Announces New Sponsorship

JACKSONVILLE, FL. — President and CEO Jimmy Rhodes and President Rick Catlett and the Board of Trustees of Gator Bowl Sports announced today that a six year agreement has been reached to rename the Gator Bowl to the TaxSlayer Bowl beginning with the 2015 Bowl game. recognizes the history of the Bowl’s rich 70 year tradition.   It is a legacy in college football and we, at , are extremely proud to be a part of such a dedicated and professional Bowl family and look forward to building on its historic foundation,” said President and CEO, Jimmy Rhodes.

This extended partnership enabled the Bowl to negotiate long term Conference and Television agreements.   Beginning in 2015, the TaxSlayer Bowl will be televised on ESPN and will feature a team from the Southeastern Conference that will serve as the anchor team and will face an opponent from the Big Ten Conference or the Atlantic Coast Conference which also includes the University of Notre Dame. The Title Sponsor, Television and Conference agreements are for 6 years beginning with the 2015 Bowl game.

“It is rare to find special companies that share the same values and goals and we are fortunate to have found such a partner in .   It is a great partnership that will enable the Bowl game to maintain its stature on the national level as one of the top tier Bowl games in the country,” said Rick Catlett, Bowl President and CEO.

The TaxSlayer Bowl will be played in Jacksonville, Florida on January 2, 2015 and will be televised on ESPN.   For more information go to .  


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