SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Iowa State coach Matt Campbell and Washington State coach Mike Leach visited San Antonio Thursday ahead of the Alamo Bowl.

  • Coaches met with media Thursday
  • Alamo Bowl donates more than $1M in scholarships
  • Game is December 26 at Alamo Dome

 “The excitement around our student athletes and our university were second to none,” said Campbell.

The game brings millions of dollars to San Antonio. The bowl also donates more than a million dollars in scholarships to local high school and college students.

“Well it’s a lot of fun. You look at the resume on paper and certainly it is very impressive, and then you have a chance to meet them in person, see their families,” said Derrick Fox, president of the San Antonio Bowl Association. “And what really makes it unique is we have the luncheon but to get to go to the game and they have a chance to be acknowledged on the field which makes it fun for them.”

“Well I got four older children. You got to be a little bit like Coach Campbell’s defense, you got to keep preserving you know,” said Leach.

The two top 25 teams face off at the Alamo Dome on December 26.