The announcement of the 2010 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl participating teams will be made Sunday morning, December 5th, by 5:00 pm cst (updated). The Bowl Committee will review all bowl eligible teams from the Sun Belt Conference and an opponent that will be selected at-large, following the results of all of today’s games.
At the request of Conference USA, the Bowl Committee evaluated an opportunity for UTEP to participate in the New Mexico Bowl, a regional bowl within driving distance of El Paso. After assessing the at-large pool of teams that could be invited to play in New Orleans, the Committee agreed to accommodate the request, thereby releasing UTEP as a potential Conference USA representative. New Orleans Bowl officials will be monitoring all games around the country that have bowl ramifications, including key games from the Sun Belt, MAC, WAC, and Big East conferences.
The 10th Annual New Orleans Bowl will be played Saturday, Dec. 18th in the Louisiana Superdome, and broadcast live on ESPN.