Found December 02, 2012 on
Maize & Blue Nation:
Lifted directly from OutbackBowl.com
Well, it's not quite the Capital One, but it's better than the Gator. Either way it's a New Year's Day bowl in Florida against an SEC opponent. Who's that opponent? South Carolina. It's Hoke versus the old ball coach.
I like it. It's a good opponent, and it will be a tough challenge for this Michigan squad. But of all the potential SEC matchups, I think S. Carolina is one of the more beatable, if there's such a thing. Plus, Tampa is one of the better bowl locations in Florida.
Maybe Michigan, Nebraska and Northwestern can act as Big Ten ambassadors and swing by some southern schools on their way down/back to see if anyone's interested in Big Ten membership?
Via UM press release:
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan football team earned a bid to play in the 27th annual Outback Bowl against No. 11 South Carolina on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. The game will be televised nationally by ESPN star...
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The BCS 18th ranked Michigan Wolverines (8-4, 6-2 Big Ten) will be making their second consecutive bowl appearance under the leadership of coach Brady Hoke in as many years and for the second year they will play a bowl game in January.
The Wolverines were selected to play in the Outback Bowl on January 1st down in Tampa, Florida and the team will face the South Carolina Gamecocks ...
Michigan junior fullback Stephen Hopkins has left the team.
Wolverines coach Brady Hoke made the announcement Monday, but declined further comment.
Hopkins started in four of eight games this year and didn't get the ball once. He had 48 carries for 194 yards rushing and four touchdowns in his first two seasons.
No. 19 Michigan is preparing to play No. 11 South Carolina in...
Hopkins at 2012 media day.
Tweeted out during Hoke's presser today...
Stephen Hopkins has left the team.
— Michigan Football (@umichfootball) December 3, 2012
And then Hopkins himself...
I love the University of Michigan and everything it means to be a Michigan Man. I look forward to getting my degree.
— Stephen Hopkins (@younghopkins) December 3, 2012
Michigan is headed to the Outback Bowl on New Year's Day.
The bowl announced on Sunday afternoon that the Wolverines had accepted an invitation to play a Southeastern Conference team to be named later in the day. Most media projections had Michigan facing South Carolina.
It had appeared on Saturday that the Wolverines might drop to the Gator Bowl, but that chance ended when...
South Carolina and Michigan will face off for just the third time ever in the upcoming Outback Bowl. Michigan head coach Brady Hoke talked about the Gamecocks on Monday as they begin to prepare for South Carolina.
The South Carolina Gamecocks football team concluded the 2012 regular season ranked No. 10 in the BCS and got a invite to the Outback Bowl. USC will represent the SEC and take their 10-2 record to sunny Florida to clash with Michigan.
The New Year's Day game will be played at 1 p.m. Jan. 1 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.
It will be the Gamecocks' fourth...