Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Meineke Bowl extends deal with Big East

The Big East Conference will send a representative to Charlotte’s Meineke Car Care Bowl each season through 2013.

Bowl officials announced Wednesday morning the extension of their previous agreement with the Big East. Under terms of the agreement, the bowl will select third from among the bowl-eligible teams from the Big East.

Meineke Bowl officials also are negotiating with the ACC to continue their relationship with that conference, and an announcement regarding that arrangement is expected soon.

This year’s Meineke Bowl will match teams from the Big East and ACC at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 26 at Bank of America Stadium. The bowl’s formula has brought an average of 62,000 fans to Charlotte with three sellouts in seven years.

“The Big East has proven to be a great partner for the Meineke Car Care Bowl and we have enjoyed tremendous success together,” Meineke Bowl executive director Will Webb said in a statement.

Ken Tysiac


Anonymous said...

This is a great agreement for the Meineke Bowl. There have been some pretty good games over the years between the Big East and ACC. Last year's shoot-out was a fun game to be at. Way to go.