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NEW BOWL GAME, EH? TORONTO GETTING COLLEGE POSTSEASON GAME?
Published December 18, 1998
Organizers of the World College Bowl (WCB), a proposed U.S. college football bowl game in Toronto, have submitted an official application to the NCAA, according to John Kryk of the TORONTO SUN. The WCB, which would be held at SkyDome the Saturday before Christmas in '99, received the required US$2M line of credit from a U.S. bank earlier this week. The group must still make a presentation to the NCAA bowl certification committee in April (TORONTO SUN, 12/18). TAR HEELS PAYING OUT: The Univ. of NC (UNC) will likely "absorb 6,000 unsold tickets" for this weekend's Las Vegas Bowl. As part of the bowl contract, UNC was "required to purchase" an allotment of 8,500 tickets, 2,500 of which have been sold. UNC Dir of Ticket Ops Daren Lucas: "That's pretty good interest considering everything. It's a difficult trip for a lot of our fans." The unsold tickets will cost UNC approximately $270,000. UNC's opponent, San Diego State, "is expected" to sell its entire allotment of tickets (Kevin Iole, LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, 12/18).