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Bowled Over! December in Texas

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Thousands of fans in scarlet and gray, and tight end Ryan Hamby were triumphant during the Buckeyes

San Antonio

Mastercard Alamo Bowl

Like you need another reason to enjoy one of America's greatest travel destinations? The River Walk, the museums, the zoo, the Botanical Garden, the historic missions, the NBA champion Spurs at the SBC Center, splendid hotels and restaurants, and, oh yeah, a pretty good football game between a Big 12 and Big Ten conference team.

Wednesday, December 28, 7 p.m. at the Alamodome, 210/226-BOWL, or 210/207-3663,

Fort Worth

Fort Worth Bowl

New kid on the block, but already the host to a fantastic finish between Boise State and TCU in 2003. The Kimbell, the Modern, the Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, Bass Performance Hall, Sundance Square, Kin-caid's cheeseburgers, Angelo's Barbecue, and Billy Bob's Texas are all standing by for your pre- and post-game pleasure.

Friday, December 23, 7 p.m. at Amon Carter Stadium, 817/810-0012,

Houston Houston Bowl

This recent addition to the nation's bowl menu plays out in the Space City's impressive, state-of-the-art Reliant Stadium, home to the NFL's Texans. Before kickoff or after the game, you could never exhaust the entertainment possibilities offered by America's fourth largest city, but it's sure fun to try.

Saturday, December 31, 1:30 p.m. at Reliant Stadium, 832/667-1400 (stadium) or 832/667-2695 (bowl office),

El Paso

Vitalis Sun Bowl

Only Pasadena's Rose Bowl has a longer history. Enjoy exceptional Mexican food, multicolored sunsets, Southwestern pizazz from the border, and the UTEP campus setting, which provides one of the more scenic stadium locales in the country. Las Palomas del Sol Parade (on Thanksgiving Day), Fan Fiesta, the 45th annual college basketball tournament, and an extended list of assorted Sun Bowl-related holiday activities make for a full plate, along with guacamole and salsa. And don't forget to have a great, fruity ice cream bar (paleta) from La Micha!

Friday, December 30, 1 p.m. at Sun Bowl Stadium, 915/533-4416 or 800/915-BOWL,


SBC Cotton Bowl Classic

Since 1937, the scene of some truly great games, several with national championship implications. Legends made here throughout the decades readily come to mind: Doak Walker, Bobby Layne, Dicky Maegle, Jim Brown, Coach Bear Bryant, announcer Lindsey Nelson, Coach Darrell Royal, Ernie Davis, Roger Staubach, Steve Worster, Doug Flutie, Joe Montana, Eric Dickerson, Troy Aikman, and many more. There's a colorful parade, too, and, as always, Big D's delightful diversions.

Monday, January 2, 2006, noon at the Cotton Bowl, Fair Park, 888/792-BOWL,

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