Epson Ivy Bowl

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The Epson Ivy Bowl (EIB) was an international college football game played between an American, 43-man all-star team (composed of only Ivy League players) versus a team of college all-stars from Japan.[1] The first Epson Ivy Bowl occurred on January 8, 1989 and the final game occurred at the conclusion of the 1996 NCAA Division I-AA football season.[1] The United States won every match-up, utilizing their size and strength to overpower the smaller, quicker Japanese squads. The wins, because they were not between two NCAA-affiliated schools and some of the years were mixed school (all-star) teams [2][3][4][5] do not count toward official win-loss records.

Despite the fact that The College of William & Mary was not a member of the Ivy League, they were chosen to participate in 1988 and 1992 seasons' Epson Ivy Bowls.[6] Long considered a "public ivy", William & Mary was the only true non-Ivy League school to send players to Japan.

Game results[edit]

Season Winning Team Losing Team Location
1988 Ivy League All-Stars 73 Japan All-Stars 3 Yokohama
1989 Ivy League All-Stars 49 Japan All-Stars 17 Yokohama
1990 Ivy League All-Stars 47 Japan All-Stars 10 Yokohama
1991 Ivy League All-Stars 24 Japan All-Stars 0 Tokyo
1992 Ivy League All-Stars 35 Nippon University 19 Tokyo
1993 Ivy League All-Stars 68 Japan All-Stars 3 Tokyo
1994 Ivy League All-Stars Japan All-Stars Tokyo
1995 Ivy League All-Stars 20 Japan All-Stars 10 Osaka
1996 Ivy League All-Stars 35 Japan All-Stars 16 Osaka

Game participants[edit]

Ivy All Stars

1989[7] - PLAYERS: Evan Parke, Bryan Keys, Steve Johnson, Matt Pollard, Matt Less, Danny Clark, Nick Stanham, Malcolm Glover, Mike Brown, John Francis, Mark Bianchi, Frank Leal, Mark Ligos, Dave Amodio, Steve Kapfer, Judd Garrett, Rick McIntire, Rich Huff, Chris Finn, Mike Holt, Jon Skinner, Mike Ciotti, Franco Pagnanelli, Scott Wollam, Harris Siskind, Dave Tauber, Bob Surace, Greg Gicewicz, Gerald Mahon, Kevin Luensmann, Glover Lawrence, Steve Harrison, Drew Fraser, Kevin Collins, Jim Griffin, Dave Whaley, Tom Parker, Pete Masloski, Mike Vollmer, Bob Paschall, Rich Puccio. HEAD COACH: Maxie Baughan. ASSISTANT COACHES: Johnny Unitas, Pete Retzlaff, Mark Baughan.

Japanese Collegiate All Stars

1989 - PLAYERS: Kuniaki Miura, Ryota Watanabe, Kenichi Kotani, Shoji Sagawa, Kenji Kato, Kenji Udagawa, Naritoshi Shibata, Hiroyiki Takeda, Kazuhiko Yamaguchi, Naoji Matsuzaki, Juichi Suzuki, Kimihiro Tsuchiya, Satoshi Iwata, Seiji Funakoshi, Yoshiki Hayami, Minoru Hayashi, Ryusei Kajiyama, Hiroyuki Masuda, Seigo Arimatsu, Hajime Kobayashi, Tetsuya Sadai, Masaki Ogawa, Kenji Suzuki, Toshihiko Yamaguchi, Yoshihito Itakura, Satoki Kato, Noriyuki Oshima, Shigeo Yokata, Tetsuro Kawano, Kazunori Jinbo, Takanori Nozawa, Hirotaka Nanba, Minoru Shiota, Yoshihiro Iizuka, Akira Imai, Takayuki Ota, Yoshinao Sugawara, Masakazu Terashima, Yuzo Ichijo, Kei Nishiyama, Manabu Kamoshida, Katsuhiko Togo, Makoto Ishii, Nachi Abe, Yasutomo Motohashi, Atsushi Oyori, Hiroshi Kashiwagi, Toshihiro Moritomo, Kichi Nishiyama, Tomohiro Yanase, Kazuho Suzuki, Kenichiro Imada, Masaaki Kitami, Yuichi Shintaku, Tsutomu Kusakabe, Ryuta Tatsumi, Maki Yoshida, Tomohiro Tsuruta, Hiroshi Fujii, Motohide Takano, Yasuhiro Kishimoto, Koji Owada, Masaichiro Kanamoto, Tadashi Kaneko, Takuya Otsuki, Nobuharu Kondo, Shinichi Yokote, Koji Suzuki, Sojiro Harada, Kenichi Fujiwara, Toshiei Seki, Yosei Maeno, Takao Asakura, Takuya Iwasaki, Atsuya Yoshizawa, Shunji Mori, Jun Simizu, Shinji Maehara, Iwao Yoshino, Toshikazu Iino, Kinya Shibayama.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ivy League History". Ivysport. 2009. Retrieved 1 November 2009. 
  2. ^ http://www.thecrimson.com/article/1989/12/8/seven-gridders-are-japan-bound-for-unsanctioned/?print=1
  3. ^ "Ivy Team Prepares For Game in Japan". The New York Times. 21 December 1990. 
  4. ^ "Results Plus". The New York Times. 24 December 1989. 
  5. ^ Ivy gridders find Japan has a yen for their style. By Bob Dick. The Providence Journal. December 12, 1989.
  6. ^ http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/bowls/bowl_results.php?bowlid=332
  7. ^ "Epson Ivy Bowl. The Ivy All Stars vs The Japan Collegiate All Stars. December 23, 1989. Yokohama Stadium" game program.