Tucson Gets New Football Game

The Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl will take place Dec. 29 at 5:30 p.m. at Arizona Stadium. Projected to bring $25 million to Tucson, the bowl game will feature teams from the Mountain West Conference and Conference USA. The Sun Belt Conference will provide a team if the MWC or CUSA can't fill the game. The Arizona Sports and Entertainment Commission (ASEC) made the announcement yesterday at the Westin La Paloma Resort.

This year’s postseason game will be Tucson’s first since 1999, when the Insight.com Bowl — now the Cactus Bowl — moved to Phoenix. Traditional television plans will be announced at a later date, but CampusInsiders.com will handle the online aspects of the game.

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