Monday, October 31, 2011

Polynesian All-American Bowl

All-Star game lineup for 2012

U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Start: 2001

2012 Game date, site: Jan. 7, Alamodome, San Antonio

Underclassmen combine: Yes

Television: NBC

Unique feature: As the oldest of the games, it has the most alumni in the NFL and the best TV location.

Under Armour All-American Game

Start: 2008

2012 Game date, site: To be determined. Last year's game was Jan. 5 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Underclassmen combine: Yes

Television: ESPN

Unique feature: Televised skills challenge on ESPN2 and televised practice sessions on ESPNU and ESPN2

Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl

Start: 2012

2012 Game date, site: Jan. 3, Chase Field, Phoenix

Underclassmen combine: Yes

Television: Negotiating with CBS Sports Network

Unique feature: Selection show will air on CBS

USA Football vs. The World

Start: 2010

2012 Game site: Feb. 1 (National Signing Day). Site to be determined. Last year's game was Feb. 2 at Westlake High, Austin, Texas

Underclassmen combine: No, but Team Trials were held Memorial Day weekend in Marietta, Ga.

Television: Fox College Sports Central carried live, Feb. 11 on NFL Network

Unique feature: Not an all-star game, it pits top U.S. players 19 and under vs. a World Team

Offense-Defense Bowl

Start: 2007

2012 Game site: To be determined. Last year's game was Jan. 31 at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Underclassmen combine: Yes.

Television: Comcast Sports

Unique feature: Has a youth all-star game during the week prior to the game.

Polynesian All-American Bowl

Start: 2011

2012 Game site: To be determind. Last year's game was Jan. 15 at Cathedral High, Los Angeles

Underclassmen combine: None

Television: None

Unique feature: Game is for players of Pacific Islands descent

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