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Dixie: Teams accept invites to play in Rotary Bowl

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ST. GEORGE — The Colorado School of Mines and Western Washington University have accepted invitations to play in the 23rd-Annual Dixie Rotary Bowl Game.

The game will be played at noon on Dec. 6, at Hansen Stadium in St. George.

The 2008 Dixie Rotary Bowl matchup will mark the first-ever meeting between the Orediggers and Vikings on the gridiron. For WWU, the 2008 Dixie Rotary Bowl will be the Vikings' first postseason bowl game in school history, while CSM will be making its second-straight Dixie Rotary Bowl appearance.

The first-ever Dixie Rotary Bowl played with NCAA Division II teams took place in 2006, when Fort Lewis College defeated Dixie State College of Utah, 24-14. Prior to that, the bowl game was the premiere junior college bowl game in the country for 20 years, beginning in 1986, when Dixie (UT) College defeated Butler (KS) CC, 36-33.

The Dixie Rotary Bowl began a transition to the NCAA Division II level in 2006, to coincide with Dixie State College of Utah's move from NJCAA competition to four-year NCAA status.