-17

--

--

Dec. 22

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, at New Orleans

Louisiana-Lafayette (9-4) defeated East Carolina (8-5) 43-34

--

MAACO Bowl Las Vegas, at Las Vegas

Boise State (11-2) defeated Washington (7-6) 28-26

--

--

Dec. 24

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, at Honolulu

Southern Methodist (7-6) defeated Fresno State (9-4) 43-10

--

--

Dec. 26

Little Caesars Bowl, at Detroit

Central Michigan (7-6) defeated Western Kentucky (7-6) 24-21

--

--

Dec. 27

Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman, at Washington

San Jose State (11-2) defeated Bowling Green (8-5) 29-20

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Belk Bowl, at Charlotte, N.C.

Cincinnati (10-3) defeated Duke (6-7) 48-34

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Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl, at San Diego

Baylor (8-5) defeated UCLA (9-5) 49-26

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Dec. 28

AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl, at Shreveport, La.

Ohio (9-4) defeated Louisiana-Monroe (8-5) 45-14

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Russell Athletic Bowl, at Orlando, Fla.

Virginia Tech (7-6) defeated Rutgers (9-4) 13-10 (OT)

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Meineke Car Care Bowl, at Houston

Texas Tech (8-5) defeated Minnesota (6-7) 34-31

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Dec. 29

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, at Dallas

Rice (7-6) defeated Air Force (6-7) 33-14

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New Era Pinstripe Bowl, at New York

Syracuse (8-5) defeated West Virginia (7-6) 38-14

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Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, at San Francisco

Arizona State (8-5) defeated Navy (8-5) 62-28

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Valero Alamo Bowl, at San Antonio

Texas (9-4) defeated Oregon State (9-4) 31-27

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Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, at Tempe, Ariz.

Michigan State (7-6) defeated Texas Christian (7-6) 17-16

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Dec. 31

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, at Nashville

Vanderbilt (9-4) defeated North Carolina State (7-6) 38-24

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Hyundai Sun Bowl, at El Paso, Texas

Georgia Tech (7-7) defeated Southern California (7-6) 21-7

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AutoZone Liberty Bowl, at Memphis

Tulsa (11-3) defeated Iowa State (6-7) 31-17

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Chick-fil-A Bowl, at Atlanta

Clemson (11-2) defeated Louisiana State (10-3) 25-24

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Jan. 1

Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, Fla.

Northwestern (10-3) defeated Mississippi State (8-5) 34-20

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Heart of Dallas Bowl, at Dallas

Oklahoma State (8-5) defeated Purdue (6-7) 58-14

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Outback Bowl, at Tampa, Fla.

South Carolina (11-2) vs. Michigan (8-5) 33-28

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Capital One Bowl, at Orlando, Fla.

Georgia (12-2) defeated Nebraska (10-4) 45-31

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Rose Bowl presented by VIZIO, at Pasadena, Calif.

Stanford (12-2) defeated Wisconsin (8-6) 20-14

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Discover Orange Bowl, at Miami

Florida State (12-2) defeated Northern Illinois (12-2) 31-10

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Jan. 2

Allstate Sugar Bowl, at New Orleans

Louisville (11-2) defeated Florida (11-2) 33-23

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Jan. 3

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, at Glendale, Ariz.

Oregon (12-1) defeated Kansas State (11-2) 35-17

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Jan. 4

AT&T Cotton Bowl, at Arlington, Texas

Texas A&M (11-2) defeated Oklahoma (10-3) 41-13

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Jan. 5

BBVA Compass Bowl, at Birmingham, Ala.

Mississippi (7-6) defeated Pittsburgh (6-7) 38-17

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Jan. 6

GoDaddy.com Bowl, at Mobile, Ala.

Arkansas State (10-3) defeated Kent State (11-3) 17-13

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Jan. 7

Tostitos BCS National Championship Game, at Miami

Alabama (13-1) defeated Notre Dame (12-1) 42-14
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