From Staff Reports
The Mountaineers are going bowl-ing.
West Virginia University will face former Big East foe Syracuse in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 29.
Here's the press release from the Big 12:
The Big 12 Conference has announced its 2012 bowl matchups. The Big 12 is the only league in which 90 percent of its membership will participate in bowls, and one of just two conferences with nine bowl teams. The 90 percent bowl-eligibility mark is the highest in college football history.
Thursday, December 27
Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl, San Diego, Calif.: Baylor vs. UCLA, 9:45 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Friday, December 28
Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas, Houston, Texas: Texas Tech vs. Minnesota, 9:00 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Saturday, December 29
New Era Pinstripe Bowl, Bronx, N.Y.: West Virginia vs. Syracuse, 3:15 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Valero Alamo Bowl, San Antonio, Texas: Texas vs. Oregon State, 6:45 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, Tempe, Ariz.: TCU vs. Michigan State, 10:15 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Monday, December 31
AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Memphis Tenn.: Iowa State vs. Tulsa, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Tuesday, January 1
Heart of Dallas Bowl, Dallas, Texas: Oklahoma State vs. Purdue, 12:00 p.m. ET (ESPNU)
Thursday, January 3
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Glendale, Ariz.: Kansas State vs. Oregon, 8:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Friday, January 4
AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic, Dallas, Texas: Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M, 8:00 p.m. ET (FOX)