The Sun Bowl Association has announced that Central Michigan University has signed on to play Washington State in the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl. The Chippewas will be the Home team.
The Sun Bowl Association has announced that Central Michigan University has now accepted an invitation to play in the 88th Annual Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, at 10 a.m. (MT) in El Paso, Texas.— Sun Bowl Association (@TonyTheTigerSB) December 28, 2021
DETAILS: https://t.co/Nw6Mw73nZP#GameOn pic.twitter.com/Xcp2zA5L1m
The Miami Hurricanes had to pull out of the bowl game earlier this week due to covid protocol, and the Chippewas lost their opponent (Boise State) due to similar issues causing the Barstool Arizona Bowl to be cancelled altogether.
Team reps had this to say:
December 28, 2021
Thank you @theARIZONABOWL‼️#FireUpChips pic.twitter.com/I9SlCmuBN9— Amy Folan (@AmyFolan) December 28, 2021
(Photos frm this evening): Sun Bowl Executive Director Bernie Olivas working the phone & his magic the last 30 hrs or so. Bernie, SBA staff & BoD pulled it off! The @TonyTheTigerSB is back on! @WSUCougarFB will face @CMU_Football this Friday in #ElPaso. #BowlSeason #SunBowl #EPT https://t.co/NI6gyCxzQk pic.twitter.com/g7mPR3OnLc— Ivan Pierre Aguirre : El Paso Visuals (@i_p_a_1) December 28, 2021
Excited to take part in the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl‼️#FireUpChips ⬆️ | @TonyTheTigerSB pic.twitter.com/DoLb6JqaNs— CMU Football (@CMU_Football) December 28, 2021
All information for the game can be viewed online through the link available at www.sunbowl.org
Congratulations to Washington State and Central Michigan for finding a way to get the deal done and pick up the pieces of a shattered bowl season.