EagleBank Bowl Announces Navy-Wake Forest Matchup For Inaugural Game
Dec. 7, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sunday, December 7, 2008) - The EagleBank Bowl is proud to announce the U.S. Naval Academy will take on Wake Forest in the inaugural 2008 EagleBank Bowl which takes place Saturday, December 20th, at RFK Stadium. The announcement was made by Steve Beck, President and Executive Director of the EagleBank Bowl.
"We are thrilled with the two teams we have for our inaugural game," said Beck. "There will be tremendous regional interest and on the field we think this will be a great contest."
There was some concern whether Wake Forest could play Navy due to a no rematch clause in the contract Navy signed with the EagleBank Bowl. However, the no rematch clause never came into play because there were not two teams to select from after the NCAA ruled North Carolina State was an at large team. The EagleBank Bowl's agreement was to receive the ACC's 9th place selection, which this year is Wake Forest.