November 11, 2002
*Pat Gallagher, President, Giants Enterprises
Press conference to announce the title sponsor for the Diamond Walnut San Francisco Bowl, introduce the Bowl's logo, unveil plans for Bowl week, and discuss the economic impact of the Bowl for San Francisco.
Wednesday, November 13
Pacific Bell Park
San Francisco's inaugural bowl will be played on December 31, 2002 at 7:30 p.m. (PST) at Pacific Bell Park, and televised on ESPN 2. The new bowl will match the No. 3 selection from the Mountain West Conference vs. the No. 3, 4, or 5 pick from the Big East Conference. For purposes of selection, Notre Dame will be included in the Big East Conference if it is not a Bowl Championship Series team. The Diamond Walnut San Francisco Bowl has four-year agreements with both the Mountain West and the Big East conferences.