Sun Bowl

Sun Bowl

name = Sun Bowl
full_name = Brut Sun Bowl
nickname =
defunct =

image_size = 175
caption = Sun Bowl logo
stadium = Sun Bowl Stadium
previous_stadiums = El Paso High School Stadium (1935-1937)
Kidd Field (1938-1962)
location = El Paso, Texas
previous_locations =
years = 1935-present
previous_tie-ins =
conference_tie-ins = Pac-10, Big 12/Big East/Notre Dame
payout = 1,900,000 (2006)
sponsors = John Hancock (1986-1993)
Wells Fargo (1996-2003)
Helen of Troy Limited (2004-present)
former_names = Sun Bowl (1935-1985)
John Hancock Sun Bowl (1986-1988)
John Hancock Bowl (1989-1993)
Sun Bowl (1994-1995)
Norwest Sun Bowl (1996-1998)
Wells Fargo Sun Bowl (1999-2003)
Vitalis Sun Bowl (2004-2005)
prev_matchup_year = 2007
prev_matchup_season= 2007
prev_matchup_teams = South Florida vs. Oregon
prev_matchup_score = Oregon 56, USF 21
next_matchup_year = 2008
next_matchup_season= 2008
next_matchup_teams = Pac-10 #3 vs. Big East/Notre Dame or Big 12
next_matchup_date = December 31
The Sun Bowl is an annual college football bowl game that is played usually at the end of December in El Paso, Texas. It is the second oldest continuously played bowl game, which began in 1935. The game, which was chartered in 1934, has been played 74 times. In most of its early history, the game pitted the champion of the Border Conference against an at-large opponent. Games are now played at Sun Bowl Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas at El Paso. The first three were played at El Paso High School Stadium (1935-1937), then switched to Kidd Field until the present stadium was ready in 1963.

The game's current full title is the Brut Sun Bowl after its sponsor Brut, which is owned by Helen of Troy Limited, who also owned the previous game sponsor, Vitalis. The name change occurred August 8, 2006, after Helen of Troy extended its partnership through 2009 with the Sun Bowl Association. This marks the eighth change in the game's name. It was previously called the Sun Bowl (1935-1985 and 1994-1995), John Hancock Sun Bowl (1986-1988), John Hancock Bowl (1989-1993), Norwest Sun Bowl (1996-1998), Wells Fargo Sun Bowl (1999-2003, after Norwest merged with Wells Fargo), and Vitalis Sun Bowl (2004-2005).

The Brut Sun Bowl matches the Pac-10 Conference against either the Big 12 Conference, Big East Conference or the University of Notre Dame from 2006-2009. The rotating deal will feature a Big 12 school twice over the next four years and a Big East school or Notre Dame twice from 2006-2009. Its contract with CBS Sports is the longest continuous relationship with one network, spanning since 1968. The game traditionally kicks off at "High Noon" MST, or 2 p.m. EST. Helen of Troy also sponsors the halftime show, which has recently featured such artists as Los Lonely Boys, Rihanna, and Diamond Rio.

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ee also

List of college bowl games

External links

* [ Official Website of the Sun Bowl]

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