Mark Coyle explains why bowl success helps all Big Ten schools

The WCCO Morning News with Dave Lee
December 05, 2018 - 11:41 am

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When the Gopher football team upset the Wisconsin Badgers and took home Paul Bunyan's axe for the first time in over a decade last month, they also became eligible for a bowl game. The Gophers will travel to Detroit on December 26th to take on Georgia Tech in the Quick Lane Bowl, meaning nine Big Ten teams will make bowl appearances this year. U of M Athletic Director Mark Coyle joined Dave Lee on WCCO's Morning News and talked about how making big bowl games helps the entire conference.

“In the Big Ten we share everything equally. If you have a football program advance to the college football playoff that’s revenue for all the schools. We did get two teams what they call 'above the line'. We got Ohio State and Michigan in contract bowls so that obviously helps all the conference members. Obviously we’re excited to play in the Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit. But there’s no question that if you get a team in that CFP playoff field, there is a financial impact for everybody.”

Listen back to the full interview with Mark Coyle including his take on the Gopher volleyball team’s playoff run.

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