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Insider’s look at how the 2019 Sun Bowl is shaping up

EL PASO, Texas - For the first time in its storied history, the Sun Bowl will bear a new sponsor. And Sun Bowl Association Executive Director Bernie Olivas thinks its "Grrrr-eat!"

The city of El Paso will host the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl for the 86th season on December 31, 2019, keeping its streak as the nation's 2nd-longest running bowl game alive.

But with a new title sponsor in "Tony the Tiger" and Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, this year will provide some new excitement.

So naturally, ABC-7 sat down with Olivas over a bowl of Frosted Flakes to talk about potential teams for this year's game, the uniqueness of Tony the Tiger, as well as preview some of the festivities surrounding this year's game.

With the college football regular season entering its decisive stages, the Sun Bowl Association too is preparing to make decisions. And there's an uncharacteristically large pool of teams from both the Pac-12 and ACC that could make their way to El Paso.

"There's still about at least 10 possibilities, five from each conference, schools that could possibly be playing in the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl," says Olivas. "Usually by now, it's down to one or two, there are still six or seven teams from the ACC and about five from Pac-12 who are possible selections to play in this year's game."

Watch the full-length interview with Olivas in the video player at the top of this article for more on the 2019 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl, as well as a reminder as to why Frosted Flakes are more than just good.

Texas Sports / UTEP

Nate Ryan

Nate Ryan is an ABC-7 sports anchor/reporter.

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