Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Schedule
The Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl has been a Bay Area tradition for years. It has various
conference tie-ins that it has made over the years, and had usually been held in San Francisco at AT&T Park, but in 2014
will be moving to Santa Clara and be held at Levi's Stadium, the new home of the San Francisco 49ers. This game currently
has tie-ins with the Pac 12 Conference and the Big Ten Conference. The Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl is one of the few bowl games
played before New Year's Day and features some of the best teams from two of the best football conferences in the country.
It has featured some of the best college football players of all time, many of whom have gone on to long and successful careers
in the NFL. It is held at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, a part of the country well-known for its love of college
football. The Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl is traditionally one of the premiere games in the bowl series and any team selected
to play in the big affair is always thrilled to be there and looking to put an exclamation point on the end of what has already
been a highly successful year. No team ever wants to end the season on a losing note so you can always expect nothing but
the best competition at the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl each December. Expect the game this year to be an unforgettable experience,
not only because of the two high quality teams involved but also because there will be plenty of celebratory events involved
with long running bowl game.
While the conferences associated with the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl
may have changed over the years, one thing has remained constant, the high level of competition. Currently the Kraft Fight
Hunger Bowl features two of the best teams from the Pac 12 Conference and the Big Ten Conference. Boston College leads the
way with three appearances in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl and possess a 1-2 record in the event. The Naval Academy and UCLA
have the second most appearances with two, and Navy is 1-1 while UCLA is 0-2. Seventeen teams have played in the Kraft Fight
Hunger Bowl once, and there is not a single team in college football that has won the event more than once to this date. All
of the conferences that have ever been involved in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl are known to have some of the best college
football programs in the country, so you can be assured that there will be high quality football being played at Levi's Stadium
in late December.
Upon entering the Citrus Bowl, fans are well aware that they are about
to see a college football game unlike any other. The players warming up on the field are visibly fighting off nerves and trying
to get out all of the jitters before the opening kick off. The crowd is full of players' families, alumni, hordes of journalists
and sports writers, locals who are always thrilled to take part in the annual tradition, and college football fanatics who
are hoping to see another historic college football match up. The pageantry of the cheerleaders, mascots, marching bands,
and wild fans are enough to get you out of your seat, and then the game begins. Thunderous, bone rattling hits, incredible
displays of speed and agility, clutch field goals, and game breaking plays fill up the day of world class college football.
By the time the clock winds down your voice is hoarse and your palms are stinging from clapping and giving high fives and
you will already be planning a return trip the following year.
The players involved in the
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl are all well aware that they are playing on one of the biggest, if not the biggest, stages that they
have ever been asked to play and are all looking to prove that they are one of the elite college football players in the country.
Some are playing their last collegiate game and in doing so want to be sure to go out on top and know that they left everything
on the field. The most elite athletes are possibly using this as the last game in which to showcase their abilities in hopes
of moving up the NFL draft board. These players are playing for personal pride, the pride of their schools, and the pride
of their conference. There are a lot of bragging rights on the line, and this is certainly not lost on the players, coaches,
or fans at Levi's Stadium in late December.
Up through 2013 the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl was one
of only three major bowl games to be held in a baseball specific stadium. This will change after 2013 when it moves to the
49ers new home at Levi's Stadium.