Set against the backdrop of the Indianapolis skyline – the Colts, city and state leaders announced they’ve notified the NFL of their intent to submit a bid to host Super Bowl LII.
Allison Melangton president of the Indianapolis Sports Corporation, says the wheels were set in motion Friday for a long process to host the Super Bowl in 2018. She says if Indy makes the short list in October, the Super Bowl Bid Committee will work on a written bid, which is due in April.
Ten teams from five countries will be part of the Colt World Series in Lafayette next week. Qualifying is still underway, but so far, squads from Germany and Indonesia have advanced to the series, which begins August 2.
The college football bowl season is six months away, but the Big Ten and Pac-12 are making future plans. The two conferences have new arrangements.
The first is a deal with the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in the San Francisco area. The other is with the Holiday Bowl in San Diego.
The Pac-12 has an existing relationship with both bowl games, but each will get improved selection rights for a conference team. Officials with the two bowl games are still working on selection order for the Big Ten Conference.
Purdue's football season came to an end, Tuesday, with a 58-14 loss to Oklahoma State in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. The Boilers ended the year 6-7 and have not had consecutive winning seasons since 2006 and 2007. WBAA's Sam Klemet reports from Dallas on what the game means for the team now and moving forward.