Riding a four-game winning streak, Rice University has accepted a bid to play the United States Air Force Academy in the 10th annual Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 29. Kickoff for the game that will air on ESPN and ESPN Radio is set for 10:45 a.m. (CT) at the newly-renovated Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas.
It will be the United States Air Forces Academy versus either Rice or Tulsa in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl. The Conference USA post-season scenario was announced Monday with Tulsa holding the key to the Falcons’ December 29 bowl opponent at the Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth.
The United States Air Force Academy has accepted a bid to play in the 2012 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl. Since adopting the “armed forces” theme in 2006, the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl will feature a service academy team for the fifth time as the Falcons are slated to play a team from Conference USA in the postseason bowl game on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas.
Nate Boyer of the University of Texas at Austin, who was named Monday (November 12) as the first recipient of the Armed Forces Merit Award presented by the Football Writers Association of America, was the featured speaker at a mid-day teleconference.
Created to honor an individual and/or group that has brought distinction and recognition to both their service in the armed forces and the sport of football, Nate Boyer of the University of Texas at Austin has been named the first recipient of the Armed Forces Merit Award presented by the Football Writers Association of America.
Joe Theismann, an entrepreneur and former star quarterback for the Washington Redskins, has been named the keynote speaker of the 2012 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Team Kickoff Luncheon, presented by the Omni Fort Worth Hotel and American Airlines. Held at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, the luncheon will take place at noon (CT) on Friday, Dec. 28, the day prior to the 10th anniversary of the postseason bowl game. American’s sponsorship stems from its long-standing support for military, veterans and their families.
The Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) has once again joined forces with the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl for the 2012 postseason bowl game as one of the bowl’s official charity partners.
“We are very thankful Armed Services YMCA has chosen to continue to work with us,” said Brant Ringler, executive director of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl. “Through their innovative programs, the Armed Services YMCA makes military life easier for young enlisted military and their families."
The remarkable story of Nate Boyer, the starting deep snapper for The University of Texas Longhorns, makes him a unique candidate for the Armed Forces Merit Award as presented by the Football Writers Association of America in connection with the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl.
The Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl will once again feature a pre and postgame concert surrounding its bowl game on Saturday, Dec. 29. The DFW-based band “Le Freak” will headline the show at a postgame concert presented by Armed Forces Insurance. The “Greatest Disco Band in the Word”, Le Freak will perform immediately following the conclusion of the 2012 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl in the bowl’s Armed Forces Adventure Area. Both the Adventure Area and the concert are free to the public and will pay tribute to the men and women of the United States armed forces, as well as their families.
As the Military Times noted on its web site, Clemson University “has one of the cooler entrances in college football, and Saturday (October 20) it was even more electrifying than usual for the home crowd.” The “electrifying” moment for the Tiger faithful came before the start of Clemson’s 38-17 win over Virginia Tech October 20 was when walk-on wide receiver Daniel Rodriguez, an Army veteran decorated for his service in Afghanistan, led his teammates onto Frank Howard Field at Memorial Stadium on Military Appreciation Day.