To help prime you for Friday's college football tripleheader, we've compiled this handy list of fun factoids concerning the 2011 Sun Bowl.
Proper name: Hyundai Sun Bowl, which is conveniently compact but not as evocative of the exotic malice of El Paso as Brut.
Setting: Sun Bowl Stadium, current home of the UTEP Miners.
Traditional conference pairing: Pac-10 versus ACC
2010 matchup: The most tantalizing bowl matchup this postseason reignites the Catholics and Convicts rivalry with the pairing of the 7-5 Miami Hurricanes and the equally 7-5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Announcers: You're in for a treat in the booth as well: The top-shelf CBS team of Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson, and Tracy Wolfson has the call.
Weather: FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK.
Yes, that's snow in El Paso. No, we're not sure Miami players are even going to come out of the locker room.
Neatest fact: The Sun Bowl played host to the worst bowl game in recorded human history, Oregon State's 3-0 "victory" over Pitt in 2008.
Closest finish: The 1940 Sun Bowl between Arizona State and Catholic ended in a 0-0 tie.
Most lopsided finish: Texas shut out Maryland 42-0 in the 1978 matchup.
Tidbits of interest: We're all just watching this game to see Miami and Notre Dame fans interacting in the stands, right?
The 2010 Sun Bowl kicks off at 2 p.m. EST, Friday, December 31. The game will be televised on CBS. For a complete list of bowls, browse our 2010 college football postseason schedule.