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ESPN buying Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl is being bought by ESPN. Bowl officials said in a statement Wednesday that the network had agreed in principle to acquire the bowl game from the Humanitarian Bowl Inc. Details of the deal were not released. The Potato Bowl would be the eighth bowl game to be owned and operated by ESPN. The game features teams from the Mid-American Conference and the Mountain West Conference. It is played at Bronco Stadium on the Boise State campus. The 17th annual game will be played Dec. 21.

From UI drama to D.C. shaking to pricey spud-bowl naming rights…

Wild news day today, what with the Moscow shooting (psych professor at UI kills 22-year-old female grad student, then shoots self) and the D.C. earthquake (5.9 magnitude, centered in Virginia, felt along east coast, some damage, widespread evacuations).

Meanwhile, Idaho has a new state lands director – click below for AP reporter John Miller's take on the challenges former Montana lands official Tom Schultz will face at the Idaho agency – and it turns out that naming rights for the “Famous Idaho Potato Bowl,” formerly the Humanitarian Bowl, don't come cheap – the Capital Press reports that the Idaho Potato Commission will spend $2.49 million over the next six years for the naming rights for the college football bowl game in Boise. You can read their full report here.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

Named best state-based political blog in Idaho for 2013 by The Fix

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