EagleBank Bowl Announces Navy-Wake Forest Matchup For Inaugural Game

7Dec08 - Game will kick off 2008 bowl season and will be carried live on ESPN

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sunday, December 7, 2008) ­ The EagleBank Bowl is proud to
announce the U.S. Naval Academy will take on Wake Forest in the inaugural
2008 EagleBank Bowl which takes place Saturday, December 20th, at RFK
Stadium. The announcement was made by Steve Beck, President and Executive
Director of the EagleBank Bowl.

"We are thrilled with the two teams we have for our inaugural game," said
Beck. "There will be tremendous regional interest and on the field we think
this will be a great contest."

There was some concern whether Wake Forest could play Navy due to a no
rematch clause in the contract Navy signed with the EagleBank Bowl. However,
the no rematch clause never came into play because there were not two teams
to select from after the NCAA ruled North Carolina State was an at large
team. The EagleBank Bowl's agreement was to receive the ACC¹s 9th place
selection, which this year is Wake Forest.

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