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Wednesday, 14 August 2013 09:37
New MAC bowl game planned for Montgomery, Ala.?
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - According to a story posted on, the city of Montgomery, Ala. and ESPN are in negotiations for a college football bowl game pairing teams from the Mid-American Conference with the Sun Belt Conference.
The game would start in the 2014 season and be played in the Cramton Bowl.
The Cramton Bowl was built in 1922, but has been renovated in recent years.
It's the host of the Raycom College Football All-Star Classic in January and has a listed capacity of 25,000.
For the MAC, the new bowl game would replace the Little Caesars Bowl, which is in its last year in Detroit.
The MAC and Sun Belt are already matched to the Go Daddy Bowl in Mobile, Ala. Alabama also hosts the BBVA Bowl in Birmingham, matching teams from the SEC and the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Currently the third primary MAC bowl game is the Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise, Idaho.

James Memorial Award winners announced
CLEVELAND - Nabal Jefferson (football) of Northern Illinois and Skylar Chew (women's soccer) of Ball State have been named the recipients of the 2013 Bob James Memorial Award by the Mid-American Conference Faculty Athletics Representatives.
In its 25th year, the Bob James Memorial Award recognizes one female and one male student-athlete who have achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.50, and have displayed good character, leadership and citizenship.

Links Lassies
The Links Lassies held a medal play event at Forrest Creason Golf Course Tuesday.
The flight winners were: A, Eileen Smith, low gross and low net; B, Sue Kerr, low gross and low net; and C, Pat Koehler, low gross and low net. Smith used the low putts of putts.

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