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Ninth Annual AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl Slated For December 29

HOUSTON – The 2014 AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl will be played on Monday, Dec. 29, at 8 p.m. CST (9:00 p.m. ET). The game will be played at NRG Stadium in Houston, and will be televised nationally on ESPN.

The 2014 AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl will mark the first of a six-year agreement between the Big 12 and SEC to play at NRG Stadium.

Last year’s Texas Bowl pitted Syracuse and Minnesota. Syracuse scored with 1:14 remaining to pull out a 21-17 victory over the Golden Gophers.

The Texas Bowl has been a tremendous success over its first eight years, both on and off the field, with an average attendance of better than 57,000, the sixth best among non-College Football Playoff bowl games. The bowl has donated more than $700,000 to DePelchin Children’s Center, the oldest charitable organization in Houston, and has generated nearly $13 million in promotional support and publicity for the center.

Tickets for the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl range from $35-$140. For availability and special packages call (832) 667-2390. Suites can be purchased by calling 832-667-2160.  For more information, please visit www.AdvoCareTexasBowl.com or follow them on Twitter or Facebook

The AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl is one of 11 bowl games owned and operated by ESPN Events, a subsidiary of ESPN.

ESPN Events

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.

ESPN Media Contact: Rachel Margolis Siegal at 860-766-2798, or rachel.m.siegal@espn.com

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl Media Contact: Amy Palcic at 832-667-2220, or amy.palcic@houstontexans.com

ABOUT THE ADVOCARE V100 TEXAS BOWL

The AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl is owned and operated by ESPN Events, a subsidiary of ESPN, and managed locally by Lone Star Sports & Entertainment. The bowl will showcase teams from the Big 12 and the SEC, two of the country’s premier conferences, for the next six years. The AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl has been a tremendous success both on and off the field over its first eight years. The bowl has generated an average of $30 million per year for the Houston economy and has donated over $700,000 and over $13 million in promotional support and publicity to DePelchin Children’s Center, the bowl’s official charitable beneficiary.

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