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December 4, 2010 at 10:44 PM

Bowl update

Well, the obvious question right now is which bowl the Huskies will attend — the Holiday or the Alamo?
Some of the national media sentiment seems to indicate that it could be the Alamo for UW since it is on a three-game winning streak and might travel better than Arizona.
But I talked right after the game with Rick Hill, a spokesman for the Alamo Bowl, and he gave little away.
He said both Arizona and Washington remain in the running and that a decision won’t come until tomorrow.
That UW has a large fan base known for traveling well, and one that may be particularly enthusiastic about traveling after not going to a game since 2002, will all work well for the Huskies.
And again, one thing to remember is that the bowl is not bound by standings or records. The Alamo has the choice of UW and Arizona — the only other two Pac-10 teams bowl eligible after Oregon and Stanford go to the BCS — and can choose whichever one it wants.
Hill said that “we’ve got to really ask a lot of questions to see if it it makes sense to choose a 6-6 team over a 7-5 team.”
He said that “we will use every minute we have” to make a decision.
I also just spoke with Eric Graves, who is the president of the Holiday Bowl, and he said that his bowl has not heard what way the Alamo is leaning. He said that he doesn’t think the Alamo will make a final decision until midday tomorrow.
There is a thought among the Holiday Bowl that the Alamo is still leaning toward Arizona. But Graves said he has heard nothing concrete.
So for now, all we know is UW is going bowling and to one of two spots. Where remains unclear.

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