Former American Idol Finalist Jacob Lusk To Sing Anthem
Also, Five-Man Vocal Band MO5AIC
To Sing America The Beautiful
LAS VEGAS - Former ''American Idol'' finalist Jacob Lusk will perform the National Anthem before Saturday's MAACO Bowl Las Vegas, game organizers announced Tuesday.
Lusk is a pop and R&B singer that went from performing in the choir of his hometown church in Compton, Calif., to finishing among the finalists on the 2011 season of the hit singing show on Fox. His performance before kickoff will be punctuated with a Sam Boyd Stadium fly-over by two F-15 Eagle aircraft out of Las Vegas' Nellis Air Force Base.
Preceding the ''Star Spangled Banner'' fans will be treated to a rendition of ''America the Beautiful'' by five-man vocal band MO5AIC, which performs regularly as part of ''V'' The Ultimate Variety Show inside the Miracle Mile Shops.
The MAACO Bowl Las Vegas, which is owned and operated by ESPN Regional Television (ERT), will pit No. 15 Boise State against the University of Washington starting at 12:30 pm PT. Tickets are still available and can be purchased by phone at 1-866-388-3267 or 1-702-739-3267, online at www.maacobowllv.com or in person at the Thomas & Mack Center box office.
ESPN Regional Television/Event Ownership
The nation's largest syndicator of collegiate sports programming, ESPN Regional Television (ERT) annually produces more than 1,200 sporting events. Content includes action from NCAA football, basketball and Olympic sports, NHRA and professional and amateur golf, accounting for more than 3,400 live and/or original hours of programming. ERT's owned and operated events reach over a million fans a year and provides more than 200 additional hours of programming.
In addition to event ownership, ERT is the production headquarters for ESPNU; syndication rights-holder and producer of national, regional and local shows for college conferences (SEC, BIG EAST, Big 12, Mid-American, WAC) and manages the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program.
ESPN Regional Television markets and/or owns several sporting events:
BBVA Compass Bowl (Birmingham, Ala.); Beef ?O' Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg; Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl (Dallas-Fort Worth); MAACO Bowl Las Vegas; Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque); MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney (Orlando, Fla.); Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas (Houston); Texas Kickoff Classic (Houston); Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl (Honolulu) and The Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards
Sears Armed Forces Classic (Ramstein Air Base, Germany); Charleston Classic presented by Foster Grant (S.C.); DIRECTV Classic (Anaheim, Calif.); Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Honolulu); Jimmy V Classic presented by Corona Extra (Madison Square Garden); Old Spice Classic (Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla.); Puerto Rico Tip-Off (Bayam�n); BracketBusters and State Farm Champions Classic (Georgia Dome, Atlanta)
ESPNU Warrior Classic
ESPN National Golf Challenge
For more information, visit ESPNPlus.com.
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