Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - The Mid-American Conference will
participate in a newly created bowl game in Boca Raton, Fla.
On Friday, the MAC announced the creation of the Boca Raton Bowl, beginning in
2014. The contest will take place prior to Christmas and be held at FAU
Stadium on the Florida Atlantic campus.
The Boca Raton Bowl will be owned and operated by ESPN.
"The Mid-American Conference is pleased to partner with ESPN and several other
conferences in the creation of the Boca Raton Bowl," said Dr. Jon
Steinbrecher, Mid-American Conference commissioner, in a statement. "This has
all the ingredients for an excellent bowl game: a great location, wonderful
facilities for student-athletes and fans and hungry teams. I am eagerly
anticipating the inaugural game in December of 2014."
The MAC will play Conference USA in the 2014 Boca Raton Bowl and the American
Athletic Conference in 2015.
The participants from several FBS conferences will rotate over a six-year
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