WKU is headed south for bowl season in consecutive years as the 2015 Conference USA Champions have accepted their invitation to the 2015 Miami Beach Bowl, slated for a 1:30 p.m. (CT) kick on Dec. 21 at Marlins Park.
The No. 25 Hilltoppers (11-2), who have been bowl eligible in five consecutive seasons, the longest active streak in C-USA, will face American Athletic Conference member South Florida (8-4) in the game.
“We are excited to be taking part in our second consecutive bowl game as a member of Conference USA,” Director of Athletics Todd Stewart said. “Our national profile has been raised by our affiliation with the league, and we have another tremendous bowl destination to reward our coaches and student-athletes for their efforts in getting our program to this point. It will be an exciting game, and WKU is proud to represent our league in the Miami Beach Bowl.”
WKU defeated Southern Mississippi 45-28 on Saturday (Dec. 5) to win the C-USA championship.
“Playing in a bowl game is something you set as a goal at the beginning of every year, and we’re happy to be able to go play another fantastic bowl game this season and represent Conference USA,” said head coach Jeff Brohm. “Our coaches and players have worked extremely hard to get us to this point, and we look forward to getting back to practice to prepare for a great opponent in South Florida.”
Tickets for the game will be available Monday morning (Dec. 7) through the WKU Ticket Office in Diddle Arena. The deadline to order tickets will be Thursday (Dec. 10) at 5:30 p.m. All orders will be filled by HAF donor rank and mailed on Friday (Dec. 11). Tickets, as set by the bowl, are $62.50 each.
The ticket office will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fans can also purchase their tickets online at WKUSports.com. All fans that have put down a bowl deposit will be called Monday morning to finalize their order. Fans that cannot make the trip to Miami can also donate their tickets back to WKU to be used for Miami youth organizations to attend the game. All ticket purchases will include a commemorative Miami Beach Bowl ticket. (For more bowl game ticket details, follow @WKUTickets on Twitter)
Contact: Athletic Media Relations, (270) 745-4298