Koshien Bowl

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Koshien Bowl
Panasonic Electric Works Cup Mainichi Koshien Bowl
Stadium Koshien Stadium
Location Nishinomiya
Previous stadiums Nishinomiya Stadium (1960)
Nagai Stadium (2007 — 2008)
Previous locations Osaka (2007 — 2008)
Operated 1947-present
Sponsors
Mainichi Shimbun
Nissin Foods (1985 — 1987)
Sanwa Group (1988 — 1991)
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. (1992 — 1999)
House Foods (2000 —)
Panasonic Electric Works (2008 —)
Former names
Mainichi Bowl (1960)
Mainichi Koshien Bowl in Nagai (2007 — 2008)
2009 matchup
Kansai vs. Hosei (Kansai 50-38)
2010 matchup
Waseda vs. Ritsumeikan (December 19)

The Koshien Bowl is the annual Japanese American college football national championship game,[1] usually played in December at Koshien Stadium.

From the 1949 season until 2010 season, the game is held as the final game of Japan University American Football Championship. The game is held between 2 universities from East Japan (Hokkaido, Tohoku, Kanto) and West Japan (Tokai, Hokuriku, Kansai, Chushikoku, Kyushu).

Kwansei Gakuin University Fighters is the most successful team with 25 titles (4 shared). Nihon University Phoenix is second with 20 titles (2 shared).

Game results[edit]

Season Date Played Kanto Score Kansai Note
1946 1947 April 13 Keio University 45-0 Doshisha University  
1947 1948 January 1 Meiji University 0-6 Kansai University  
1948 1949 January 9 Keio University 14-7 Kansai University  
1949 1949 December 18 Keio University 7-25 Kwansei Gakuin University  
1950 1950 December 10 Keio University 6-20 Kwansei Gakuin University  
1951 1951 December 9 Rikkyo University 19-14 Kwansei Gakuin University  
1952 1952 December 7 Rikkyo University 20-0 Kwansei Gakuin University  
1953 1953 December 6 Rikkyo University 7-19 Kwansei Gakuin University  
1954 1954 December 5 Rikkyo University 7-15 Kwansei Gakuin University  
1955 1955 November 23 Nihon University 26-26 Kwansei Gakuin University Draw
1956 1956 November 23 Nihon University 0-33 Kwansei Gakuin University  
1957 1957 November 24 Nihon University 14-6 Kwansei Gakuin University  
1958 1958 December 7 Nihon University 13-12 Kwansei Gakuin University  
1959 1959 December 6 Nihon University 42-0 Kwansei Gakuin University  
1960 1960 December 4 Rikkyo University 36-16 Kwansei Gakuin University held at Nishinomiya Stadium
1961 1961 December 10 Nihon University 14-6 Kwansei Gakuin University  
1962 1962 December 2 Nihon University 28-24 Kwansei Gakuin University  
1963 1963 December 8 Nihon University 30-18 Kwansei Gakuin University  
1964 1965 January 15 Nihon University 48-14 Kwansei Gakuin University  
1965 1965 December 5 Rikkyo University 22-22 Kwansei Gakuin University Draw
1966 1966 December 4 Nihon University 40-12 Kwansei Gakuin University  
1967 1967 December 10 Nihon University 12-31 Kwansei Gakuin University  
1968 1968 December 15 Meiji University 36-38 Kwansei Gakuin University  
1969 1969 December 14 Nihon University 30-14 Kwansei Gakuin University  
1970 1970 December 13 Nihon University 6-34 Kwansei Gakuin University  
1971 1971 December 12 Nihon University 28-22 Kwansei Gakuin University  
1972 1972 December 10 Hosei University 34-20 Kwansei Gakuin University  
1973 1973 December 9 Nihon University 7-24 Kwansei Gakuin University  
1974 1974 December 8 Nihon University 20-28 Kwansei Gakuin University  
1975 1975 December 14 Meiji University 7-56 Kwansei Gakuin University  
1976 1976 December 12 Meiji University 22-29 Kwansei Gakuin University  
1977 1977 December 11 Nihon University 20-51 Kwansei Gakuin University  
1978 1978 December 10 Nihon University 63-7 Kwansei Gakuin University  
1979 1979 December 9 Nihon University 48-0 Kwansei Gakuin University  
1980 1980 December 13 Nihon University 42-7 Kwansei Gakuin University  
1981 1981 December 13 Nihon University 42-31 Kwansei Gakuin University  
1982 1982 December 12 Nihon University 65-28 Kyoto University  
1983 1983 December 11 Nihon University 14-30 Kyoto University  
1984 1984 December 9 Nihon University 42-42 Kwansei Gakuin University Nihon University participated in Rice Bowl
1985 1985 December 8 Meiji University 46-48 Kwansei Gakuin University  
1986 1986 December 14 Nihon University 28-49 Kyoto University  
1987 1987 December 13 Nihon University 17-41 Kyoto University  
1988 1988 December 11 Nihon University 35-28 Kwansei Gakuin University  
1989 1989 December 17 Nihon University 45-14 Kwansei Gakuin University  
1990 1990 December 16 Nihon University 34-7 Kyoto University  
1991 1991 December 15 Senshu University 20-25 Kwansei Gakuin University  
1992 1992 December 13 Hosei University 7-17 Kyoto University  
1993 1993 December 19 Nippon Sport Science University 10-35 Kwansei Gakuin University  
1994 1994 December 18 Hosei University 22-24 Ritsumeikan University  
1995 1995 December 17 Hosei University 17-24 Kyoto University  
1996 1996 December 15 Hosei University 21-28 Kyoto University  
1997 1997 December 20 Hosei University 21-21 Kwansei Gakuin University Hosei University participated in Rice Bowl
1998 1998 December 19 Hosei University 17-25 Ritsumeikan University  
1999 1999 December 19 Hosei University 13-52 Kwansei Gakuin University  
2000 17 December 2000 Hosei University 28-21 Kwansei Gakuin University  
2001 16 December 2001 Hosei University 6-24 Kwansei Gakuin University  
2002 15 December 2002 Waseda University 14-51 Ritsumeikan University  
2003 21 December 2003 Hosei University 6-61 Ritsumeikan University  
2004 19 December 2004 Hosei University 17-38 Ritsumeikan University  
2005 18 December 2005 Hosei University 17-14 Ritsumeikan University  
2006 17 December 2006 Hosei University 45-43 Kwansei Gakuin University  
2007 16 December 2007 Nihon University 38-41 Kwansei Gakuin University held at Nagai Stadium
2008 21 December 2008 Hosei University 8-19 Ritsumeikan University held at Nagai Stadium
Season Date Played East Japan Score West Japan Note
2009 13 December 2009 Hosei University 38-50 Kansai University  
2010 19 December 2010 Waseda University 21-48 Ritsumeikan University  
2011 18 December 2011 Nihon University 3-24 Kwansei Gakuin University  
2012 16 December 2012 Hosei University 17-20 Kwansei Gakuin University  

Winners[edit]

In Italics title shared.

Rank University Region Wins Years won
1 Kwansei Gakuin University  Hyōgo 25 1949, 1950, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1984, 1985, 1991, 1993, 1997
1999, 2001, 2007, 2011, 2012
2 Nihon University  Tokyo 20 1955, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1969, 1971, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1990
3 Ritsumeikan University  Kyoto 7 1994, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2010
4 Kyoto University  Kyoto 6 1983, 1986, 1987, 1992, 1995, 1996
5 Hosei University  Tokyo 5 1972, 1997, 2000, 2005, 2006
6 Rikkyo University  Tokyo 4 1951, 1952, 1960, 1965
7 Keio University  Tokyo 2 1946, 1948
7 Kansai University  Osaka 2 1947, 2009

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ::Metropolis Tokyo :: SPORTS - Pearl bowl

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