NIU vs. UAB at the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl

The 2018 Mid-American Conference Champion Northern Illinois University Huskies will take on the UAB Blazers, champions of Conference USA, in the 2018 Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl in Boca Raton, Florida, NIU and the MAC announced Sunday. 

The game between the 8-5 Huskies and the 10-3 Blazers will be held at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT and will be broadcast on ESPN. 

NIU’s invitation continues one of the top bowl runs among any non-autonomous conference team in the country as the Huskies will make their 10th bowl appearance in the last 11 seasons, a record of success matched only by Boise State. The Huskies will play in the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl for the second time in school history as NIU appeared in the inaugural game in 2014 versus Marshall.

Tickets for the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl are on sale through the NIU Athletics Ticket Office for $57 each, and will be allocated according to the Huskie Athletic Fund benefit process. The tickets can be ordered online by calling 815-753-PACK (7225). 

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 6:00 PM

FAU Stadium 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431

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