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Papajohns.com Bowl

Papajohns.com Bowl logo
Stadium Legion Field
Location Birmingham, Alabama
Operated 2006 — present
Conference Tie-ins Conference USA, Big East or MAC
Payout US$300,000 (2006)
Sponsors
Papa John's Pizza (2006 — present)
Former names
Birmingham Bowl (2006)
2006 Matchup
South Florida (BE) vs. East Carolina (CUSA) (24-7)
2007 Matchup

The Papajohns.com Bowl (formerly known as the Birmingham Bowl) is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A college football bowl game approved in April 2006 and played annually at the 71,594-seat Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. ESPN Regional Television (a subsidiary of ESPN) owns and manages the bowl's operations, sponsorships and marketing.[1] The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) also provides marketing, management and game day operations support. Papa John's pizza became the title sponsor signing a multi-year agreement on November 16, 2006. [2] Image File history File links Papajohnsbowl. ... Legion Field is a large stadium in Birmingham, Alabama primarily designed to be used as a venue for American football, but is occasionally used for other large outdoor events. ... Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: , Country State County Jefferson, Shelby Government  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (D) Area  - City  151. ... Conference USA, officially abbreviated C-USA, is a college athletic conference whose member institutions are located within the Southern United States. ... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen universities in the northeastern, southeastern and midwestern United States. ... The Mid-American Conference (MAC) is a college athletic conference with a membership base that stretches from New York to Illinois. ... USD redirects here. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Papa Johns Pizza (NASDAQ: PZZA) is the third largest carryout and delivery pizza restaurant in the United States behind Pizza Hut and Dominos Pizza; it is based in Louisville, Kentucky. ... The 2006 NCAA Division I-A football season, or the college football season, began on August 31, 2006, progresses through the regular season and bowl season, and will conclude with the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) National Championship Game on January 8, 2007 in Glendale, Arizona, USA, when the #2 Florida... The University of South Florida (USF), known within its system as USF Tampa[2][3][4], is a public university system located in Tampa, Florida, USA, with an autonomous campus in St. ... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen universities in the northeastern, southeastern and midwestern United States. ... East Carolina University is a public, coeducational, intensive research university located in Greenville, North Carolina, United States. ... Conference USA, officially abbreviated C-USA, is a college athletic conference whose member institutions are located within the Southern United States. ... The 2007 NCAA Division I-A football season, or the college football season, begins on ________2007, progresses through the regular season and bowl season, and will conclude with the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) National Championship Game in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 8, 2008, featuring the #1 and #2 teams... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... A bowl game is a post-season college football game, typically at the Division I-A level. ... Legion Field is a large stadium in Birmingham, Alabama primarily designed to be used as a venue for American football, but is occasionally used for other large outdoor events. ... Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: , Country State County Jefferson, Shelby Government  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (D) Area  - City  151. ... ESPN Plus is the popular name of ESPN Regional Television, which is an American televsion program syndicator. ... The University of Alabama at Birmingham (also known as UAB) is a public, coeducational university located in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. The university is part of the three-member University of Alabama System, which includes the University of Alabamas main campus located in Tuscaloosa (UA) and the University of Alabama... Papa Johns Pizza is the third largest carryout and delivery pizza restaurant in the United States behind Pizza Hut and Dominos Pizza; it is based in Louisville, Kentucky. ... is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The bowl has a four-year agreement with Conference USA to match a representative of that conference against an opponent from either the Big East Conference or the Mid-American Conference. The Big East and Mid-American conferences will provide a team in alternating years with the MAC supplying the 2007 participant. In the event that a qualifying team cannot be provided, either an Big East or an at-large team will be selected instead. Conference USA, officially abbreviated C-USA, is a college athletic conference whose member institutions are located within the Southern United States. ... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen universities in the northeastern, southeastern and midwestern United States. ... The Mid-American Conference (MAC) is a college athletic conference with a membership base that stretches from New York to Illinois. ...


The game promotes Papa John's website. Papa John redirects here. ... Electronic commerce, EC, e-commerce or ecommerce consists primarily of the distributing, buying, selling, marketing, and servicing of products or services over electronic systems such as the Internet and other computer networks. ...

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History

The Papajohns.com Bowl marked the return of post-season football to the city of Birmingham. The Magic City previously hosted the Dixie Bowl from 1947-1948, the Hall of Fame Classic from 1977-1985 (relocated to Tampa, FL and now named the Outback Bowl), and the All-American Bowl from 1986-1990 (cancelled when the SEC awarded their championship game to the city). The Dixie Bowl was a post-season college football game held twice at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama, following the 1947 and 1948 seasons, after which it was discontinued. ... The All-American Bowl was an annual post-season college football game played at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama from 1977 to 1990. ... Tampas skyline For alternate meanings, see Tampa (disambiguation) Tampa is a city located in Hillsborough County on the west coast of Florida. ... Outback Bowl is an annual college football bowl game played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. ... The All-American Bowl was an annual post-season college football game played at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama from 1977 to 1990. ... The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ... This article covers the SEC championship football game. ...


In the inaugural game, played on December 23, 2006, the South Florida Bulls, the Big East's representative, beat Conference USA's East Carolina Pirates, 24-7 in front of an announced crowd of 32,023.[3] Benjamin Williams scored the game's first points just over ninety seconds into the game as one of his two touchdowns on the day, and earned the game's MVP honors. Notably, South Florida had previously been a member of CUSA. is the 357th day of the year (358th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Head coach Jim Leavitt 11th year, 74–43 Home stadium Raymond James Stadium Capacity 66,321 (41,441 lower bowl) - Grass Conference Big East Website GoUSFBulls. ... East Carolina University is a public, coeducational, intensive research university located in Greenville, North Carolina, United States. ...


Previous results

Date Winning Team Losing Team Attendance
December 23, 2006 South Florida 24 ECU 7 32,023
December 22, 2007

is the 357th day of the year (358th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The University of South Florida (USF), known within its system as USF Tampa[2][3][4], is a public university system located in Tampa, Florida, USA, with an autonomous campus in St. ... East Carolina University is a public, coeducational, intensive research university located in Greenville, North Carolina, United States. ... is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

MVPs

Date Name School Position
December 23, 2006 Benjamin Williams South Florida RB

is the 357th day of the year (358th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... P.J. Daniels was a star running back for Georgia Tech from 2002-2005. ...

References

  1. ^ ESPN Regional Television to Own and Operate New PapaJohns.com Bowl Game (2006-05-09). Retrieved on 2006-12-25.
  2. ^ PapaJohns.com Signs on as Title Sponsor of Inaugural PapaJohns.com Bowl Game (2006-11-16). Retrieved on 2006-12-25.
  3. ^ Solomon, Jon. "Cheers for Papajohns.com Bowl", The Birmingham News, 2006-12-24. Retrieved on 2006-12-25. 

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