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MU roundup: C-USA among conferences for Bahamas Bowl

Oct. 15, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Conference USA will be one of the participants when the Bahamas Bowl football game joins the bowl lineup in 2014.

The only postseason college football game outside of the United States will kick off in December 2014 at Thomas A. Robinson Stadium, which is named for an Olympic track and field star. The stadium has a seating capacity of 15,000, but has the ability for expansion to hold 30,000.

Five conferences will be represented on a rotational basis in the Bahamas. Commissioners from C-USA, the Mid-American Conference, Mountain West Conference and Sun Belt Conference, and a representative from the American Athletic Conference were on hand for Monday's official announcement with the Bahamas Minister of Tourism.

"As we have learned with our other bowls, student-athletes, coaches and fans get excited about a great destination. It's hard to imagine a better destination than this wonderful country for a bowl game," C-USA commissioner Britton Banowsky said.

Richard Giannini, retired athletic director at Southern Miss, is serving as a consultant to the bowl.

Men's soccer

COLLEGE PARK, Md. --Marshall University men's soccer is on the road for a Tuesday match against No. 5 Maryland. Kickoff is 7 p.m. at Ludwig Field.

Marshall has a 2-6-4 season record while the Terrapins are 5-2-5.

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