SOUTH CAROLINA & UAB ACCEPT INVITATIONS TO PLAY IN 2020 UNION HOME MORTGAGE GASPARILLA BOWL
TAMPA, Fla. (December 20, 2020) – The University of South Carolina from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and UAB from Conference USA have accepted invitations to play in the 2020 Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl. The 13th edition of the bowl game will be played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Saturday, Dec. 26 at Noon ET, and air on ABC.
“We are hoping to do our part to help both South Carolina and UAB close out this challenging season with a positive experience,” said Scott Glaser, Executive Director of the Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl.
South Carolina (2-8) is led by sophomore running back Kevin Harris, the 2020 SEC regular season rushing champion. Harris, who gained 1,138 yards, is the first South Carolina rusher in school history to win the conference rushing title. This will be the fourth bowl game as a head coach for the Gamecocks’ Mike Bobo, who was named the interim head coach on November 15.
UAB (6-3) won its second Conference USA championship in the past three years on Friday night, with its 22-13 win at Marshall. The Blazers will be the first Conference USA champions to play in the Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl. UAB is coached by Bill Clark, who is leading the Blazers into their fourth consecutive bowl game.
Tickets are available for purchase at www.gasparillabowl.com. Information on this year’s game can also be sourced on the bowl’s website as well as social media platforms Facebook (@GasparillaBowl), Twitter (@GasparillaBowl) and Instagram (@GasparillaBowl).
The Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl is owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN.
ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a portfolio of 35 collegiate sporting events nationwide. The roster includes four early-season college football games, 17 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events, a college softball event and two college award shows, which accounts for approximately 400 hours of live programming, reaches nearly 64 million viewers and attracts over 800,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in more than 10 markets across the country, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.