IRISH EYES ARE NOT SMILING FOR COTTON BOWL PARTICIPANTS
Officials representing the Pac-10, Western Athletic, and Big
12 conferences have sent their contracts back to the Mobil Cotton
Bowl over a disagreement about Notre Dame's participation in
future games. The three conferences, who will provide team in a
"parlay for the Cotton and Thrifty Car Rental Holiday Bowls," are
concerned about the deal for fear that one of their teams could
be "displaced by a mediocre Notre Dame team in the Cotton Bowl,
which is more lucrative and prestigious than the Holiday Bowl"
(Steve Richardson, DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 1/7).