Updated 9:49 a.m., January 1
A generation ago, New Year's Day was THE day for college football bowl games. There were the Big Four -- Rose, Orange, Cotton and Sugar. And the season ended there.
Now, January 1 no longer the culmination, but it still offers some pretty good football. And in fact, the Rose Bowl is still holding to tradition, teeing it up at 5 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday in Pasadena, Calif.
There are five other bowl games Tuesday, including the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Fla, which pits SEC runner-up Georgia against Big Ten runner-up Nebraska. (Game time 1 p.m., ABC).
Catching up with the latest developments with the Bulldogs:
- Will junior QB Aaron Murray be playing his final game for the Bulldogs? An Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist explores the issue.
- The Orlando Sentinel's Matt Murschell reports that both Georgia, which has lost two straight bowl games, and Nebraska see their game as a fresh opportunity.
In Tuesday's other bowl games:
Gator: Mississippi State vs. Northwestern, noon, ESPN2
Heart of Dallas: Purdue vs. Oklahoma State, noon, ESPNU
Outback: South Carolina vs. Michigan, 1 p.m., ESPN
Rose: Wisconsin vs. Stanford, 5 p.m., ESPN
Orange: Northern Illinois vs. Florida State, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
-- How do you think Georgia will do vs. Nebraska? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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