Found December 04, 2011 on The Sports Bank:
The Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl will be at 2:30 pm CT on Dec. 31 on ESPN.The destination- picturesque AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants of MLB. They will face an as of now, unnamed Pac-12 team. Most likely it will be a 6-7 UCLA team. If so, that’s four bowls in a roll the Illini have faced an opponent in their home state. (Baylor in Texas Bowl last year, USC in Rose Bowl ’07, LSU in Sugar Bowl ’01). Illinois has also faced UCLA in bowls on four previous occassions- winning the first two. But then losing the 1984 Rose Bowl 45-9, and the extremely exciting 1991 John Hancock Bowl 6-3. The Illini could use a win after their once exciting 6-0 season collapsed into the current six game losing streak train wreck; in which Ron Zook’s job was a casualty. The Illini are the first team in FBS history to start 6-0 and finish 0-6. But I don’t want to end on a downer. So here’s another factoid: Illinois is going for the first back-to-back bowl wins in program history.

Giants Rumors: Hiroyuki Nakajima, Cody Ross, Carlos Beltran

Very busy day for rumors. Here’s the latest on Hiroyuki Nakajima, Cody Ross, Carlos Beltran, and more: The Giants were thought to have bid on Hiroyuki Nakajima, but John Shea soon said that report was inaccurate, and now there’s confirmation: according to Andrew Baggarly, Brian Sabean said he did not bid on Nakajima. Oh well. Cody Ross is looking for a three-year deal, which...

Coming off injury, Giants' Posey to play some 1B

The San Francisco Giants plan to give Buster Posey some time at first base. Posey won the 2010 NL Rookie of the Year award as a catcher, but his past season ended in May after he was hurt in a bruising collision at home plate. Giants manager Bruce Bochy says it would help Posey and the team for him to play some at first base next year. Bochy says Posey still wants to catch, but...

Winter meetings update: Nakajima, Schierholtz, Crawford, Huff, Posey, Ross, Freddy, B-Weez and more…

Day One of baseball’s annual Winter Meetings — where GMs sit around smoking cigars while toying with rumor-hungry journalists — is in the books. If you’re a Giants fan, not a whole lotta action to report on, but still some juicy nuggets, nonetheless. Here’s what I have for you: The morning started with a rumor by Jon Paul Morosi (FOX Sports), who tweeted that the Giants...

How to piss off a Giants fan: Do Nothing

Hey people. Sorry for my hiatus. I won't go into a long soliloquy about the state of things and I can't sugarcoat my feelings:I AM PISSED.I am pissed that this organization has made no committment to improvement. I'm pissed that Zito will cost half a million more than he did last year, and I'm pissed that ownership refuses to eat one rough year of payroll in order...

On this date in Giants history — Dec. 5

1950: Mel Ott leaves the Giants’ organization signing a two-year pact to manage the Pacific Coast League’s Oakland club. ‘Marvelous Mel’ will be replacing Charlie Dressen. (All entries courtesy I hope you enjoyed reading "On this date in Giants history — Dec. 5." I'm interested in your opinion on this article. Why not leave a comment...

San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean not optimistic about team's pursuit of free agents

'We've made a few bids ... ' Sabean said at the winter meetings. 'That's not going too well. The bidding in general is not going very well.'

Winter meetings update: Marlins sign Reyes, Sanchez to begin throwing Monday

Baseball’s annual Winter Meetings began Sunday night with a splash. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the sound of a Rawlings baseball landing in McCovey Cove. The Florida…scratch that…Miami Marlins have hauled in the first catch from a sea of attractive free agents, reportedly agreeing to a six-year, $106 million contract with shortstop Jose Reyes. The Marlins also agreed to terms...

Giants post bid on Japanese shortstop — or did they?

The thing about baseball’s annual Winter Meetings is, everyone is trying to get the scoop. So much so that when something — anything — deemed newsworthy hits the rumor mill, a hundred different baseball journalists hanging out in a hotel lobby scramble to their smart phones to tweet it out first. That way, you know, they get credit for the scoop — and therefore, presumably...

SF Giants Rumors: Mark DeRosa, Darren Ford and Wily Mo Pena

It’s time to get everyone caught up on what happened over the weekend, or since the last post on Friday.   Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports says the San Francisco Giants have expressed interest in bringing Mark DeRosa back.   DeRosa is great clubhouse guy, and a healthy DeRosa would be a nice utility player. I would bring him back if he came back on a Pat Burrell kind of a deal (1...

Following injury, Giants' Posey to play some 1B

The San Francisco Giants plan to give Buster Posey some time at first base.

Live chat: San Francisco Giants at winter meetings, Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Andrew Baggarly

Get the latest San Francisco Giants news and rumors from baseball's winter meetings from beat writer Andrew Baggarly during a live chat on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 11 a.m.

San Francisco Giants will avoid luxury items at winter meetings

The last time Giants general manager Brian Sabean spent any significant time on the ground in the Dallas area, he jetted off with champagne sticking to his skin and the 2010 World Series trophy in tow.

SF Giants' offensive solutions are likely in house

The more general manager Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy addressed roster projections Monday, the more it appeared the Giants ' makeup in 2012 will be a lot like 2011 - but with Aubrey Huff in left field.. "Yes, I...
MLB 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!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.