ESPN and Xbox Team For New Interactive Features For College Bowl Games TVWeek

"ESPN and Xbox 360 are delivering a new and unique interactive experience for college football bowl season," ESPN announced today.

The announcement continues, "In a new software update to ESPN on Xbox LIVE available today, sports fans will be able to engage in this year’s bowl games – available live on – by playing the College Bowl Showdown pick ‘em against other friends on the Xbox 360 console. Users predict who will win each game, earn a score for predictions and compete against friends to determine a winner."

The annoucement adds, "Xbox LIVE Gold members who are customers of an affiliated service provider will have access to 32 bowl games live this season on Xbox 360 via – ESPN’s 24/7 broadband sports network – including all five BCS bowl games highlighted by the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game, #1 Auburn vs. #2 Oregon."