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  • LET THE SUNSHINE IN: BOWL DAYDREAMS OF NEW TITLE SPONSOR

              The Sunshine Football Classic, formerly the Carquest
         Bowl, has signed a two-year deal with the Big Ten football
         conference to go along with its pact with the ACC, according
         to Susan Miller Degnan of the MIAMI HERALD.  The game will
         now feature the No. 6 selection from the Big Ten vs. the No.
         4 pick from the ACC, December 29 at Pro Player Stadium.  The
         game "is still seeking a title sponsor," after Carquest, the
         bowl's title sponsor since '94, opted not to renew its
         contract with Raycom Sports.  Raycom, however, has
         subcontracted a three-year TV deal with TBS through 2001. 
         Sunshine Classic Exec Dir Mitch Morrall: "The future of the
         game is safe for the next three years with our TV deal. 
         Raycom Sports has assured me the game will continue with or
         without a title sponsor."  This year's payout will award
         $750,000 to each team (MIAMI HERALD, 6/16).  
    
    

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