The Info List - Celebration Bowl

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The CELEBRATION BOWL is a post-season college football bowl game that began play in the 2015 season . The game is contested between the champions of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and the Southwestern Athletic Conference
Southwestern Athletic Conference
(SWAC) — the two prominent conferences of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in NCAA Division I
NCAA Division I
. It serves as a de facto national championship of Black college football and is the only active bowl game to feature teams from the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). Starting with the December 2017 game, it is played at Atlanta
's Mercedes-Benz Stadium ; the first two games were played at the Georgia Dome
Georgia Dome

The game is a successor to two previous bowl games between the MEAC and SWAC, the Pelican Bowl and Heritage Bowl . The game is organized by ESPN Events , which also runs the MEAC/SWAC Challenge , the annual interconference game between the two conferences, held over Labor Day weekend in Orlando, Florida
Orlando, Florida
. Because the Celebration Bowl
Celebration Bowl
takes place during the FCS playoff tournament, neither the SWAC nor the MEAC can send their champion to the tournament; as it is, the SWAC's regular season already extended too late into the year for its teams to qualify before the bowl was established. In June 2017, the SWAC announced that it will forgo its football championship game following the 2017 SWAC Football Championship , resulting in the SWAC regular season champion qualifying automatically for the Celebration Bowl.


* 1 Game results * 2 MVPs

* 3 Broadcasting

* 3.1 Television * 3.2 Radio

* 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links



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to Host New Celebration Bowl". Atlanta
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Celebration Bowl
after 2015 season". www.cbssports.com. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 20 March 2015. * ^ Reese, Earnest (December 21, 1996). " Heritage Bowl struggling for acceptance". The Atlanta
Journal and Constitution. p. 9H. * ^ "Champions of MEAC, SWAC to meet in new Celebration Bowl". www.usatoday.com. Associated Press. Retrieved 20 March 2015. * ^ "SWAC To Forgo Football Title Game After 2017". SWAC.org. NeuLion. Retrieved 13 June 2017. * ^ Purdum, David. "North Carolina A&T defeats Alcorn State at Georgia Dome". ajc. Retrieved 14 December 2016. * ^ "MVP Awards". thecelebrationbowl.com. Retrieved June 17, 2017. * ^ "College Football Playoff Featuring Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Washington Highlights ESPN’s 38-Game Bowl Schedule". ESPN Media Zone. Retrieved December 6, 2016. * ^ "College Football Playoff Highlights 2015-16 Bowl Schedule". ESPN Media Zone. Retrieved December 8, 2015.