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2013 Press Releases

BBVA Compass Bowl Offers Tickets To Military & Veterans

December 31, 2013 - In an effort to thank active duty service members and veterans who pledged their lives for our nation, the 2014 BBVA Compass Bowl will offer complimentary tickets to members of the armed forces for the eighth consecutive year.

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Former NFL Stars Nathan And Edwards Headline Monday Morning Quarterback Club Team Luncheon

December 10, 2013 - Former University of Alabama and Miami Dolphin standout Tony Nathan will be honored as the 2013 Golden Flake Legend of Birmingham recipient at the Monday Morning Quarterback Club Team Luncheon presented by the Sharaton Birmingham.

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University Of Houston Accepts Invitation To Play In BBVA Compass Bowl

December 8, 2013 - The Houston Cougars will represent the American Athletic Conference in the eighth annual BBVA Compass Bowl, bowl officials announced Sunday.

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Vanderbilt Selected To Play In BBVA Compass Bowl On January 4th

December 8, 2013 - The Vanderbilt Commodores will make their third consecutive bowl appearance for the first time in program history when they represent the South Eastern Conference in the eighth annual BBVA Compass Bowl, bowl officials announced Sunday.

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American Athletic Conference Extends Postseason Football Relationship With Birmingham Bowl Game

October 10, 2013 - A new multi-year agreement between ESPN Regional Television (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN, and the American Athletic Conference will provide a bowl eligible team for the Birmingham, Alabama based bowl game – the BBVA Compass Bowl.

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BBVA Compass Bowl Tickets To Go On Sale, Special September Discounts

August 29, 2013 - Tickets go on sale online to the general public Sunday, Sept. 1, at 12:01 a.m. CT and by phone at 8 a.m. CT.

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BBVA Compass Bowl Kicks Off 2013 College Football Season

August 23, 2013 - Birmingham city and business leaders joined the BBVA Compass Bowl to start the 2013 college football season Thursday, Aug. 22 at the annual Kickoff Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Wynfrey Hotel.

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SEC Extends Postseason Football Relationship With Birmingham Bowl Game

August 12, 2013 - ESPN Regional Television (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN, announced a new multi-year agreement with the Southeastern Conference (SEC) to provide a bowl-eligible team for the Birmingham, Ala.-based bowl game – the BBVA Compass Bowl.

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Eighth Annual BBVA Compass Bowl Set For Saturday, Jan. 4

April 30, 2013 - The eighth annual BBVA Compass Bowl will be played Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala., ESPN Regional Television (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN, announced today.

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A.G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club Celebrates Black History Month With ESPN Regional & BBVA Compass Bowl Volunteers

February 28, 2013 - A.G. Gaston Boys and Girls Club announced today its Black History Month Celebration featuring a day of community service with Team ESPN volunteers from ESPN Regional Television & the BBVA Compass Bowl volunteers at its South Park Club location.

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BBVA Compass Bowl To Serve Up Dreamland Bar-B-Que At Legion Field

January 4, 2013 - BBVA Compass Bowl has partnered with Dreamland Bar-B-Que to add five Dreamland kiosks to the concession stands at Legion Field for the BBVA Compass Bowl on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. The stadium menu includes barbecue nachos, barbecue pork sandwiches and barbecue chicken sandwiches.

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BBVA Compass Bowl Delivers Record Turnout And Economic Impact

January 4, 2013 - The 2013 BBVA Compass Bowl game and festivities produced the largest economic impact and turnout in the seven-year history of the bowl.

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BBVA Compass Bowl To Honor Coach Jack Crowe As Golden Flake Legend Of Birmingham

January 2, 2013 - Former Jacksonville State head coach and long-time Auburn University assistant Jack Crowe will be honored as the Golden Flake Legend of Birmingham recipient at the Monday Morning Quarterback Club Team Luncheon presented by Sheraton Birmingham.

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2012 Press Releases

Rich Wingo To Headline BBVA Compass Bowl FCA Breakfast

December 31, 2012 - Rich Wingo, who was a part of one of the most famous plays in college football history as a linebacker at the University of Alabama, will be the keynote speaker at the fourth annual BBVA Compass Bowl Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Breakfast presented by Northwestern Mutual of Alabama.

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Ole Miss To Play Pittsburgh In BBVA Compass Bowl

December 2, 2012 - The Ole Miss Rebels and Pittsburgh Panthers, two football programs with rich bowl histories, will play in the seventh annual BBVA Compass Bowl, bowl officials announced Sunday.

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BBVA Compass Bowl Announces Danny Wuerffel As Quarterback Club Luncheon Speaker, Makes Foundation Gift

October 15, 2012 - Danny Wuerffel, the 1996 Heisman Trophy winner from the University of Florida, will be the keynote speaker at BBVA Compass Bowl's Monday Morning Quarterback Club Team Luncheon, Bowl officials announced Monday.

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Seventh Annual BBVA Compass Bowl Set for Saturday, Jan. 5

April 11, 2012 - ESPN Regional Television (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN, announced the seventh annual BBVA Compass Bowl will be played Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala.

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SMU Wins Sixth BBVA Compass Bowl Over PITT, 28-6

January 8, 2012 - SMU jumped out to a 21-0 first quarter lead and held the Pittsburgh offense in check for most of the game as the Mustangs went on to claim a 28-6 victory over the Panthers in the Sixth Annual BBVA Compass Bowl at Legion Field.

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2011 Press Releases

Papale and Del Greco to Headline Monday morning Quarterback Club Team Luncheon

December 30, 2011 - Al Del Greco, a former standout kicker at Auburn University who went on to play 17 seasons in the National Football League, will be honored as the Golden Flake Legend of Birmingham recipient at the Monday Morning Quarterback Club Team Luncheon presented by Sheraton Birmingham.

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BBVA Compass Bowl to Honor Alabama First Responders with Complimentary Tickets

December 21, 2011 - BBVA Compass, together with the BIG EAST Conference and Conference USA, is honoring first responders to last spring’s tornadoes with complimentary tickets to the sixth annual BBVA Compass Bowl on Jan. 7, 2012.

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BBVA Compass Bowl Teams Announced

December 4, 2011 - The Pittsburgh Panthers and SMU Mustangs will square-off in the sixth annual BBVA Compass Bowl, bowl officials announced. The Mustangs and Panthers have played five times previously with the series tied at 2-2-1. In the only previous bowl matchup between the schools, SMU defeated Pitt 7-3 in the 1983 Cotton Bowl.

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Bobby Bowden to Headline BBVA Compass Bowl FCA Breakfast

November 15, 2011 - Legendary former Florida State head coach and College Football Hall of Fame member Bobby Bowden will be the keynote speaker at the fourth annual BBVA Compass Bowl Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Breakfast presented by Northwestern Mutual of Alabama.

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BBVA Compass Bowl Announces Development Committee

October 6, 2011 - The BBVA Compass Bowl, owned and operated by ESPN Regional Television (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN, has named their Development Committee for 2011.

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BBVC Compass Bowl Tickets on Sale in BBVA Compass Branches

October 1, 2011 - The BBVA Compass Bowl, owned and operated by ESPN Regional Television (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN, announced that tickets to the 2012 Bowl game will go on sale in over 40 Birmingham and Central Alabama area BBVA Compass branches starting Tuesday, Nov. 1.

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BBVA Compass Bowl Joins NCAA Football to Host Free Youth Clinic at Legion Field

July 7, 2011 - The BBVA Compass Bowl, in partnership with the NCAA Football Youth Initiative, will host a free football fundamentals clinic for area youth ages 9-14 Friday, July 29, at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala., from 9 a.m. to noon.

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Sixth Annual BBVA Compass Bowl Set for Saturday, Jan. 7

June 8, 2011 - ESPN Regional Television (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN, announced the sixth annual BBVA Compass Bowl will be played on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala.

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BBVA Compass Bowl was Most-Watched in Five-Year History

January 18, 2011 - The 2011 BBVA Compass Bowl was the most-watched game in the bowl's five-year history, according to television viewer numbers released last week.

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Pittsburgh Defeats Kentucky 27-10 to Claim BBVA Compass Bowl

January 11, 2011 - Pittsburgh scored a pair of touchdowns off Kentucky punting mistakes as the Panthers defeated the Wildcats 27-10 in the Fifth Annual BBVA Compass Bowl.

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BBVA Compass Bowl Street Fest Set For Jan. 7, Fan Zone Opens three Hours Prior to Kickoff on 8th

January 3, 2011 - The BBVA Compass Street Fest and Pep Rally will be held on Friday as the City of Birmingham gears up for the Fifth Annual BBVA Compass Bowl on Saturday at historic Legion Field.

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2010 Press Releases

BBVA Compass Bowl Fast Approaching, Bowl Week Activities Kick Off with FCA Breakfast Jan. 5

December 27, 2010 - A full schedule of events surrounding the fifth annual BBVA Compass Bowl will kick off the week of Jan. 3-8 as the Pittsburgh Panthers of the BIG EAST Conference and their Southeastern Conference opponent Kentucky Wildcats arrive in Birmingham.

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University of Kentucky Accepts Invitation to Play in BBVA Compass Bowl

December 5, 2010 - ESPN Regional Television, Inc. (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN, today announced that the University of Kentucky will represent the Southeastern Conference in the fifth annual BBVA Compass Bowl.

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University of Pittsburgh Accepts Invitation to Play in BBVA Compass Bowl

December 5, 2010 - ESPN Regional Television, Inc. (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN, today announced that the University of Pittsburgh will represent the BIG EAST Conference in the fifth annual BBVA Compass Bowl.

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ESPN and BBVA Compass Announce Title Sponsorship of Major college Football Bowl Game

November 4, 2010 - ESPN Regional Television, Inc. (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN, and BBVA Compass officials today announced a multiyear marketing agreement whereby BBVA Compass, the leading financial institution in the Sunbelt Region and among the top 20 largest financial institutions in the United States based on deposit market share, will become the title sponsor of the former Papajohns.com Bowl (currently known as the Birmingham Bowl).

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