Golden Eagles could go furniture shopping

Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 1, 2001

The Bowl will extend an invitation to the winner of the Dec. 7 TCU-Southern Mississippi game. The winning team will represent Conference USA in the bowl game.

The Golden Eagles host the Horned Frogs on Dec. 7 at M.M. Roberts Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m., and the game will be televised on ESPN2.

The Bowl will feature a matchup between the Big 12 Conference and Conference USA. The bowl game will be played at 12:30 p.m., Dec. 28 in the Reliant Astrodome in Houston, Texas, and will be televised on ESPN.

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&uot;TCU and Southern Miss are two traditionally outstanding football programs and two exciting teams,&uot; said Jerry Ippoliti, President and CEO of the Bowl. &uot;We’d be honored and elated to have either on in our bowl game.

&uot;This couldn’t come to a better climax,&uot; Ippoliti continued. &uot;A game on national TV. Winner gets the bid. Three hours of free advertising for the Bowl and Conference USA.&uot;

Tickets for the TCU game remain on sale at the Southern Miss Athletic Ticket Office located in the Pat Ferlise Center on the Southern Miss campus, or by calling (601) 266-5418 or 1-800-844-TICK.

Tickets to the Bowl are now on sale.

Individual game tickets are $10, $25 and $40. To purchase tickets to the game, visit any Ticketmaster ticket center, call Ticketmaster at (713) 629-3700 or visit the website at or call the Bowl office at (713) 799-9561.