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Military Bowl Moving From Washington To Annapolis, Adds Conference USA In 2013

The ACC's #8 bowl tie-in is moving east.

Rob Carr

According to an announcement by the D.C. Bowl Committee and Events DC, the Military Bowl will be played at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis in 2013, moving from its previous home at RFK Stadium. This year's game will be played on December 27 at 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) and pair the No. 8 selection from the ACC against an opponent from Conference USA.

The bowl game played at Navy's home stadium in Annapolis is the first of its kind. With the bowl game moving further east on US 50, it's only a matter of time before Boston College is hosting a bowl at Alumni Stadium, yes?

When the ACC released its 2013 bowl schedule earlier this month, the Military Bowl paired an ACC team against an at-large selection. That has been remedied with a new deal that will send a Conference USA opponent to the game.

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium seats 34,000, down from the more than 50,000-seat capacity of RFK Stadium. The game has only averaged about 27,000 over the first five years of the event. While Boston College has never played in the bowl, they do have a bit of history playing at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The Eagles are 9-3 in Annapolis -- all vs. Navy -- last playing at the Naval Academy in 2001 (a 38-21 W).

Last season, Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician sent Syracuse fans on The Quest For Beef ('O' Brady Bowl). Now accepting name suggestions for Boston College's quest to play Middle Tennessee State in Annapolis. Bowl season - there's nothing quite like it.