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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Mountain West Conference renewed two bowl partnerships Thursday while also announcing a new bowl agreement with the ACC starting in 2010.
The AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl will feature an ACC-Mountain West matchup beginning in 2010, both conference and bowl officials announced. The third selection from the Mountain West Conference will meet the seventh selection from the Atlantic Coast Conference beginning in December of 2010 at Independence Stadium. The agreement with the two conferences runs through 2013.
The New Mexico Bowl announced its agreement with the Mountain West Conference for the next bowl term, 2010-2013. The nine-member conference will continue to provide one of its bowl-eligible teams, as it has since the New Mexico Bowl's inception in 2006. The agreement assures the New Mexico Bowl access to one of the top five selections in the Mountain West.
The Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl also signed a four-year agreement with the Mountain West Conference for one of its teams to participate in the Bowl through 2013, effective with the 2010 football season.
The New Mexico Bowl and the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl will make a selection with an emphasis on location, to ensure the best possible match-up is created for each local market.
For more on each bowl, click on the links to the right.
New Mexico Bowl
Saturday, Dec. 19
2:30 p.m. MT
Armed Forces Bowl
Thursday, Dec. 31
11 a.m. CT