Kevin McDonald, executive director of the Humanitarian Bowl, tells me this is the last season the Atlantic Coast Conference will have a tie-in to the game.
"We know it's very expensive to bring teams out west," McDonald said. "The ACC already brings a team out to the Emerald Bowl [in San Francisco]."
Next year's game is expected to pair the Western Athletic Conference with the Mountain West.
Does Maryland care about any of this? Not so much.
"It would just be nice to end on a high note," quarterback Chris Turner said of the Dec. 30 game against Nevada.