Athens Review, Athens, Texas


December 20, 2013

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Local athletes set for national stage

Athens — The 2013-2014 college football bowl season will showcase a mix of local talent as four former Trinity Valley Cardinal players and a former Athens Hornet will make their way to the national stage.

Former Hornet wide receiver and now Texas Longhorn Kendall Sanders will take part in the Valero Alamo Bowl on Monday, Dec. 30. Sanders has 35 catches for 351 yards this season.

He will look to help the 8-4 Longhorns to a win over the 10-2 Oregon Ducks on ESPN at 5:45 p.m. central time.

On Tuesday, Dec. 31, Texas A&M senior wide out Derel Walker — who play junior college football at Trinity Valley — faces off against No. 24-ranked Duke Blue Devils in a 7 p.m. kickoff on ESPN in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Walker has had 45 catches for 705 yards this season for the Aggies.

The remaining list of former Cardinal players and the respective bowl games they are a part of is as follows:

Texas Bowl

Martez Shabazz — Minnesota CB

Buffalo Wild Wings

DeKorey Johnson — Kansas State LB

Autozone Liberty Bowl

Nate Richards — Rice OL

 Here is the full schedule of 2013-14 College Football Bowl games. All games are in Eastern time.

Saturday, Dec. 21

Gildan New Mexico

Colorado State vs. Washington State Albuquerque, NM 2 p.m. ESPN

Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl

Fresno State vs. USC Las Vegas, NV 3:30 p.m. ABC

Famous Idaho Potato

Buffalo vs. San Diego State Boise, ID 5:30 p.m. ESPN

R+L Carriers New Orleans

Tulane vs. UL Lafayette New Orleans, LA 9 p.m. ESPN

Monday, Dec. 23

Beef 'O' Brady's St. Petersburg

East Carolina vs. Ohio St. Petersburg, FL 2 p.m. ESPN

Tuesday, Dec. 24

Sheraton Hawaii

Boise State vs. Oregon State Honolulu, HI 8 p.m. ESPN

Thursday, Dec. 26

Little Caesars Pizza

Bowling Green vs. Pittsburgh Detroit, MI 6 p.m. ESPN

San Diego County CU Poinsettia

Northern Illinois vs. Utah State San Diego, CA 9:30 p.m. ESPN

Friday, Dec. 27

Military Bowl

Marshall vs. Maryland Annapolis,, MD 2:30 p.m. ESPN

Texas Bowl

Minnesota vs. Syracuse Houston, TX 6 p.m. ESPN

Fight Hunger

BYU vs. Washington San Francisco, CA 9:30 p.m. ESPN

Saturday, Dec. 28

New Era Pinstripe

Notre Dame vs. Rutgers Bronx, NY Noon, ESPN

Belk Bowl

Cincinnati vs. North Carolina Charlotte, NC 3:20 p.m. ESPN

Russell Athletic

Louisville vs. Miami, FL Orlando, FL Sat., 6:45 p.m. ESPN

Buffalo Wild Wings

Kansas State vs. Michigan Tempe, AZ 10:15 p.m. ESPN

Monday, Dec. 30

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces

Middle Tennessee vs. Navy Fort Worth, TX Mon., 11:45 a.m. ESPN

Franklin Amer. Mort. Music City

Georgia Tech vs. Ole Miss Nashville, TN 3:15 p.m. ESPN

Valero Alamo

Oregon vs. Texas San Antonio, TX 6:45 p.m. ESPN

National University Holiday

Arizona State vs. Texas Tech San Diego, CA 10:15 p.m. ESPN

Tuesday, Dec. 31

AdvoCare V100

Arizona vs. Boston College Shreveport, LA Tue., 12:30 p.m. ESPN

Hyundai Sun

UCLA vs. Virginia Tech El Paso, TX 2 p.m. CBS

AutoZone Liberty

Mississippi State vs. Rice Memphis, TN 4 p.m. ESPN


Duke vs. Texas A&M Atlanta, GA 8 p.m. ESPN

Wednesday, Jan. 1 Gator

Georgia vs. Nebraska Jacksonville, FL 12 p.m. ESPN2

Heart of Dallas

North Texas vs. UNLV Dallas, TX 12 p.m. ESPNU

Capital One

South Carolina vs. Wisconsin Orlando, FL 1 p.m. ABC

Outback Bowl

Iowa vs. LSU Tampa, FL 1 p.m. ESPN

Rose Bowl Game

Michigan State vs. Stanford Pasadena, CA 5 p.m. ESPN

Tostitos Fiesta

Baylor vs. UCF Glendale, AZ 8:30 p.m. ESPN

Thursday, Jan. 2

Allstate Sugar

Alabama vs. Oklahoma New Orleans, LA 8:30 p.m. ESPN

Friday, Jan. 3

AT&T Cotton

Missouri vs. Oklahoma State Arlington, TX 7:30 p.m. FOX

Discover Orange

Clemson vs. Ohio State Miami Gardens, FL 8:30 p.m. ESPN

Saturday, Jan. 4

BBVA Compass

Houston vs. Vanderbilt Birmingham, AL 1 p.m. ESPN

Sunday, Jan. 5

GoDaddy Bowl

Arkansas State vs. Ball State Mobile, AL 9 p.m. ESPN

Monday, Jan. 6

BCS National Championship

Florida State vs. Auburn Pasadena, CA 8:30 p.m. ESPN

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