PASADENA, CA – SEPTEMBER 09: UCLA Bruins cheerleaders entertain the crowd during the game against the Hawaii Warriors at the Rose Bowl on September 9, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)With the Oakland Raiders set to relocate to Las Vegas in a couple of years, Sin City is about to play host to some major football contests. One of these contests is going to be a major college football bowl game.The Las Vegas Bowl, which has typically pitted a Mountain West team against a Pac-12 squad, is set to get some bigger teams involved.College football insider Brett McMurphy reports that the bowl game is going to end its 19-year relationship with the Mountain West Conference. Replacing the MWC team will be an SEC squad.“Las Vegas Bowl will pit Pac-12 vs. another Power 5 league (SEC most intriguing possibility) in 2020 in Vegas’ new NFL stadium. This will end the bowl’s 19-year relationship w/Mountain West. In 2020, MWC could send its champ to Arizona Bowl,” McMurphy tweeted.Sources: Las Vegas Bowl will pit Pac-12 vs. another Power 5 league (SEC most intriguing possibility) in 2020 in Vegas’ new NFL stadium. This will end the bowl’s 19-year relationship w/Mountain West. In 2020, MWC could send its champ to Arizona Bowl https://t.co/fcxi8GKyeI— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) June 7, 2018Watching an SEC fan base take over Las Vegas for a bowl game would be a lot of fun.Last year’s Las Vegas Bowl had Boise State taking on Oregon. The Broncos won that game, 38-28.An official announcement on the bowl change could be coming soon.
Funding commitments to five applicants have been made through the Eastlink TV Independent Production Fund Program. Applications were received between Sept. 22 and Oct. 14, 2016, and were decided upon by the Nova Scotia Independent Production Fund’s board of directors. Funding commitments totaling $755,000 have been approved for the following projects: TV series Addison season 1, produced by Edison Productions Inc., $145,000 TV series Inspector Gadget season 3, produced by DHX – Inspector Gadget Productions 3 Inc., $195,720 TV series Mr. D season 6, produced by Mr. D S6 Productions Limited, $195,720 TV series Pure season 1, produced by Pure Season 1 Inc., $114,180 Miniseries Studio Black! season 2, produced by Studio Black Productions Ltd., $104,380 -30- Quick facts: The eligibility criteria for the program was designed to ensure maximum employment and growth in the Nova Scotia television industry. In order to qualify for funding, the production must meet the eligibility requirements of the Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive or the Nova Scotia Digital Animation Tax Credit. The competitive selection process established by the Nova Scotia Independent Production Fund has two stages: first there is a staff review, which is followed by a board of directors’ judging. All final funding decisions are made by the board of directors of the Nova Scotia Independent Production Fund.