college sports http://kplu.org en Four Northwest Football Programs Secure Bowl Invites http://kplu.org/post/four-northwest-football-programs-secure-bowl-invites <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2012/12/120312TB_BowlInvites_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>‘Tis the season for college football fanatics to consult their travel agents. That’s because four Northwest teams received bowl game invites Sunday night.<p>The Oregon Ducks (11-1) are headed to the Fiesta Bowl outside Phoenix. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 17:03:47 +0000 Tom Banse 7264 at http://kplu.org Four Northwest Football Programs Secure Bowl Invites How the public benefits from the Pac-12 TV deal http://kplu.org/post/how-public-benefits-pac-12-tv-deal <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-967328.mp3</p><p>Incredible. Unbelievable. Whopper-sized. Just some of the words used to describe the television deal announced this week by the new Pac-12 Conference. It&#39;s the&nbsp;biggest media rights&nbsp;contract in college sports history.</p><p>KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says the deal may seem ridiculous to&nbsp;non-sports fans, but they&nbsp;<strong>too</strong>&nbsp;will benefit from it. Fri, 06 May 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick & Art Thiel 1541 at http://kplu.org How the public benefits from the Pac-12 TV deal