TCU could be picked no matter position

Updated: August 17, 2005, 8:31 PM ET
Associated Press

FORT WORTH, Texas -- The Fort Worth Bowl will feature one of the top three teams from the Mountain West conference from 2006-09.

The deal, which was announced Wednesday, also makes it possible to pick TCU regardless of where it finishes in the league. The game is played in TCU's on-campus stadium.

This year's Fort Worth Bowl will be Dec. 23 and will feature a team from Conference USA against a Big 12 team.

"Additional exposure in the state of Texas is certainly welcomed," said Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson, whose other league members are Air Force, Brigham Young, Colorado State, New Mexico, San Diego State, UNLV, Utah and Wyoming.

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