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The Miami Beach Bowl Has A New Name and Location

Tulsa's Philip Montgomery gets a Gatorade bath.

MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 19: Head coach Philip Montgomery of the Tulsa Golden Hurricane is doused with sports drink by Dane Evans #9 during the fourth quarter of the game against the Central Michigan Chippewas at Marlins Park on December 19, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

The Miami Beach Bowl is getting a new location and name.

For the last three years, the Miami Beach Bowl was one of the first games of bowl season. While the name is dead, the game lives on, albeit at a different locale.

Today, the official creation of the Frisco Bowl was announced. It will be held at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Tex. on December 20. The game, which will kick off at 8 p.m. ET, will be aired on ESPN.

The game remains affiliated with the American Athletic Conference. In previous years, it featured an AAC team facing off against a program from the Sun Belt, MAC or Conference USA.

“We are excited to be a part of the Frisco Bowl and enhance our relationship with ESPN Events,” said Mike Aresco, commissioner of the American Athletic Conference in an ESPN press release. “I want to thank Pete Derzis and Clint Overby for their vision and hard work in creating this bowl game. The Frisco Bowl will join ESPN’s outstanding lineup and will permit us to send a deserving team to a first-class facility in a region within our conference footprint that has been tremendously supportive of postseason college football.”

Of course, the most vivid highlight from the short existence of the Miami Beach Bowl was the massive brawl between Memphis and BYU after the inaugural edition of the game in 2014.

We'll have to see if the Frisco Bowl creates that kind of memory.