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2023 Las Vegas Bowl date announced; Big Ten returning

The 31st edition of the Las Vegas Bowl will be played at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 23 at Allegiant Stadium.

The game, featuring opponents from the Big Ten and Pac-12, will be broadcast on ABC (KTNV-13 locally).

Las Vegas Bowl executive director John Saccenti said putting the game in a prime-time slot on the East Coast would be a great opportunity to show off the city of Las Vegas.

“Our committee looks forward to hosting another dynamite matchup between marquee teams from two elite conferences,” he said in a statement.

The 2022 Las Vegas Bowl featured Oregon State, ranked No. 17 by The Associated Press, rolling to a 30-3 victory over Florida in the first prescheduled bowl game between Pac-12 and Southeastern Conference teams since 1989.

This year’s Las Vegas Bowl will be the third game since it changed its conference tie-ins to feature the Pac-12 against either the Big Ten or SEC, depending on the year. The SEC will return in 2024.

Wisconsin defeated Arizona State 20-13 during the Big Ten’s first scheduled appearance in the Las Vegas Bowl in 2021.

Contact reporter Andy Yamashita at ayamashita@reviewjournal.com. Follow @ANYamashita on Twitter.

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