Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Announces 2014 Date and Time

LAS VEGAS - ESPN Events, a subsidiary of ESPN, and the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl have announced that the 2014 game will be played Saturday, Dec. 20, at 12:30 p.m. PT (3:30 p.m. ET) at Sam Boyd Stadium. The 23rd Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl will be televised nationally on ABC, featuring the top choice from the Mountain West against the sixth pick from the Pac-12 Conference.

This will mark the second consecutive year and third time overall that the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl will appear on ABC. It will be the third consecutive Saturday kickoff and eighth in the event's history. It will also be the bowl's eighth day game.

Last year's edition saw No. 25 (BCS) USC defeat No. 20 Fresno State 45-20 in front of 42,178 fans, which marked the second-largest crowd in RPLVB, stadium and state history. It was also the seventh sellout in the last nine years.

Tickets ($25, $35, $45, $65, $75 and $110) go on sale to the general public August 25 and will increase by $10 each on December 7. For more information call (702) 732-3912.

The Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl is one of 11 bowls owned and operated by ESPN Events.

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ESPN Events, a subsidiary of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes two Labor Day weekend college football games; 11 college bowl games and eight college basketball events, which accounts for approximately 200 hours of programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over a half a million 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.

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