In preparation for Indiana University’s trip to the Insight Bowl in Tempe Arizona later this month, representatives of the city of Tempe, along with members of the Insight Bowl committee, made stops in Bloomington and Indianapolis to promote the event.
Bowl chairman Dick Stemple says the Bowl committee had followed Indiana the year before, hoping the team would become eligible for the Bowl this year. Stemple says the Insight Bowl will be the ending of a great story for the Hoosiers this year, as they overcame the loss of coach Terry Hoeppner and rose to the challenge of “playing 13.”
Indiana head football coach Bill Lynch says making the Bowl will have a very positive effect on recruiting for next year.
Insight Bowl spokesman Paul Jenson says aside from the actual Bowl game, there will be plenty of opportunities for fans and families to enjoy themselves, and that the program has something for people of all ages. He says the Insight Festival Block Party on New Year’s Eve will be the biggest party in Arizona if not the entire West coast.