Colorado State and Nevada to Compete in Inaugural NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl
TUCSON, ARIZ. - The NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl is pleased to announce that the Colorado State Rams and University of Nevada Wolf Pack will compete in the inaugural game. The teams will face off at 5:30 p.m. MST at Arizona Stadium located on the campus of University of Arizona in Tucson on Tuesday, Dec. 29th. The CSU and Nevada will both represent the Mountain West Conference.
"We are excited to welcome the players, coaching staff, bands and fans of Colorado State and Nevada to Tucson and the NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl," said Alan Young, CEO of the Arizona Sports & Entertainment Commission. "The inaugural Arizona Bowl kicks off a new era of college bowl games in the Southwest, and we're thrilled to watch these two highly competitive teams compete."
Colorado State finished its regular season 7-5 overall and 5-3 in the Mountain Division, including victories in its final four games of the season, three of which came on the road.
Nevada finished its regular season 6-6 overall and 4-4 in the West Division. The Wolf Pack strung together three consecutive conference wins during the regular season to help boost them into a second-place finish in the Mountain West's West standings.
The last meeting between the Rams and Wolf Pack came on Oct. 11, 2014 when Colorado State beat Nevada, 31-24. The two teams have met a total of 12 times dating back to Aug. 30, 1997. Colorado State holds the series advantage winning 10 of the 12 contests.
"The Mountain West is excited to participate in the launch of the NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl," said Mountain West Deputy Commissioner Bret Gilliland. "The coaches and student-athletes will have a tremendous postseason experience in Tucson. At the same time, we'll be able to give back to local charities and contribute to the community. We look forward to a wonderful visit and a great game."
The NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl is the first-ever bowl game to have a digitally-focused broadcast strategy orchestrated by primary digital media partner, Campus Insiders. Broadcast partner, American Sports Network will also televise the live game, making it available across Sinclair's television stations, other linear broadcasters and regional sports networks including KAME in Reno and KWGN in Denver. More details and the full broadcast lineup including special digital features will be announced at a later date.
Tickets to the NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl are available online via Ticketmaster at www.azbowlgame.com.
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About the NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl
The NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl was sanctioned in March 2015 as the 41st NCAA college football game and the third bowl game staged in Arizona. Kicking off in December 2015, the bowl game will feature two teams from among the Mountain West Conference, Conference USA and the Sun Belt Conference. The NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl is dedicated to promoting community engagement and support in the Tucson area. For more information about the NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl, or for ticket information, visit www.azbowlgame.com.
About the Arizona Sports and Entertainment Commission
The Arizona Sports and Entertainment Commission is a non-profit organization created in 1988. The Commission collaborates with hundreds of partners to help fulfill the mission of bringing national and international sporting events to the state, assisting in the promotion of existing events and Arizona sports teams, and developing youth sports programs throughout the Valley. In 1999, it assumed oversight of the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame, and in 2012, the Grand Canyon State Games. For more information about the Commission call 602.258.6272 or visit www.azsportsent.com.
About NOVA® Home Loans
NOVA® Home Loans has served the needs of homeowners and homebuyers since 1980. We are able to originate loans in 12 states. In 2001, we merged our flexibility as a mortgage broker with the efficient service of a mortgage bank to create a better way of lending. Efficiency and teamwork are the keys to our accelerated loan delivery. Loan applications are handled in-house from start to finish - eliminating the need to ship your application around the country for underwriting, approval and document preparation. For more information, visit www.novahomeloans.com.