Fort Worth Bowl to pit Big 12 against Conference USA
FORT WORTH -- ESPN Regional Television (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN, Inc., will own and operate the Forth Worth Bowl, a newly created college football bowl game to be played at Amon G. Carter Stadium on the campus of TCU. The NCAA Football Bowl Certification Committee certified the game Thursday, May 1.
The inaugural contest will be played at 6:30 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday, Dec. 23, will be televised by ESPN and match teams from the Big 12 and Conference USA.
"We very much look forward to having a quality Big 12 Conference team participate in the Fort Worth Bowl against a team from Conference USA," Big 12 Commissioner Kevin Weiberg said. "This is a great opportunity for our teams and fans to participate in a bowl game in our geographic region. Fort Worth is a dynamic, growing community that will be a great addition to our list of bowl destinations. We are also pleased to be able to build on our partnership with ESPN Regional Television through this postseason football opportunity."
The Fort Worth Bowl will join ESPN and ESPN2's extensive bowl lineup. Last year, the networks combined to present coverage of 20 bowl games, highlighted by Capital One Bowl Week, featuring 18 games in 10 days.
In addition to the Fort Worth Bowl, ESPN Regional Television now owns and operates the ConAgra Foods Hawaii Bowl and Las Vegas Bowl.