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College football notebook: Potato Bowl, Potato Commission extend sponsorship

The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl and Idaho Potato Commission agreed to a two-year extension, the two groups announced Monday.

The commission will remain the title sponsor for the Boise-based bowl game through the 2018 season. The Idaho Potato Commission started its sponsorship with the bowl game in 2011.

This year’s game in Albertsons Stadium is set for Tuesday, Dec. 22 (1:30 p.m. kickoff on ESPN), featuring opponents from the Mountain West and MAC.

IDAHO STATE RANKED IN FCS MEDIA POLL

The Bengals, one of four Big Sky teams in the STATS FCS Preseason Top 25, will start at No. 22. Idaho State is No. 24 in the FCS coaches poll, which was announced last week.

Eastern Washington is No. 6, followed by Montana State (No. 11) and Montana (No. 13). ISU begins camp Wednesday and opens its season Sept. 5 at home against Black Hills State.

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