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2015 Boca Raton Bowl Date Announced

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The 2015 Boca Raton Bowl will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 22, as announced by Boca Raton Bowl executive director Doug Mosley. The game will be televised on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET from FAU Stadium, located on the campus of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.
 
“This is a date and time that will be very familiar to Boca Raton Bowl fans,” said Mosley. “Our inaugural game was on the Tuesday evening before Christmas and it was a very popular event for families who came out for the afternoon fan fest and kids activities, as well as the hospitality areas and live music. We’ll be in a similar spot in the calendar for this year’s game and it is our hope to make this event an annual holidays tradition in Palm Beach County.”
 
The first Boca Raton Bowl game was played on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, kicked off at 6 p.m., and was also televised on ESPN. Marshall University, the champion of Conference USA, defeated Northern Illinois University, the champion of the Mid-American Conference 52-23.
 
“The inaugural Boca Raton Bowl brought a great atmosphere and high level of excitement to our city and we’re looking to build upon that this year,” said Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie. “We’re eager to welcome the participating teams and fans to Boca Raton and share with them our extraordinary level of hospitality.”
 
The 2015 Boca Raton Bowl will have primary tie-ins for teams from the Mid-American Conference and the American Athletic Conference. The bowl week activities are under development but will begin with the arrival of the participating teams on Friday, Dec. 18. The team from the Mid-American Conference will make its headquarters at the Boca Raton Resort and Spa and the American Athletic Conference team will be at the PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens. Dates, times and sites for the team welcome parties, beach parties, luncheon, pep rallies and other activities will be released at a later date.
 
“The Boca Raton Bowl returns for a second year in December of 2015 to Palm Beach County,” said Palm Beach County Deputy Administrator Verdenia Baker. “This is a welcomed addition to our destination known for its “Life Style Sports Tourism”.  The county-wide economic benefits and the invitation to “Discover the Palm Beaches Florida” with national television audience visibility on ESPN is a powerful statement of the importance of our hospitality and tourism industry. Our partnership with the City of Boca Raton, Florida Atlantic University and ESPN to provide an unforgettable visit to the Palm Beaches for these college student-athletes, their families and their alumni will showcase our destination to potential visitors from across the nation and the world.”
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Wait, no CUSA tie in anymore? When did that happen? Guess there won't be a home bowl game.
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Owlsfan4 said

Wait, no CUSA tie in anymore? When did that happen? Guess there won't be a home bowl game.

Posted On: May 21st 2015, 3:19 PM #345448

It rotates between CUSA aac and mac coferences.
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Owlsfan4 said

Wait, no CUSA tie in anymore? When did that happen? Guess there won't be a home bowl game.
Posted On: May 21st 2015, 3:19 PM #345448

Even when the CUSA is in the game, I don't think any of the parties involved wants FAU to play in that game.

FAU would prefer to play in a different bowl and get that national exposure, and then have our stadium and campus get another day of national exposure from the Boca Bowl.

The City of Boca and the Palm Beach Tourism group doesn't want a bunch of local fans going and not staying in hotels and not "Discovering Palm Beach County," and not spending extra money in the area.
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announcement put out by Boca Raton Bowl. Boca Raton Resort and PGA National Resort and Spa are still the hotels for the Bowl game. AAC going to PGA and MAC at Boca Raton Resort.

https://www.facebook.com/bocabowl?fref=ts
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Marmot is the new title sponsor of the Boca Raton Bowl, the postseason college football game owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN. The event will now be known as the Marmot Boca Raton Bowl.
 
The 2015 Marmot Boca Raton Bowl will kick off Tuesday, Dec. 22, on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET, at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla. The game, in its second year, will feature a team from the Mid-American Conference against a team from the American Athletic Conference.
 
Marmot is an outdoor clothing and equipment company that is part of Jarden Corp., which is based in Boca Raton. For more than 40 years, Marmot has been worn by skiers, climbers, mountaineers and adventurers worldwide. Marmot works with professional mountain guides and world-class athletes to pioneer what’s possible in the most extreme environments on Earth. If you need optimal protection from the elements or if you just enjoy being outside, Marmot makes high-performance clothing and equipment that keeps you warm, dry and comfortable.
 
“Marmot is a producer of top-quality clothing and equipment that is geared to a high-adventure lifestyle and I feel that’s a great fit with the vibe of Boca Raton and Palm Beach County,” said Doug Mosley, executive director of the bowl game. “We are happy to welcome Marmot as our new title sponsor and look forward to growing this event together.”
 
“Marmot is constantly seeking out new ways to connect with outdoor enthusiast audiences who watch sports programming live, such as the college football crowd,” said Tom Fritz, Marmot vice president of marketing. “The Marmot Boca Raton Bowl fits perfectly into our strategy to introduce the brand to new consumers in a way that is most likely to be noticed.”
 
“We happily welcome a company with local ties here in Boca Raton as Marmot and Jarden join the Boca Raton Bowl,” said Clint Overby, senior director of events, ESPN Events. “We look forward to working hand-in-hand with Marmot and Jarden as our event continues to grow.”
 
“ESPN has been a valuable media associate for numerous Jarden brands, and specifically for Marmot,” said Jared Anderson, director of Jarden Media Ventures. “The Boca Raton Bowl is a natural extension of our commitment to reaching the college football audience.”
 
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They realize they are advertising in a market where most people own one long sleeve shirt, no?

Teambeer is the most knowledgeable FAU sports fan I know, way smarter than me.
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walty12 said

They realize they are advertising in a market where most people own one long sleeve shirt, no?
Posted On: Oct 6th 2015, 1:43 PM #350015

 :Yawn:  :Yawn:  :Yawn:
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National TV game with lots of northener viewers as teams from MAC and AAC this year I guess. I know the game was "officially" a sell out but how many seats were filled at the peak (not kickoff).

Won't have the Marshall or even CUSA effect on attendance this year this year, not to mention two TERRIFIC records being shut-out of bigger more established $$$ bowls by the Power5 cartel.
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walty12 said

They realize they are advertising in a market where most people own one long sleeve shirt, no?

Posted On: Oct 6th 2015, 1:43 PM #350015

Its a MAC bowl , the location where its being played is a non-issue. Most of the visitors will be MAC people.

MAC is a northern conference and they like winter gear.

Truthfully as long as the checks cash I wouldnt mind being the KY Jelly Boca Bowl.

Marmot is a great sponsor with no ethical issues, shut up and cash the check.
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