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Baylor to Face Michigan State in Cotton Bowl on January 1, 2015

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The Baylor Bears have been selected to represent the Big 12 in the New Years Six, and we're going to the Cotton Bowl.

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Earlier this afternoon we found out that the College Football Playoff Committee decided to snub the Big 12 completely, putting Ohio State into the the playoff field over TCU and the Baylor Bears. Ironically, after all the talk from Bob Bowlsby refusing to declare a Big 12 Champion to the Selection Committee, the Big 12 Tiebreaker rules kicked in and the Conference determines that, due to its head-to-head victory over TCU, the Bears are the Big 12 champion for the purposes of representation in the New Years Six bowls. Because of that, we learned that Baylor will be the Big 12 representative in the Cotton Bowl on January 12, 2014.

We're facing the Michigan State Spartans. 11:30 a.m., January 1, 2015. It's the early game.

Personally, I'm thrilled with the opportunity to square off against a B1G team to prove our supremacy. While the general consensus is probably that an SEC opponent would have been preferable, I'm fine with facing off against the Spartans. It's going to be an interesting few weeks as things get ramped up for the game, and with the expanded timetable, you can bet we'll be bringing you a full slate of coverage. Get excited, and get to Arlington. That place better be packed with gold and OUR green.

Here's the full New Years Six Bowl Slate:

Playoff semifinal Date Location
Rose No. 2 Oregon No. 3 Florida State 1/1/2015 Pasadena, CA
Sugar No. 1 Alabama No. 4 Ohio State 1/1/2015 New Orleans, LA
New Year's bowl Date Location
Cotton Baylor Michigan State 1/1/2015 Arlington, TX
Fiesta Boise State Arizona 12/31/2014 Glendale, AZ
Orange Georgia Tech Mississippi State 12/31/2014 Miami, FL
Peach TCU Ole Miss 12/31/2014 Atlanta, GA

Live Podcast Reminder

We're going to go live to talk about the Big 12 Championship, the College Football Playoff, the Cotton Bowl, The Big 12, and much more, I'm sure. We'll go live at 9:00 p.m. central like normal, and I'll throw up the post a few minutes early in order to give you time to get in and ask some questions if you like.

Art Briles Press Conference live RIGHT NOW.

If you're interested, Art Briles is going live for a press conference as I type this. Click this link and check it out, and let's talk about it.

TELL US: What do you think about the Cotton Bowl and the matchup?