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Big 12 adds 8th bowl

August 22, 2002

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The Big 12 has landed an eighth bowl spot this season, adding the Humanitarian Bowl on the blue turf at Boise State University.

"This agreement virtually assures that every bowl eligible Big 12 team will have a postseason playing opportunity," conference commissioner Kevin Weiberg said Wednesday.

The game, on Dec. 31 at the unique Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho, will pit a Big 12 team against a squad from the Western Athletic Conference. The Big 12 fills a slot that was to have gone to an at-large team.

The Humanitarian Bowl's projected $750,000 payout ups the Big 12 total for the upcoming bowl season to approximately $23 million.

The conference's other seven bowl tie-ins are the Bowl Championship Series, Cotton Bowl, Holiday Bowl, Alamo Bowl, Independence Bowl, Houston Bowl and Tangerine Bowl.

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