Originally posted on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 12/3/12
When is a bowl game worse than no bowl at all? Ask Louisiana Tech. The announcement of the Bulldogs’ fate, courtesy of La. Tech associate media relations director: Louisiana Tech has not been selected for a postseason bowl game. Nation's No. 1 offense ends year at 9-3. #WeAreLATech — Patrick Walsh (@LATechPWalsh) December 2, 2012 That’s a nice little plug for the Bulldogs’ offensive prowess, as well as an interesting spin on the story surrounding the team’s postseason, or lack thereof. In reality, the Independence Bowl in nearby Shreveport actually did select Tech. Tech athletic director Bruce Van De Velde told Bruce Feldman of CBSSports.com that Independence administrators set a deadline of Saturday for a commitment. The Bulldogs thought they had better options, so the Independence moved on, according to Van De Velde. But the juicier scuttlebutt in circulation: Tech refused to be matched up with in-state rival Louisiana-Monroe, which will instead square off against Ohio in the game on Dec. 29. Bulldogs coach (for now) Sonny Dykes was under the impression earlier today that Tech was bowl-bound, which kinda lends credence to Van De Velde’s version of events: We are very excited about our bowl game possibilities. Looking forward to finishing the season with a win. Go Bulldogs! — Sonny Dykes (@SonnyDykes) December 2, 2012 On the other hand, Van De Velde is asking us to believe that the Independence administrators were really so hot to trot over getting a match-up set on Saturday that they jumped all over Ohio rather than let Tech have a look around? They’d rather have a Bobcat in the hand than two local teams in the bush? Whatever the case may be, this represent an awful gaffe on the part of Tech’s administration. The bowls get plenty of deserved criticism as money grabs, but they do signify a reward for the players. A 9-3 team that puts up points o’plenty shouldn’t have had much trouble finding a bowl home. The Bulldogs deserve better.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER:
Cult of Sport: Before there was Ezekiel Elliott, there was Eric Dickerson
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

LISTEN: Kevin Harlan saves MNF again by doing play-by-play of two idiots on the field

Jets security guards make best tackles of the night on fan rushing field

NFL changes stance, Titans and Browns can participate in ‘My Cause My Cleats’ campaign

Report: MLB smashed old revenue record in 2016

Percy Harvin out for season due to migraines

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Ducks goalie had embarrassing reason for not playing in relief

Bruce Arians emphatically shoots down retirement rumor

Siemian out of walking boot; Broncos hoping he can play

Report: Harper seeking $400 million, likely to leave Nationals

Report: Aldon Smith setting up meeting to seek reinstatement

Rams players vent frustrations as losses pile up

The five 2016 Heisman finalists: How do they measure up?

The good, bad, and ugly from NFL Week 13

Championship Week as explained by Diana Ross

Cult of Sport: Before there was Ezekiel Elliott, there was Eric Dickerson

MLB Winter Meetings primer: Every team's trade temperature on the hot stove

James Franklin, Penn State come up roses

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Sporting life: Gifts for real fans (that aren't ugly NFL sweaters)

Best of Yardbarker: CFB Championship Week chaos

New faces help Spurs continue unparalleled success

The Pirates prepare for rarely chartered waters in dealing Andrew McCutchen

Joakim Noah’s contract is becoming worst deal in NBA

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The five 2016 Heisman finalists: How do they measure up?

The good, bad, and ugly from NFL Week 13

Championship Week as explained by Diana Ross

Cult of Sport: Before there was Ezekiel Elliott, there was Eric Dickerson

Winter Meetings primer: Every team's trade temperature on the hot stove

James Franklin, Penn State come up roses

Final College Football Playoff rankings: Alabama reigns

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Sporting life: Gifts for real fans (that aren't ugly NFL Christmas sweaters)

New faces help Spurs continue unparalleled success

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker