LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – The BCS Selection Show 2011, airing live on ESPN tonight, finally revealed the complete 2011-2012 Bowl games schedule. And there were several surprises. The BCS Selection Show delivered celebration and criticism. Many news analysts tonight were critical about some of the results announced for your upcoming bowl season.
The Tostitos Fiesta Bowl will be Stanford vs Oklahoma State, officials confirmed to news tonight. The Discover Orange Bowl is West VA vs Clemson. Michigan vs VA Tech will battle for the Allstate Sugar Bowl, conference officials confirmed to news.
On January 8, Mobile Alabama will host the GoDaddy.com Bowl featuring Arkansas State vs. Northern Illinois. A day earlier, Birmingham will feature the BBVA Compass Bowl with SMU battling Pittsburgh, officials confirmed to news.
Jacksonville, Florida on January 2 is home to the Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl. Tonight their selection was Ohio State and Florida. Dallas’ Cotton Bowl will host the TicketCity Bowl; tonight they selected Houston vs. Penn State. On New Year’s Eve, Houston’s Reliant Stadium will feature the Meineke Car Care of Texas Bowl. Playing for that bowl will be Texas A&M vs. Northwestern, officials confirmed to news.
Memphis has its bowl also on New Year’s Eve. Tonight they made news, selecting Cincinnati vs. Vanderbilt for the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Yankee Stadium the day before will feature the New Era Pinstripe; tonight they chose Rutgers vs. Iowa State.
Dallas will get a second bowl at Ford Stadium on the thirtieth. this month. Tonight the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces selected BYU vs. Tulsa. Notre Dame was selected tonight for the Champs Bowl; they will face Florida State at the Florida Citrus Bowl. The always popular Little Caesars Bowl returns to Detroit’s Ford Field. Tonight they confirmed to news their selection of Western Michigan and Purdue. Aloha Stadium will host the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl this year battling Nevada vs. Southern Miss.
The MAACO Las Vegas Bowl has invited Arizona State and Boise State. The Gildan New Mexico bowl has chosen Temple vs. Wyoming. The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl picked Ohio and Utah State. And the R+L Carriers New Orleans selected San Diego State to battle Louisiana-Lafayette.
Also making news tonight was the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s St. Petersburg. Hosted at Tropicana Field, officials confirmed to news tonight their selection of Florida International facing Marshall. S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia will host TCU vs. Louisiana Tech at Qualcomm Stadium. Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium will host the MAACO Las Vegas Bowl. Their chose is Arizona State and Boise State.
At Independence Stadium, the action heats up on December 26. The Independent Bowl confirmed to news Missouri vs. North Carolina. The Belk Bowl will head to Charlotte and will feature Louisville vs. NC State. The Military Bowl returns to RFK Stadium. This year battling on the field is Toledo vs Air Force.
The Bridgepoint Education Holiday will battle California vs. Texas. Valero Alamo Bowl is hosting Washington and Baylor. Nashville will feature the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl this year. Its selection tonight was Mississippi State facing Wake Forest.
Tempe features the Insight Bowl on December 30. They have confirmed to news Iowa and Oklahoma. The Hyundai Sun Bowl gets Georgia Tech vs Utah. Kraft Fight Hunger in San Francisco’s AT&T Park gets Illinois and UCLA. Chick-fil-A at Atlanta’s Georgia Dome will host Virginia and Auburn.
Tampa will feature the Outback Bowl on January 2, 2012. Confirmed to news is Michigan State vs. Georgia. Capital One Bowl gets played the same day in Orlando with Nebraska vs. South Carolina. The Rose Bowl also on January 2 will feature Wisconsin vs. Oregon. The Compass Bowl in Birmingham will feature SMU vs Pittsburg. And the Allstate BCS National Championship Game will host No. 1 LSU vs. No. 2 Alabama from New Orleans on January 9, 2012. Start time is 8:30 PM EST on ESPN. For complete results, click HERE.