AutoZone Liberty Bowl announces date, time for 2018 game - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

AutoZone Liberty Bowl announces date, time for 2018 game

(Source: AutoZone Liberty Bowl) (Source: AutoZone Liberty Bowl)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

The 60th annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl will be held on Monday, Dec. 31 at 2:45 p.m. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN.

“December 31st at 2:45 p.m. is a great date and time for fans to attend the game and for those around the world who will be watching on ESPN,” said Steve Ehrhart, executive director of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. “The AutoZone Liberty Bowl is proud to secure this much coveted television window as part of ESPN’s New Year’s weekend lineup of games. The December 31st date provides the AutoZone Liberty Bowl a terrific opportunity to showcase two outstanding universities from the SEC and Big 12, the Memphis community, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.” 

The AutoZone Liberty Bowl is the seventh oldest bowl game in America, and to date, 61 different university have participated in the game.

The bowl game's 60-year history has featured many of college football’s greatest coaches and players, including Bear Bryant, Steve Spurrier, and Urban Meyer as well as Heisman Trophy winners Ernie Davis, Terry Baker, Doug Flutie, and Bo Jackson. 

The Iowa State Cyclones defeated the hometown Memphis Tigers 21-20 in last year's game.

The AutoZone Liberty Bowl has an estimated annual economic impact of $25 million to $30 million on the Memphis economy, according to a release.

Copyright 2018 WMC Action News 5. All rights reserved. 

  • News on WMCTV.comNewsMore>>

  • BREAKDOWN: Can you have thunder without lightning?

    BREAKDOWN: Can you have thunder without lightning?

    Sunday, May 27 2018 12:06 PM EDT2018-05-27 16:06:38 GMT

    In an earlier Breakdown video, we told you about the process that causes lightning and how powerful a bolt is when it strikes the ground. In this episode of the Breakdown, we will discuss thunder and answer the question of, can you have thunder without lightning? First, a quick recap on lightning: a bolt of lightning is as hot as 54,000 degrees Fahrenheit--that is more than five times hotter than the surface of the sun! The air around the bolt heats up rapidly and it...

    More >>

    In an earlier Breakdown video, we told you about the process that causes lightning and how powerful a bolt is when it strikes the ground. In this episode of the Breakdown, we will discuss thunder and answer the question of, can you have thunder without lightning? First, a quick recap on lightning: a bolt of lightning is as hot as 54,000 degrees Fahrenheit--that is more than five times hotter than the surface of the sun! The air around the bolt heats up rapidly and it...

    More >>
  • The one year anniversary of Memphis in May-hem

    The one year anniversary of Memphis in May-hem

    Sunday, May 27 2018 10:16 AM EDT2018-05-27 14:16:11 GMT
    The toppled Tom Lee MemorialThe toppled Tom Lee Memorial
    The toppled Tom Lee MemorialThe toppled Tom Lee Memorial

    May 27 marks the one year anniversary of a devastating wind storm that struck Memphis and the Mid-South and was later dubbed Memphis in May-hem.  On the evening of Saturday May 27 a line of strong storms moved southeast out of southern Missouri and into northeastern Arkansas.  The day had been very warm and muggy and was ripe for fueling any storms that entered the area.  This was also the final day of festivities in Downtown Memphis at Tom Lee for Memphis In May a...

    More >>

    May 27 marks the one year anniversary of a devastating wind storm that struck Memphis and the Mid-South and was later dubbed Memphis in May-hem.  On the evening of Saturday May 27 a line of strong storms moved southeast out of southern Missouri and into northeastern Arkansas.  The day had been very warm and muggy and was ripe for fueling any storms that entered the area.  This was also the final day of festivities in Downtown Memphis at Tom Lee for Memphis In May a...

    More >>
  • 901Fest caps off the Memphis in May festivities

    901Fest caps off the Memphis in May festivities

    Saturday, May 26 2018 11:20 PM EDT2018-05-27 03:20:41 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    Saturday afternoon Memphians filled Tom Lee Park by the river to celebrate everything 901. 

    More >>

    Saturday afternoon Memphians filled Tom Lee Park by the river to celebrate everything 901. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly