: News

Filed Under:

EagleBank Bowl Could Bring Economic Boost To D.C.

Play associated audio

By David Schultz

This is the second year of the EagleBank Bowl, Washington D.C.'s contribution to the college football postseason.

Perennial powerhouse UCLA will face off against the Owls of Temple University, playing in their first bowl game in 30 years.

Steve Beck, director of the D.C. Bowl Committee, says this match up is more intriguing than anything offered by that other Washington football team.

"I will say I'm a huge Redskins fan," says Beck. "But this is going to be the best football in D.C. this year. I truly believe it."

Of course, it's not just about the football. Beck says 2,000 UCLA fans from Los Angeles, along with more than 5,000 Temple fans from Philadelphia, are traveling to D.C. just for the game.He says they'll provide the city with an economic boost.

"We'll have several thousand hotel room nights here throughout the city as well as all the restaurants and the tailgate and the game itself," he says.

Kickoff at RFK is scheduled for 4:30 tomorrow afternoon.

NPR

Report: Cosby Admitted Giving Woman Sedative Quaaludes

The AP, citing documents, says the comedian testified in 2005 he got the drug with the intent of giving them to women whom he wanted to have sex with. NPR hasn't independently confirmed the story.
NPR

Mechanization Brings Quick Change To Borneo Region Known For 'Slow Rice'

A company is introducing mechanized rice farming to the interior of Malaysian Borneo for the first time. Scientists say the change may damage the bonds between the local people and their environment.
WAMU 88.5

Presidential Candidates Grapple With Tough Ballot Requirements In Virginia

In Virginia, candidates running for president are scrambling to determine how to get on the ballot, or if it's even worth the hassle.
NPR

Hacking Team Breach Reveals Firm Sold Spying Tools To Repressive Regimes

What happens when one of the most notorious hacking companies gets hacked? That's the situation unfolding for one Italian company, which sells surveillance software to governments across the globe.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.