The Insight Bowl had over 54,000 fans in attendance for the Big 12 - Big Ten match-up, and works hard to become a major player within the Big Ten bowl line up. And it is a bowl that has a future in college football. In terms of importance, it doesn't take a back seat to the BCS brother, Fiesta Bowl. The staffs work hard to make both bowl experiences quality to the participating teams.
However the Insight Bowl experience wasn't a highlight for the Iowa Radio crew. Placed in a booth usually used for stadium security personnel, Gary Dolphin and Podolak were unable to open the windows for their crowd mics. The booth also lacked a replay monitor. Insight Bowl officials did supply one, but it was circa 1975 and took up much of Podolak's space. Frequencies for the radio team were also an issue as the stadium was reluctant in granting them their typical transmitting signals to communicate with Rob Brooks on the sideline. Engineer Jon Swisher was able to put the broadcast together is some atypical ways.
|The Sooners being awarded the Insight Bowl Trophy|