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Central Arkansas officials apply to host football bowl game

LITTLE ROCK, AR (AP) - A group of government, civic and business officials in Central Arkansas have submitted an application to the NCAA for a college football bowl game to be played at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.

    

The proposal calls for a game starting in December between teams from the Sun Belt Conference and the American Athletic Conference. A proposed name for the bowl game was not immediately released.

    

The Sun Belt's football members include Arkansas State, Appalachian State, Georgia Southern, Louisiana-Lafayette, Texas State, South Alabama, Louisiana-Monroe, Troy, New Mexico State, Idaho and Georgia State. The AAC football members are Central Florida, Cincinnati, Connecticut, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, the U.S. Naval Academy, South Florida, SMU, Temple, Tulane and Tulsa.

    

A decision from the NCAA is expected in May.


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