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Virginia Tech-UCLA is set for Sun Bowl on Dec. 31
EL PASO, Texas (AP) Virginia Tech and UCLA have accepted bids to meet for the first time in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 31.
Virginia Tech (8-4, 5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) played its first postseason game in the 1947 Sun Bowl, losing to Cincinnati. This will be the Hokies' 21st consecutive bowl appearance under coach Frank Beamer.
"We are extremely excited to be coming to the Sun Bowl," Beamer said. "All my conversations with people who have been there have been extremely positive, and it is my understanding that the Sun Bowl people do an excellent job with their hospitality. It's great for our kids and fans to be able to visit a different part of the country. The Sun Bowl was our first bowl in 1947, and it's time to get back."