MEAC heading to bowl in Florida, report says


The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference will be part of college football's newest bowl game, the Knight-Ridder News Service reported last night.

Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami will be named host of the Heritage Bowl after officials meet in College Park tomorrow afternoon to work out the final details, sources close to the site selection committee revealed yesterday.

The inaugural Heritage Bowl, tentatively scheduled for Dec. 21, will match the champions of two predominantly black athletic conferences, the MEAC, of which Morgan State and Howard are members, and the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

Fort Lauderdale insurance agent Jim McKinley, point man in South Florida's effort to get the Division I-AA game, would not confirm or deny yesterday that Joe Robbie Stadium was selected. He said "we're very confident," and confirmed that he was invited to tomorrow's meeting.

Eight other cities, including Atlanta and St. Petersburg, Fla., bid for the bowl.

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