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Published: Tuesday, 8/20/2013

MAC adds new bowl to lineup

Creation of the Camellia Bowl announced


The Mid-American Conference announced the creation of the Camellia Bowl, a newly created bowl game to begin in 2014, which will be based in Montgomery, Ala. and, owned and operated by ESPN. The Camellia Bowl will feature a MAC team to face a member of the Sun Belt Conference for the next six football seasons (2014-2019) in a pre-Christmas game televised nationally by ESPN or ESPN2.

The Camellia Bowl will be played in the Cramton Bowl, a 25,000 seat stadium that has undergone significant renovations over the last several years, including a new press box facility, locker rooms, and VIP hospitality accommodations.

Beginning in the 2014 bowl season, the Camellia Bowl will be the third bowl game where the MAC is a primary bowl partner.

The MAC has long-term primary contracts with the Go Daddy Bowl (based in Mobile, Ala.) through the 2017 season and Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (based in Boise, Ida.) through the 2019 season.

â–  The University of Toledo’s season-opening football game at No. 10 Florida on Aug. 31 will be televised in the Toledo market on WMNT’s MyNetworkTV (My58).

WMNT is an over-the-air station on channel 48.1. It is carried on channel 58 on Buckeye CableSystem and on channel 10 on AT&T U-Verse in Toledo. The WMNT-TV Digital Broadcast network of channels includes My Network and Mundo FOX (48.2 over-the-air and on Buckeye Cable channels 156 and 256). MUNDO FOX will also carry the Toledo-Florida game as a simulcast in English.

The game is being produced and carried by the SEC Network, can be seen online on ESPN3, and will be available nationally to subscribers of ESPN GamePlan.

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