Sports: Outback Bowl 2009

The next Bay area post-season college football game is the 23rd annual Outback Bowl, a New Year’s Day tradition featuring the best teams from the SEC and Big Ten Conference: University of Iowa and University of South Carolina. A pre-game pep rally with live music begins at 8 a.m. in the south plaza outside Raymond James Stadium, with the pregame show (high school and college pageantry, a U.S. Marine Corps flyover, skydivers delivering the game ball) to commence at 10:15 a.m. Thurs., Jan. 1, kick-off at 11 a.m., 4201 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa, $65, or free on ESPN.

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