Try not to get too excited: It will be the Buffalo Bulls (8-5) vs. the Connecticut Huskies (7-5) in the International Bowl at Rogers Centre on Jan. 3.
Buffalo coach Turner Gill not only played in the CFL with the old Montreal Concordes in the '80s, but a lot of people in Central New York see him a possible saviour of Syracuse Orange football. There's something. Does that whet the appetite or what? There's is theorizing that getting an extra two weeks of practice to prepare for a game on Jan. 3 that really should be on Dec. 20 will pay off for the teams next season (it didn't hurt Ball State, up until last Friday; it didn't help Rutgers much, going by their record).
So, come on, International Bowl fever. What else are you doing on January 3?