Nov 23, 2013; Pasadena, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins students cheer during the second half of the game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at the Rose Bowl. Arizona State Sun Devils won 38-33. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

UCLA Football: The Bruins To Face Virginia Tech In The Sun Bowl

The stars at night, are big and bright!  Deep in the HEART of Texas!

That is right, Bruin fans, UCLA is headed to El Paso, Texas to face Virginia Tech from the Atlantic Coast Conference in the Hyundai Sun Bowl in the 80th presentation of the game. With BCS naming their selections for the four major bowls and the national championship, which you can view here, the rest of Bowls have fallen in place. Bruins, put your cowboy boots on, you are headed to the Lone Star State. And then put your cleats back on, because there is a game to be played.

With the amount of talent in the Pac-12 this year, Stanford playing in the Rose Bowl and Oregon not being able to use their resume to warrant a BCS berth, the other eight bowl eligible teams fit snuggly into bowl season. That gave UCLA, being the fourth best team in the conference, the fourth best available bowl.

You can visit the Sun Bowl’s website,, to buy tickets, get parking information and search for places to stay whilst in The Sun City. And for your travel needs, here is a little bit of information about one of the greatest cities in Texas. Go, El Paso!

Date/Time: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 11 a.m. PT

Venue: Sun Bowl Stadium, on the campus of UTEP

Location: El Paso, Texas (Population 672,538, 19th largest in US)

Area: Western most western part of Texas (The Panhandle), the city is on the US-Mexico border.

El Paso Nicknames: “The City With Legend”, “El Chuco”, “The Sun City”

El Paso Cuisines: Check out Yelp for El Paso food locations

El Paso Nightlife: Since the game will be played on New Year’s Eve and if you are not back in LA by then, check out these for listings for post game festivities for NYE and nightlife.

Mike W.R.

Twitter: @TheBigDisco

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