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Making it to a Bowl Game and the NCAA Tournament in the Same Year

Posted by Andrew McKillop on March 18, 2011

There are some Division 1 schools, which offer their student body  a lot to cheer for both on the gridiron and the hardcourt.  This academic year there are 26 schools which will have played in both a bowl game and an NCAA Tournament game.  Check out the list below to see which schools have completed the feat mentioned above.

School Occurrences Last
Texas 22 2009
North Carolina 20 2010
Oklahoma 19 2008
Ohio St 18 2010
UCLA 18 2007
Michigan 17 2010
Arkansas 17 2007
BYU 16 2010
Notre Dame 16 2010
Alabama 16 2005
Florida 15 2010
Syracuse 14 2010
Wisconsin 14 2010
Florida St 13 2010
Kentucky 13 2010
Michigan St 13 2010
Iowa 13 2005
Pittsburgh 12 2010
Tennessee 12 2010
West Virginia 12 2010
Arizona 11 2010
Clemson 11 2010
Illinois 11 2010
Louisiana St 11 2008
Maryland 11 2008
Boston College 10 2008
Georgia 9 2010
Louisville 9 2010
Georgia Tech 9 2009
Oklahoma St 9 2009
USC 9 2008
Utah 8 2008
Indiana 8 2007
Purdue 8 2007
Texas Tech 8 2006
North Carolina St 8 2005
Missouri 7 2010
Kansas 7 2008
Oregon 7 2007
Texas A&M 6 2010
Washington 6 2010
California 6 2009
Auburn 6 2002
Virginia 6 2000
Nebraska 6 1997
Houston 5 2009
Cincinnati 5 2004
Stanford 5 2001
Connecticut 4 2010
Memphis 4 2008
Virginia Tech 4 2006
Penn St 3 2010
Minnesota 3 2009
Wake Forest 3 2008
UTEP 3 2004
Colorado 3 2002
Miami (FL) 3 2001
Mississippi 3 2000
Southern Methodist 3 1984
Kansas St 2 2010
Mississippi St 2 2007
Nevada 2 2006
Iowa St 2 2004
New Mexico 2 2004
Arizona St 2 2002
Fresno St 2 2000
Utah St 2 1997
Duke 2 1989
Wyoming 2 1987
Villanova 2 1961
Texas Christian 2 1958
San Diego St 1 2010
Ohio 1 2009
Temple 1 2009
Boise St 1 2007
Colorado St 1 2002
Navy 1 1996
Louisiana Tech 1 1990
Southern Mississippi 1 1990
Ball St 1 1989
South Carolina 1 1988
Eastern Michigan 1 1987
UNLV 1 1984
Rutgers 1 1978
Long Beach St 1 1970
Davidson 1 1969
Oregon St 1 1962
New Mexico St 1 1959
Rice 1 1953
Dayton 1 1951

 

The Wisconsin Badgers have made a bowl game and a tournament game in the same academic year, for eight straight years (since 2002-03).  The Texas Longhorns put together an even more impressive streak, completing the feat mentioned above for 11 straight years.  Their streak was broken this year, when the Longhorns didn’t make a bowl game.

 

Reference: HoopsTournament.net NCAA Tournament Database, College Football @ Sports-Reference.com

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