2017 Bahamas Bowl set for Friday, Dec. 22 at 12:30 pm ET

NASSAU, Bahamas – The fourth Bahamas Bowl has been set for Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. ET. The game, held in Nassau’s 15,000-seat Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, will be broadcast in the United States for the fourth consecutive year by ESPN. For the second straight year, the game date falls at the…

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Six Popeyes Bahamas Bowl alumni selected in 2017 NFL Draft

Six student-athletes who played in the first three Popeyes Bahamas Bowls will get their opportunity to make NFL rosters after being selected in the 2017 NFL Draft, held April 27-29 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Three of the universities that participated in the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl – WKU (2014), Western Michigan (2015) and Eastern Michigan (2016) –…

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2016 Thank You Bahamas!

The Popeyes Bahamas Bowl took an opportunity to thank everyone who assisted in the success of the 2016 game with a half-page ad in The Nassau Tribune.  …

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Old Dominion holds off Eastern Michigan 24-20 for program’s first bowl victory

Old Dominion, making the school’s first bowl appearance since the football program restarted in 2009, held off Eastern Michigan 24-20 to win the 2016 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl. “I just want to say how excited we are to win the game, but number two how grateful we are for how we were treated this week by…

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Postgame Notes – December 23, 2016

FINAL SCORE: Old Dominion 24, Eastern Michigan 20 Superlatives Prior to today, the fewest points scored by any Popeyes Bowl participant was 31 points (by Middle Tennessee State in 2015). Prior to today, only one Popeyes Bowl participant had scored less than 45 points (31 points by MTSU in 2015). Eastern Michigan broke a Popeyes…

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Eastern Michigan Quotes – December 23, 2016

Eastern Michigan Head Coach Chris Creigthon Opening Remarks “I want to congratulate Old Dominion, Coach Wilder, and his staff, and their team on a great victory. Obviously, they’re a good football team with 10 wins on the season.  We played a really good team today. I’m proud of our football team. Obviously, we came up…

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Old Dominion Quotes – December 23, 2016

BOBBY WILDER, Head Coach Opening remarks “I just want to say how excited we are to win the game, but number two how grateful we are for how we were treated this week by everybody associated with the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl – all the wonderful people we met. This was a life-changing experience. We talked…

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2016 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl Preview

By Chris Pika After a pair of exciting high-scoring games in Nassau, today’s third edition of the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl will be contested between two schools that are familiar with each other, and whose styles promise another entertaining game in Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium. Eastern Michigan won one game last season. But, behind a…

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Popeyes Bahamas Bowl Experience Tops for Eagles, Monarchs

With just 24 hours to go before Eastern Michigan and Old Dominion meet on the gridiron, the two teams met with the media at Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium Thursday afternoon. The mood in the room was light as the players and coaches reflected on the last few days preparing for the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl.…

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Eastern Michigan Press Conference Quotes – December 22, 2016

Head Coach Chris Creighton Opening Remarks “Thanks for being here. I can’t say how excited we to be here in the Bahamas and having an opportunity to play in this bowl game. We don’t have enough time for me to tell you the whole story, but I will tell you that our two senior captains,…

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