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2013 Godaddy.Com Bowl Announces Contract Extensions

Mobile, AL – (April 30, 2012) Bowl President, Jerry Silverstein, Mid-American Conference Commissioner, Jon Steinbrecher and Sun Belt Conference Commissioner, Karl Benson announced today that both the Mid-American Conference and the Sun Belt Conference have extended their contracts with the annual bowl game.

“Our relationships with both conferences continue to grow and mature and we are pleased to have them continue to be a part of our game. The MAC has been associated with our game for 12 years and the Sun Belt for 3 years. We have had many memorable games as evidenced by the TV ratings, our title sponsorship and games that have become instant classics on ESPN,” said Silverstein. “This game produced the 10th most memorable game in college football history. Fans, student athletes, alumni, and coaches continue to rave about their experience in Mobile. The city continues to support all of the events leading up to the game itself. Without the great support we receive from of the City of Mobile, the County, our title sponsor, and these two conferences, hosting these events would not be possible.”

“We are extremely happy to extend our long-established and successful bowl partnership with the Bowl and the city of Mobile,” said Dr. Jon Steinbrecher, MAC Commissioner. “Our membership, most importantly our student-athletes, coaches, administrators and fans, continually enjoy an outstanding experience with the bowl festivities and the hospitality provided by the Bowl, President Jerry Silverstein and the entire city of Mobile.”

“The Bowl is a perfect fit for our rising football league and we are very excited to continue to have this great bowl game as a partner. The city of Mobile and the Bowl work hard to make this a first class event for our student-athletes, fans and administrators,” said Karl Benson, Sun Belt Conference Commissioner.

The fourteenth annual Bowl will be played Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. The game will feature teams from the Mid-American Conference and the Sun Belt Conference and will be televised nationally at 9 p.m. (ET)/8 p.m. (CT) on ESPN.

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