ACC ends relationship with Humanitarian Bowl, effective 2009. Yellow Jacket fans everywhere mourn.
They’ll always have Boise.
(photo courtesy Idaho Statesman)
You can tell the ACC is choked up about the decision. Just listen to the commish:
“We will be leaving the Humanitarian Bowl in Boise,” Swofford said. “They provided some excellent experiences for our teams. I think if you talk with our teams they’ve enjoyed being there. It’s a little different kind of bowl experience than a lot of places but our schools, coaches and athletic directors have wanted to move that particular game back more in our geographic footprint…”
Translation: “Our coaches would rather play a ninth conference game than suffer through freezing their ass off in late December on some god-forsaken blue field in Idaho. And they don’t like being sponsored by a truck stop, either.”