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Huskies invited to bowl game Dec. 29

- December 3, 2007

The UConn football team has accepted a bid to play in the 2007 Meineke Car Care Bowl.

The bowl will be played on Saturday, Dec. 29, at 1 p.m. at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., home of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers.

The game will be broadcast live on ESPN. The Huskies’ opponent, a team from the Atlantic Coast Conference, will soon be announced.

UConn will be making its second bowl appearance.

The Huskies made their bowl debut in the 2004 Motor City Bowl, where they beat Mid-American Conference champion Toledo, 39-10, at Ford Field in Detroit.

The Huskies went 9-3 in 2007, tying for the winningest regular season in the program’s 109-year history.

They went 5-2 in Big East play, and currently stand alone in second place in the league. Should Pittsburgh defeat West Virginia on Saturday night, UConn would be declared co-champions along with the Mountaineers.

UConn football earned its first national rankings this year, reaching as high as No. 13 in the BCS rankings.

Husky fans who wish to attend the bowl are encouraged to purchase their tickets directly from the University.

This will ensure that they will be seated in the UConn sections and will help send a strong message that UConn fans travel in large numbers to support their team at bowl games.

For complete information on the UConn football bowl trip, including travel and ticket information, please visit UConnBowl.com.


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