Entering its third season as an official bowl, Washington DC’s college football postseason game will be kicking off this December with a new name. According to the Washington Post, an announcement is expected that will change the name of the EagleBank Bowl to the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman. EagleBank will remain on as a sponsor of the game, but the other news is that the USO will also be a beneficiary of the game and associated events.
This year’s contest will be held on December 29th at RFK, and it will likely feature a low ranked ACC team against a school from Conference USA. The military tie-in to the game is also a part of the bowl’s history. Each year, the opponent an ACC school faces alternates through several conferences, but in certain upcoming seasons, Navy or Army, if bowl eligible, are automatically given bids.