JONESBORO, Ark. (12/12/16) – Arkansas State fans are encouraged to help send the Red Wolves football team off Tuesday, Dec. 13 as they depart for Orlando, Fla., to play the University of Central Florida in the 2016 AutoNation Cure Bowl presented by Florida Hospital.
The team will be leaving Centennial Bank Stadium around 7:40 a.m. Tuesday morning, and A-State fans are asked to gather near the A-State Football Facility beginning at 7:15 a.m. to cheer on the players and coaches as they load the buses to depart for the trip.
The squad's flight is expected to land in Orlando at approximately 11:30 a.m. (CT) on Dec. 13, and the Red Wolves' official team hotel is the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. The team will have the opportunity to visit Epcot that afternoon for its only scheduled event of the day.
The Cure Bowl will be played on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 4:30 p.m. (CT) at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., in a CBS Sports Network-televised game. A-State will be making its first appearance in the Cure Bowl, which played its inaugural game last year, and competing in its 14th all-time bowl game. The game against the Knights will represent the first time the two teams have competed against each other since the only meeting in 1991.
A-State began the season with an 0-4 non-conference record before starting league play by running off six consecutive victories and completing the regular season by winning seven of its last eight contests. In the process, the Red Wolves secured a winning record for the sixth consecutive season for the first time since 1912-17.
Arkansas State fans are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets for the Cure Bowl through the A-State Ticket Office to directly support the Red Wolves' bowl trip and to ensure they receive priority seating within the designated Arkansas State area.