Mobil Corp. announced that it is dropping sponsorship of the Cotton Bowl as the Southwest Conference disbands.
The Southwest Conference champion had served as the host team to the Cotton Bowl, an arrangement that ended after the 1995 game with the upcoming merger of four of the teams with the Big Eight.
Utah football coach Ron McBride, who last fall led the Utes (10-2) to their best season in school history, has agreed to a new five-year contract with the Salt Lake City school.
Utah’s 16-13 win over Arizona at the 1994 Freedom Bowl was its first bowl win since 1964.
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