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11TH ANNUAL ADVOCARE V100 TEXAS BOWL SLATED FOR PRIMETIME ON DECEMBER 28

HOUSTON – The 2016 AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl will be played on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 8 p.m. CST (9 p.m. ET). The game will be played at NRG Stadium in Houston, and televised nationally on ESPN.

The 11th annual game will mark the third meeting of a six-year agreement between the Big 12 and SEC to play at NRG Stadium.

Last year’s Texas Bowl saw the LSU Tigers defeat the Texas Tech Red Raiders 56-27. The 2015 game was the most attended non-College Football Playoff Bowl game in the country for the second consecutive year and set a record again for the largest bowl attendance in Houston history.

The AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl has been a tremendous success over its first 10 years both on and off the field, with an average attendance of over 60,000 fans per year since inception. The bowl, which contributed an economic impact of over $50 million to the Houston economy in 2015, has donated over $1 million in financial support to date to DePelchin Children’s Center, Houston’s oldest children’s charity and the bowl’s official charitable beneficiary.

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 13 bowl games owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN.

ESPN Events
ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes three Labor Day weekend college football games; 13 college bowl games, 10 college basketball events and two college award shows, which accounts for approximately 250-plus hours of programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over 700,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in Albuquerque, Birmingham, Boca Raton, Boise, Dallas-Fort Worth, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Montgomery and St. Petersburg, 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.
Collegiate Football
AdvoCare Texas Kickoff (Houston); AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl (Houston); Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl (Atlanta); Birmingham Bowl (Alabama); Camping World Kickoff (Orlando, Fla.); Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise); Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque); Hawai’i Bowl (Honolulu); Las Vegas Bowl (Nevada); Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth); Marmot Boca Raton Bowl (Florida); MEAC/SWAC Challenge (Orlando, Fla.); Popeyes Bahamas Bowl (Nassau); Raycom Media Camellia Bowl (Montgomery, Ala.); St. Petersburg Bowl (Florida); The Home Depot College Football Awards (Atlanta) and Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth)
Collegiate Basketball
AdvoCare Invitational (Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.); Armed Forces Classic (Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Honolulu); DIRECTV Wooden Legacy (Orange County, Calif.); College Basketball Awards Presented by Wendy’s (Los Angeles); Gildan Charleston Classic (South Carolina); Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Honolulu); Jimmy V Men’s Classic presented by Corona (New York City); Jimmy V Women’s Classic presented by Corona (TBD); NIT Season Tip-Off (Brooklyn, N.Y.); Puerto Rico Tip-Off (San Juan) and State Farm Champions Classic (New York City)
For more information, visit the official website, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube pages.
ESPN Media Contact: Rachel Margolis Siegal at 860-766-2798 or rachel.m.siegal@espn.com
LSSE Media Contact: Amy Palcic at 832667-2220 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 showcases teams from the Big 12 and the SEC, two of the country’s premier conferences. The AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl has been a tremendous success both on and off the field over its first ten years. The bowl generates nearly $50 million in economic impact for the Houston economy annually. The bowl has provided over $1,000,000 in financial support and millions of dollars in promotional support and publicity to DePelchin Children’s Center, the bowl’s official charitable beneficiary.

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