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Teams ready to battle at 2016 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl | 10th Year Seniors
Now that both Old Dominion University and Eastern Michigan have accepted their bowl invitations, coaching staffs on both sides have began fine tuning their game plans ahead of the 2016 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl, which is expected to be the biggest to date. Unlike the past two games that were staged on Christmas Eve, this year's game kicks of at 1 p.m. on December 23. "It's an honor to have this game in The Bahamas once again," said Executive Director of the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl Richard Giannini. "We're thankful to our title sponsor and everyone here on the ground that helps make this event special." For the second year in a row, the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl will be held under the ESPN Events banner. According to Sports Media Watch, the 2015 Christmas Eve matchup, which saw the Western Michigan Broncos top the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders, drew in 2.1 million viewers on ESPN. "It's amazing that ESPN came in and took over, buying the game," said bowl founder Lea Miller. "This shows the