Congratulations to the Louisville Cardinals on becoming this years 2013 Sugar Bow Champions!
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the BCS Bowls and the Sugar Bowl, here are some great facts and a little history to get you all caught up.
What are the BCS Bowl Games?
âˆ™ BCS stands for Bowl Championship Series. Teams compete throughout the year to participate in one of the four high-profile BCS games. To figure out who gets to play, a complex, mathematical formula is used to rank the top 25 teams throughout the season.
âˆ™ Each Monday, the BCS ratings are updated based on the teams’ performances during the previous week. At the end of the regular season, the top two teams in the ratings play each other for the national championship.
âˆ™ Unlike other NCAA sports, college football does not have an end-of-season tournament or playoff series. Instead, any Division I-A team with a winning record can play in a post-season competition called a bowl game. These games bring publicity and money to the colleges and universities that participate in them. However, with the old way of having winners of 25 different bowls all claiming to be the number one, it’s been hard to call any one team the “National Champion.” In 1998, the Bowl Championship Series debuted and promised to solve this problem.
What is the Sugar Bowl?
The Sugar Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game played in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Sugar Bowl has been played annually since January 1, 1935, and celebrated its 75th anniversary on January 2, 2009. The Sugar Bowl, along with the Orange Bowl and Sun Bowl, are the second-oldest bowl games in the country, behind the Rose Bowl. The Sugar Bowl is also a member of the Bowl Championship Series. Presently, its official title is the Allstate Sugar Bowl after its current sponsor.
Now that you’ve learned a little more about their history, it’s time to celebrate your Louisville Cardinals victory in great style! Stock up your closet with some great 2013 Louisville Cardinals Sugar Bowl Championship Gear, some Louisville Sugar Bowl Championship hats, Cardinals Sugar Bowl Champs shirts, and Louisville Cardinals jerseys! Now that your team has won the big game, you deserve to celebrate just as much. No matter what style of merchandise you’re interested in sporting, FansEdge has something just for you. Congratulations again to the Louisville Cardinals!