SWAC, MEAC announce creation of Celebration Bowl


Yep, another bowl game is on the horizon. Don’t worry, though, this one won’t get us any closer to a 5-7 MAC team playing a 5-7 Mountain West foe in Missoula, Mont., or anything like that.

No, this one actually has a good reason for existing beyond dollar signs. The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) jointly announced with ESPN the creation of the Celebration Bowl on Wednesday, pitting the two historically black leagues’ champions on an annual basis.

“This is a great opportunity for our schools and student-athletes to compete on a national stage and showcase the talent that exists within HBCUs. And to have it during bowl season, the most exciting time in college football, is a bonus,” said SWAC commissioner Duer Sharp in a statement.

In conjunction with ESPN Events, the inaugural Celebration Bowl will be held Dec. 19 at the Georgia Dome…

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