LAS VEGAS (AP) -The Las Vegas Bowl is switching to the Saturday before Christmas after three years of playing on the Thursday before the holiday.
The 16th annual bowl game, pitting a top pick from the Mountain West Conference against the fourth- or fifth-place team from the Pac-10, will be played at 5 p.m. Dec. 22 at Sam Boyd Stadium, executive director Tina Kunzer-Murphy said on Monday.
``We've had tremendous success the last three years playing on Thursday, but we think the Saturday before Christmas is the perfect date for this year's game,'' Kunzer-Murphy said in a statement. ``It gives fans the chance to enjoy Las Vegas on a weekend and then get home for the holidays in plenty of time.''
The bowl, sponsored by Pioneer PureVision, is owned and operated by ESPN Regional Television. It was re-certified by the NCAA last week during annual meetings in San Francisco. It will be broadcast on ESPN and ESPNHD.
The game was played on Saturdays from 1997-99. Last Dec. 21, BYU defeated Oregon 38-8, before a sellout crowd of 44,615.

Recent NCAAF Discussions

Carolina Wise Guy.....What? on Thu, Feb 2017 by Timmy1961
SUPER BOWL PLAY on Mon, Feb 2017 by MichaelF12
2017 NFL Draft Props on Fri, Feb 2017 by Blade
Handicapping Week 1 on Fri, Feb 2017 by Blade
Blade what time do you get up on Thu, Feb 2017 by Blade

NCAAF Headlines

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail Alabama Favored vs. FSU Week 1 Some of the Week 1 college football lines are starting to trickle out, including the spread for the Florida State versus Alabama matchup...
Thumbnail 2017 Heisman Trophy Odds The 2017 college football season is months away but oddsmakers have already released odds for the Heisman Trophy.

NCAAF Team Pages