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Navy has been Poinsettia Bowl's anchor

Navy has been Poinsettia Bowl's anchor

It would not be a stretch to say the Poinsettia Bowl was created with Navy in mind. Organizers of the highly successful Holiday Bowl had long considered running another postseason college football contest and the prospect of bringing the Midshipmen to San Diego was the impetus behind moving forward on that front. After receiving NCAA certification for the Poinsettia Bowl in April 2005, executive director Bruce Binkowski quickly struck a deal for the Naval Academy to anchor the inaugural game. "It was a natural to have the Naval Academy football program come to San Diego, which has such an extensive naval presence in and around the city," Binkowski said. Navy athletic...