The BBVA Compass Bowl (formerly known as the Birmingham Bowl and the PapaJohns.com Bowl) is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A college football bowl game approved in April 2006 and played annually at the 71,594-seat Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S. ESPN Regional Television (doing business as ESPN Plus, a subsidiary of ESPN) owns and manages the bowl's operations, sponsorships and marketing, including broadcast of the game on ESPN. The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) also provides marketing, management and game-day operations support. The game is sponsored by BBVA Compass, a subsidiary of Bilbao, Spain-based Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria which is based in Birmingham. Compass and bowl officials announced the new sponsorship on November 4, 2010.
The game formerly promoted the website of Papa John's Pizza, who became the title sponsor signing a multi-year agreement on November 16, 2006. The company declined to renew its sponsorship in 2010, so the bowl name reverted back to its working title before the announcement of the Compass deal.
The bowl originally had a four-year agreement with Conference USA to match a representative of that conference against an opponent from the Big East Conference, but the bowl's officials later appealed to the NCAA for a recertification which was granted in late April 2008. In 2008 and 2009, the bowl featured the Southeastern Conference's ninth bowl-eligible team and a team from the Big East Conference. Should either of these conferences not fulfill their bowl commitments, a team from C-USA or the MAC will take their place, provided it is bowl eligible. Otherwise, the game will choose an at-large team (as in 2008, when the SEC was unable to send a team; the bowl selected ACC team North Carolina State to face Rutgers from the Big East).
... A magnetic compass points to magnetic north pole, which is approximately 1,000 miles from the true geographic North Pole ... A magnetic compass's user can determine true North by finding the magnetic north and then correcting for variation and deviation ... Deviation refers to the response of the compass to local magnetic fields caused by the presence of iron and electric currents one can partly compensate for these by careful ...
... Season Record Bowl Results Awards AP Rank National Championships References Overall Conference W L T Membership W L T Peak Final Selectors Source 1892. 4 ...
... win/loss NCAA Division I FBS sanctioned bowl game records for all NCAA college football teams ... Win-loss records are current as of the 2011–12 bowl season ... The columns for "last bowl season" and "last bowl game" have been updated to reflect 2012–13 bowl appearances ...
... Pitt has been to 29 bowl games throughout its history, winning 12 and losing 17 ... Pitt Bowl History Season Bowl Opponent Pitt Score Opp ... Score Outcome 1927 Rose Bowl Stanford 7 ... Loss 1929 Rose Bowl Southern California 47 ... Loss 1932 Rose Bowl Southern California 35 ... Loss 1936 Rose Bowl Washington 0 ... Win 1955 Sugar Bowl Georgia Tech ...
Famous quotes containing the words bowl and/or compass:
“The bowl will ensnare and enchant
men who crouch by the hearth
till they want
but the riot of stars in the night;
those who dwell far inland
will seek ships.”
—Hilda Doolittle (18861961)
By countless silken ties of love and thought
To everything on earth the compass round,”
—Robert Frost (18741963)