D.C. game renamed Military Bowl

Updated: October 26, 2010, 4:22 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- The bowl game in the nation's capital has a new name -- the Military Bowl.

Officials announced Tuesday that the game formerly known as the EagleBank Bowl has a new sponsor and charity partner. The official name will be "The Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman" and will benefit the USO.

The bowl already had a strong military tie. Navy played in the inaugural game in 2008, and both Navy and Army will be featured in future years if they are bowl-eligible.

This year's game is scheduled for Dec. 29 at RFK Stadium and is set to feature teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference and Conference USA, with Army as a possible backup.

EagleBank will remain as one of the bowl's sponsors.


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