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. The first Epson Ivy Bowl occurred on January 8, 1989 and the final game occurred at the conclusion of the 1996 college football season. 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  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. Long considered a "public ivy", William & Mary was the only true non-Ivy League school to send players to Japan.
Game results[edit | edit source]
|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 | edit source]
Ivy All Stars
1989 - 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.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Ivy League History". Ivysport. 2009. http://www.ivysport.com/history.php. Retrieved 1 November 2009.
- "Ivy Team Prepares For Game in Japan". The New York Times. 21 December 1990. http://www.nytimes.com/1990/12/21/sports/ivy-team-prepares-for-game-in-japan.html?pagewanted=print.
- "Results Plus". The New York Times. 24 December 1989. http://www.nytimes.com/1989/12/24/sports/results-plus-464289.html?scp=1&sq=ivy&st=nyt&pagewanted=print.
- Ivy gridders find Japan has a yen for their style. By Bob Dick. The Providence Journal. December 12, 1989.
- "Epson Ivy Bowl. The Ivy All Stars vs The Japan Collegiate All Stars. December 23, 1989. Yokohama Stadium" game program.