The date for the fifth annual Bahamas Bowl was announced Wednesday by ESPN.
For the third year in a row, the game will be played on a new date. This year’s edition of the postseason bowl game takes place December 21, at the Thomas A Robinson National Stadium. Once again, the game date falls at the start of a long holiday period in The Bahamas, allowing for an early Friday afternoon game.
“We have had great success the last two years with the move of our game to Friday afternoon as more Bahamians and their families have attended the bowl as the starting event to the holidays,” said Bahamas Bowl Executive Director Richard Giannini.
“As one of the constants on the Bahamas sporting calendar, our bowl has provided exciting competition in a great Bahamian game-day atmosphere for our fans in attendance, and it continues to be a yearly showcase of the Bahamas on ESPN. Thanks to the assistance of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Atlantis, we know that the 2018 bowl will build on our success.”
As with the first four bowl games, the 2018 Bahamas Bowl will feature teams from Conference USA and the Mid-American Conference.
Ohio University knocked of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) 41-6 in last year’s game.
The game is one of 14 postseason bowl games owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN.