2015 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Set for December 22


BOISE, Idaho - The 2015 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl is set for Tuesday, December 22 at 1:30 p.m. MST/3:30 p.m. EST. The 19th annual game moves away from a Saturday for the first time in five years, but will be the only bowl game airing during the new time slot. The game will be held at Boise State University's Albertsons Stadium and televised on ESPN.


The nation's longest running outdoor cold-weather bowl will feature a Mountain West's (MW) versus Mid-American Conference (MAC) matchup for the third consecutive year. The MW will be featured for the third time with the bowl, while the MAC will participate for the fourth year.


Last year, the Air Force Academy topped Western Michigan University 38-24, each appearing in the Idaho-based bowl for the first time.


"We've consistently had great match-ups between our Mountain West and MAC opponents and look forward to another exciting game between teams from the participating conferences," said Kevin McDonald, Famous Idaho Potato Bowl executive director. "Moving the date and time to a Tuesday allows us to have our own stand-alone slot free of any other bowl games. We look forward to creating a bigger and better game-day experience for our local and traveling fans."


Famous Idaho Potato Bowl tickets will go on sale to the general public in September through BoiseStateTickets.com or the Albertsons Stadium ticket office. Reservations for premium ticket packages are currently available, which include prime ticket locations, hospitality benefits in tent village and corporate exposure. For more package information contact the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl office at (208) 424-1011.


The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl is one of 13 owned and operated bowl games by ESPN Events, a subsidiary of ESPN.


ESPN Events
ESPN Events, a subsidiary of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes three Labor Day weekend college football games; 13 college bowl games, nine college basketball events and two college award shows, which accounts for approximately 250-plus hours of programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over 700,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in Boca Raton, Boise, Birmingham, Dallas-Fort Worth, Albuquerque, St. Petersburg and Las Vegas, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.


ESPN Events also manages the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program.


Collegiate Football
AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl (Houston); AdvoCare Texas Kickoff (Houston); Popeyes Bahamas Bowl (Nassau); Birmingham Bowl (Alabama); Boca Raton Bowl (Florida); Celebration Bowl (Atlanta); Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise); Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque); Hawai‘i Bowl (Honolulu); Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth); MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney (Orlando, Fla.); Orlando Kickoff (Florida); Raycom Media Camellia Bowl (Montgomery, Ala.); Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl (Nevada); St. Petersburg Bowl (Florida); The Home Depot College Football Awards (Orlando, Fla.) and Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth)


Collegiate Basketball
Armed Forces Classic (Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler, Okinawa, Japan); DIRECTV Wooden Legacy (Orange County, Calif.); College Basketball Awards Presented by Wendy's (Los Angeles); Gildan Charleston Classic (South Carolina); Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Honolulu); Jimmy V Men's Classic Presented by Corona (New York City); Jimmy V Women's Classic Presented by Corona (Hartford/Storrs, Conn.); Orlando Classic (Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.); Puerto Rico Tip-Off (San Juan, PR) and State Farm Champions Classic (Chicago)


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